Tag Archives: Russel Botman

University supports student protest against rape – Rector

Education is part of the solution to SA’s new evil, writes Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University, in an opinion editorial in the Cape Argus on Thursday 14 February after he attended rape victim Anene Booysen’s funeral in Bredasdorp last Saturday. He also expresses his support for a silent protest organised by […]

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Deputy President Motlanthe to speak in Stellenbosch

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will deliver the inaugural Oscar and Rose Mpetha Memorial Lecture in Stellenbosch on Thursday, 20 September 2012. Proceedings in the Kruiskerk on the corner of Victoria and Ryneveld streets are scheduled to start at 17:00, but guests are requested to take their seats by 16:45. The SU Choir will also be […]

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Maties well represented at 30th International Congress of Psychology

Stellenbosch University (SU) is a co-sponsor of the 30th International Congress of Psychology (ICP) taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 22 to 27 July 2012. Held every four years under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science, the ICP is considered the flagship event in international psychology. This year, […]

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Do not blame the courts for lack of transformation, says Adv Wim Trengrove

The charge by the government that the courts obstruct transformation has been rejected by Adv Wim Trengove, SC, a leading constitutional law lawyer. Delivering the keynote address at the launch of a new book, Law and Poverty: Perspectives from South Africa and Beyond (Juta & Co), in Stellenbosch on Thursday evening (31 May 2012), Trengove […]

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SA not done talking about what the fundamental rejection of apartheid means

In an opinion piece published in Die Burger on 22 May 2012, Stellenbosch University Rector and Vice-Chancellor Prof Russel Botman asks: “Has the dream of reconciliation that Madiba treasured for South Africa been shattered? Is the dream of reconciliation that Madiba cherished for South Africa in tatters? Has the ideal of nation building yielded under […]

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Focus core functions on democratisation, Rector says at Talloires Conference

By focusing their core academic functions – research; learning and teaching; as well as community interaction – on the challenges associated with the democratisation process, institutions of higher learning can provide hope of a better future for all. This was the message of Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University at the 2011 […]

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SU Rector honoured by Turquoise Harmony Institute

Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University, was honoured by the Turquoise Harmony Institute with its Academia Award over the weekend. The award forms part of the Institute’s annual Ubuntu Lecture and Dialogue Awards ceremony. The Institute, originally established in 2006 as the Interfaith Foundation of South Africa (IFSA), fosters relations among different […]

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SU Rector to open S'bosch Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

The Rector of Stellenbosch University, Prof Russel Botman, will be the opening speaker at the 11th annual Stellenbosch regional competition of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists. The Expo takes place at Bloemhof Girls’ High School in Stellenbosch on 26 and 27 August. The exhibitions will be open for viewing by the public and other […]

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Rector speaker at Cape Town Press Club

The Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University, Prof Russel Botman, was the guest speaker at the Cape Town Press Club on Wednesday 23 June. Prof Botman’s presentation was themed “The Role of Afrikaans within education and society at large” in which he discussed the current debates on language policy at the University, the challenges it […]

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'BoschFest to be concluded with cocktail reception

Music to soothe the soul, top-notch entertainment, welcoming fires, mouth-watering food and of course – the finest Stellenbosch wines. These are the ingredients of an event that will serve as the conclusion of the first ‘BoschFest. This event, in the form of a cocktail reception in a marquee tent opposite the DF Malan Memorial Centre, […]

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Come join us at the ’BoschFest, says Rector

“I have been cherishing the idea of a festival for alumni for a long time. The idea appealed to both Council and to the President of the Convocation and the decision was therefore an easy one to make: many of our alumni are annual holiday makers in the Boland and surrounding areas in December, so […]

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John Calvin: relevance for today?

A conference celebrating the 500-year anniversary of the birth of John Calvin in 1509, will be hosted by the Faculty of Theology from 30 August – 2 September 2009. The broad theme of the conference is “John Calvin’s relevance for today?” International speakers such as Setri Nyomi (Secretary general of the World Alliance of Reformed […]

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