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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
“Greener” UN treaty could help promote socio-economic rights – LLD graduate
Any efforts to eradicate poverty and guarantee the economic, social and cultural rights of people globally will be unsuccessful if we don’t take the threats of environmental degradation and climate change seriously. This is the view of environmental law and human rights expert Dr Megan Donald, who obtained her... Read more
‘UCT’s Vision 2030 is attainable’
“Achieving the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Vision 2030 is like putting together a million-piece puzzle – it seems challenging and exhausting, but if everyone picks up just one puzzle piece and places it in the correct place, the puzzle will be complete in no time.” And succeeding at... Read more
Biodegradable cigarette butts have unintended consequences on the environment
With an estimated 5.6 trillion cigarette butts discarded every year, smoking has in more ways than one become one of the leading causes of environmental pollution in the world. Now a group of third year microbiology students from Stellenbosch University (SU) have determined that even so-called environmentally-friendly biodegradable cigarettes... Read more
Thuli Madonsela and SU SRC issues challenge to contribute to scrapping student debt
Professor Thuli Madonsela, who holds Stellenbosch University’s Law Trust Chair in Social Justice, has gifted R27 000 to #Action4Inclusion in celebration of the 27 Years of Democracy. Together with the Stellenbosch University (SU) Student Representative Council (SRC), she challenges SU alumni, members of the public, companies, and captains of... Read more
A first for SA: Stellenbosch University receives certificate for energy efficient building
Stellenbosch University (SU) received the very first Electrical Performance Certificate (EPC) for any building in South Africa. This is in adherence to the amendment to the National Energy Act of 1998 proclaimed in December 2020 by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy – requiring   building owners to publish... Read more
Landmark study continues to advance knowledge
The landmark Vascular Metabolic Health study, which started in 2014, continues to bear fruit with the data and specimens collected being used in various studies currently underway. The study has already had numerous successes including several publications in high-impact journals including: Nature and The Lancet and resulted in global collaborations with regards... Read more
Polhilia – revision of lesser known Cape plant genus ensures conservation
One of the Cape Floral Kingdom’s most threatened plant genera, Polhilia, has now been comprehensively revised and populations of these endangered species documented, thereby aiding efforts to ensure its conservation. This is thanks to the field work and research completed by Brian du Preez, a keen botanist and PhD... Read more
Trial recommends shorter treatment for less severe TB in children
“The SHINE trial is the first tuberculosis treatment-shortening randomised-controlled clinical trial in children. It’s a milestone. We’ve suspected for a long time that we are over-treating many children with TB, but now have clear, pragmatic evidence to inform policy and clinical practice,” said Professor Anneke Hesseling of the Desmond... Read more
Thuli Madonsela receives French knighthood
Prof Thuli Madonsela, Chair in Social Justice at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Law, has been appointed as Knight of the Legion of Honour, by French President Emmanuel Macron (Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur). The French Legion of Honour celebrates the accomplishments of distinguished individuals, irrespective of sex, social... Read more

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