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
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
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
Madonsela and colleagues unpack De Beer judgement
key message distilled from the judgement is the Government’s duty to undertake a human rights impact assessment which includes an equality assessment before it implements any law or policy. clear message was the need for the government to only exercise power given to it and to do so only... Read more
COVID-19: Digitising ICU improves patient care while protecting healthcare staff
new digital system will capture patient and specialist data through the use of cameras, tablet computers, and voice and electronic notes onto a central database that will enable specialists to monitor patients remotely positive spin-off of installing cameras at COVID-19 ICU beds is that it could potentially facilitate video... Read more
New book a treasure trove of information on invasive species
alien trees consume about 5% of our scarce water resources direct threat to the survival of almost half of 1 600 native species listed in South Africa’s Red Data List. information on 1 422 alien species including plants, birds, mammals, fish very few, if any, books that give such a comprehensive... Read more
UWC, SU isolate SA’s first lab culture of SARS-CoV-2
While much of the scientific and medical community rushes to develop therapeutic agents for COVID-19 based on clinical data, getting a better understanding of the brand-new virus remains crucial. That’s why it’s so important that South Africa obtained its very first known laboratory isolate of SARS-Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on... Read more
Maths Identity project helps learners with reasoning
Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Maths Identity project helps primary school learners with mathematic reasoning and stimulates positive attitude towards mathematics. The project, aimed at engaging 80 Mathematics Education final year students in a school environment, is another example of how SU is an engaged teaching and learning hub that supports... Read more
Digging for time capsules
“It’s like searching for buried treasure. When you finally find that zircon in the rocks entombing a fossil, you know you have in your hands a time-capsule from the prehistoric past.” Speaking is Dr Ryan T. Tucker, a sedimentologist and taphonomist in the Department of Earth Sciences at Stellenbosch... Read more

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