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Flags of 54 African countries flew proudly at Stellenbosch University (SU) on Africa Day on Monday 25 May. Taking up President Jacob Zuma on his call to help promote the African Union (AU), the AU flag was also raised at events hosted on the SU and Tygerberg campuses.
Wim Tijmens is a man with an abundance of stories and experiences to share. Well-known and respected in botanical circles, he has travelled the world hunting for plants. Several of these excursions had been to China, a place he and fellow botanists refer to as the "Mother of Gardens". In the last five decades Netherlands-born Tijmens has undertaken no less than 17 expeditions to China, acquiring a number of paintings and artefacts during his journeys.
Passing his undergraduate and honours degrees with flying colours, Matie student Riaan Visagie is on his way to London to add another qualification to his list of achievements. As recipient of a Commonwealth Scholarship, Riaan has been accepted to King’s College in London, where he will enrol for a Master’s degree in Intelligence and International Security.