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Features / 25 April 2019
A NETWORK FOR CHAMPIONS

A new forum for Personal Assistants at Stellenbosch University was established this month, supporting the University’s vision to be an employer of choice. ASIPHE NOMBEWU reports on the event.

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PA Network
Features / 22 February 2019
TEACHING WITH HOPE

The altercation between a teacher and a learner at the Sans Souci Girls’ High School is another opportunity for careful reflection, writes PROF NURAAN DAVIDS of SU’s Faculty of Education.

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Teaching
Features / 07 February 2019
AN EMPOWERING CALL

This Monday, 4 February, World Cancer Day was commemorated. PROF VIKASH SEWRAM writes about the state of the disease in South Africa and the world.

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Cancer Day
Features / 07 November 2018
ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW

This week, STIAS launched its unique Pinotage wine from the Perold vineyard under the Aliquid Novi label.

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Aliquid Novi Pinotage
Features / 25 October 2018
DEBATING LAND REFORM

South Africans will still debate the issue of land reform for some time. It is a complex matter, which will not only be solved by redistributing land, writes DR GERT YOUNG.

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Land reform
Features / 10 October 2018
MANAGING STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH

Wednesday, 10 October, was World Mental Health Day, and DR JASON BANTJES of the Department of Psychology explains why we should be concerned about the mental health of young people.

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Mental Health
Features / 12 September 2018
ADDRESSING SUICIDE PREVENTION

Each year on 10 September World Suicide Prevention Day is held. DR JASON BANTJES looks at why national suicide prevention strategies are necessary in South Africa.

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Suicide prevention
Features / 02 August 2018
HISTORY IN CONTEXT

The Minister of Basic Education’s proposal that History should be a compulsory school subject, has sparked much debate. Prof MICHAEL LE CORDEUR shares his view.

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History in schools
Features / 07 June 2018
SAVING OUR OCEANS

Today, 8 June, is World Ocean Day. But plastic in the ocean is fast becoming one of the most damaging pollutants in the sea, writes TAMMY ROBINSON.

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World Ocean Day
Features / 02 March 2018
A FORMIDABLE TEAM

The newly appointed commandant of the Military Academy, Brigadier-General Gerald Pharo, and the Dean of SU’s Faculty of Military Science, Prof Sam Tshehla, speak to SANDRA MULDER about their cooperation in training students.

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General and Professor
Features / 01 March 2018
MOVING SU'S BRAND FORWARD

The creation of Stellenbosch University’s Centenary branding is a step towards brand alignment for SU, explains Deputy Director: Brand and Corporate Identity, Farieda Miller, to ROZANNE ENGEL.

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Branding Stellenbosch
Features / 16 November 2017
Performing the Jewish Archive

Stellenbosch University’s participation in the international project, Performing the Jewish Archive, proved that the Music Department can certainly continue SU’s legacy of musical composition, writes DR PETER MARTENS.

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Jewish archive
Features / 16 November 2017
CELEBRATING A CENTURY

Stellenbosch University will celebrate its centenary in 2018. DR BARBARA POOL, who manages the centenary project, writes about the spirit and a few of the highlights of these celebrations.

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Centenary
Features / 05 September 2017
TAKING CONCUSSION injuries seriously  

Concussion injuries in sport are common, and a new unit at Stellenbosch University will focus on addressing this problem through research and treatment, writes WILMA STASSEN.

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Concussion Unit
Features / 05 September 2017
UNIVERSAL ACCESS  for diversity  

This year, the theme for Casual Day was “Celebrating diversity”. DR MARCIA LYNER-CLEOPHAS and SLINDILE MAVUNDLA of SU’s Disability Unit unpack how universal access and design promotes diversity.

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Universal access
Features / 09 June 2017
Research on DISABILITYMATTERS

A study by the Centre for Rehabilitation Studies at SU’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences yielded interesting results on research on disability currently being conducted by staff at the University.

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Disability research
Features / 12 June 2017
Boosting young ENTREPRENEURS

The traditional model of study and finding a job has become obsolete. Today, many young graduates become entrepreneurs and create their own work. And with the help of SU’s LaunchLab they are set to tackle the challenges of the business world. MARCELLE VAN NIEKERK reports.

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LaunchLab flourishes
Features / 06 April 2017
PUTTING AFRICA BACKIN OURUNIVERSITIES

The time for open conversation about decolonising and Africanising SA universities has arrived, writes SU Rector PROF WIM DE VILLIERS.

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Africanising universities
Features / 30 March 2017
LESSONS FROM2016

CRAIG ARENDSE, CEO of Resolve and Change Systems (RACS) and who you will know as the facilitator at Stellenbosch University’s staff meetings, reflects on the lessons learnt in SU’s engagement with students during #FeesMustFall protests in 2016.

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Lessons in engagement
Features / 30 March 2017
CHOOSING TO MAKEA DIFFERENCE

Stellenbosch University is fortunate to have many staff members who not only invest their time but also make financial contributions to make a difference in students’ lives. One such example of an engaged staff member is Dr Leslie van Rooi. By ILSE ARENDSE

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Staff Giving