Stellenbosch University applications open for 2019!
Secure your spot for your 2019 varsity studies by being first in line to apply at Stellenbosch University! Stellenbosch University has opened its doors for all potential students wishing to be Maties from 2019. On their website, they have provided you with all the information you need to apply... Read more
The 1 250 best universities in the world—and Unisa makes the cut
US News & World Report has released the 2018 Best Global Universities rankings, including the top tertiary learning institutions in South Africa. The overall rankings evaluate 1 250 universities—up from 1,000 last year—across 74 countries and are the largest and most comprehensive assessment of research universities worldwide, it says. The... Read more
Application season is here!
Have you chosen where you want to study next year? Below we have listed all universities accepting undergraduates for 2018. Click on the links for application forms and more information about how to apply for the course that you are interested in. Make sure to take note of the... Read more
Minister Nzimande pleased with SA’s rankings
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017, which records five South African universities in the top 500 in the world‚ should be celebrated as a significant national achievement. The five universities – the University of the Witwatersrand,... Read more
Which are SA’s top varsities?
South Africa’s top universities have been ranked by an international ranking system, Academic Performance (URAP), using six academic performance indicators. URAP says it uses an academic performance based ranking, where publications form the basis of the ranking methodology. Both the quality and quantity of publications and international research collaboration... Read more
Food Security Initiative welcomes first postdoc
The Food Security Initiative based in Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of AgriSciences has welcomed its first postdoctoral researcher. Dr Sandra Boatemaa will be researching matters related to food systems governance in Southern Africa. It is a challenge that Dr Boatemaa is looking forward to. She previously worked as a field... Read more
Baby Protea Stephanie Brandt ready for Netball World Youth Cup
A Matie, a Southern Sting and now a Baby Protea. Goalkeeper Stephanie Brandt (21), who has represented Maties on the netball court since her first year in 2015, will represent South Africa at the Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana from 8-16 July. The tournament is held every four years.... Read more
Personal mobile platform helps prevent spread of HIV
While mobile platforms are becoming an increasingly common medical and public health tool, few evaluations of their effectiveness exist. A new joint doctoral thesis from the Karolinska Institute (KI) in Sweden and Stellenbosch University (SU) shows that using mobile platforms for recently circumcised men can reduce the spread of... Read more
Groundbreaking disruptive technology to save rhino
People the world over, as well as conservationists are fast becoming desperate as the rhino population is nearing extinction resulting from poaching. Whilst the innocence of animals in the wildlife are battling the survival of the fittest, other factors on the rise are that humans are becoming avengers, inflicting... Read more
SU 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