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Drones and elephants: This is the way to go
Stellenbosch University (SU) researchers have been involved in the first ever paper to be published containing practical guidelines and a suggested ethical protocol on how to cause as little as possible disturbance to elephants when flying over them with drones. These tips might come in handy to both filmmakers... Read more
Biofilters with indigenous plants more effective in removing pollutants from stormwater
Biofilters with indigenous South African plants such as palmiet, mat sedge, soft rush, cobra lily and vleibiesie are more efficient than unvegetated soils in removing pollutants from urban stormwater which can have a detrimental impact on aquatic systems, posing a major human and environmental health risk. This is one... Read more
SU chemist elected president of new African Crystallographic Association
Prof Delia Haynes, a chemist at Stellenbosch University’s Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, was elected as the first president of the newly established African Crystallographic Association (AfCA). AfCA was officially constituted at the recent online Pan-African Conference on Crystallography (ePCCr), at a session attended by representatives from the... Read more
SU academics named Highly Cited Researchers
Three eminent academics at Stellenbosch University (SU) have been named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers™ 2021 list from the Web of Science Group, released on Tuesday (16 November). Professors Oonsie Biggs (cross-fields), Umezuruike Linus Opara (Agricultural Sciences) and Dave Richardson (Environment and Ecology) are among the world’s most cited... Read more
Ainsley Moos named new chair of SU Council
Mr Ainsley Moos, a member of the executive team of the financial services company African Rainbow Capital (ARC), has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the Council of Stellenbosch University (SU). He has served on the Council since 2014 and has been Vice-Chair since 2018. “It remains a... Read more
SU announces latest honorary doctorate recipients
Stellenbosch University (SU) is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished individuals who will receive honorary doctorates in recognition of their outstanding and valuable contributions in their respective fields. Their steadfast commitment to changing people’s lives for the better resonates strongly with SU’s vision of not only... Read more
Stellenbosch-Tygerberg team first in SA to perform revolutionary prostate procedure
A revolutionary procedure to relieve male urinary problems that was successfully performed for the first time in South Africa by a team from Stellenbosch University (SU) and the Tygerberg Academic Hospital last week, offers hope to the large percentage of men older than 40 who suffer from benign prostatic... Read more
First evidence of inflammatory micro clots in blood of individuals suffering from Long COVID
New research indicates that an overload of various inflammatory molecules, literally “trapped” inside insoluble microscopic blood clots (micro clots), might be the cause of some of the lingering symptoms experienced by individuals with Long COVID. This unexpected finding was made by Prof Resia Pretorius, a researcher in the Department... Read more
Matie searches for perfect recipe for rhino milk
Stellenbosch University (SU) animal sciences postgraduate student Dakota Guy is trying her level best to formulate a replacement milk for rhinoceros that is as close to the original as possible. The formula milk is to be used to bottle feed abandoned or orphaned rhino calves. The current recipe under... Read more
SU MSc student tackles major challenge in quantum computing
At Sovetjheza Senior Secondary School in a rural village in Mpumalanga, Unathi Skosana remembers being fascinated by the physics teacher singing the Periodic Table Song in Ndebele, or conjuring up elephant toothpaste from a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, dish soap and a few drops of food colouring. It is... Read more

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