Prof Ilse Feinauer of the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch received a Chancellor's Award for sustained excellence in research on Monday 5 December 2022. A maximum of 15 such prestige awards are presented for research, innovation, learning and teaching, social impact, and professional services during the December graduation ceremonies.
During her 40 years as an academic at SU, Prof Feinauer has established an exceptional research profile, both nationally and internationally. She is one of the founding members of the African Society for Translation Studies (ATSA) and is a member of the executive board of the European Society for Translation Studies (EST). Her continued involvement in international organisations and conferences led to the EST conference being held in Stellenbosch in 2019 – the first time it has been held outside of Europe.
Prof Feinauer also remains deeply involved with language practice locally and with Afrikaans linguistics. She is the first holder of the Ton and Anet Vosloo Chair in Afrikaans Language Practice in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch and is the vice-chair of the South African Academy of Science and Arts.