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Student fees and registration 2017http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4580Student fees and registration 2017Registrateurskantoor / Office of the Registrar<p>Information on student fees, registration 2017 and the implementation of the state-funded DHET 8% gap-funding was sent to students by the Registrar, Dr Ronel Retief, on Thursday 15 December 2016. This was followed up by an email on 5 January 2017 regarding the DHET gap-funding grant. <br></p><p><strong><em><br></em></strong></p><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><em>15 December 2016</em></strong></p><p><em>Dear Stellenbosch Student</em></p><p><strong></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:14.25pt;"><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;color:#656566;"><em>I trust that you are enjoying a well-deserved break over the holidays.</em><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:14.25pt;"><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;color:#656566;"><em>Over the past few months the University has been involved in discussions with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and other stakeholders in the higher education sector on various issues related to registration 2017 and student fees.<br></em></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:14.25pt;"><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;color:#656566;"><em></em></span><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;color:#656566;"><em>Coming to the fore now, is the implementation of the state-funded DHET 8% gap-funding grant for students from families with a combined household income of up to R600 000 per annum. Due to the DHET gap-funding grant and SU accommodation bursaries, these students will not be subject to any increase in tuition and accommodation fees in 2017. If you fall in this category you will pay exactly the same tuition and accommodation fees next year (2017) as in 2015 and 2016.</em><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:14.25pt;"><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;color:#656566;"><em>From the University’s side we will try and provide as much information as we have at our disposal. What has been confirmed by the DHET is that students from quintile 1, 2 and 3 schools (as determined by the Department of Basic Education), and those who will be funded by NSFAS in 2017, will automatically qualify for the 8% DHET gap-funding grant, whereas students from families with a gross income of up to R600 000 per annum – the so-called missing middle – and who fall outside of these two groupings, will need to apply for the gap-funding grant early next year. These students will still be required to pay the first instalment at registration as in the past, but will receive credit of 8% on their student accounts if they are deemed eligible for gap funding by the DHET, and the state funds have been received by the University.</em><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:14.25pt;"><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;color:#656566;"><em>With regard to the first instalment payable at registration, I would like to remind you that you can apply for a delayed payment, which means that you pay the first instalment over three months (January, February and March). With regard to outstanding debt, students who receive a bursary for 2017 which covers at least the outstanding debt as well as the first instalment for 2017, will also be allowed to register.</em></span><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;color:#656566;"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:14.25pt;"><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;color:#656566;"><em>More information on the application process for gap funding will be made available early in January 2017. For your convenience a dedicated e-mail address has been created for enquiries: </em><a href="mailto:gapfunding@sun.ac.za"><span style="color:#2ba6cb;text-decoration:none;"><em>gapfunding@sun.ac.za</em></span></a><em>.  This email address will be activated early in January 2017.</em><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:14.25pt;"><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;color:#656566;"><em>We are acutely aware of the financial pressures under which South African households have to provide for student fees. We therefore continue to strive to assist, as far as possible, financially needy students who are academically deserving. Please familiarise yourself with the various categories and forms of financial assistance available.</em></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:14.25pt;"><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;color:#656566;"><em> The following links provide access to general information on registration and student fees:</em></span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;color:#656566;"></span></p><ul><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#656566;line-height:14.25pt;"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;"><a href="/english/Documents/2016%20Everlytic/December%202016/Fees%20and%20Registration%202017.pdf"><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;color:#2ba6cb;text-decoration:none;"><em>General info on registration and student fees</em></span></a></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#656566;line-height:14.25pt;"><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;"><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4518"><span style="color:#2ba6cb;text-decoration:none;"><em>Increase in student fees</em></span></a><em> (Media Release, 28 November 2016)</em></span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;"></span></li></ul><em> </em><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;color:#656566;"><em>Finally, please remember to make use of the option to </em><span style="font-family:verdana, sans-serif;"><em>register online</em></span><em>, that will be available from 13 January 2017 at </em><a href="/english/maties/Pages/default.aspx"><span style="color:#2ba6cb;text-decoration:none;"><em>www.maties.com</em></span></a><em>. Students who register online will avoid queues, including having to activate their student cards. As always, students who are unable to register online, will be assisted by our administrative staff during the registration period (see registration notice at the link provided above for detail).</em><br><br><em>A dedicated website is currently being created to enable students and parents easy access to all the relevant information on registration.  More information will follow early in January 2017.</em><br><br><em> We look forward to welcoming you back in 2017.</em><br><em> </em></span><br><em>Kind regards</em><em><br>Ronel Retief</em><p><em>Registrar designate</em><br><em></em><strong><em></em></strong></p><p><em><strong><br></strong></em></p><p><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong>5</strong><em><strong> January 2017</strong></em></span></p><p><em>Dear Stellenbosch Student</em></p><p><em></em><em>Further to </em><a href="http://newsletters.stellenbosch-mail.com/public/messages/view-online/kXj4Q5w6xR4vwalr/xNcHGrxSuCTxkVAh" target="_blank"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">my email</em></a><em> of 15 December 2016, please find </em><a href="/english/Documents/Higher%20Education%20Correspondence/161214%20COMMUNIQUE%202ND%20revised.pdf" target="_blank"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">information on the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) gap-funding grant</em></a><em>, as well as </em><a href="/english/Documents/Higher%20Education%20Correspondence/2016-Dec%2014%20December%20%20DHET%20GRANT%20APPLICATION%20FORM%20.pdf" target="_blank"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">the application form with instructions</em></a><em>, as provided by the DHET.</em></p><p><em></em><em>Completed application forms with supporting documents may be sent to gapfunding@sun.ac.za or, alternatively, submitted in hard-copy format to the Centre for Bursaries and Loans, Admin A for processing.</em></p><p><em>Kind regards</em><br><em>Ronel Retief</em><br><em>Registrar</em></p><p><em><br></em></p><a href="/english/students/Pages/Registration.aspx"><strong>Click here for additional information such as registration options and schedules</strong></a>
Invitation for Comments: SU Universal Access Policyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4832Invitation for Comments: SU Universal Access PolicyDr MM Lyner-Cleophas<p style="text-align:justify;">To: All staff and students at SU</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Invitation for comment as part of the review of the disability policy at Stellenbosch University</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Stellenbosch University (SU) is reviewing its disability policy on students with disabilities. With this review, we will strive to follow a universal approach to disability that is inclusive of all people using campus services, whether on or off campus. We view the striving towards disability inclusion as part of the rights of people, as well as being crucial to the transformation agenda of South Africa and SU. Therefore, the need for the policy to respond not only to students with disabilities, but to all people on campus has become clearer. Indeed, if the lack of access to a building is, for instance, a problem for a student in a wheelchair, then it will be as much a problem for a staff member in a wheelchair, or a visitor on campus. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The need for redress regarding disability is evident in, inter alia, the SA Constitution (1996), the Employment Equity Act (1998), the South African Schools Act (1996), the Higher Education Act (1997) and the National Plan for Higher Education (2000). However, in a recent South African Human Rights Commission report (2017), it is clear that most violations regarding human rights are still linked to race, ethnic or social origin and disability. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The marginalisation of people with disabilities is akin to segregation experienced because of racial and linguistic divides, which are societally constructed. As we strive to break down a myriad of barriers in our environments and in our country, this quest is the same when we speak about disabilities.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Our striving with the Universal Access Policy is to ensure we cover all aspects of people's functioning on campus, in each and every department, so that we can put in place plans to address disability in a holistic and truly inclusive way.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">We invite you to read the draft SU Universal Access Policy (available as a <span class="ms-rteForeColor-8" style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="/english/learning-teaching/student-affairs/cscd/Documents/Disability%20Unit/Lyner-Cleophas_Universal%20Access%20Policy%206%20April%202017_Marcia%20ed_post-ed_fi.pdf"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-8" style="text-decoration:underline;">PDF</span></a></span> or a <a href="/english/learning-teaching/student-affairs/cscd/Documents/Disability%20Unit/Lyner-Cleophas_Universal%20Access%20Policy%206%20April%202017_Marcia%20ed_post-ed_fi.docx" style="text-decoration:underline;"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-8" style="text-decoration:underline;">Word</span></a> document) and to comment on it. You can send your comments to either of the addresses given below.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">E-mail: <a href="mailto:disability@sun.ac.za"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-8" lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">disability@sun.ac.za</span></span></a><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Postal address: Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602 (For attention: Dr MM Lyner-Cleophas, Centre for Student Counselling and Development).</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>The final date for comments is 15 May 2017.</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Enquiries: Mrs Melanie Willems at 021 808 4707</p><p style="text-align:justify;">With appreciation </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Task Team: SU Universal Access Policy</p>
Record number of graduates for SU’s 2016 academic yearhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4736Record number of graduates for SU’s 2016 academic yearCorporate Communication/Korporatiewe Kommunikasie<p>This week's March 2017 Graduation Ceremonies will again see a record number of students graduating from Stellenbosch University (SU). Together with the December 2016 Graduation Ceremonies (the two ceremonies form the 2016 academic year) it will again be the most qualifications, including the most doctoral degrees, awarded by SU. </p><p>140 doctorates will be awarded this week and, together with those awarded in December, it will bring the number of doctorates for the 2016 academic year to 278 (in comparison with 2015's 267). Altogether 2922 degrees will be awarded this week – bring the total number of degrees for the 2016 academic year to 8339 (7905 for 2015). </p><p>Matie students will be rewarded for their hard work at six ceremonies from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 March 2016. The ceremonies take place in the Coetzenburg Centre at Coetzenburg. </p><p><strong>Honorary degrees </strong></p><p>Two honorary doctorates will also be awarded this week – to the prominent music scholar and professor of Musicology and Music Theory at Princeton University – the foremost music scholar to have come from the African continent, Prof Kofi Agawu; and the Rwandan banker, policy-maker, campaigner for women's rights and former government leader, Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa; </p><p>The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), <em>honoris causa</em>, is awarded to Agawu for his internationally acclaimed contribution to musicology, for his ground-breaking research on African music, and for serving as an inspiration to the next generation of African scholars by epitomising the quality of scholarship that can emerge from this continent.</p><p>Nsanzabaganwa receives the degree Doctor of Commerce (DCom), <em>honoris causa</em>, for her role in developing academically sound economic policies for Rwanda, thereby improving her compatriots' quality of life, for her contribution in creating world-class state institutions, and for her activism to establish women as key players in the African economy.</p><p><strong>Graduation Ceremonies: </strong></p><ul><li>Tuesday 14 March, 17:00: Faculties of AgriSciences and Medicine and Health Sciences </li><li>Wednesday 15 March, 10:00: Faculties Theology and Engineering </li><li>Wednesday 15 March, 17:00: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences </li><li>Thursday 16 March, 10:00: Faculties of Science, Education, Law and Military Science</li><li>Thursday 16 March, 17:00: Faculties of Economic and Management Sciences (for a Group A)</li><li>Friday 17 March, 10:00:  Faculties of Economic and Management Sciences (for a Group B) and honorary degrees. </li></ul><p><strong>Parking in Stellenbosch</strong></p><p>Heavy traffic is expected on all the main roads to Stellenbosch as well as in town. Graduates, parents and friends are kindly requested to arrive early to avoid traffic jams and to ensure parking spots. Graduates with disabilities or injured or sick graduates who cannot move on the stage, should contact the University's Client Service Centre at tel 021 808 9111 to arrange that these degrees can be bestowed off-stage.</p>
Support inspires Simonsbergers to complete degreehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4757Support inspires Simonsbergers to complete degreeWayne Muller<p>It was the support structures at their residence, as well as the support of lecturers at Stellenbosch University (SU) that enabled two Maties to get through their first year after life-changing trauma.</p><p>On Friday (17 March), both these two SU students and friends, Hlumelo Nonxuba from the Eastern Cape and AJ (Abraham Johannes) du Plooy from Namibia, received their BCom degrees from SU. Both stay in Simonsberg residence and both lost a parent in their first year.</p><p>Shortly after his first year started in 2013, Hlumelo's mom died of cancer in April of that year. Naturally it was a difficult start to his student years, but he says he had good support within the residence and from lecturers.</p><p>"I had just settled in at Stellenbosch when my mom died, and it was difficult. As a student I also had lots to do in that time. But luckily I had great support from the residence," says Hlumelo (22), who is currently the Primarius of Simonsberg.</p><p>He says he received much support from the residence's house committee, his friends and the church that he belongs to in Stellenbosch. </p><p>"My mother's death was traumatic, but to know that I am not alone, gave me hope and urged me to keep on studying and to not just give up. I also wanted to prove myself," says Hlumelo.</p><p>AJ's father died of a heart attack at the end of 2014. "It was during my exams. I had to fly to Namibia for the funeral, and I wrote the 'second opportunity' exam. It created a lot of stress for me," says AJ, who is a mentor at Simonsberg.</p><p>According to him the great support in the residence structures and the fact that his lecturers understood his situation, gave him strength to pursue his dreams.</p><p>"My father was also in Simonsberg, and in a way it helped me to keep going forward and prove to my father that I can persevere," says AJ.</p><p>His advice to students who suffer trauma is to realise that it is not the end of the world. "It is actually only a stumbling block that you can overcome. You learn to live with it and over time it only gets better."</p><p>Hlumelo's advice is to talk about your trauma. "Talk to the residence head, to friends and members of your church," he says.</p><p><strong>PHOTO:</strong> AJ du Plooy, Dr Leslie van Rooi (Simonsberg's residence head) and Hlumelo Nonxuba. </p>
Urgent Campus Updates: Protest actionhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4280Urgent Campus Updates: Protest actionCorporate Marketing/Korporatiewe Bemarking<div><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1 ms-rteFontSize-4"><strong>WEDNESDAY <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">2 NOVEMBER</span></strong></span></div><p> </p><ul><li>Students who cannot enter an exam venue due to protest action, should remain near the venue and contact tel 0218082333 for assistance and alternative arrangements.</li><li>Groups of protesters convened on the Stellenbosch Campus today (about 70 in total). Management is aware of the situation and additional security arrangements have been made. Apart from contracted security staff, the Public Order Police is also on the campus. SU Campus Security is monitoring the situation via cameras and staff spread over the campus. The normal security arrangements for buildings where exams are written are applicable. Reaction teams are prepared for disruption <span aria-hidden="true"></span>attempts. With regard to buildings where exams are not written, all entrance doors are locked, and access to the building is controlled at one dedicated entrance only. </li><li>Management is aware of <strong>potential protest action</strong>, that may include students from other universitities, on the Stellenbosch campus today. Contingency measures are in place and the situation is being monitored.<br></li><li><strong>Exams will continue</strong> as scheduled.  All Stellenbosch campus students are reminded of the following exam arrangements:</li><ul><li><p>Strict access control will apply at all buildings and exam venues throughout the exam period</p></li><li><p>All students will be expected to identify themselves with a valid SU student card, or if this is not possible, with a valid identity document or driver’s license</p></li><li><p>Students without a SU student card and only an identity document or driver’s license, will have to wait until they can be identified by staff on duty or until their names can be marked off on the class list</p></li><li><p>Students are requested to arrive at exam venues at least 20 minutes before the scheduled start of the exam</p></li><li><p>Students are also reminded that in accordance with the Disciplinary Code they will be guilty of misconduct if their actions should in any way disrupt academic activities or the general functioning of SU  </p></li></ul><li><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Students who feel that they are being harassed by security staff, or that <strong>security staff members act inappropriately</strong>, should report incidents to <strong>unfair@sun.ac.za</strong>. Full details are essential to enable SU to investigate: date, time, location of incident, what transpired and the names and contact details of witnesses. Photographs or video clips are also helpful. It is important to note that legally SU’s permanent Campus Security staff are not permitted to provide security services related to protest action. </li><li><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Staff and students can send images/videos of protest action where <strong>violence and/or damage to property</strong> has occurred, with details, to <strong>report@sun.ac.za</strong>.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p></li><li><p><span aria-hidden="true"><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>The <strong>library </strong>is open.  The library may be closed at short notice if there is risk of occupation or disruption that may prevent long-term access for students. For urgent enquiries when closed: <a href="mailto:libraryhelp@sun.ac.za">libraryhelp@sun.ac.za</a>. </span></p></li><li><p><span aria-hidden="true"><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Please send a mail to info@sun.ac.za or call 0218089111 if you need any <strong>urgent info/documentation from Admin A&C</strong>. </span></p></li></ul><p><strong>Important numbers</strong>:</p><ul><li>Emergency numbers and to report incidents: Stellenbosch Campus 0218082333, Tygerberg Campus 0219389507</li><li>Crisis service 0825570880</li><li>Academic queries/assistance: 0218084707</li><li>Counselling service: 0218084994</li></ul><p> </p><div><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">INFO AS AT </span>TUESDAY <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">1 NOVEMBER</span></span></strong></span></div><p><br></p><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Prof Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, announced </em><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>ad hoc arrangements with regard to th</em></strong><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5" lang="EN-ZA"><strong><em>e loss of academic time and the final examinations </em></strong><em>for 2016. </em></span><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4436"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Read his letter to staff and students</em></a><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">.</em><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>All Stellenbosch campus students are reminded of the following </em><strong><em>exam arrangements</em></strong><em>:</em><br></span></li></ul><ul><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Strict access control will apply at all buildings and exam venues throughout the exam period</em></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">All students will be expected to identify themselves with a valid SU student card, or if this is not possible, with a valid identity document or driver’s license</em></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Students without a SU student card and only an identity document or driver’s license, will have to wait until they can be identified by staff on duty or until their names can be marked off on the class list</em></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Students are requested to arrive at exam venues at least 20 minutes before the scheduled start of the exam</em></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Students are also reminded that in accordance with the Disciplinary Code they will be guilty of misconduct if their actions should in any way disrupt academic activities or the general functioning of SU  </em></li></ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The </em><strong><em>library </em></strong><em>is open.  The library may be closed if there is risk of occupation or disruption that may prevent long-term access for students. For urgent enquiries when closed: libraryhelp@sun.ac.za. </em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><strong><em>Emergency numbers</em></strong><em> and to report incidents:</em><br></span></li><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Stellenbosch Campus: 0218082333</em></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Tygerberg Campus: 0219389507</em></li></ul></ul><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;padding:0px;border:currentcolor;"><p><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"></span></span></strong></span> </p></blockquote><p><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">INFO AS </span>AT TUESDAY </span>25 OCTOBER</strong></span></p><div><br></div><div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>With the </em><strong><em>final exams starting today</em></strong><em>, all Stellenbosch campus students are reminded of the following </em><strong><em>arrangements</em></strong><em>:</em></span></div><div> </div><div><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Strict access control will apply at all buildings and exam venues throughout the exam period</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>All students will be expected to identify themselves with a </em><strong><em>valid SU student card, </em></strong><em>or if this is not possible, with a valid identity document or driver’s license</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Students without a SU student card and only an identity document or driver’s license, will have to wait until they can be identified by staff on duty or until their names can be marked off on the class list</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Students are requested to </em><strong><em>arrive at exam venues at least 20 minutes before</em></strong><em> the scheduled start of the exam</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Students are also reminded that in accordance with the Disciplinary Code they will be guilty of misconduct if their actions should in any way disrupt academic activities or the general functioning of SU  </em><br></span></li></ul></div><div><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"></div><div><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Important contact details:</em></strong></div><div><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">24-hour Crisis Service: 0825570880</em></div><div><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Campus Security’s emergency numbers: Stellenbosch 0218082333, Tygerberg 0219389507</em></div><div> </div><div><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">The Rector’s management team wishes all students success with their final exam of 2016.</em></div> <p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1 ms-rteFontSize-4"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"></span></strong> </p><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1 ms-rteFontSize-4"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">INFO AS OF</span> MONDAY <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">24 OCTOBER </span></strong></p><ul><li><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Universities South Africa issued a call to action to keep our univesities on an even keel. </em><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4416"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Read more.</em></a></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Stellenbosch University management is committed to engagement with students, and various discussions in a variety of forums are continuing on campus. Due to earlier commitments the full Rector's Management Team (RMT) is not available this week, but a process is well underway to find a suitable date and time for a </em><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>colloquium of 20 to 30 participants this week</em></strong><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">. </em><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4406"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Read more.</em></a></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5" aria-hidden="true"></span><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">The </em><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>library is open</em></strong><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">.  The library may be closed if there is risk of occupation or disruption that may prevent long-term access for students. For urgent enquiries when closed: </em><a href="mailto:libraryhelp@sun.ac.za"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">libraryhelp@sun.ac.za</em></a><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">. </em></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>To load printing </em><strong><em>quotas or Inetkey</em></strong><em>, go to My.Sun.  If you experience any problems with the process, please mail info@sun.ac.za.</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><strong><em>Emergency numbers</em></strong><em> and to report incidents:</em></span></li><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Stellenbosch Campus: 0218082333</em></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Tygerberg Campus: 0219389507</em></li></ul></ul><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"></span></span></strong> </p><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">INFO AS OF</span> THURSDAY </span>20 OCTOBER AND <span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">FRIDAY </span>21 OCTOBER</strong></p><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Stellenbosch University management is committed to engagement with students, and various discussions in a variety of forums are continuing on campus. Due to earlier commitments the full Rector's Management Team (RMT) is not available this week, but a process is well underway to find a suitable date and time for a </em><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>colloquium of 20 to 30 participants next week</em></strong><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">. </em><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4406"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Read more.</em></a></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>There were social media reports claiming that the SU Rector's Management Team would attend a </em><strong><em>mass meeting </em></strong><em>in the Kruiskerk at 13:00 today. This was, however, not confirmed with management. </em></span></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Classes will continue at SU, with visible security presence for safety.  Although the situation is currently calm, the level of vigilance and access control will be maintained.</em></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The </em><strong><em>library </em></strong><em>is open.  The library may be closed if there is risk of occupation or disruption that may prevent long-term access for students. For urgent enquiries when closed: libraryhelp@sun.ac.za. </em><br><em>Please send a mail to info@sun.ac.za or call 0218089111 if you need any urgent info/documentation from </em><strong><em>Admin A&C</em></strong><em>.  </em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>To load printing </em><strong><em>quotas or Inetkey</em></strong><em>, go to My.Sun.  If you experience any problems with the process, please mail info@sun.ac.za.</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Staff and students can send images/videos of protest action where </em><strong><em>violence and/or damage to property</em></strong><em> has occurred, with details where available, to report@sun.ac.za.</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The numbers of additional </em><strong><em>security </em></strong><em>staff and their physical appearance as a result of protective gear have been necessitated by the ongoing and escalating national protest action. The University has instructed security service providers to act with the maximum restraint despite provocation and difficult operational circumstances. Protesters are only engaged as a last resort. </em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Students who feel that they are being harassed by </em><strong><em>security staff</em></strong><em>, or that security staff members act inappropriately, should report incidents to unfair@sun.ac.za. Full details are essential to enable SU to investigate: date, time, location of incident, what transpired and the names and contact details of witnesses. Photographs or video clips are also helpful. It is important to note that legally SU’s permanent Campus Security staff are not permitted to provide security services related to protest action. </em></span></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">The University is proceeding with </em><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>disciplinary action </em></strong><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">against students who have been involved in assault and/or actions that prevented fellow students from participating in academic activities. These include blocking access to the library, disrupting lectures and tests and tearing up of test papers.  Contrary to social media rumours, no students have been expelled without a hearing.  </em><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4391"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Read more here.</em></a></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><strong><em>Emergency numbers</em></strong><em> and to report incidents:</em></span></li><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Stellenbosch Campus: 0218082333</em></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Tygerberg Campus: 0219389507</em></li></ul></ul><p><strong style="color:darkred;font-size:18pt;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"></span></strong> </p><p><strong style="color:darkred;font-size:18pt;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">INFO AS OF </span>TUESDAY <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">18 OCTOBER AND</span> WEDNESDAY<span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"> 19 OCTOBER</span></strong></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><strong><em>Classes will continue</em></strong><em> at SU, with visible security presence for safety.  Although the situation is currently calm, the level of vigilance and access control will be maintained.</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The </em><strong><em>library </em></strong><em>is open.  The library may be closed if there is risk of occupation or disruption that may prevent long-term access for students. For urgent enquiries when closed: libraryhelp@sun.ac.za. </em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Please send a mail to info@sun.ac.za or call 0218089111 if you need any urgent info/documentation from </em><strong><em>Admin A&C</em></strong><em>.  </em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>To load printing </em><strong><em>quotas or Inetkey</em></strong><em>, go to My.Sun.  If you experience any problems with the process, please mail info@sun.ac.za.</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Staff and students can send images/videos of protest action where </em><strong><em>violence and/or damage to property</em></strong><em> has occurred, with details where available, to report@sun.ac.za.</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The numbers of additional </em><strong><em>security </em></strong><em>staff and their physical appearance as a result of protective gear have been necessitated by the ongoing and escalating national protest action. The University has instructed security service providers to act with the maximum restraint despite provocation and difficult operational circumstances. Protesters are only engaged as a last resort. </em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Students who feel that they are being harassed by </em><strong><em>security staff</em></strong><em>, or that security staff members act inappropriately, should report incidents to unfair@sun.ac.za. Full details are essential to enable SU to investigate: date, time, location of incident, what transpired and the names and contact details of witnesses. Photographs or video clips are also helpful. It is important to note that legally SU’s permanent Campus Security staff are not permitted to provide security services related to protest action. </em></span></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">The University is proceeding with </em><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>disciplinary action </em></strong><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">against students who have been involved in assault and/or actions that prevented fellow students from participating in academic activities. These include blocking access to the library, disrupting lectures and tests and tearing up of test papers.  Contrary to social media rumours, no students have been expelled without a hearing.  </em><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4391"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Read more here.</em></a></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><strong><em>Emergency numbers</em></strong><em> and to report incidents:</em><br></span></li><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Stellenbosch Campus: 0218082333</em></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Tygerberg Campus: 0219389507</em></li></ul></ul><p><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><br></span></strong></span><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">INFO AS OF</span> MONDAY </span>17 OCTOBER</strong></span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><strong><em>Classes will continue</em></strong><em> at SU, with visible security presence for safety.  </em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The </em><strong><em>library </em></strong><em>is open.  The library may be closed if there is risk of occupation or disruption that may prevent long-term access for students. For urgent enquiries when closed: libraryhelp@sun.ac.za. </em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Please send a mail to info@sun.ac.za or call 0218089111 if you need any urgent info/documentation from </em><strong><em>Admin A&C</em></strong><em>.  </em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>To load printing </em><strong><em>quotas or Inetkey</em></strong><em>, go to My.Sun.  If you experience any problems with the process, please mail info@sun.ac.za.</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Staff and students can send images/videos of protest action where </em><strong><em>violence and/or damage to property</em></strong><em> has occurred, with details where available, to report@sun.ac.za.</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The numbers of additional </em><strong><em>security </em></strong><em>staff and their physical appearance as a result of protective gear have been necessitated by the ongoing and escalating national protest action. The University has instructed security service providers to act with the maximum restraint despite provocation and difficult operational circumstances. Protesters are only engaged as a last resort. </em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Students who feel that they are being harassed by </em><strong><em>security staff</em></strong><em>, or that security staff members act inappropriately, should report incidents to unfair@sun.ac.za. Full details are essential to enable SU to investigate: date, time, location of incident, what transpired and the names and contact details of witnesses. Photographs or video clips are also helpful. It is important to note that legally SU’s permanent Campus Security staff are not permitted to provide security services related to protest action. </em></span></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">The University is proceeding with </em><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>disciplinary action </em></strong><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">against students who have been involved in assault and/or actions that prevented fellow students from participating in academic activities. These include blocking access to the library, disrupting lectures and tests and tearing up of test papers.  Contrary to social media rumours, no students have been expelled without a hearing.  </em><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4391"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Read more here.</em></a></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><strong><em>Emergency numbers</em></strong><em> and to report incidents:</em><br></span></li><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Stellenbosch Campus: 0218082333</em></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Tygerberg Campus: 0219389507</em></li></ul></ul><p><br></p><p><font color="#8b0000"><b><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">INFO AS AT</span> FRIDAY </span>14 OCTOBER</b></font></p><div><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>A threatening</em><strong><em> voice note</em></strong><em> regarding protests today has been circulated to some students.  The voice note has not been validated.  </em><strong><em>Classes will continue</em></strong><em> at SU, with visible security presence for safety.  There is an appeal to students, parents/guardians and staff to remain calm.</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The </em><strong><em>library </em></strong><em>is open.  The library may be closed if there is risk of occupation or disruption that may prevent long-term access for students. For urgent enquiries when closed: libraryhelp@sun.ac.za. </em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Please send a mail to info@sun.ac.za or call 0218089111 if you need any urgent info/documentation from </em><strong><em>Admin A&C</em></strong><em>.  </em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>To load printing </em><strong><em>quotas or Inetkey</em></strong><em>, go to My.Sun.  If you experience any problems with the process, please mail info@sun.ac.za.</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Staff and students can send images/videos of protest action where </em><strong><em>violence and/or damage to property</em></strong><em> has occurred, with details where available, to report@sun.ac.za.</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The numbers of additional </em><strong><em>security </em></strong><em>staff and their physical appearance as a result of protective gear have been necessitated by the ongoing and escalating national protest action. The University has instructed security service providers to act with the maximum restraint despite provocation and difficult operational circumstances. Protesters are only engaged as a last resort. </em></span></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Students who feel that they are being harassed by security staff, or that security staff members act inappropriately, should report incidents to unfair@sun.ac.za. Full details are essential to enable SU to investigate: date, time, location of incident, what transpired and the names and contact details of witnesses. Photographs or video clips are also helpful. It is important to note that legally SU’s permanent Campus Security staff are not permitted to provide security services related to protest action. </em></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><strong><em>Emergency numbers</em></strong><em> and to report incidents:</em><br></span></li><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Stellenbosch Campus: 0218082333</em></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Tygerberg Campus: 0219389507</em></li></ul></ul></div><div> </div><p><font color="#8b0000"><b><br></b></font></p><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><span><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><span style="font-size:13px;">INFO AS AT </span>THURSDAY </span>13 OCTOBER</strong></strong></span></strong></strong></p><ul><li><p><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">A threatening voice note regarding protests tomorrow has been circulated to some students.  The voice note has not been validated.  Classes will continue at SU, with visible security presence for safety.  There is an appeal to students, parents/guardians and staff to remain calm.</em></p></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>There were no serious incidents overnight. Currently there are small splinter groups active on campus. Although the situation is currently calm, the level of vigilance and access control will be maintained.</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The occupation of Huis Russel Botman House was ended late yesterday afternoon and another security company, specialising in crowd control, was deployed on campus.</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The numbers of additional security staff and their physical appearance as a result of protective gear have been necessitated by the ongoing and escalating national protest action. Since the unsuccessful attempt to hurl a petrol bomb into a building at the Faculty of Engineering, no further devices have been found.</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Due to the disruption of </em><strong><em>food services </em></strong><em>yesterday morning, security staff members have been positioned at residences to ensure that meals will be served to students today. </em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The University has instructed security service providers to act with the maximum restraint despite provocation and difficult operational circumstances. Protesters are only engaged as a last resort. </em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The University is proceeding with disciplinary action against students who have been involved in assault and/or actions that prevented fellow students from participating in academic activities. These include blocking access to the library, disrupting lectures and tests and tearing up of test papers.</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The </em><strong><em>library </em></strong><em>is open.  The library</em><strong> </strong><em>may be closed if there is risk of occupation or disruption that may prevent long-term access for students. For urgent enquiries when closed: libraryhelp@sun.ac.za.  </em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Staff and students can send images/videos of protest action where violence and/or damage to property has occurred, with details where available, to report@sun.ac.za.</em><br></span></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">All </em><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>academic activities</em></strong><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"> will continue. Additional measures have been instituted. </em><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4359"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Read the full statement here</em></a><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">.</em><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Please send a mail to </em><a href="mailto:info@sun.ac.za"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">info@sun.ac.za</em></a><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"> or call 0218089111 if you need any urgent info/documentation from </em><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Admin A&C</em></strong><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">.  </em><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">To load printing quotas or Inetkey, go to </em><a href="http://midtier.sun.ac.za/html-navbar/home.html"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">My.Sun</em></a><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">.</em><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><strong><em>Emergency number</em></strong><em>s and to report incidents:</em><br></span></li><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Stellenbosch Campus: 0218082333</em></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Tygerberg Campus: 0219389507</em></li></ul></ul><span><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><br></strong></strong></span><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><span><span><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1">INFO AS OF <span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">WEDNESDAY </span>12 OCTOBER</strong></strong></span></span></strong></strong></p><p> </p><ul><li><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Security </em></strong><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">has been sharpened on SU campuses by Campus Security and SAPS to ensure students' safety.  The situation is being monitored continually. </em><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4371"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Read more. </em></a><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">After serious attempts at damage to property last night, security has been significantly increased for tonight.  Security staff in protective gear will maintain high visibility.</em></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Prof Wim de Villiers sent an </em><strong><em>sms </em></strong><em>to students, assuring them of full support to complete the academic year: "Our students are entering a busy time & SU lives in challenging period. Be assured of full support to complete 2016 academic year. Prof Wim de Villiers"</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The </em><strong><em>library </em></strong><em>is open.  The library</em><strong> </strong><em>may be closed if there is risk of occupation or disruption that may prevent long-term access for students. For urgent enquiries when closed: libraryhelp@sun.ac.za.  </em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Staff and students can send images/videos of protest action where violence and/or damage to property has occurred, with details where available, to report@sun.ac.za.</em><br></span></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">All </em><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>academic activities</em></strong><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"> will continue. Additional measures have been instituted. </em><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4359">Read the full statement here</a>.</em><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"></li><li><p><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Please send a mail to </em><a href="mailto:info@sun.ac.za"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">info@sun.ac.za</em></a><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"> or call 0218089111 if you need any urgent info/documentation from </em><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Admin A&C</em></strong><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">.  </em></p></li><li><p><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">To load printing quotas or Inetkey, go to </em><a href="http://midtier.sun.ac.za/html-navbar/home.html"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">My.Sun</em></a><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">.</em><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"></p></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><strong><em>Emergency number</em></strong><em>s and to report incidents:</em><br></span></li><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Stellenbosch Campus: 0218082333</em></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Tygerberg Campus: 0219389507</em></li></ul></ul><p> </p><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><span><span><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1">INFO AS OF <span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">TUESDAY </span>11 OCTOBER</strong></strong></span></span><br></strong></strong></p><ul><li><p><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">All academic activities will continue today and for the rest of the week. Additional measures have been instituted. </em><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4359"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Read the full statement here</em></a><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">.</em></p></li></ul><div><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Staff and students are asked to stay calm and patient and not to respond to provocation. </em></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Staff and students may be asked to stay temporarily in a room or building until it is safe to leave. Please cooperate with security personnel.</em></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">The library will be open for the rest of the day.  For urgent enquiries: </em><a href="mailto:libraryhelp@sun.ac.za"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">libraryhelp@sun.ac.za</em></a><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">.</em></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Please send a mail to </em></span><a href="mailto:info@sun.ac.za"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>info@sun.ac.za</em></span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em> or call 0218089111 if you need any urgent info/documentation from Admin A&C.</em></span></li><li><p><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Staff and students can send images/videos of protest action where violence and/or damage to property has occurred, with details where available, to </em><a href="mailto:report@sun.ac.za"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">report@sun.ac.za</em></a><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">.</em></p></li></ul><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><strong><em>Emergency numbers</em></strong><em> and to report incidents:</em></span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Stellenbosch Campus: 0218082333</em><br></span></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">Tygerberg Campus: 0219389507</em></li></ul></div><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><br></strong></strong></p><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><span style="font-size:13px;">INFO AS OF </span>MONDAY </span>10 OCTOBER</strong></strong></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5" style="font-family:verdana, sans-serif;font-size:9pt;"><em>All academic activities will continue on Tuesday, October 11, and the rest of the week. Additional measures have been instituted for tomorrow.</em></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"> </span><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4359"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Read the full statement here</em></span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>.</em></span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>There is protest action on campus today, but the situation is constantly being monitored and measures are in place.  </em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>A group of about 160 people are moving around campus. The group consists of SU students, workers and possibly students from other campuses. </em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Some lectures have been disrupted, fire extinguishers sprayed and a few doors have been broken.</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Where possible, academic activities will be continued, but all buildings will be closed and access controlled.  Faculties will communicate with students directly in the event of a change to the academic schedule.</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Staff and students are asked to stay calm and patient and not to respond to provocation. </em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Staff and students may be asked to stay temporarily in a room or building until it is safe to leave. Please cooperate with security personnel.</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The library will be closed for the rest of the day.  For urgent enquiries: </em></span><a href="mailto:libraryhelp@sun.ac.za"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>libraryhelp@sun.ac.za</em></span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>.</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Please send a mail to </em></span><a href="mailto:info@sun.ac.za"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>info@sun.ac.za</em></span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em> or call 0218089111 if you need any urgent info/documentation from Admin A&C.</em></span></li><li><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Staff and students can send images/videos of protest action where violence and/or damage to property has occurred, with details where available, to </em></span><a href="mailto:report@sun.ac.za"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>report@sun.ac.za</em></span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>.</em></span></p></li></ul><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><strong><em>Emergency numbers</em></strong><em> and to report incidents:</em></span></p><p> </p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Stellenbosch Campus: 0218082333</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Tygerberg Campus: 0219389507</em><br></span></li></ul><div><div><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Clarification on interdicted/suspended students</em></strong></div><div><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"></div><div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Stellenbosch University obtained an interdict ordering 30 students to end the occupation of the Wilcocks building and to refrain from disrupting academic/administrative functions at Stellenbosch University, or barricading or occupying any buildings. The 19 interdicted students (11 of the 30 have also been suspended) may continue with all their academic activities. They have full access to their faculties, residences, library and computer user areas. </em></span></div><div><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"></div><div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Twelve students have been suspended from Stellenbosch University pending the outcome of a disciplinary process. These students may not attend lectures or participate in any academic activities until the disciplinary process has been concluded. The suspensions are due to charges of assault and/or preventing fellow students from participating in academic activities, including disrupting tests/tearing up of test papers and/or blocking access to the library so that other students could not use the facilities. All suspended students have been informed of the reasons for their suspensions. </em></span></div><div><br></div></div><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><br></strong></strong><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1">INFO AS  OF <span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">WEDNESDAY</span> 28 September</strong></strong></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The main Stellenbosch campus library is open.</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>The library may be closed if there is risk of occupation that may prevent long-term access for students. For urgent enquiries when closed: </em><a href="mailto:libraryhelp@sun.ac.za"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">libraryhelp@sun.ac.za</em></a><em>.  </em><br></span></li></ul><div><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><strong><em>Emergency numbers</em></strong><em> and to report incidents:</em></span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Stellenbosch Campus: 0218082333</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>Tygerberg Campus: 0219389507</em></span></li></ul><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"><em>TESTS</em></strong><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5" lang="EN-ZA"><strong><em>: </em></strong><em>Students are reminded that they have to present their student cards at test venues and arrive 15 min early. Unfortunately there will be no access to the venue without a student card. </em></span><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5"></div><div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4" lang="EN-ZA"><em><br></em></span></div><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1">INFO AS OF <span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">TUESDAY</span> 27 September</strong></strong></p><p> </p><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-5">No student meeting has been scheduled in the Library auditorium for today at 13:00 </em><br></li></ul><p> </p><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1">INFO AS OF <span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">MONDAY </span>26 September</strong></strong></p><p> </p><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">Some classes were disrupted this morning, singular instances where class tests (not semester tests) were being written. </em></li></ul><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Academic and administrative activities are set to continue.</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>SU appeals to students not to disrupt lectures or tests, and to respect the rights of students and staff who choose to continue their work.</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><strong><em>TESTS</em></strong><em>:  Tests are scheduled to continue this week. Strict access control will be applied at buildings, therefore student cards are essential for those who are writing tests.  Please arrive 15 minutes early with your student card.  </em><br></span></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">SU was served with a spoliation order on Friday evening and access to accommodation for some of the suspended students has been restored (not all of them are are in res). Students are still suspended from academic activities and buildings until the disciplinary process has been concluded. The interdicted students who have not also been suspended can continue attending classes, writing tests and utilising all SU facilities, provided that they do not engage in any further disruptive activities.  Read the background </em><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4286" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"><em style="text-decoration:underline;">here</em></strong></a><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">.</em><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">Watch the Rector's </em><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4300" style="text-decoration:underline;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><em style="text-decoration:underline;">video</em></strong><em style="text-decoration:underline;"> </em></span></a><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">on student fees and protest (23 September).</em><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"></li></ul><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><strong><em>Emergency numbers</em></strong><em> and to report incidents:</em></span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Stellenbosch Campus: 0218082333</em><br></span></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">Tygerberg Campus: 0219389507</em><br></li></ul><p> </p><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-2"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1">INFO AS OF <span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">SUNDAY </span>25 September</strong><br></strong></p><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">Academic and administrative activities are set to continue this coming week.  </em></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">SU appeals to students not to disrupt lectures or tests, and to respect the rights of students and staff who choose to continue their work.</em><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"></li></ul><div><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>TESTS</em></strong><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4" lang="EN-ZA"><strong><em>: </em></strong><em>Students are reminded that they have to present their student cards at test venues and arrive 15 min early. Unfortunately there will be no access to the venue without a student card. </em></span><p><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"></p><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Emergency numbers and to report incidents: </em></strong></p><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">Stellenbosch Campus: </em><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>0218082333</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Tygerberg Campus: 0219389507</em></span></li></ul><br></div><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-2"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1">INFO AS OF </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4 ms-rteForeColor-1">FRIDAY </span><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1">23 September</span><br></strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4" id="part1"><strong><em>Stellenbosch Campus</em></strong><em>: .</em></span></p><div><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>The Rector & Dean of Students met with group of students on Saterday, 17 September, with the commitment to provide feedback by Friday, 23 September</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>There was an undertaking by group not to disrupt academic activities further. This changed on Monday & Tuesday 19-20 September</em><br></span></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">Due to the situation on campus, the promised </em><a href="http://bit.ly/2cFgQQ5" style="text-decoration:underline;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><em style="text-decoration:underline;">feedback</em></strong><em style="text-decoration:underline;"> </em></span></a><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">was sent to students by email on Tues 20 September</em><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>SU remains committed to ongoing discussions with students, driven by Student Affairs, including the Dean of Students</em><br></span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>12:00 - mass meeting on Rooiplein started</em><br></span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Possible protest action today on Stellenbosch campus. Will post updates when available</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Students from other universities on campus today, blocking streets. SU access control at buildings  </em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Discussions with students ongoing through the Dean of Students</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Classes and tests to continue as scheduled</em><br></span></li></ul></div><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><strong><em>TYGERBERG CAMPUS UPDATE: </em></strong><em>Campus entrance </em><strong><em>O</em></strong><strong><em>PEN</em></strong><em>. All undergraduate academic activities for Friday 23 September still postponed. The rest of the activities of the Faculty will continue.</em><em> </em><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4295"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">Message </em></a><em>of the Dean's Management Team.</em><br></span></p><div><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"></span><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>TESTS</em></strong><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4" lang="EN-ZA"><strong><em>: </em></strong><em>Students are reminded that they have to present their student cards at test venues and arrive 15 min early. Unfortunately there will be no access to the venue without a student card. </em></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Emergency numbers and to report incidents:  </em></strong></p><ul><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Stellenbosch Campus: </em><em>0218082333;</em></span></li><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">Tygerberg Campus: 0219389507</em></li></span></ul></span><p><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2"><br></span></p><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1">INFO AS OF <span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">THURSDAY </span>22 September</strong></p><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>TYGERBERG CAMPUS UPDATE</em></strong><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">: Campus entrance </em><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>O</em></strong><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>PEN</em></strong><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">. All undergraduate academic activities for Thursday 22 September still postponed. The rest of the activities of the Faculty will continue. </em><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>READ</em></strong><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"> a statement by the Dean's Management Team </em><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4288"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">here.</em></a><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"> </em></p> <p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><strong><em>Stellenbosch Campus</em></strong><em>: Classes and tests to continue as scheduled.</em></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><strong><em>Important telephone numbers: </em></strong><em> </em><br></span></p><p><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">Emergency numbers and to report incidents:  </em></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Stellenbosch Campus: </em><em>0218082333;</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Tygerberg Campus: 0219389507</em></span></li></ul><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Crisis Service (counselling)</em></strong></p><ul><li><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">Stellenbosch AND Tygerberg Campus: 082 557 0880</em></li></ul></span><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><strong><em>Library: </em></strong><em>Stellenbosch Campus: OPEN</em><br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><strong><em>TESTS</em></strong><span lang="EN-ZA"><strong><em>: </em></strong><em>Students are reminded that they have to present student cards at test venues and arrive 15 min early. Unfortunately no access to venue without card. </em></span><br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><strong><em>Recent Stellenbosch University statements</em></strong><em>:</em></span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4286"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">Court order to remove occupying students; suspension</em></a><em> (Updated 21 Sep)</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em> </em><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4275"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">Discussions with students</em></a><em> </em><em>(updated 21 Sep)</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4288"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">Statement by Dean's Management Team, FMHS</em></a><em> (21 Sep 2016</em><em>)</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4283"><em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4">Update by Rector on events at SU (20 Sep)</em></a></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>SU statement on the announcement by the Minister of Higher Education </em></span><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4278" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em style="text-decoration:underline;">(link)</em></span></strong></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>. (19 Sep)</em></span></li></ul><p><br></p><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1">INFO AS OF <span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">WEDNESDAY </span>21 September</strong><br><strong></strong></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Information on the court order and suspension of students:  </em></span><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4286" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Info here</em></strong></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>. </em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><strong><em>Stellenbosch Campus</em></strong><em>: Classes to continue on 21 September</em></span></li><li><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Tygerberg Campu</em></strong><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>s: </em></span><p class="MsoPlainText"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>All classes for undergraduate students of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences have been suspended for today. Clinical rotations and Skills Lab activities continue. The Dean’s Management Team will convene with the Tygerberg Student Council this afternoon to confirm contingency arrangements for Thursday and Friday. </em></span><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>READ a statement by the Dean's Management Team </em></strong><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4288"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>here.</em></strong></a><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"></p></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Library on Stellenbosch Campus to open this morning.</em><br></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Read statement by Prof Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor </em></span><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4283" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>here</em></strong></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>.</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>See important </em></span><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>telephone numbers</em></strong><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em> below. </em></span><br></li></ul><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1">INFO AS OF <span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">TUESDAY </span>20 September</strong><br></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Contingency plans are in place to manage the protest action at the Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Campuses as best possible. </em></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><strong><em>Stellenbosch campus:</em></strong><em> Classes and tests on the Stellenbosch campus are not suspended and continue as scheduled. </em><br></span></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>A small group of students have disrupted classes in among others the Arts Building. The University views this as completely unacceptable as it infringes on the rights of students to study. Security staff will intervene where necessary and the University will not hesitate to take disciplinary steps. </em><br><span lang="EN-ZA" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"></span></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><span lang="EN-ZA" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"></span><span lang="EN-ZA"></span><em>All classes and tests scheduled for the Wilcocks Building on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday 21 September have been moved to other venues and staff and students advised. </em><br></span></li></ul><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4" lang="EN-ZA"><strong><em>Important: </em></strong><em>Students should please show student cards at test venues and arrive 15 min early. Unfortunately no access to venue without card.   </em></span></li></ul><p> </p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><strong><em>Tygerberg campus: </em></strong><em>All classes and clinical rotations for undergraduate students of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences have been suspended for today, Tuesday 20 September 2016, and no student will be penalised for missing these responsibilities. Essential services, tests and exams will continue. </em></span></p><ul><li><a href="/english/faculty/healthsciences/Documents/Notices/2016/Statement%20-%20Verklaring%2020%2009%2016.pdf"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Click here</em></strong></span><em> to view the statement by the Dean's Management Team.</em></span></a></li></ul><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS:</em></strong></p><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Emergency numbers:</em></strong></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Stellenbosch Campus: 021 808 2333</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Tygerberg Campus: 021 938 9507</em></span></li></ul><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Crisis Service (counselling)</em></strong></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Stellenbosch Campus: 082 557 0880</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Tygerberg Campus: 082 557 0880</em></span></li></ul><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Campus Health (medical assistance)</em></strong></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Stellenbosch Campus: 076 431 0305</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Tygerberg: 021 938 9590</em></span></li></ul><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>STATEMENT ON FEES</em></strong></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Read the Stellenbosch University statement on the announcement by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande </em></span><a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4278" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4" style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>here</em></strong></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>.</em></span></li><li><a href="/english/Documents/Higher%20Education%20Correspondence/USAf%20welcomes%20Minister%20Blade%20Nzimandes%20advice%20on%20the%202017%20university%20tuition%20fees_19Sept2016.pdf"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Universities South Africa's </em><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Response</em></strong></span></span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em> to the Tuition Fees Announcement</em></span></li><li><a href="/english/Documents/Higher%20Education%20Correspondence/Minister%20Nzimandes%20Statement%20on%202017%20University%20Fees%20180916%20revised.pdf"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr BE Nzimande's </em><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Statement</em></strong></span></span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em> on Government's 2017 Fee Support to Students</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>For more information on funding in the higher education sector, student fees at SU and how SU assists students, </em></span><a href="/english/Pages/Student-fees.aspx"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>click here</em></strong><em> (SU web)</em></span></a></li></ul><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>LIBRARY</em></strong></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>The main library on the Stellenbosch Campus is closed today (Tuesday 20 September)</em></span></li><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><span lang="EN-ZA"><em>Students and researchers who require urgent access, can arrange that via email: </em></span><span lang="EN-ZA" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><a href="mailto:libraryhelp@sun.ac.za"><em>libraryhelp@sun.ac.za</em></a></span><span lang="EN-ZA" style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> </span></span></li></ul> <p><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>ADMIN BUILDINGS</em></strong></p><ul><li><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>Please send mail to </em></span><a href="mailto:info@sun.ac.za"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em>info@sun.ac.za</em></span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-4"><em> or call 021 808 9111 if you need any urgent info/documentation from Admin A&C</em></span> </li></ul></div>
Equality Unit Mediation Programme.http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4683Equality Unit Mediation Programme.Qaqamba Mdaka and Quinton Apollis<p>​</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Authors: Q. Mdaka and Q. Apollis </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Equality Unit (EU)</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Equality Unit Mediation programme.</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mediation is quickly growing as a preferred alternative approach to conflict resolution in the 21st Century, and in the Higher Education sector in South Africa. Mediation is defined as: "…the creation of an opportunity where an impartial third party, helps two or more people in dispute to attempt to reach a mutually beneficial agreement."  - Francois Botha (Director of University of Cape Towns' Discrimination and Harassment Office).</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The <a href="/afrikaans/policy/Policy%20Documents/Unfair%20Discrimination%20and%20Harassment_ENG_2016.pdf">SU Policy on Unfair Discrimination and Harassment</a> places mediation as the preferred means of resolution in matters pertaining to unfair discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and victimisation. The University does recognise that certain matters may not be resolved through mediation. The <a href="/english/learning-teaching/student-affairs/cscd/equality-unit">Equality Unit (EU)</a> makes use of staff members who were trained as workplace mediators by Francois Botha. In 2016, 100% of mediation sessions initiated by the EU were successful where both parties were able to reach a confidential and amicable solution.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The EU aims to substantially upscale our mediation programme in 2017 with a view to enhance personal development, conflict resolution and interpersonal relationship. We will also equip students by facilitating their involvement with and practise in the field of mediation by launching a new registered SU Peer Mediation short course this year. We encourage staff and students who are interested in mediation training to contact Qaqamba Mdaka (<a href="mailto:qmdaka@sun.ac.za">qmdaka@sun.ac.za</a>, 021 808 3136) for more information on this exciting programme or any other services we offer within the EU portfolio for unfair discrimination.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The EU, at the Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCD) promotes collective action towards social justice and discourse regarding social asymmetries at SU, and implements a comprehensive HIV response. The Unit coordinates, educates and raises awareness around sexualities, gender, HIV/Aids and anti-discrimination. The Unit also formulates and oversees the implementation of SU's policies on Unfair Discrimination and Harassment, and HIV/Aids.  We also serve as a centralised service for students and staff managing accounts of unfair discrimination and various forms of harassment at 39 Victoria Street.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Click <a href="/afrikaans/policy/Policy%20Documents/Unfair%20Discrimination%20and%20Harassment_ENG_2016.pdf">here</a> to go to the SU Policy on Unfair Discrimination and Harassment. Our webpage can be found at <a href="/cscd">www.sun.ac.za/cscd</a> and you can follow us on social media @MatieSUrpass.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p>
Integrated Crisis Service with ER24http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4595Integrated Crisis Service with ER24Dr Munita Dunn-Coetzee<p style="text-align:justify;">The integrated crisis service with ER24, in collaboration with the Centre for Student Counselling and Development and Campus Health Services, started officially on Monday, 16 January. The most important facets of the service to take note of are the following:</p><ul><li>It is a 24 hour crisis service that's available nationwide for SU registered students. Stellenbosch University has a special number (010 205 3032) that can be phoned in a crisis situation. When a student is dialling the number, they need to identify themselves as a SU student. The necessary questions will then be asked before the specific service will be dispatched (ambulance / trauma counselling, etc). The ambulance will aim to on the scene as fast as possible.<br> </li><li>Should SU students travel to Bloemfontein, for example, for a sport tour, or academic outing, and a crisis occurs, they can also phone the special number and the service will be provided to them in Bloemfontein. This is a national service. This is also applicable when students are at home (PSO students) or when they are on holiday. <br> </li><li>The CSCD Crisis Number (082 557 0880) is diverted to the ER24 number and will be answered, throughout the day and the night, by ER24. During the day it will be referred back to CSCD to deal with the specific situation, if possible (08:00 – 16:00). At night it will be answered by ER24 and referred back to CSCD the next morning, if necessary.<br> </li><li>The service consists of EMS (Emergency Medical Services), Trauma Counselling (telephonically or face to face), as well as a medical hotline. Students can phone the medical hotline to get advice on how to deal with a medical situation. If you for example have someone standing next to you that's struggling to breathe, you can phone and you will be provided with advice on how to manage the situation. Everything can be accessed via the 010 205 3032-number.<br> </li><li>When ER24 has been called out to a scene where a student needs to be stabilized, it will be for free. Only when the student needs to be transported, costs will be applicable (preferential ER24-tariffs). This will be for the student's own account. The student will be transported to the closest, best facility for the specific injury – in case of a student with a medical aid (private hospital) and in the case of a student without medical aid (government hospital).<br> </li><li>Trauma counselling is for free. Depending on the situation, a male or female counsellor will be dispatched. The counsellors will also be comfortable in speaking the three languages of the Western Cape (Afrikaans, English, IsiXhosa).<br> </li><li>Every time a call comes through to ER24 from Stellenbosch University, a sms will be sent to some CSCD staff and some CHS staff (Campus Health Services). Statistics will be provided by ER24 on a weekly basis.</li></ul><p>This is the phasing-in of a new process and it will surely have some growing pains. If you have any feedback, please let me know – <a href="mailto:mdunn@sun.ac.za">mdunn@sun.ac.za</a></p>
Another record number of doctorates for SUhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4528Another record number of doctorates for SUCorporate Marketing/Korporatiewe Bemarking<p>Stellenbosch University will again this year award a record number of doctoral degrees at its December graduation ceremonies – 138 compared to the 127 of 2015. </p><p>Degrees and diplomas will be awarded to more than 5300 Matie students at nine different ceremonies this week (6-9 December). Seven of the ceremonies are to be held in the Coetzenburg Centre, while the doctoral degrees will be awarded  in the Endler Hall at the Conservatoire in Victoria Street.</p><p>Four honorary doctorates will also be awarded: The degree of Doctor of Engineering (DEng), <em>honoris causa</em>, will be bestowed upon the pioneer in computing, satellite technology and engineering, Prof Jan du Plessis; the degree  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), <em>honoris causa</em>, upon the Namibian politician and "peace broker", Mr Dirk Mudge;  the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), <em>honoris causa</em>, on the opinion-maker, mediator and agent of reconciliation, Dr Franklin Sonn and the degree of Doctor of Commerce (DCOM), <em>honoris causa</em>, on the business leader, Dr Johan van Zyl. </p><p>Du Plessis is honoured for his sustained, innovative contributions to computing and satellite technology, thereby inspiring many engineering students, paving the way for South Africa's booming technology and respected microsatellite industries, and bringing both Stellenbosch University and the country international acclaim; Mudge for his ingenious yet humble leadership in service of his country, extraordinary change management abilities, and his role in facilitating independence for Namibia and reconciliation between white and black Africans as a broker of peace and dealer in hope on the continent; Sonn for his role in transforming education and training, his international contribution as image-builder for the country, his efforts as principled businessman and selfless community leader, and his engaged citizenship that helped steer the South African society towards justice for all; and Van Zyl for his leadership in putting hundreds of thousands of shareholders' investments on a sustainable growth path, for his social responsibility in including the lower-income market in the formal economy, and for his vision in paving the way for the country's first fully fledged black financial services company.</p><p><strong>COETZENBURG CENTRE: </strong></p><ul><li><strong>Tuesday 6 December</strong> at 10:00 (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences) and at 17:30 (Faculties of Education, Theology and Military Science). </li><li><strong>Wednesday 7 December</strong> at 10:00 (Faculty of Law and a first group in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences) and at 17:30 (AgriSciences and Engineering)</li><li><strong>Thursday 8 December </strong>at 10:00 (Arts and Social Sciences) and at 17:30 (for a second group in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences).</li><li><strong>Friday 9 December</strong> at 10:00 (Faculty of Sciences and honorary degrees)  </li></ul><p><strong>ENDLER HALL, CONSERVATOIRE (KONSERVATORIUM)</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Wednesday 7 December</strong> at 14:00 (doctoral degrees in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Education, Law, Theology and Economic and Management Sciences).</li><li><strong>Thursday 8 December</strong> at 14:00 (doctoral degrees in the Faculties of Science, AgriSciences, Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences en Military Science)</li></ul><p>At the graduation ceremonies the University also gives recognition to some of its foremost academics and other staff members. This week's recipients of the Chancellor's Award are Mr Eben Mouton, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; Dr Therina Theron, Division of Research Development; Prof Eli Bitzer, Faculty of Education; Prof Geo Quinot, Faculty of Law; Prof Michael Samways, Faculty of AgriSciences; Prof Anton Basson, Faculty of Engineering; Profs Rufus Gouws and Anton van Niekerk, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Profs Ronel du Preez and Servaas van der Berg, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences; and Profs Bert Klumperman and Leon Dicks, Faculty of Science.</p><p><strong>Parking at in Stellenbosch</strong></p><p>Heavy traffic is expected on all the main roads to Stellenbosch as well as in town. Graduates, parents and friends are kindly requested to arrive early to avoid traffic jams and to ensure parking spots. Graduates with disabilities, or who are injured or sick and cannot move onto the stage, should contact Ms Nikki Malan at 021 808 3729 to arrange for these degrees to be bestowed off stage.</p>
Doctoral and Master's degrees for family membershttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4745Doctoral and Master's degrees for family membersCorporate Communication / Korporatiewe Kommunikasie<p>Jamie and Rosemary Cripwell, a couple from Stellenbosch, toiled together for a few years and now they're obtaining their doctorates in the same week at Stellenbosch University (SU)'s March 2017 graduation. Jamie received his doctorate in Chemical Engineering on Wednesday morning (15 March) at SU's second graduation ceremony while Rosemary will be awarded her PhD in Microbiology on Thursday (16 March). </p><p>At the same ceremony, degrees were also awarded to students in the Faculties of Theology and Engineering. Students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences received their degrees and diplomas at the third graduation ceremony on Wednesday evening.</p><p>Jamie and Rosemary's PhDs are among the 140 new doctorates that will be awarded this week and, together with those awarded in December, it will bring the number of doctorates for the 2016 academic year to 278 (in comparison with 2015's 267).</p><p>"It is great that we are receiving our doctorates in the same week. This was also one of the reasons we decided to complete them at the same time. We helped and mutually inspired each other," says Jamie.</p><p>He speaks highly of his wife Rosemary who he says encouraged him to do his doctorate. </p><p>"Initially a PhD wasn't part of my plans, but Rosemary inspired me to start."</p><p>Originally from Johannesburg, the couple met at the University of the Witwatersrand. They also did their Master's degrees together.<img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/Man%20en%20seun.jpg" alt="Man en seun.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;width:375px;height:263px;" /></p><p>Jamie will do post-doctoral research at SU and says he plans to publish two articles on his PhD in addition to the two that have already been published.</p><p>"It was not easy and was frustrating at times," Rosemary admits, "but we supported each other all the time."</p><p>Rosemary says it was good to tackle their PhD-studies in this three-year goal they have set out for it together. </p><p>"We inspired each other and exchanged ideas all the time. It was good to do this with someone who knows me as a student and as a person." </p><p>On Wednesday, Master's degrees in Music were awarded to mother and son Louna and Pieter-Adriaan Stofberg. Louna, who graduated <em>cum laude</em>, is an organist, whilst Pieter-Adriaan is a cellist. </p><p>"It was wonderful and extremely special to do our masters together," says Louna. "We encouraged each other and kept one another going when things got difficult."</p><p>"There were many early mornings of getting up and working together on our studies," Pieter-Adriaan adds. "There was a lot of bonding time and cups of coffee!"</p><p>"I did this simply for myself and my own enrichment, I've already taught a lot in my life and was a music teacher for years, I'm now an organist in Hermanus," says Louna. Pieter-Adriaan, a cello teacher at various schools, was motivated to do the master's at SU because of cellist and lecturer Anzél Gerber, who acted as his supervisor.<img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/Ashwin.jpg" alt="Ashwin.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:375px;height:263px;" /></p><p>For Louna's chamber music exam last year, mother and son performed the 'Rheinberger Suite' together, a piece of music that features the rare combination of organ, cello and the violin. Pieter-Adriaan fiancée was the violinist. They will perform the piece again at the FynArts festival in Hermanus in June this year. </p><p>"We had so much support from our family," Pieter-Adriaan concluded. "It is really impossible to do this without a backup system in place and people who tell you to keep going." </p><p>Also among the graduates was Ashwin Phillips who obtained his BA Honours degree in Social Anthropology. Ashwin, a former SciMathUS-student, is currently doing a Master's degree in Sociology at SU. He was part of a group of former SciMathUS and Hope@Maties students who graduated on Wednesday.</p><p>SciMathUS and Hope@Maties are two university preparation programmes being run by SUNCEP, the Stellenbosch University Centre for Pedagogy. These programmes aim to afford learners access to higher education.</p><p>For the 2016 academic year, 106 students who have come through these programmes graduated.</p><ul><li><strong>Main photo</strong>: Jamie and Rosemary Cripwell<br></li><li><strong>Photo 1</strong>: Louna and Pieter-Adriaan Stofberg<br></li><li><strong>Photo 2</strong>: Ashwin Phillips</li><li><strong>Photographer</strong>: Stefan Els</li></ul><p></p>
Council approves revised Admissions Policyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4670Council approves revised Admissions PolicyKorporatiewe Kommunikasie / Corporate Communication<p>​<strong>Communication from Council, </strong><strong>11 February 2017</strong></p><p>The Council of Stellenbosch University (SU) Saturday afternoon adopted a revised Admissions Policy for the institution, which will come into force on 1 March 2017 when applications open for the 2018 academic year.</p><p>The revised policy gives effect to the University's obligations arising from the Constitutional right of access to further education, and the legislative duty to ensure that the institution's admissions policy provides appropriate measures for the redress of past inequalities without unfairly discriminating in any way. The long-term objective of the policy is to contribute to a non-racial and equal society no longer requiring race-based redress.</p><p>"It creates an equitable, transparent and reasonable process for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at SU. This is in line with the University's commitment to becoming more inclusive by broadening access to the institution and deepening its transformation, as contained in SU's guiding policy document, its Institutional Intent and Strategy," Council Chair Mr George Steyn said.</p><p>The ISS was adopted in 2013, and in the same year, SU's Rectorate requested an investigation into appropriate admission and selection mechanisms, with the aim to reasonably and holistically address socio-economic disadvantage in South Africa. A task team was commissioned to review the previous Admissions Policy through a process of investigation, research and consultation.</p><p>After more than two and a half years of intensive consultation with stakeholders, the task team proposed a draft in which three considerations for the admission of prospective students to SU study programmes are blended:</p><ul><li>Proven academic merit at school level.</li><li>Transforming the racial demography of SU's student body.</li><li>Redressing the socio-economic disadvantage experienced by some students.</li></ul><p>"This represents a nuanced set of indicators with which the University can admit a diverse group of newcomer students with the potential for success. The three considerations complement one another through SU's strategy of excellence <em>though</em> diversity," SU's Vice-Rector: Learning and Teaching, Prof Arnold Schoonwinkel, said.</p><p>The fundamental objective is to maintain the University's culture of academic excellence by attracting the best applicants, and facilitating the transformation of SU so that it has a more inclusive and representative student body. The University's reputation as a centre of excellence depends on attracting and maintaining a diverse student body, for it enriches the learning environment.</p><p>The University takes heed of the multifaceted and complex nature of disadvantage in the South African context. The University recognises the need to reserve places for socio-economically disadvantaged students, regardless of racial classification, who achieve the minimum requirements for a chosen course of study but who would not otherwise be admitted to that course of study.</p><p>The policy, and the targets set in each year, will be adapted to reflect the progress made at the University and in the wider community, at eradicating the effects of historical racial divisions.</p><p>The policy has gone the full route of institutional approval, with inputs from all 10 of SU's faculties, its Senate and its Institutional Forum. It was also open for public input – the University community at large, as well as the broad public were invited to comment during the month of October 2016. The final draft was comprehensively discussed at a special Council meeting on 11 February 2017, where the Policy was approved.</p><p>"We have revised our Admission Policy as a leading national higher-education institution, a national asset serving the national interest and the nation as a whole. The policy promotes access and success for students from diverse communities. Stellenbosch is a university for all South Africans," SU Rector Prof Wim de Villiers said.</p><ul><li>The revised Admission Policy will be placed on the University's website (<a href="/"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">www.sun.ac.za</span></a>) once the changes made by Council to the final draft has been incorporated.</li></ul>