Senate committees propose SU adopts Global Research Code
Two Senate committees have recommended that Stellenbosch University (SU) formally adopts the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings (www.globalcodeofconduct.org) at its next Senate meeting in November 2019. The Research Ethics Committee of Senate made this recommendation at its scheduled meeting last week (Friday 30 August 2019)... Read more
Madibaz football star wants to make an impact
Talented Madibaz football player Siwaphiwe Maso is determined to make the most of his opportunity after being selected for the Nedbank Cup Ke Yona team to play this weekend. The squad of 18 was selected after a series of regional trials around the country which started in East London... Read more
SU offers PG programmes in biomedical engineering
“The Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBE) at Stellenbosch University (SU) will offer its new postgraduate programmes from 2020,” says Prof Martin Nieuwoudt, Director of the IBE. “Biomedical engineering is a progressive and exciting field aimed at improving or solving health-related problems through multidisciplinary fields such as physics, mathematics, sciences... Read more
“South Africa belongs to all – not some – who live in it,” says Chief Justice
“The government of the day should be based on the will of the people and must be led by people who deserve to lead us.” These were the words of Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, the Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, during a prestige lecture delivered in the... Read more
Nominations for new SU chancellor open soon
Nominations for a new chancellor of Stellenbosch University (SU) are to open on 14 August 2019. An electoral college, consisting of members of Council, members of the Executive Committee of Senate and the President and the Vice-President of the SU Convocation, will meet on 25 September 2019 to vote... Read more
Former UWC vice-rector reveals secret
The University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) first Vice-Rector has finally revealed a secret he has kept for more than three decades. Professor Jaap Durand tricked the apartheid government into spending money for infrastructure at the University that was built to offer limited training for Coloureds only. But UWC... Read more
UWC leads by example in green revolution
The University of the Western Cape is no stranger to greening – it has thrice been crowned Africa’s Greenest Campus, and is the only South African University to be named among the top 200 universities in the world in the recent Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, measuring higher... Read more
UWC empowers with new academic English course
Students with English as a second language often struggle to write and present the academic side of the language properly at tertiary level – but that is set to be a thing of the past. The Department of Academic Development at UWC’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS)... Read more
Royal Geographic Society honours top UKZN scientist
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Research Professor and Senior Faculty member of the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), Frank Tanser, has been awarded a prestigious Royal Geographical Society Back Award for conducting seminal research that has shaped national health policies in developing countries. The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute... Read more
Aurecon SA promotes STEM careers in Tembisa
On Saturday, 20 July, Aurecon South Africa, local presence of global engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon, hosted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) Career Day for Grade 10 students in Tembisa. Approximately 60 students, as well as Ward councillors from Tembisa and representatives from the City of... Read more