Tag Archives: Stellenbosch University
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State intervention needed to protect children against ‘junk food’

The government must step in and take action when the health of children is jeopardised by negative lifestyle influences, Lize Mills, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Private Law at Stellenbosch University, wrote in the Cape Times recently (6 June 2012). In her article she points out that according to a 2010 report by the […]

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SKA will help reverse African brain drain, Rector says in Australia

“The fact that the bulk of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be built in Africa, will help us reverse the brain drain from the continent,” Stellenbosch University Rector and Vice-Chancellor Prof Russel Botman told delegates to an international academic conference in Australia this morning (Tuesday, 12 June 2012). “South Africa won’t be the only […]

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Visual Arts student receives Skye Foundation Scholarship

Abri de Swardt, who last year received the Rector’s Award for Excellent Achievement in The Arts and Social Sciences, has just heard that he has also received the Skye Foundation Scholarship. This Scholarship covers all study and living costs while he pursues a MFA in Visual Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London. His year of […]

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Genes hold key to cure

Professor Jonathan Carr, Head of the Division of Neurology at Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University, writes in the Mail & Guardian that the cure for Parkinson’s disease is going to be a medicine that will likely be found as a result of new gene discoveries. Click here to read the article, or visit http://mg.co.za/article/2012-05-18-secret-is-in-the-genes/  

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Universities should assist first-generation students

Dr Ludolph Botha, Senior Director: Student and Academic Support at Stellenbosch University, writes in the Sunday Independent that first-generation students are now overtaking the number of non-first-generation students entering our universities. He argues that universities have an important role in aiding first-generation students in their academic quest. Click here to read his article, or visit […]

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Limpopo whizz kid among top Stellenbosch students

Most people tend to think that students on the Extended Degree Programme are part of a lower performing group. Enos Lekala wants to prove that students on this programme can excel. The Social Dynamics student in his second year was so determined to succeed at his studies, that he is amongst the top 15% of […]

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Buya Schools Theatre Festival spotlights hidden theatre

Buya Schools Theatre Festival spotlights hidden theatre

Hidden Theatre. This is what Johan Esterhuizen of the Department of Drama at Stellenbosch University (SU) calls most of what is happening across the country in terms of theatre productions at school level. The annual Buya Schools Theatre Festival brings this kind of theatre out of the shadows. For one week each year schools from the greater […]

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Four researchers at SU scoop sought-after fellowships

Four researchers of Stellenbosch University (SU) were winners of a recent fellowship competition by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) based in Brooklyn, New York. Only nine fellowships were awarded to doctoral students at South African Universities, and the SU scooped more places than Wits (two awards), the University of the Western Cape (two) and […]

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Maties from near and far come to celebrate 75th anniversary of SU Choir

 Nearly a hundred years of beautiful singing voices, excellence and dedication was celebrated this weekend with two special reunion concerts commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Stellenbosch University Choir. The celebrations were kicked off with a welcoming concert in the Endler Hall where recognition was given to the seven choir-masters over the past year. Mr […]

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Women must stand together to obtain success – message at Alumni Relations Women’s Day event

In order for women to break through the glass ceiling a lot sooner, they need to cultivate a deeper sense of self-confidence and start looking out for themselves. This was one of the messages that came to light at the Women’s Day event, hosted by Stellenbosch University’s Alumni Relations office, held in Stellenbosch recently. The […]

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SU’s SPL helps municipalities manage their finances

More than 500 municipal employees in the Western Cape involved in financial management have since September 2010 been enrolled for municipal minimum competency training by Stellenbosch University’s (SU) School of Public Leadership (SPL). This is in compliance with the Municipal Finance Management Act and the National Treasury’s Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels. The Act […]

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Feast of choir music in celebration of an icon

Hercules Pieter van der Westhuizen, or “Oom Pieter” to many, celebrated his 80th birthday on January 18, 2011. To celebrate this special milestone with this well-known and beloved organist and conductor, a concert will be hosted on Friday May 6, in the hall of Stellenbosch High School. Lovers of choir music can prepare themselves for […]

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Equip students with moral responsibility, says SU dean

To care for other people means you have a moral responsibility toward them, said Professor Yusef Waghid, Dean of the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University (SU) on Wednesday (20 April).  He was the keynote speaker at a two-day service-learning research colloquium (20 and 21 April) hosted by SU at the Wallenberg Research Centre at […]

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SU Polymer science student receives award in Nepal

If you are interested in how to combine wood and plastics successfully, Tiaan Basson, a doctoral research student in polymer science at Stellenbosch University can be a valuable source of information. At the recent World Forum on Advanced Materials (POLYCHAR 19) in Nepal, his research in this field was commended with a medal and a […]

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Hard work pays off for top SPL student

Dumisani Sondlo decided on the first day that he started studying towards his honours degree at the School of Public Leadership (SPL) at Stellenbosch University that he wanted to be the top student when he graduated. “I was inspired when I heard Lee-Anne Toorn, the previous year’s top student, speak about the hard work she […]

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