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Rapport editor speaker at annual Convocation meeting
Author: Development & Alumni / Ontwikkeling & Alumni
Published: 30/10/2019

Waldimar Pelser, editor of Rapport newspaper, will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Convocation of Stellenbosch University (SU) taking place on Thursday, 14 November 2019 at the Adam Small Theatre Complex in Stellenbosch.

The Convocation is a statutory body of SU, consisting of graduates, including current postgraduate students and all full-time and retired academic staff of the University. All South African universities are by law required to have a Convocation to ensure the inclusion of alumni interests in matters affecting the University. 

Members are encouraged to arrive to register. The meeting will also include the election of two new members of the Executive Committee of the Convocation.

More about our guest speaker:

Pelser is the editor of Rapport and presenter of the news actuality programme KN Verslag In Gesprek on kykNet. He started his journalistic career in 2001 at Die Burger after completing the degrees BA Law, BPhil (Journalism) and MPhil (Journalism) at SU. In 2004, he completed the MPhil (Development Studies) degree at the University of Oxford, where he studied with a Rhodes Scholarship.

After three years at Beeld in Johannesburg, he moved to Lagos, Nigeria in 2007 to establish a Media24 newspaper office in West Africa. He became news editor of Beeld in 2009 and editor of news magazine NuusNou / NewsNow in 2011. Pelser has been awarded an ATKV media award as the best presenter of a news or actuality programme on three occasions and in 2019 was nominated for a Safta for best TV presenter in South Africa.​​

Venue: Adam Small Theatre Complex, 15 Victoria Street, Stellenbosch

Time: 19:00

Please confirm your attendance via e-mail to or telephonically on 021 808 9266.