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Stellenbosch university study finds wastewater can fight infections
Municipal wastewater may become a key ally in the fight against antibiotic-resistant disease-causing bacteria and fungi, a new study at Stellenbosch University (SU) found. “Certain bacteria in municipal wastewater produce antimicrobial compounds or biosurfactants that can help prevent the growth of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms which cause serious infections in humans,”... Read more
Paediatricians share skills with EC colleagues
After only six months as a registrar in paediatrics at Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), Dr Lunga Mfingwana (29), who hails from the Eastern Cape, was so inspired that he started planning an outreach action to the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha. “It... Read more
Socially-integrated engineering research to positively impact fire management in informal settlements
Stellenbosch University’s fire engineering research unit, led by Dr Richard Walls, has received a grant of R4.3m from the UK based, Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC).   The unit is collaborating with the University of Edinburgh’s BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering (CFSE) with a shared commitment to... Read more
Every year a number of babies are born in South Africa with genetic defects that prevent their immune systems from developing, and in the most severe cases leaving them totally defenceless against infection. Protected in the womb, they grow into healthy new-born babies until they are exposed to the... Read more
With its unique approach and dedicated team of healthcare workers, the new stroke unit at Tygerberg Hospital is already making great strides in helping to address South Africa’s stroke burden. Research indicates that dedicated care units can assist in optimising stroke care via relatively simple, low-cost methods. Yet in... Read more
Lifesaving both a sport and a lifestyle for accounting student
Stellenbosch University student Lauren Billson (22) loves the outdoors and while other people might run the other way, this SA lifesaver relishes the challenge of facing sub-10 degree water, massive waves, a flotilla of bluebottles and the possibility of ocean currents. Lauren, who is busy with her honours degree... Read more
A firm grasp of key philosophical concepts is important for prospective teachers if they wish to help address pedagogical and societal challenges in their specific contexts. This is one of the key messages of a new book by Dr Nuraan Davids and Prof Yusef Waghid of the department of... Read more
Wearing the green and gold for the first time at the IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports) World Games in 2011. Being selected for the SA World Champs team in 2013. Kicking the conversion as fullback of Paul Roos Gymnasium’s second team to draw the match against Grey College... Read more
Course in minimal access gynaecological surgery in full swing
Launched in April 2016, the new MPhil degree in Minimal Access Gynaecological Surgery (MAGS) is in full swing. And, according to programme coordinator Dr Viju Thomas, the first fellow is making great progress. This innovative programme is offered by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty... Read more

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