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Research / 14 March 2019
TRAUMA OF THE STRUGGLE

A Stellenbosch University research project revealed that people from the Cape Flats continue to experience historical trauma after apartheid, writes DR KIM WALE.

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Struggle trauma
Research / 25 October 2018
Research for better living

Prof Bert Klumperman of the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science recently received the prestigious John F.W. Herschel Medal from the Royal Society of South Africa. ALEC BASSON spoke to him about his research.

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Prof Bert Klumperman
Research / 10 October 2018
SCIENCE CHANGES LIVES

Dr Rehana Malgas-Enus, a Chemistry lecturer at Stellenbosch University, believes in communicating science the public, and recently this earned her a national award. By ALEC BASSON

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Rehana Malgas-Enus
Research / 12 September 2018
LABORATORY IS EVODIA’S HAPPY PLACE

Dr Evodia Setati from the Institute for Wine Biotechnology in the Department of Viticulture and Oenology recently won an SA Women in Science Award for her outstanding work on wine fermentation and microorganisms in vineyards. ALEC BASSON spoke to her about her research.

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Evodia Setati
Research / 02 August 2018
LEADING THE TECHNOLOGY PACK

In June, Prof Coenrad Fourie from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering won an award from the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF). ALEC BASSON found out more about his field of research.

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Prof Coenrad Fourie
Research / 22 June 2018
Hawston's first prof excels

Prof Ronelle Carolissen of the Faculty of Education is the first professor who hails from the Overberg town of Hawston. ALEC BASSON spoke to her.

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Community Psychology
Research / 21 June 2018
RESEARCH DRIVES LOUIS

Prof Louis Jonker of the Department of Old and New Testament has established himself as an eminent Old Testament scholar. Recently, he was awarded the Andrew Murray-Desmond Tutu prize for the best theological publication in South Africa. ALEC BASSON wanted to know more about his research field.

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Louis Jonker
Research / 01 March 2018
THE VALUE OF FOOD

Do you ever read the nutritional information on products when you do your shopping? This is what Dr Nelene Koen explored in her doctoral research. ALEC BASSON finds out why food labelling fascinates her.

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Nutritional information
Research / 16 November 2017
OUR LOVE OF MEAT

Be it chicken, lamb, beef or pork, meat forms such an integral part of any South African meal that without it a meal is considered no meal at all, writes SU researchers DR SARA ERASMUS and PROF LOUW HOFFMAN.

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Meat cuisine
Research / 16 November 2017
PAYING ATTENTION

Although the use of technology in the lecture hall has become almost essential, students’ cell phones are becoming an obstruction to effective learning, writes SU researchers DOUGLAS PARRY and DR DANIEL LE ROUX. 

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Cell phones in lectures
Research / 04 September 2017
IMPROVING mental health  

The traditional way of understanding medical treatment is that a doctor matches a particular treatment to a particular illness. The problem is that people with the same illness can respond differently to the same treatment, writes JASON BANTJES, MARK TOMLINSON and XANTHE HUNT of SU’s Psychology Department.

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Mental health
Research / 05 September 2017
Sharing our RESEARCH  

In August, the latest edition of Research at Stellenbosch University was launched. This publication tells the stories of the interesting and valuable research done at the University.

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Research publication
Research / 09 June 2017
ORPHAN CROPS in the spotlight

The time has come for researchers and consumers alike to focus on Africa’s orphan crops, writes DRS ETHEL PHIRI and PALESA NATASHA MOTHAPO, both postdoctoral research fellows at SU.

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Orphan crops
Research / 09 June 2017
War and PEACE

Conflict and war continues to plague the Democratic Republic of Congo. In his research, DR DIDIER KASONGO investigated how the church could help to promote peace and sustainability in his native country.

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Peace in Congo
Research / 03 April 2017
IMPROVING LIVESTHROUGHRESEARCH

A Community-based intervention driven by SU graduate Dr Candace Vermaak is helping people with spinal cord injuries to improve their quality of life. By ALEC BASSON

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Spinal chord injuries
Research / 03 April 2017
A RIVER RUNSTHROUGH US

Nearly 300 years after Simon van der Stel rested on the banks of “a very impressive fresh-water river”, a polluted and degraded Eerste River has turned into a messy battleground. But a passionate PhD student from Stellenbosch University started engaging with the community to find solutions to end this warfare. By WIIDA FOURIE-BASSON

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A clean river