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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
More choices, more access and a better future as a result of SU’s approach to language
“We are confident that Stellenbosch University students have more choices, broader access and a better future as a result of our approach to language.” This is according to Prof Wim de Villiers, SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor in addressing commissioners of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Stellenbosch... Read more
UCT professor heads Law and Society Association’s global activities portfolio
University of Cape Town (UCT) law expert Professor Dee Smythe – a “pioneer in the field of law and society in Africa” – has been appointed as the Law and Society Association’s (LSA) inaugural coordinator of global activities (CGA). The LSA is an international organisation that brings together scholars from across... Read more
COVID-19: UCT math modeller makes her mark
In January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) invited the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dr Sheetal Silal to join an international taskforce of mathematical modellers to study the dynamics of a novel coronavirus outbreak in China. Little did she know the impact this would have on her life... Read more
Ancient secrets from the understudied Kalahari
Dominant theories of human evolution say our ancestors evolved behaviours seen as ‘modern’ about 100 000 years ago along the South African coast. With sites like Blombos Cave and Pinnacle Point revealing remarkable evidence of modern humans and their reliance on marine resources, the theory makes sense. But some researchers,... Read more
Ultramodern simulation unit advances health sciences training at Stellenbosch University
A brand new state-of-the-art Simulation and Clinical Skills Unit (SCSU) will be officially opened at Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Tygerberg Campus in Cape Town. The spacious new facility at SU’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) boasts simulation rooms with state-of-the-art medical models and manikins; a simulated hospital ward... Read more
SU to launch new School for Climate Studies
In what promises to be a groundbreaking initiative in the battle against climate change, Stellenbosch University (SU) has announced the establishment of a new School for Climate Studies, which will be officially launched in June 2021. The School will create transdisciplinary capacity to combine the climate-related knowledge systems of... Read more

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