Meet the SU Council Chair:

Dr Nicky Newton-King

Earlier this year, Dr Nicky Newton-King was elected the 14th Chair of Council. She is the first woman to hold this position at Stellenbosch University.

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Prof Lizahn Cloete

New divisional head ‘called’ to occupational therapy from a young age

Mbali Ngcamu

Adversity does not deter visually impaired SU graduate

Janine Correia

Anatomy from another perspective

Dr Janette Verster

Enthusiasm for discipline drives new Head of Forensic Pathology

Dr Kathryn Smith

African solutions needed to help identify SA’s unknown dead

Prof Lorna Dreyer

Advocate for social justice

Prof Sope Williams-Elegbe

Anti-corruption advocate wins international award

Dr Xanthe Hunt

Research explores issue of violence against people with disability

Prof Heike Geduld

Emergency medicine specialist a pillar of strength in times of Covid and cancer

Prof Wesaal Khan

Ensuring access to safe, affordable drinking water

Dr Monde Maruza

Grant enables Dr Maruza to help moms and babies in need

Dr S’lindile Thabede

PhD graduate addresses gender-based violence

Mila Ottavini

Accounting student conquers impairment to trounce SAICA exam

Ellen R. Tise

SU represented at World Science Forum

Dr Carine Kunsevi Kilola

Training the next generation of African scientific leaders in global health

Dr Marcia Lyner-Cleophas

Disability Unit celebrates 15 years of support and inclusivity

De Lange sisters

Four sisters graduate in one week

Nikita Sitharam

Revolutionising epidemic response in Africa

Jessica Thibaud

L’Oreal-UNESCO grant supports research to combat antimalarial resistance

Chantal de Long

Master’s student overcomes tragedy to achieve her dream

Asambese Mkumatela

Third language speaker’s love of Afrikaans leads to Master’s in translation

#WomenofSU are trailblazers, valued opinionmakers and thought leaders. Their views on topical issues are highly respected, both locally and further afield, and they regularly appear in columns, opinion editorials and televised interviews. Here is an overview of their most recent media activities.

As an employer of choice, Stellenbosch University embraces diversity in the workplace, leveraging the unique talents and strengths of our vibrant people. As part of our Workers’ Day commemorations in May, we offered you a glimpse of #adayinthelife of some of our staff. Here’s more about some of the #WomenofSU who featured in that campaign.

Diane Gahiza

Project Coordinator: Centre for Social Justice

René Robbertze

HEMIS officer: Strategic Initiatives & Information Governance

Elizabeth Newman

Administrative officer: Department of Journalism

Dr Jill Ryan

Gender non-violence coordinator: Equality Unit

Katlego Letlonkane

Programme Manager for Capacity Development: Division of Human Resources

Nienke Osborne

Private accommodation officer: Student Accommodation Office