Our Work​​

​​​​The Corporate Communication and Marketing Division’s work encompasses a wide range of communication platforms, from print and digital publications to websites and events.​

Content Hub​​

The Content Hub produces media content in the form of articles, photography and videography for all Stellenbosch University’s internal and external communication platforms. It reports on ground-breaking research, institutional news, innovation and campus events.
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Media Relations

Stellenbosch University liaises and maintains relationships with a wide range of South African and international media. The Media Relations Office is a central point for media enquiries, expert opinion, photo requests, media monitoring and the distribution of media releases and articles on leading research, innovation, successes and events.
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Social Media

Stellenbosch University is active on various social media platforms, and uses these platforms to engage with various audiences, including alumni and current and prospective students. ​
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The corporate website of Stellenbosch University is the home to all information regarding the University, including study programmes, faculties, departments and divisions. The website is also a news platform, where the latest news on SU is published daily.

Internal Communication

Stellenbosch University communicates with its internal stakeholders – staff members and students – through a range of electronic newsletters and an online magazine. These publications are aimed at informing and engaging with the university’s staff and students. In addition, the internal communication portfolio is responsible for strategically planning themes, content and messages to be used on various internal communication platforms with outcomes that support the integrated communication strategy.


The Corporate Communication and Marketing​ Division produces print publications aimed at external stakeholders, including alumni, the Stellenbosch community, research partners, and government. These publications include the University’s Annual Report, alumni magazine Matieland, a profile and fast facts booklet, as well as range of special publications.
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Stakeholder Relations

The Stakeholder Relations department focuses on building strong relations both internally and externally, give guidance on growing support for SU programmes and initiatives across the board. The department achieves this by collaborating with partners across campus to connect the University with the general public as well as targeted stake​holders. We coordinate all institutional events and offer guidance on protocol issues.

Brand and Corporate Identity

The Brand and Corporate Identity department focuses on brand identity management by providing guidelines, protocols and support mechanisms to the university’s staff, students and external service providers. These support mechanisms include participatory platforms, such as the SU Brand Hubs and the Centenary brand identity toolkit, with the aim of enabling greater brand compliance. ​

The Centre for Student Recruitment and Career Advice promotes the academic and student life offerings of Stellenbosch University through school visits, exhibitions, and advice and guidance services.​


A team of advisors work closely with educators, principals, government and guardians, to ensure they have the correct information to support prospective students in their career decision making. Through our wide-range of focused services, we aim to ensure that Stellenbosch University is a first choice tertiary institution for prospective students .

Project Management

The Centre is responsible for a wide range of strategic activities aimed at providing prospective students with the correct information to make informed choices about their academic careers. These include:
  • The Stellenbosch University annual Open Day, an institutional student recruitment event, which provides the University with the platform to position itself as the first choice tertiary institution for prospective students.
  • The Rector’s engagements with principals.
  • Maties 101, an event held in collaboration with the faculties, which provides provisionally accepted students with an introduction to the University and tips on how to transition to university life.
  • A series of webinars, with topics ranging from subject choices to understanding the application process.

Marketing and Media

The website provides prospective students with a wide-range of information on the Un​iversity, the application process, financial assistance, accommodation and fees. A minimum admissions booklet is also produced annually for prospective students.​