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Interviews / 17 May 2019
DRIVING EMPOWERMENT

Communication and PR Officer at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Lynne Rippenaar-Moses was recently elected as the new Chair of HERS-SA. She spoke to ROZANNE ENGEL about this organisation and her role there.

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Lynne Rippenaar-Moses
Interviews / 24 April 2019
THE THRILL OF ADMIN

Ashmind Daniels recently started working at SU as the Deputy Registrar. SANDRA MULDER spoke to him about his new job and career path.

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Ashmind Daniels
Interviews / 21 February 2019
‘DETECTIVE’ IN THE FIELD

Prof Dave Richardson from SU’s Centre for Invasion Biology recently won the African Union's 2018 Kwame Nkrumah Award for Scientific Excellence. ALEC BASSON spoke to him.

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Dave Richardson
Interviews / 27 September 2018
TABB BUILDS HIS OWN NICHE

Earlier this month, Prof David Tabb delivered his inaugural lecture on the topic “Building a Bioinformaticist”. Tabb is one of only a handful of bioinformaticists in South Africa. ALEC BASSON spoke to him.

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Prof David Tabb
Interviews / 30 August 2018
WORKAHOLIC AT HEART

Prof Emile van Zyl from the Department of Microbiology is the 2018 recipient of the South African Academy for Science and Arts’ Havenga Prize for Life Sciences. ALEC BASSON spoke to him.

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Emile van Zyl
Interviews / 25 June 2018
BALANCE IS KEY

This month, we celebrated Youth Day, and ALEC BASSON chatted to one of SU’s youngest professors: 33-year-old Prof Zsa-Zsa Boggenpoel of the Faculty of Law.

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Zsa-Zsa Boggenpoel
Interviews / 24 May 2018
TACKLING REAL ISSUES

Wayde Davidse, the new representative of the professional administrative support staff on the SU Council, shares his vision for his term in this role with ASIPHE NOMBEWU.

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Wayde Davids
Interviews / 24 May 2018
THE IMPACT OF FOOD

Prof Pieter Gouws believes that AgriSciences and, in particular, Food Sciences form an integral part of everybody’s life. By ROZANNE ENGEL

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Pieter Gouws
Interviews / 31 May 2018
Farmer’s son becomes vice-dean

For award-winning livestock geneticist Prof Kennedy Dzama, focusing on animal breeding and genetics research was a natural progression in his career, says this new vice-dean in SU’s Faculty of AgriSciences to ROZANNE ENGEL.

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Kennedy Dzama
Interviews / 01 March 2018
ALWAYS A TEACHER

The former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is now a professor at Stellenbosch University’s Law Faculty. ASIPHE NOMBEWU learned more about the woman behind the persona.

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Thuli Madonsela
Interviews / 01 March 2018
SHAPING LEADERS

Prof Reginald (Reggie) Nel has been the new Dean of SU’s Faculty of Theology since 1 November 2017. SANDRA MULDER chatted to him out about his new position, and how he will tackle the many challenges that comes with this dynamic portfolio.

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Reginald Nel
Interviews / 16 November 2017
A CLEAR VISION

Recently appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Prof Anthony Leysen has clear goals and aspirations for this faculty, writes LYNNE RIPPENAAR-MOSES.

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Anthony Leysens
Interviews / 16 November 2017
ON A NEW PATH

At the end of November, Prof Leopoldt van Huyssteen is retiring as SU’s COO. But of sitting still and doing nothing, there’s no talk whatsoever, he tells SANDRA MULLER.

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Leopoldt van Huyssteen
Interviews / 05 September 2017
On a new JOURNEY

Dr Leslie van Rooi, previously from the Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Student Leadership Development, was recently appointed the new Senior Director: Social Impact and Transformation. We asked him about the way forward.

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Dr Leslie van Rooi
Interviews / 05 September 2017
A COLLABORATIVE LEADER    

The new dean of the Faculty of Law commenced duties on 1 August. We chatted to Prof Nicola Smit about her career and what had made her swop North-West University (NWU) for Stellenbosch.

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Prof Nicola Smit
Interviews / 09 June 2017
Harnessing the POWER OF LANGUAGE

Recently appointed as Director of SU’s Language Centre, Dr Kim Wallmach believes language has the power to change lives, determine success, form policies and unite people, writes SONIKA LAMPRECHT.

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Kim Wallmach
Interviews / 09 June 2017
Seeing the BIGGERPICTURE

The right time to make sure that SU ‘comes out on top’ – despite the present uncertainty in higher education – is now, says Prof Stan du Plessis, Chief Operating Officer Designate. DESMOND THOMPSON spoke to him.

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Stan du Plessis
Interviews / 03 April 2017
LENDINGAN EAR

With a higher education sector that is currently uncertain and complex, engaging with students has also become challenging. But there are solutions, says SU’s Dean of Students, Tonia Overmeyer. By SONIKA LAMPRECHT

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Tonia Overmeyer
Interviews / 29 May 2017
COMMUNICATION ISINDEED KEY

Communication with a sound strategy is key to Stellenbosch University’s engagement with its different stakeholders, believes Dr Phumzile Mmopo, SU’s Senior Director: Corporate Communication.

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Phumzile Mmope