Maties vs SA Rugby boss heads for arbitration battle over R37m

2019-05-23 06:30

The multimillion-rand battle between Stellenbosch University and SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux is headed for arbitration.

The sad state of activism and student leadership on campus

2019-05-06 11:51

Living in our small, strange bubble of a town that has a multitude of issues that have yet been solved. Whilst it should not just be the responsibility of students to initiate conversations and change, students do have a role to play.

Stellenbosch University apologises for coloured women study, promises investigation

2019-04-30 19:16

Stellenbosch University has apologised for trauma caused by a research article which assessed the cognitive function of a sample of 60 South African coloured women aged between 18 and 64.

Applause as guide dog leads visually impaired student on stage for graduation

2019-04-06 07:28

Visually impaired student, Michelle Nel, has obtained her master's in music cum laude with loyal guide dog Donna by her side.

Court date set for trial of rugby boss Jurie Roux

2019-01-10 13:17

SARU CEO Jurie Roux and Stellenbosch University will go head to head in May this year over claims that he possibly benefitted personally from seemingly misappropriated university funds.

From till packer to Dr Hadebe: Maties graduate keeps his promise to gran

2018-12-13 05:39

Xolani Hadebe, 27, packed groceries and had to endure many university rejections, but it was all worth it this week when he graduated as a doctor.

Kganyago: Reserve Bank came under attack, but we survived

2018-12-10 21:05

Receiving his honorary doctorate from Stellenbosch University, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago slammed those guilty of graft, and stressed the importance of transformation.

Scientists stumble on new crab species in Eastern Cape forest

2018-11-20 12:34

A new crab species, Potamonautes mhlophe, has been discovered in the forests of the Eastern Cape.

Super-smart traffic lights to be launched in South Africa - and could cut travel time by 26%

2018-10-26 12:28

Africa’s first traffic lights that use an algorithm and electromagnetic loops will be rolled out in Stellenbosch in 2019.

Nurture new Nelson Mandelas - a challenge for universities

2018-07-18 10:24

In this year of the centenary celebrations of Madiba and of SU, universities are challenged to provide the country, continent and the world with graduates who espouse Mandela’s logic, ethos and pathos, writes Nico Koopman.


Controversial coloured women study: Stellenbosch University VC appalled and saddened

2019-05-22 20:05

Stellenbosch University Rector and Vice Chancellor Wim de Villiers says he was "appalled" and in "disbelief" following the publication of a research article which assessed the cognitive functioning of a sample of 60 coloured women.

Authors retract Stellenbosch University study on coloured women's 'low thinking function'

2019-05-03 06:44

The study found that the women presented with 'low cognitive function and which is significantly influenced by education'.

Stellenbosch University responds to furore over coloured women 'low cognitive' risk study

2019-04-25 06:30

The findings, opinions, conclusions and recommendations of an article claiming coloured women in SA have an increased risk of low cognitive functioning, are those of the authors alone, maintains Stellenbosch University.

Want to expand your business in Africa? Toss the 'cut and paste' strategy

2019-03-07 06:30

Doing business in Africa requires more than the stereotypical "venturing into the wilderness" approach in a business suit, says Njeri Mwagiru.

Stellenbosch mom opens up after accepting late son’s degree on his behalf

2018-12-13 14:58

Tuesday evening was an emotional moment for everyone present when Amanda Kotzé accepted her late son Gerbrandt’s master’s degree on his behalf.

Mom to collect master's degree of son who succumbed to cancer before graduation

2018-12-11 07:14

Amanda Kotze admits that walking across the stage to collect the reward of her son's hard work will be daunting, but says she's up to the challenge.

Lesetja Kganyago to be awarded honorary doctorate

2018-12-08 10:51

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago will be awarded an honorary doctorate from Stellenbosch University this week.

How impact investment can tackle our water shortages

2018-11-14 12:22

While you read this article, over 50 people globally would have died from diseases linked to unsafe drinking water. But impact investing can change that, say Steve McCallum & Suzette Viviers.

Why a transport expert believes the fuel levy's days are numbered

2018-08-28 21:03

A logistics expert, who is researching the ways road users are taxed, says the fuel levy is becoming increasingly unproductive as vehicles' fuel efficiency increases.

Stellenbosch University Law Clinic fights tampon tax

2018-06-22 06:17

Stellenbosch University's law clinic is taking on the battle to have feminine hygiene products on the list of zero-rated VAT items.

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