A highlight of 2012 in the Faculty was the signing of the new agreement between Stellenbosch University and the Department of Defence (DoD). This agreement cements the long-standing relationship between the University and the Department. In May this year, Prof Russel Botman, the University's Rector, and Dr Sam Gulube, Secretary for Defence, co-signed a new memorandum of understanding that covers, among others, the parameters within which tertiary contextualised military education is provided to officers of the SANDF and from the SADC region.
Seated are Dr Sam Gulube, Secretary for Defence, and Prof Russel Botman, the University’s Rector, co-signing a new memorandum of understanding between the Department of Defence and the University. Standing from left to right are Prof Julian Smith, Vice-Rector (Community Interaction and Personnel), Maj M Mabusa, General Officer Training Command, Lt Gen TM Nkabinde, Chief Human Resources, Prof Sam Tshehla, Dean of the Faculty of Military Science, and Col M Vena, Acting Commandant Military Academy.