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Restructuring of SUSPI planned

A new, but smaller board of directors has been established at the Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI) to facilitate faster decision-making. The board will also have a closer involvement in the day-to-day functioning of SUSPI. Three directors – Prof Julian Smith, Prof Leopoldt van Huyssteen and Ms Anita Nel – will supervise the restructuring […]

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Stellenbosch honours Olympic and Paralympic heroes

Local members of the South African Olympic and Paralympic team were honoured on Friday, 28 September, by the Stellenbosch Municipality, in conjunction with the Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI) and Maties Sport. Well-known faces such as Hilton Langenhoven, Jonathan Ntutu, Ilse Carstens (Hayes) and Dyan Buis were transported in an open-top bus to schools […]

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Stellenbosch to honour local Olympic and Paralympic sport stars

The Stellenbosch Municipality, in conjunction with the Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI) and Maties Sport will celebrate the performances of Stellenbosch’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the London 2012 Summer Games with a bus tour through town and a function at the Town Hall on Friday, 28 September. As part of the proceedings the […]

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Youth Sport Initiative presents ‘special’ poster at Community Interaction Symposium

“We are a special place.” These words were part of the opening speech Prof Julian Smith, Vice-Rector: Community Interaction and Staff, delivered at this year’s Community Interaction Symposium on 6 September at the Academia Hall. And indeed, not only at Stellenbosch University, but also at the Youth Sport Initiative (YSI) of its Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI) ‘we […]

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SUSPI offers free back assessments as part of National Back Week

Do you often experience back pain, or discomfort due to stiff muscles in your back? The Stellenbosch University Sports Performance Institute (SUSPI) is offering free back assessments during the month of September as part of National Back Week, an initiative of the South African Association of Physiotherapists. Margaret van den Heever, one of the physiotherapists […]

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More than back care: From prevention to function

September is not only the start of Spring, it is also the start of National Back Week, an annual event hosted by the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) to promote back health and educate people on how to stay injury free, with practical tips that can be followed at home, at school or work. […]

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How can fundamental movements at primary school level help the learner better understand mathematics?

The Stellenbosch University Schools Interaction cordially invites you to the 3rd of a series of four Schools Interaction conversations for 2012 themed “possibilities for new pedagogies” Topic: How can fundamental movements at primary school level help the learner better understand mathematics? In the third conversation the role of fundamental physical movements in assisting learners in […]

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New SRC Chairperson: Clinton du Preez

Clinton du Preez was elected as the Student Representative Council’s Chairperson for 2012/2013 by the new members of the SRC on Monday evening. The new Vice Chairperson is Roxanne Eastes. The candidates in die Chairperson’s election were Clinton du Preez and Ziyanda Stuurman. Wiaan Visser, Ziyanda Stuurman and Roxanne Eastes were the candidates in the election […]

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SUSPI at launch of Olympic Youth Development Centre in Zambia

A delegation of Stellenbosch University’s Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI)recently rubbed shoulders with United Nations (UN) Chief Mr Ban Ki Moon and the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Mr Jacques Rogge, at the launch of the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) in Lusaka.   The indoor basketball/judo/taekwondo facility was transformed into a reception area housing […]

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SUSPI youth summer sports camp

Entries are open for the SUSPI youth summer sport camp.   Basic information:  Date: 12-14 December 2011 Time: 08h00 – 14h30 daily Ages: 5-12 years Costs: R360 per child (including camp t-shirt)  (10% familiy discount applies) Activities: Various sport related activities Web entries: www.suspico.za/summersport Contact: Marshia Meniers – 021 808 4731 / mmeniers@sun.ac.za.

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SUSPI holds Duo Challenge

  The Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI) will be presenting a “Duo Challenge” on Saturday, 27 August 2011, on the Coetzenburg Sport Campus in Stellenbosch. This is a new event that we are establishing as part of a drive to encourage inhabitants of the Boland region to pursue a physically active lifestyle. The event […]

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Entries open for SUSPI Youth Winter Sports Camp

The Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI) will be presenting a Youth Winter Sports Camp during the June school holidays. Entries are open. Age range:    6 -12 yrs Costs:            R360 per child (10% sibling discount available) * First 100 entrants will receive a complimentary goody bag. Activities:     Various sport related indoor and outdoor activities Entries:       www.suspi.co.za/wintersport […]

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SUSPI launches new brand

The importance of the Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute’s (SUSPI) contribution towards the realization of the country’s sporting goals was emphasized at its rebranding celebration in Stellenbosch last night (31 May 2011). Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the Stellenbosch, welcomed guests at the dinner and said: “SUSPI is a reservoir of expertise in sport. […]

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Maties excel in New Zealand

Members of the Maties-Helderberg Sports Club for Athletes with Disabilities of Stellenbosch University (SU) showed their mettle by winning a string of medals at the 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in New Zealand. The Maties were part of the South African delegation at the championships, that included Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, and […]

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SUSPI To Host Special Olympics Summer Games

The Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI) will be hosting Special Olympics South Africa’s 2010 National Summer Games during the period 8-11 September. Over 350 athletes from eight provinces will be competing in various sport codes in preparation for the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece. Special Olympics is a leader in […]

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