SAMS award to young mathematician
Prof Stephan Wagner from Stellenbosch University is the recipient of the South African Mathematical Society’s (SAMS) Award for Research Distinction in 2018. The SAMS award is only made to an individual in South Africa who has made an important research contribution to Mathematics or the application thereof. It is in... Read more
Stellenbosch University graduate inspired by Oprah
Years ago, when she was still a child – and queuing in the early hours outside a Soweto clinic for medical attention for her grandmother’s hypertension – Stellenbosch University graduate Boitumelo Theepe made a silent promise to herself that she would be a doctor one day.​  “One of my earliest... Read more
ISEM research article wins prestigious sports medicine award
Dr Pierre Viviers and colleagues from the Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine (ISEM) won the prestigious David Sisk Award for Best International Paper for the official journal of the American Orthopaedic Association. Their paper, entitled: “The Diagnostic Utility of Computer-Assisted Auscultation for the Early Detection of Cardiac Murmurs... Read more
SU engineering couple graduate together
“We finished strong and we finished together. For me that’s a great accomplishment and I’m really proud of it.” This is how Saajidah Williams feels about graduating alongside her husband Pascal Nteziyaremye.  Saajidah obtained her Masters degree in Civil Engineering, and Pascal was awarded a PhD in the same... Read more
Dr Nyasha Magadzire from Zimbabwe knows about perseverance
After completing her Masters in Geoinformatics in 2011 at Stellenbosch University, Dr Nyasha Magadzire (31) moved back to Zimbabwe in hope of finding a job and settling back in her home country, but the move only resulted in a year of unemployment. “That same year, my Masters supervisor (Prof... Read more
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