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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>
Annual Graduate Recruitment Programme and Career Fairs http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5038Annual Graduate Recruitment Programme and Career Fairs Wilna Naudé<p style="text-align:justify;">​Career development is based on two pillars – the first represents your knowledge about yourself, and the second your knowledge about the world of work. The annual <strong>Graduate Recruitment Programme</strong> provides students with the opportunity to actively develop these two pillars and also exibit how they have grown in this regard. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The <strong>Unit for Graduand Career Services</strong> of the Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCD) organises the Graduate Recruitment Programme annually. No Matie can afford to miss this programme.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">It is an opportunity for all Maties to market their talents and skills. It is also the ideal opportunity to build networks with potential employers. Many employers will visit our campus in the coming two months. Their aim is to showcase their companies to students, and inform final year students of their available job opportunities. The challenge for every Matie is to know their skills and talents and to be able to convey these in a clear and concise manner through their CV and in an interview. Students are encouraged to start doing research about the companies and the positions that they would like to apply for, and practise interviewing skills.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The <strong>Unit for Graduand Career Services, CSCD</strong> organises the following <strong>Career Fairs</strong> for companies to exhibit their career opportunities, recruit students for employment and to offer internships and bursaries:</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Accounting Career Fair</strong>, Wednesday 2 Aug, Marquee tents on the Rooiplein, 9h00 – 14h00</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>General Career Fair</strong>, Thursday 3 Aug, Marquee tents on the Rooiplein, 9h00 – 14h00</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Engineering Career Fair</strong>, Friday 4 Aug, Academia Recreational Hall, 9h00 – 14h00</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Contact the Unit at 021 808 3568 or <a href="mailto:loopbanekantoor@sun.ac.za"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">loopbanekantoor@sun.ac.za</span></a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p>
Vast majority of students support completion of academic year - surveyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4360Vast majority of students support completion of academic year - surveyCorporate Marketing/Korporatiewe Bemarking<p>The vast majority of students at Stellenbosch University are in favour of completing the academic year without a shut-down. A survey among all Stellenbosch University students indicated that 93,92% (8 7 88 students) support the University's initiatives to continue with the academic programme. Students were eager to respond on issues of the impact of student protests on the academic project and the cost of higher education.</p><p>"At a discussion of five hours with students on 17 September 2016, Ms Tonia Overmeyer (Student Dean) and I explained our commitment to ensure that the academic year is completed successfully for all students," said Prof Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor. "At the same time SU remains committed to financial aid for poor students to complete their studies. The University will exploit all additional funding options, because we cannot from our own resources provide free education for every one of our students. We also intend to lobby National Government to rectify the chronic underfunding of the Higher Education sector."</p><p>The survey on student opinions reveals that the overwhelming majority is in favour of continuing the academic programme and does not view fee-free education as imminent. Almost two thirds of students have sufficient information on the fee relief programmes offered by SU, the<strong> </strong>National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and the Department of Higher Education and Training. </p><p>The survey has a very high response rate of 29,4%. It consisted of five questions: </p><ul><li>The first question explored student opinion on interrupting the academic programme. (Q1: SU management would like to complete the academic year without shut-down. Do you support this?) </li><li>The second question explored the students' impression on the imminence of fee-free education.(Q2: Do you believe that free higher education for all students is viable for next year?)</li><li>The third question aimed to assess the degree to which students are informed about financial accommodations and relief (Q3: Are you sufficiently informed about the following relief for financially needy students? Students from household incomes less than R240 000 per annum pay no study fees, due to SU & NSFAS bursaries and loans. Students from household incomes less than R600 000 per annum will pay no study fee increases in 2017, due to extra Department of Higher Education and Training funding.)</li></ul><p> </p><p>The fourth and fifth questions related to the degree level (undergraduate and postgraduate) as well as the faculty of study. These two questions were optional. </p><p> </p><table width="100%" cellspacing="0" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">SURVEY RESULTS</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">Question 1 </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">Question 2 </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">Question 3 </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Yes </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">93,92%</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">8,36%</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">60,82%</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">No </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">6,08%</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">91,64%</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">39,18%</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Prof De Villiers emphasized that this result did not undermine the minority voice which alerts all SU stakeholders to the importance of continuing towards affordable and accessible education for all. "SU continues to be committed to enabling access and affordable quality education. However, the current wave of disruptive protests on campus, which has led to the disruption of academic activities and substantial damage to facilities, as well as physical and emotional harm to individuals, is unacceptable and impacts negatively on higher education opportunities for all students, including protesters and those they profess to support," he said. <br></p><p>Click <a href="/english/Documents/Final%20SU%20Survey%20on%20Protest%20report%20published%20version%2011%2010%202016.pdf">here</a> for the survey report. <br></p><p><br></p>
“Stellenbosch bubble has burst”, Rector says at #SULeads opening http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4235“Stellenbosch bubble has burst”, Rector says at #SULeads opening Corporate Marketing/Korporatiewe Bemarking<p>​<span style="line-height:1.6;">Stellenbosch University's (SU) newly elected student leaders turned up in droves on Sunday morning (4 September) to attend the opening of the #SULeads 2016 annual conference.</span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;"><img class="ms-rteImage-2" alt="SU Leads-Henk3.jpg" src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/SU%20Leads-Henk3.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:793px;height:453px;" /><br></span></p><p><strong>Dr Leslie van Rooi speaks at the conference. Photographer: Henk Oets.</strong></p><p>The conference, hosted by the Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute, "seeks to inspire and empower students to be conscious role-players within their student communities and the greater South Africa". Roughly 1 100 people attended this year's opening event at the Kruiskerk.  </p><p>Prof Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, discussed the theme of this year's conference: decolonise, re-imagine, co-create.</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PK4mPP2k45M" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div><p><br></p><p>"There was a time when one could speak of the 'Stellenbosch bubble'. But that time has passed. The 'Stellenbosch bubble' has burst," he said. "That's why #SULeads is so important. Just look at the conference theme: 'decolonise'. It speaks to the very place and role of the university today.</p><p> <span style="line-height:1.6;">"What does "decolonise" mean in our context?" he asked. "That's what you are here to flesh out. An important element is putting Africa at the centre, not at the periphery – as has been done for centuries. The first part of decolonising is straight forward. It is about 'seeing ourselves clearly' as Africans. To be rooted in Africa means to be firmly connected to our continent and bearing fruit for the benefit of its people.</span></p><p> <span style="line-height:1.6;">"I am not saying Stellenbosch University has arrived, we are already the new African university we want to be," Prof De Villiers concluded. "But I am saying part of 'seeing ourselves clearly' means recognising we have made a start. Of course, lots remain to be done."</span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;"><span style="line-height:20.8px;">Read the Rector's full speech <a href="/english/management/wim-de-villiers/Documents/20160904%20Wim%20de%20Villiers%20-%20SU%20Leads%20-%20FIN.pdf" style="text-decoration:underline;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>here</strong></span></a>.</span><br></span></p><p>Other speakers included Dr Willy Nel from the University of the Free State, FVZS Institute Director Dr Leslie van Rooi and newly appointed Dean of Students, Tonia Overmeyer. </p><p>"Seven years ago, this conference started very small. The idea was to get students thinking broader than just the structures and environment that they are in," Dr Van Rooi said. "Today this conference has grown into the largest student leadership conference of its kind in South Africa. It is about re-learning, personal development and dealing with the realities of being a student at Stellenbosch and of course the reality of being a citizen of South Africa."</p><p>In a well-received speech, Dr Willy Nel tackled topics ranging from student fees and funding the higher education sector, to decolonisation and the recent controversy surrounding Pretoria Girls' High's code of conduct. </p><p><img class="ms-rteImage-2" alt="Willy2.jpg" src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/Willy2.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:760px;height:495px;" /><br></p><p><strong>Dr Willy Nel. Photographer: Marcelle van Niekerk.</strong></p><p>"Decolonisation is about re-centering our continent. However, re-centering in Africa does not mean that the rest of the world is thrown out," Nel said, with reference to the writing of Achille Mbembe. "If you see what a small part of the world we are – just focusing on our 'South African-ness' will so narrow down our perspective. You are the leaders, you will engage with these issues in depth. I wish you a fruitful conference."</p>
Updates: court order; suspension; spoliation orderhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4286Updates: court order; suspension; spoliation orderCorporate Marketing/Korporatiewe Bemarking<p><strong>Update: Monday 26 Sep</strong><br></p> <p>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. </p><p><strong>Update: Wednesdag 21 Sep</strong><br></p><p>Due to the escalating situation impacting on academic activities on the Stellenbosch campus yesterday (Tuesday 20 Sep) , a decision was taken to obtain a <span><span><a href="/english/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/english/Documents/SKM_C284e16092022230.pdf&action=default" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>court order (link)</strong></a> </span></span> that the 30 respondents listed in the order must vacate the Wilcocks Building, and should they not do so within 30 minutes of the service of the order, the sheriff, assisted by the South African National Police Services, was authorised to remove the respondents from the Wilcocks building. </p><p>The court order was first served at 22:55 last night (Tuesday 20 September) and implemented by the sheriff this afternoon (Wednesday 21 September). The students left on their own accord. The occupied area in the building has been vacated and a damage assessment was undertaken this afternoon. </p><p>The 30 respondents are further interdicted on an interim basis from re-occupying the Wilcocks building or any other campus building, from disrupting the normal activities of the university and from barricading or obstructing entrances to campus buildings or streets; from damaging property and from assaulting, intimidating or threatening, harassing, harming or detaining others. The return date of the provisional order is 20 October 2016. </p><p><strong>Suspension</strong></p><p>Due to serious misconduct a number of students have since been suspended pending the outcome of a disciplinary process. Suspension letters were sent to 11 students via email on Wednesday morning.</p><p>The students are not allowed to enter any SU property for the duration of the suspension. </p><p>Students can however appeal this decision which will be considered and decided by the Central Disciplinary Committee. </p><ul><li><em>This is an update of an article that was originally posted on Wednesday morning (21 September)</em><br></li></ul><p><br></p><p><strong>Original article:</strong><br></p><p>Stellenbosch University on Tuesday (20 September 2016) obtained a <a href="/english/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/english/Documents/SKM_C284e16092022230.pdf&action=default" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>court order (link)</strong></a> that the 30 respondents listed in the order must vacate the Wilcocks building, and should they not do so within 30 minutes of the service of the order, the sheriff, assisted by the South African National Police Services, is authorised to remove the respondents from the Wilcocks building. </p><p>The respondents are further interdicted on an interim basis from re-occupying the Wilcocks building or any other campus building, from disrupting the normal activities of the university and from barricading or obstructing entrances to campus buildings or streets; from damaging property and from assaulting, intimidating or threatening, harassing, harming or detaining others.</p><p>The return date of the provisional order is 20 October 2016. The respondents' status as students is not affected by the court order as such. </p><ul><li>In the management of these disruptions some students have been denied access to certain facilities and technologies. The reinstatement of access is in process. </li></ul><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong></strong><br></p>
Statement: Activities to continue at Stellenbosch Universityhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4359Statement: Activities to continue at Stellenbosch UniversityCorporate Marketing/Korporatiewe Bemarking <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:6pt 0cm;"><span lang="EN">Stellenbosch University (SU) has, like all other universities today, experienced protest action as part of the national campaign for fee-free university education. </span>Management remains committed to financial support for poor and working-class students.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:6pt 0cm;"><span lang="EN">Workers and students from other institutions joined SU students today and about 160 protesters moved around on the Stellenbosch campus with the goal of disrupting activities. </span>Despite additional security measures and access control to buildings, some lectures were canceled and buildings had to be temporarily closed.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:6pt 0cm;"><span lang="EN">This afternoon security personnel had to protect the glass doors at the entrance to the Faculty of Education from the group of protesters and four people were arrested after an altercation with security personnel and the South African Police Service.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:6pt 0cm;"><span lang="EN">SU remains committed to ensuring that our students can complete the academic year and that they will be safe. </span>Lectures end on Friday 21 October and the examination begins on 25 October. Arrangements have been made for staff to electronically record lectures that have been postponed and to make it available on SUNLEARN for students. The point of departure is that academic and administrative activities should continue at SU; and that students, staff and university property should be protected.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:6pt 0cm;"><span lang="EN">All activities will continue on Tuesday, October 11, and the rest of the week. </span>Each protest creates new challenges but also new learning experiences. Additional measures have been instituted for tomorrow.<span lang="EN"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:6pt 0cm;"><span lang="EN">All 12 students who were suspended pending completion of a disciplinary process have been informed that their suspension relate to assault and actions that prevented other students from participating in academic activities, such as blocking access to the library; </span>disrupting tests and lectures and tearing up test papers.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:6pt 0cm;"><span lang="EN">Staff and students are urged to remain calm and exercise patience, not to respond to provocation or to confront protest groups. </span>Regular updates are published on the University's website (<a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4280" style="text-decoration:underline;">link to the page</a>) and also communicated via social media to the campus community. The SU Management also calls on all students to, in the interest of their academic careers, focus on the upcoming exam.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:6pt 0cm;">The SU Management remains committed to engage with the student community via the Student Affairs division as has been the case over the past weeks since Prof Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, and Ms Tonia Overmeyer, Dean of Students held discussions with students lasting five hours on 17 September 2016. </p><p><br></p>
Safe stoves for Stellenbosch community – students launch nomination initiativehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4220Safe stoves for Stellenbosch community – students launch nomination initiativeCorporate Marketing/ Korporatiewe Bemarking<p>As part of its Mandela Day celebrations, the Student Representative Council (SRC) of Stellenbosch University (SU) launched a project in July this year to provide for a cleaner, safer, healthier and cheaper way of cooking in communities in Stellenbosch.</p><p>The #Stovesfor10Towns project hopes to donate cost effective Mimi Moto stoves to families who has no other means of cooking than on an open fire or by using paraffin.</p><p>Giving further impetus to the initiative, the SRC has now launched the #StoveNomination project by which entities can be nominated to donate or sponsor one of these stoves.</p><p><a href="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/StoveNomination.pdf"><strong>Click here</strong></a><strong> </strong>for more information (SRC media release).</p>
Tonia Overmeyer appointed as Dean of Students at Stellenbosch Universityhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4222Tonia Overmeyer appointed as Dean of Students at Stellenbosch UniversityCorporate Marketing/Korporatiewe Bemarking<p>​<span style="line-height:1.6;">Stellenbosch University (SU) today, 1 September 2016, welcomed a new appointment in the reconceptualised post of Dean of Students.</span></p><p>Ms Tonia Overmeyer, formerly acting Director of the Centre for Student Support Services at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and boasting many years of experience in the student development, governance and leadership domain in higher education, was appointed to the position recently. </p><p>SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor Prof Wim de Villiers, said he is very excited to welcome Ms Overmeyer to the SU family. "I am confident that Stellenbosch University will benefit tremendously from her vast experience in student engagement, support and leadership development. Her appointment will contribute towards making the student voice heard." </p><p>"We are delighted in her appointment and look forward to her joining us in the Division of Student Affairs where she will lead the Centre for Student Leadership and Structures," Senior Director: Student Affairs, Dr Birgit Schreiber said. "The Student Affairs Division is made up of three Centres and Tonia will work with the other directors in the Division, Dr Munita Dunn-Coetzee of the Centre for Student Counselling and Development and Mr Pieter Kloppers of the Centre for Student Communities. I am sure that she will complement them very well."</p><p>Overmeyer said she is excited at the prospect of serving the SU community and working with colleagues in the Centre for Student Leadership and Structures to build on the success that they have already established. "I believe that with the right nurture, student leaders can become world changers by developing their confidence, competence and connectivity. I feel privileged to play a role in developing students into citizens whose hearts, minds and hands are galvanised to build an inclusive, innovative and future focused Stellenbosch University and beyond. Together we can build a space where students not only experience the best years of their lives, but also build a foundation for a lifetime of better citizenship, contribution and fulfilment."</p><p>Overmeyer completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT), obtaining an MBA in 1999. She spent her early career managing the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development in Cape Town, before joining UWC as manager of the Department for Leadership and Social Responsibility. She later acted as Director of the Centre for Student Support Services. </p><p>"Tonia impressed SU's selection and interview panel – made up of staff and students – with her insight and knowledge of the higher education landscape, her engagement with the panel, keen sense of student activism and experience in the student representation and leadership domain," Schreiber added. </p><p>She also expressed her gratitude to all involved, including students and student leadership, in the shaping of the vision for the Centre of Student Leadership and Structures, the post, as well as the appointment process. This new Centre for Student Leadership and Structures will boost student governance, co-curricular and leadership programmes and strengthen Student Affairs at Stellenbosch University. </p><p> <strong style="line-height:1.6;">MORE INFORMATION ON THE DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS </strong></p><p>The Student Affairs Division at SU has 3 Centres, all under the leadership of Dr Birgit Schreiber, Senior Director: Student Affairs, which synergize to create a comprehensive and integrated student support and development framework. The three centres are:</p><p><strong>Centre for Student Leadership and Structures</strong></p><p>The Centre for Student Leadership and Structures is directed by Tonia Overmeyer. This Centre comprises the Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Student Leadership Institute headed by Dr Leslie van Rooi, formal student governance structures and primarily the Student Representative Council, as well as the coordination of the Co-Curriculum and the related second transcript and First Year Academy. The aim with establishing this Centre is to ensure that the University provides comprehensive and coherent leadership experiences for its students, focussing on positional leadership as well as meritorious leadership. These experiences contribute significantly to the development of Graduate Attributes and future employability of our students. </p><p><strong style="line-height:1.6;">Centre for Student Communities</strong></p><p>The second Centre is the Centre for Student Communities, which focusses on residences, communities, transformative conversations and integrating the living and learning spaces into optimal environments which accelerate student development. Mr Pieter Kloppers, the director of this Centre has championed a number of flagship programmes and developed innovative listening, living and learning models which are the benchmark for national and international university residences practices. This Centre focusses on engaging all students, residence and commuter students, in order to ensure a community that is collectively focussed on advancing the goals of our students and the SU.</p><p><strong>Centre for Student Counselling and Development</strong></p><p>The third Centre is the Centre for Student Counselling and Development and contains a range of professional and integrated services. The units in this Centre include the Unit for Psychotherapeutic and Support Services, the Equality Unit, Unit for Graduand Career Services, Unit for Academic Counselling and Development, and Disability Unit. Each one provides a range of services and is aligned to professional and higher education associations, much like the units in the other Centres. This Centre is led by Dr Munita Dunn-Coetzee who is deeply engaged in broadening the impact of the Equality Unit in order to accelerate transformation. </p>
Update: Discussions with students http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4275Update: Discussions with students Corporate Marketing/Korporatiewe Bemarking <p class="MsoNormal"><span><strong>Update 21 September: </strong></span></p> <p>There has been a development since the previous post below. Prof Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, and Ms Tonia Overmeyer, Dean of Students, met with the group on Saturday morning (17 September 2016), with the commitment to provide feedback on their issues by Friday 23 September. </p><p>There subsequently was an undertaking by the group to not disrupt academic activities any further this week. This situation changed on Monday (19 September) and escalated further on Tuesday (20 September). Due to the current situation on campus, the promised<strong style="text-decoration:underline;"> </strong><a href="/english/management/wim-de-villiers/Documents/RMT%20response%20to%20issues%20raised%20by%20Stellenbosch%20Fees%20Must%20Fall.pdf" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>feedback (link)</strong></a><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"> </strong>was sent to students by email on Tuesday. </p><p>The University <span lang="EN-GB">remains committed </span><span lang="EN-GB"><span lang="EN-GB">to ongoing discussions with students about fees and any other matter. This is primarily being driven by our Student Affairs Division, including the Dean of Students, who will facilitate further engagement. The Rector is <span lang="EN-GB">not anticipating </span>addressing this issue at a mass meeting or a further meeting with this grouping.</span><br></span></p><p><br><strong>Original post:</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Saturday 17 Sep: <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Another discussion on student fees and other matters was scheduled for Friday 23 September 2016 at a meeting between a group of students and Prof Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University, that took place on campus this morning (Saturday 17 September 2016). Prof De Villiers engaged with students after he returned from a three-day trip to attend alumni events in other provinces.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Prof De Villiers, Ms Tonia Overmeyer, Dean of Students, and other SU staff members joined students in the Wilcocks building from around 09:00 until after 14:00 to listen to their grievances. Frank and open discussions followed and a commitment was made that Prof De Villiers and Ms Overmeyer would give feedback on various matters, including student fees, the financial situation of outsourced workers and SU’s role in Southern Africa, at the next meeting. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>The University’s library on its central campus was closed for the weekend on Friday afternoon after an altercation ensued when security staff closed the rolling door to secure the building and some students resisted. </span><span>Some injuries were reported and a few students were treated for pepper spray inhalation at Campus Health Services. Stellenbosch University’s health and crisis services assisted students. The SU ambulance and a nursing sister provided help on the scene, and they were also contacted to assist a student who fell ill in the library. She was taken to hospital by ambulance for further treatment. She was discharged this morning (Saturday) and is back in her residence. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-ZA">In response to the incident on Friday, Prof De Villiers said: “No Vice-Chancellor wants conflict on his or her campus and it is regrettable that there has been friction. However, we are doing our utmost to resolve the situation. We support free higher education for financially needy, academically deserving students. We do this through differentiated financial support, for example bursaries on a sliding scale based on annual household income. We are absolutely committed to broadening access to the University, and at the same time to student success.”</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>A group of students stayed in the library overnight on Thursday evening and then decided to block the entrance to the building on Friday morning to prevent other students from entering. As these actions infringed on the rights of other students who needed to access the library services, the University could not allow the situation to continue indefinitely.<span>  </span>For that reason the protesting students were served with written notices to vacate the building and they were given time to do so. Throughout the occupation period students were offered assisted escort from the library at any time it was required.<span>  </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>On Friday afternoon, after the closing of the library, a small group of students engaged with Ms Overmeyer on understanding what’s going on, to listen to diverse perspectives, to hear concerns and to discuss the current status. A space for engagement with the Dean of Students was created in Huis Russel Botman House. </span><span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">Some tests were interrupted by protesting students on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Students gained access by pretending to be taking the test in the particular venue. In most cases the disruptions were short and tests could continue. A few tests will be rescheduled. Students should direct inquiries to their respective departments. Students who require counselling after last week’s incidents can call the </span><span lang="EN-ZA" style="color:black;">24 hour crisis service: 0825570880 or 021 808-4994 during office hours.</span><br></p><br>
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>