SU renewable energy research to benefit from large British funding project
will allow the Centre to identify and engage talented early career African academics …help to establish a multidisciplinary African community of collaborators around renewable energy The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Energy at Stellenbosch University (SU) is to benefit from large financial awards from... Read more
Humans need to do better if we’re to avoid ocean system collapse
Should the ocean system collapse, the resultant crisis could be as devastating as the COVID-19 crisis. Liaise with Tanya Brodie Rudolph after 15:00 at, cell 082 7888 668 for more information. Click here for a short video; soundbites available. A new relationship between humanity and the ocean is... Read more
Study calls for extension of moratorium on transport height restrictions
Many South African industries, especially the fruit industry, could suffer major financial losses if they’re not allowed to transport their goods in high cube containers if the moratorium is not extended. Government’s seven-year moratorium (2011-2018 and extended to 2019) which exempts vehicles that transport such containers, had expired. The... Read more
Young postdoc in chemistry awarded prestigious EU fellowship
Dr Upenyu Muza, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science at Stellenbosch University (SU), has received a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action individual fellowship to conduct research at the Leibniz-Institute for Polymer Research in Dresden, Germany. Awarded by the European Commission, these global fellowships are one of the most prestigious research... Read more
Appointment of DVC Research and Innovation
The University Management has a great pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Mashupye Ratale Kgaphola – DVC Research and Innovation effective from 01 July 2020. Professor Kgaphola holds a B.Sc (Hons) and Ph.D. in Bio-Organic Chemistry from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. Amongst his notable... Read more
Research Report highlights SU’s contribution to global SDGs
Climate change, energy, conservation, health and medicine, human rights, transformation, gender, disability, arts, democracy, education, big data, governance and technology. These are just some of interesting and ground-breaking research topics featured in the latest edition of Stellenbosch University (SU)’s  multi-award winning publication Research at Stellenbosch University​. Produced annually by SU’s... Read more
Maties expert assists COVID-19 task force to make sports events safer
intended to help organisers assess the risk of staging an event tool recognises the status of the pandemic where the event is taking place and free of charge to all mass participation endurance events outlines mandatory mitigation measures to be undertaken by the event organisers Photo of Prof Wayne... Read more
Young researcher places lives first
It no secret that healthcare workers are at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but how do we ensure their safety? It has been widely reported that the country has been facing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the last few months. This equipment... Read more
Scientists warn of increasing threats posed by invasive alien species
much more action is needed 1 422 alien species that have become naturalised or invasive in SA …role of emerging pathways such as the online trade in unusual pets and plants for ornamental horticulture, and the transport of species across oceans on rafts of plastic pollution species transported through... Read more
Inspired to mentor budding researchers
Prof Kealeboga Maphunye, the Chair of the Department of Political Sciences in the College of Human Sciences, has recently been awarded a C2 rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF). The NRF rating system is a key driver in the foundation’s efforts to build a globally competitive science system... Read more

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