SA’s science on the up
It might not always seem that way, but South African science is actually doing very well especially in terms of the number of scientific papers and international collaborations. This one of the major findings of a recent report at Stellenbosch University (SU). “Our report shows that South Africa’s performance... Read more
Why tackling sexual violence is key to South Africa’s decolonisation project
Horrific incidences of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment are so common in South Africa that it has been dubbed the “rape capital of the world“. Yet these issues have been curiously neglected in the country’s politics. In South African political discourse, transforming race relations is prioritised over the... Read more
Stellenbosch University invests in the community of Kylemore
The mission of Stellenbosch University (SU) to be part of the broader community and invest in the youth of the future was again honoured during the week of 25 July. Video: Stefan Els People with cell phones click here  More than 850 learners from Kylemore High School near Stellenbosch were... Read more
Maties part of victorious SA Student 7s team
The SA Student Sevens Men’s team won the FISU World University Rugby Sevens Championships in Swakopmund recently, beating the defending champions, Australia, twice in the process. Three Maties Rugby players – James Murphy, Duncan Saal and Impi Visser – were part of the winning squad. Three capped Blitzboks, the... Read more
De Jager one of 13 African scholars awarded AfOx fellowship
Dr Nicola de Jager, a senior lecturer in the Political Science Department, was recently selected as one of 13 African scholars to be awarded the prestigious Africa Oxford Initiative Fellowship (AfOx) from The University of Oxford. De Jager, along with another Stellenbosch University (SU) academic, Dr Tongai Maponga from... Read more
SU Law Clinic recognised as a leading African law firm
The Stellenbosch University (SU) Law Clinic has been shortlisted as a finalist in the category ‘Specialist Law Firm of the Year’ in the 2018 African Legal Awards. It becomes the first University Law Clinic to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. The Law Clinic will compete for the award... Read more
Three Maties selected as 100 Young Mandelas of the Future
“Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth, those who care for and protect our people.” It was with these wise words that former South... Read more
Cuban Trained medical doctors graduation
A total of 57 graduates from the University of Villa Clara in Cuba received their medical degrees at the 9th Cuban Trained Medical Doctors Graduation Ceremony hosted by Stellenbosch University (SU) on behalf of the South African Department of Health in the Endler Hall, Konservatorium (Conservatoire of Music) at Stellenbosch University... Read more
Creating tomorrow’s innovators today
​​From providing low-cost high-quality food to students to building robots that can help map out inaccessible spaces, Stellenbosch University students are using their skills to develop new products, services or start new businesses. The University provides many opportunities for students to develop their innovative ideas into real business ventures.... Read more
Calling on students to give their best Ideas Smash Pitch
Are you an entrepreneur or innovator? Would you like a share of R70 000 or incubation support for your start-up business? Enter your best Ideas Smash Pitch and you can win all of the above. The LaunchLab, in partnership with the Office of the Vice-Rector: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies and the... Read more