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Get involved this Mandela Month
Author: Chevaan Peters
Published: 13/07/2023


The Division for Social Impact, Transformation Office, Human Resources Employee Wellbeing, The Language Centre, Student Communities and The Student Representative Council invite the SU student and staff community to reflect, participate and partner with us as we emphasize (1) the need for sustainable food environments on our campus as well as (2) the vital connection between staff and student wellbeing and active citizenship.

Click here to read the communique released 26 June 2023 for more information.

30 June – 21 July

Faculty, departments, and environments are encouraged to build boxes or fill trolleys in support of student wellness until 21 July 2023. Items may include the following: -

ToiletriesFood (Non-perishable)Other
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Face cloth
  • Sanitary towels
  • Shampoo
  • Antiperspirant Deodorant/spray/roll on
  • Body lotion
  • Toilet Paper
  • Maize meal
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Pilchards
  • Tuna
  • Bully beef
  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Mixed beans
  • Lentils
  • Baked beans
  • Sweetcorn
  • Tomato & Onion mix/ relish
  • Chakalaka
  • Mixed veg
  • Cook in sauces
  • Peanut butter
  • Oats
  • Noodles
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Sugar
  • Long-life milk
  • Water
  • Jam
  • Weetbix
  • Bread
  • Cup a soup
  • Chocolate
  • Blanket
  • Word of Encouragement
  • Washing powder
  • Reading book



Faculty, departments, and environments who wish to make a financial contribution towards the cause, such internal commitments can be facilitated using cost centre R6771 and reference “Mandela Day".  The funds will be consolidated and utilised towards the purchasing of the items listed above. For more information, contact Mr. Adean Schippers – or Ms. Shibu Mamabolo –

Contact and drop points are as follows: 

Stellenbosch Campus

  • Division for Social Impact, Banghoek Road, Ou Lückhoff School building. Contact: Mr. Chevaan Peters –
  • The Language Centre, Contact Ms. Cheryl Cornelissen –
  • IT Department, Contact Ms. Mariana Fourie –
  • Human Resource Employee Wellbeing, Contact Mr. Adean Schippers – or Ms. Shibu Mamabolo –
  • Faculty of AgriSciences, JS Marais Building, Room 1033, Contact Ms. Monika Basson –
  • Stellenbosch Library and Information Services. Contact: Mr. Jeremiah Pietersen –

Tygerberg Campus

25 July – Staff and Student Wellness Experience

Venue: Endler Foyer

Time: 11:00am – 14:00pm

A Wellness Experience for staff and students will be available from 11:00am – 14:00pm. An interactive screening where key body metrics and blood tests can be performed. Wellness screenings are important because you will find out about your current health and lifestyle risks and receive advice on what to do about identified risks.

In an effort to help us to ensure a pleasant experience kindly indicate your interest by clicking here or book your seat now for the Discovery Wellness Experience. 

All you need to know

  • Bring your medical aid membership card and ID or driver's license
  • Dress comfortably - you need to be barefoot for some checks (no socks or stockings)
  • For the Discovery Wellness Experience, you will need to complete the pre-assessment questionnaire beforehand. You will receive a link to the questionnaire with your booking confirmation.

Student Well-being

From 12:30pm – 13:30pm Mr. Charl Davids - Director: Centre for Student Counselling and Development will share a short message for staff and students in support of well-being, which includes the build a box or fill a trolley initiative, towards tackling the food insecurity experienced by Students on SU campuses. 

25 July – BASC (Bachelor of Arts Student Committee) Sandwich Drive

The Bachelor of Arts Student Committee in partnership with the Disaster Unit of the Stellenbosch Municipality will for 67 minutes prepare 67 Chicken Mayo Sandwiches. The sandwiches will be packaged and delivered by the students to vulnerable persons.

The sandwich drive will take place at the Arts and Social Sciences building. For more information you can contact, Ms. Eyethu Mbele -

26 July - Knitting Circle (Tygerberg Campus)

From 12:00pm – 16:00pm the Tygerberg Medicine and Health Sciences Library will be hosting a knitting circle which will knit items in commemoration of Nelson Mandela. For more information contact; Mr. Jeremiah Pietersen – and Mr. Timilehin Aderibigbe –

26 July – Mandela Day Lecture (Transformation Office)

From 17:00pm – 19:30pm at the Stellenbosch Museum, the Transformation Office will host the Mandela Day lecture, with the keynote address by Prof. Thuli Madonsela “Towards overcoming food insecurity at Stellenbosch University". Click here to RSVP.

For more information and inquiries contact, Ms. Shanté Neff –


Division: Information Technology

The IT Division for a period of 12 months has identified Lisa Educentre, a special needs school that they will support. Donations include but are not limited to stationery, arts & crafts items and your time (Tech Support).

For more information on support needed, contact  or

The Tygerberg Pantry Project

The various residence pantries on campus form the backbone of short-term food security for the Tygerberg campus students. These pantries offer food items to students in need and are managed by dedicated house committee members.

The Tygerberg Pantry Project contributes to this effort by supporting the residence pantries with additional products collected via donation drives. This collaborative effort ensures a noteworthy stride towards food security on Tygerberg Campus.

Should you be interested in getting involved, please contact Ms. Isabella Turner for more information. 

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