Injection with cheaper drug could help against diabetic eye disease
Diabetic eye disease (diabetic retinopathy) is one of the leading causes of blindness globally and treatment can be quite expensive, especially in low and middle-income countries, including South Africa. But, there’s hope for people with this condition. A recent doctoral study at Stellenbosch University (SU) found that a relatively... Read more
From till packer to medical doctor
Xolani Hadebe (27) will graduate with the degree MB ChB (Medicine) today, 11 December 2018. After completing matric at his rural school in Piet Retief, Xolani says he had his heart set on becoming a doctor even though he had no idea how tough getting there was going to... Read more
SU walks away with 33 Mace Excellence Awards
Stellenbosch University (SU) was once again rewarded for excellence at the annual Marketing, Advancement and Communication in Education (MACE) congress awards ceremony held at Nitida Wine Farm in Durbanville on 29 November. SU received a total of 33 awards. SU’s Corporate Communications Division (CCD), which submitted 32 entries, won... Read more
Record number of degrees to be awarded at SU’s December graduation ceremonies
Stellenbosch University (SU) will again award a record number of degrees at its December 2018 graduation ceremonies – 5769 compared to 5720 in December 2017 and 5300 in 2016. There is also an increase in the number of doctorates 149 and master’s degrees 546. Eight ceremonies are to be... Read more
Ciucci bursaries turn dreams into reachable goals
A bursary is the equivalent of a key – instrumental in unlocking students’ potential and enabling them to achieve the goals they have set themselves. This is especially true for Kelly Turner from Strandfontein and Thembalethu Seyisi from Uitenhage, the first recipients of the Ciucci bursaries awarded by the... Read more
Stellenbosch University Medical students to cycle 902 km to ‘help our friends become doctors’
A team of Stellenbosch University (SU) medical students will embark on an ambitious 902km cycle tour from Vioolsdrift at the Namibian border to Cape Agulhas, the most Southern tip of Africa, from 1 to 8 December 2018. Tuesday, 27 November 2018, marked 100 days of the Stellenbosch University’s #Move4Food campaign... Read more
Stellenbosch University: ‘Town & Gown’ conference a first for South Africa
In what is probably a first for South Africa, Stellenbosch University (SU) will host a conference that brings together a group of universities from small cities and towns, similar to Stellenbosch, to discuss matters related to meaningful campus and city partnerships. The two day “Town and Gown Conference” forms... Read more
Adam Small Theatre Complex officially opened at Stellenbosch University
​​The Adam Small Theatre Complex at Stellenbosch University (SU) was officially opened at a renaming ceremony on the Stellenbosch campus on Friday (23 November 2018). The University’s renovated and expanded theatre complex was renamed after the late Adam Small, an award-winning poet and playwright. This name change forms part of a... Read more
Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola receives international prize for Human Rights
Ms Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola, Director of the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University, is one of 15 recipients worldwide of the 2018 Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. The Foreign Ministers of Germany and France, made the announcement yesterday (21 November 2018). This is... Read more
Physics student scoops two awards
Scott Cameron, a postgraduate student in Physics, is the recipient of both the Meiring Naudé medal for the best BScHons student in Physics as well as the Dean’s Medal for the best BSc-student in the Faculty of Science at Stellenbosch University. Scott, who matriculated from the Heartwell Private School in Johannesburg, says... Read more