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SU shines on 2022 TIME 100 list
In a historic achievement, not one, but two scientists associated with Stellenbosch University (SU) – Prof Tulio de Oliveira and Dr Sikhulile Moyo – have been selected for this year’s TIME 100 Most Influential People list. This annual list features individuals who have made the most significant contributions to our world,... Read more
SMART Skills Centres can bridge the digital skills divide
Yershen Pillay, CEO, CHIETA writes … Last year, Qatar launched its first ‘Education City’ in an ambitious attempt to revolutionise education infrastructure development. The city houses 50 local and international education-related institutions offering education from basic kindergarten-level to doctoral programmes, all in one, centralised space. Qatar’s Education City is... Read more
CPUT, Snake Nation secure British Council funding
Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Snake Nation and Manchester Metropolitan University Awarded Inaugural British Council IAU (Innovation for African Universities) Project Funding. CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology), along with Snake Nation have teamed up with Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) as partners to roll out a pilot program... Read more
Study shows women attorneys still experience inequality in SA
Although women have made great strides in the legal profession in South Africa and their numbers have steadily increased, they still find it difficult to occupy senior positions or to become partners in law firms. This is according to Dr Tamlynne Meyer who recently obtained her doctorate in Sociology... Read more
MA graduate promotes support for deaf, SASL
With films such as 2020s, The Sound of Metal and CODA – the latter winning Best Picture at this year’s Oscars – stories about the Deaf community have recently become more prominent in popular culture and media. This is a very good thing, says Modiegi (Susan) Njeyiyana, a Deaf... Read more
A leading cause of death in SA, head trauma is under-researched
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains an under-researched area, despite the large burden of disease it represents. There is currently little data on incidence, outcomes and quality of clinical care administered. Professor Anthony Figaji, the head of the Paediatric Neurosurgery Unit at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of... Read more
Stellenbosch University launches COVID-19 vaccination site
On Tuesday 10 August, Stellenbosch University (SU) will launch a vaccination site for its staff and members of the public who have registered on the official South African COVID-19 vaccination portal. By enhancing access to vaccinations for University staff and the greater Stellenbosch community, the site is expected to relieve... Read more
Leadership a priority for new law scholarship
The Everard and Joan MacFarlane Family Leadership Scholarship for University of Cape Town (UCT) law students was launched on Tuesday, 20 July. More than just a funding grant, the R15 million endowment aims to support students who display both academic excellence and leadership skills, through a holistic faculty‑based programme. Taking... Read more
Funding to help SU cut industry costs of research proteins
Recently awarded funding from the University Technology Fund (UTF) and INNOVUS (University Industry Interaction and Innovation Company of Stellenbosch University) could help Stellenbosch University (SU) researchers to develop affordable recombinant proteins for academic and industrial research into providing possible solutions for pressing global health issues. In order to do... Read more
Former UN High Commissioner to deliver SU Human Rights lecture
Former United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Judge Navi Pillay, will deliver the 15th Annual Human Rights Lecture at the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University (SU). The lecture, themed South Africa’s Engagement with International Human Rights Law, will take placevia MS Teams at 18:30on Thursday 20... Read more

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