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SU again among leading universities on QS subject rankingshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=10562SU again among leading universities on QS subject rankingsCorporate Communication and Marketing/Korporatiewe Kommunikasie en Bemarking<p>​​​​Stellenbosch University (SU) is once again among the leading higher education institutions globally in the broad subject areas of Life Science and Medicine, Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Management, and Engineering & Technology. This is according to the <a href="https://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">2024 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> </strong>released on Wednesday (10 April 2024).<br></p><p>For the 2024 edition, 1,559 institutions have been ranked across 55 individual subjects in the abovementioned five broad subject areas.</p><p>SU is ranked in the top 250 in Life Science and Medicine, top 350 in Arts and Humanities, top 450 in Natural Sciences, top 400 in Social Sciences and Management, and top 500 in Engineering & Technology. </p><p>SU improved in three of the five broad subject areas in South Africa. It occupies the second position in Life Science and Medicine, and Arts and Humanities, the third spot in Natural Sciences, and the fourth place in Engineering & Technology (the same as in 2023) and Social Sciences and Management (the same as in 2023).</p><p><strong>SA's best in Agriculture, Theology</strong></p><p>As far as specific subject categories are concerned, SU is still the leading tertiary institution in South Africa in Agriculture & Forestry (top 100 globally) and Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies (top 140 in the world). It is also among the top three in Development Studies (top 100), English Language & Literature (top 250), Engineering (Chemical – top 350, Electrical & Electronic – top 530, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing – top 400), Biological Sciences (top 350), Environmental Sciences (top  250), Mathematics (top 550), Economics & Econometrics (top 400), Education and Law (both in the top 350). Overall, SU improved in four subject categories, kept the same position in seven, and moved down in five.</p><p><strong>Indicators</strong></p><p>The QS subject tables use academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper, H-index and international research network (IRN) to rank universities. The first two of these are based on global surveys of academics and employers that are used to assess an institution's international reputation in each subject. Research citations per paper measures the average number of citations obtained per publication, and is an estimate of the impact and quality of the scientific work done by universities. The H-index assesses the stability of impact and quality of the work published by an institution's academics. The IRN is a measure a university's efficiency of establishing stable research collaborations in each of the five broad subject areas.</p><p>Over the last few years, SU has been consistently ranked among the best tertiary institutions globally on the <a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9049"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>QS World University Rankings by Subjec</strong><strong>t</strong></span></a>, the <a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8646"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings</strong></a>, and <a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9329"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects</strong></a>.<br></p><p>​<br></p>
De Jager one of 13 African scholars awarded AfOx fellowship http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5773De Jager one of 13 African scholars awarded AfOx fellowship Lynne Rippenaar-Moses<p style="text-align:justify;">Dr Nicola de Jager, a senior lecturer in the Political Science Department, was recently selected as one of 13 African scholars to be awarded the prestigious Africa Oxford Initiative Fellowship (AfOx) from The University of Oxford. De Jager, along with another Stellenbosch University (SU) academic, Dr Tongai Maponga from the Division of Medical Virology, form part of the 13 fellows selected from 12 institutions from seven African countries out of the 450 applications received. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">De Jager is also one of four academics from the social sciences to be selected for the fellowship.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The fellowship was “set up to foster research and teaching excellence" and to “facilitate sustainable collaborations between academics at The University of Oxford and at African institutions".  All costs related to the fellows research visit to Oxford are covered by the fellowship, which also includes residency at the Oxford Colleges. De Jager will be hosted at Brasenose College.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“It is amazing to be able to take up this fellowship at The University of Oxford. An opportunity for which I am very grateful," says De Jager. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“For the last couple of  years I have focused on gaining exposure to research and academics at different institutions as it is really important to not have a parochial outlook when it comes to research. By participating in fellowships like these, I am able visit other institutions and meet other academics and learn about their research and this is very important in enhancing my own research and international standing." <br></p><p>De Jager, who was nominated for the fellowship by Prof Laurence Whitehead, a leading expert in democracy studies, will spend close to six weeks at Oxford from 5 August to 14 September working on research focused on <em>Protestantism and civic engagement: Implications for democratic development in sub-Saharan Africa</em>.<br></p><p>“The research I have been working on has focused on the influence of religion on politics. We have found that while the importance of religion in Europe is declining, it is becoming increasingly more important in Africa."<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“The global distribution of Christians is expected to change by 2050, with the largest proportion of Christians - more than a billion - to reside in sub-Saharan Africa by this time," explains De Jager.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“As of 2017 Africa was home to 41% of all Protestants, with the projection that by 2050, 53% of all Protestants will live in Africa. In contrast, despite being the birthplace of Protestantism, it is expected that fewer than 10% of Protestants will live in Europe by 2050. Historical and empirical studies, especially of Western Europe, have argued that there is a positive relationship between the proportion of Christians – Protestants in particular – and the development of liberal democracy."<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">According to De Jager, the research she will conduct at Oxford forms part of a “broader research project on 'Governance, democracy and religion in sub-Saharan Africa, which is being conducted within the Transformation Research Unit: Southern Africa" at SU. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">TRU was officially established at SU at the end of 2014 and is based in the Political Science Department. The Unit focuses on examining South African democracy comparatively in the regional southern African and global contexts from a political, economic and social perspective. De Jager heads the southern Africa sub-division of TRU.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“The research I'll conduct at Oxford University will investigate the relationship between religion and civic associationalism – as a crafting condition for democratic development – in sub-Saharan Africa. The key question guiding the research would be: If civil society is a core tenet of the development of liberal democracy, which religion, if any, is more civically engaged in sub-Saharan Africa? Thus, which religion leads to greater civic associationalism and why? And, thus stemming from this to reflect on the broader question of what the implications could be of the growth of Christianity, and Protestantism in particular for the region's democratic development. While grounded in democratic theory, it will essentially be an empirical study using secondary data analysis of the World Values Survey and Afrobarometer to determine which religions are more civically engaged. Both surveys measure religious affiliation as well as use a number of variables to measure civic engagement."<br></p><p>Photo: Anton Jordaan, SSFD<br></p>
​ Drama department alumni victorious at the kykNET Fiëstas http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=3605​ Drama department alumni victorious at the kykNET Fiëstas Verskaf / Supplied<p>​<span></span><span></span>Alumni of the US drama department made a clean sweep at this year's KykNet Fiëstas.</p><p>All four of the main acting categories went to <em>draMATIES</em>. Stian Bam, who was a part-time lecturer at the drama department, and acclaimed actresss Tinarie van Wyk-Loots respectively won the best actor and best actor awards for their work in the KKNK production, <em>In Glas</em>.  </p><p>The two awards for the best-supporting actress and actor went to Greta Pietersen for <em>Son. Maan. Sterre.</em> (Woordfees)  and Dean Smith for <em>Die Dag is Bros</em> (Innibos).  Dean will receive his Hons in acting in the coming graduation ceremony.  Marlo Minnaar won the award for the best acting in a solo performance for his role in <em>Santa Gamka</em> (KKNK).</p>
Arts alumnus’ illustrations gives South African take on traditional Bible storieshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=3461Arts alumnus’ illustrations gives South African take on traditional Bible storiesLynne Rippenaar-Moses<p>​<em style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">​Marie Prinsloo (photo), an alumnus of the Visual Arts Department, recently illustrated her first children's book, a children's Bible named </em><span style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;">Bible Stories for Children,</span><em style="line-height:1.6;text-align:justify;"> which was narrated by Wendy Maartens and published by Random House/Struik. Lynne Rippenaar-Moses spoke to her about how she got involved in this project and the road she walked from Stellenbosch University graduate to full-time artist, exhibiting in various galleries across the Western Cape.</em></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Question: You've just illustrated your first children's book, a children's Bible by Wendy Maartens that was published by Random House/Struik. How did you access this great opportunity and how does it feel like to have your first illustrated book on shop shelves?</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Answer:</strong> Wendy Maartens and I had a great conversation during her interview with me for <em>Lig </em>magazine – I think it was two years ago. We just clicked and kept in touch. They were looking for a new flavour for the illustrations for her children's Bible, and she recommended me. Apparently, the powers that be liked the way I use colour and texture. Of course it was super exciting to get the project.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">What made the experience even better was that Wendy was closely involved with the illustrations. For instance, she gave me a list of flowers, plants and animals she wanted to have in the illustrations. She had lovely morning glories in front of her window, for example, and another time she was surrounded by red poppies. Another week, pelicans caught her eye, then sugarbirds and cosmos. This helped to make the book a very personal project.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Q: What did you study at Stellenbosch University and why did you decide to follow that specific degree programme above all other programmes offered here?</em></strong></p><p>I chose the painting side of the degree because I love painting and drawing. I'm not very fond of computers, so that cancelled out graphic design, and I am also not meticulous enough for jewellery design. So, painting was the only one left.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Q: Did this degree in anyway prepare you for your current career and if it did, could you tell us how? </em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The course did not fully prepare me for what I do today. For instance, we were not taught at all how to market our art and that sort of thing. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">What I can say, is that Paul Emsley is a brilliant lecturer and artist, and I learned a lot during the three years of attending his drawing classes. He gave practical advice and his work is outstanding.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">There was also a lithography lecturer, Lyne, who was also a children's book illustrator. One day she brought the pre-sketches for a book to class and showed us the layout. It made a big impression on me.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Q: Tell us more about the book itself – for example, what makes it different from other children's Bibles on bookstore shelves? </em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">This Bible is different from other children's Bibles, as there is a lot of humour and freedom in the text. It has a light approach and is more contemporary. In the story of the Samaritan, for example, a gang of hooligans jump on him from behind a bush and the Samaritan then takes him to a guesthouse.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">We also purposefully used authentic South African symbols in the illustrations. Proteas, heather, meerkats, pincushions and sugarbirds, that kind of thing. Also, in Noah's story, I showed the ark drifting with Table Mountain under the water.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>Q. Many students at times become disillusioned after completing a BA degree as the public perception is often that any qualified artist will end up struggling to make ends meet anyway. What has your own experience been like and what kind of advice would you give to students studying towards a BA Visual Arts degree today? </em></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Yes, you definitely need a day job if you want to survive as an artist. A day job relieves the pressure and gives you the freedom to express yourself, without continuously making things you hope would sell. Then you paint from the heart, with passion, and that is wonderful. I paint full-time and exhibit my work at various galleries. I also present art classes and in-between I do illustrations for books and websites.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Your marketing should be done the right way from the start. I was not aware of these things, such as marketing yourself, and I did all sorts of other things along the way. All of this has an influence on one's art, but in the past students were not really prepared for surviving with their degree. I'm sure it is different now.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">It is also wise to do a marketing course with your art qualification. It totally goes against one's nature as an artist, but you cannot simply sit back and paint and hope people will fall over their feet to buy your art. It entails hard work and tough marketing, and growing a thick skin and doing admin. A lot of admin! You should see it as a business and get your art to the right market. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Bible is available at most large bookshops and sells at R155. It is published by Penguin Random House. Locally it can be bought online through Exclusive Books (<a href="http://www.exclusives.co.za/">www.exclusives.co.za</a>) and internationally through Takealot.</p><p>To read more about Marie, visit <a href="http://www.marieprinsloo.co.za/">www.marieprinsloo.co.za</a>. </p><p><strong>CONTACT US</strong></p><p>Alumni from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences make a huge impact in various sph eres of South African society and the world. We  enjoy celebrating your achievements and hearing about the paths you have taken since leaving our institution.</p><p>So, if you know of any alumni or if you are an alumnus who has recently excelled, please send a short para graph explaining the alumnus/your achievement as well as the contact details of that alumnus/yourself to our Communications and PR Officer, <a href="mailto:lynnr@sun.ac.za">Ms Lynne Rippenaar-Moses</a>. <span style="line-height:1.6;">We will feature a short Q and A with one of our alumni each month.</span></p>
Challenges facing SA’s women not being addressedhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5062Challenges facing SA’s women not being addressedCorporate Communication / Korporatiewe Kommunikasie<p>On Wednesday (9 August), we celebrate National Women's Day. In opinion pieces in the media, staff at Stellenbosch University write that some of the most important challenges women in South Africa continue to face are not being addressed. Click on the links below to read the respective articles.</p><ul><li>​Prof Juliana Claassens (<a href="/english/Documents/newsclips/JClaassens_CapeArgus_Aug2017.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Cape Argus</strong></a>)<br></li><li>Prof Amanda Gouws (<a href="/english/Documents/newsclips/AGouws_DieBurger_Aug2017.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Die Burger</strong></a>)<br></li><li>Prof Louise du Toit (<a href="/english/Documents/newsclips/LduToit_CapeTimes_Aug2017.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="">Cape Times</strong></a>)<br></li></ul><p><br><br></p>
Graduate School reaches major milestone in University's centenary year http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5559Graduate School reaches major milestone in University's centenary year Lynne Rippenaar-Moses<p style="text-align:justify;">The Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences has broken through the 100 degrees ceiling with the awarding of another 14 degrees at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences' graduation on Thursday, 22 March. This takes the overall number of degrees awarded over the last eight years to 114. The milestone also coincides with Stellenbosch University's own 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary year.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">“The Faculty is very excited to be celebrating this incredible milestone in the centenary year. What started as a HOPE Project initiative in 2010 has led to this academic milestone in the 2017 academic year and not only have we hit the 100 mark, but we have catapulted to 114 degrees delivered. What was once an ambitious HOPE Project has today become the Faculty's flagship project," said Prof Anthony Leysens, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">“The Graduate School is considered to be the biggest success story for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as we have developed and implemented a comprehensive and concerted set of measures to address the critical current and future shortages of trained academics in the arts, humanities and social sciences in South Africa and the continent at large," added Dr Cindy Steenekamp, Chair of the Graduate School Board.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In 2012 the first 19 doctoral degrees were awarded by the School followed by 21 awarded in 2013, 20 in 2014, 13 in 2015, 20 in 2016 and 21 in 2017.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">These graduates are also completing their doctoral studies within record time.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">“We enrol an average intake of 22 students per year and are delivering an average of 19 graduates per year, which means that a vast majority (75%) of our graduates have completed their degrees in the required three years or less. In this way the School has managed to half the number of years that PhD students within the faculty complete their PhD degrees. Most students take 5 years to complete their doctoral studies, while students who are registered via the School complete their degrees in 2.5 years on average" explained Steenekamp.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Graduate School's successes over the last seven years is rather significant, especially considering that South Africa's National Development Plan calls for 5 000 new doctoral graduates to be produced by 2030. The country is still far from reaching that goal with only 2 530 PhD degrees awarded in the 2015 academic year. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Although doctoral enrolments in the Faculty have been steadily increasing, the establishment of the Graduate School in 2010 marked a major shift in doctoral education. The average increase in enrolments grew from 25% to 65% with the advent of the Graduate School's doctoral scholarship programme. The Graduate School has enrolled over 180 candidates in eight cohorts between 2010 and 2017, which represents about a quarter of the doctoral enrolments within the Faculty. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Graduate School was established as Stellenbosch University's contribution to the Partnership for Africa's Next Generation of Academics (PANGeA) in 2010. PANGeA is a “collaborative network of leading African universities developing research capacity and confidence in bringing African expertise to Africa's challenges". The network aims to strengthen higher education in Africa by creating opportunities for fully-funded doctoral study in the arts, humanities and social sciences; collaborative research projects and exchange among partner institutions; the development of research capacity on site; and in the longer term, the establishment of joint doctoral degree programmes specifically in the arts, humanities and social sciences.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The universities involved in the PANGeA network include the University of Botswana, the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, the University of Ghana, Makerere University in Uganda, the University of Malawi, the University of Nairobi in Kenya, Stellenbosch University, and the University of Yaoundé I in Cameroon. PANGeA is therefore enriched through developing an active footprint on which to draw intellectual diversity in terms of linguistic, cultural and national backgrounds.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Of the 114 doctoral degrees awarded, of which the last 14 graduated on Thursday, 85% are BCI (diversity) candidates; 62% are male and 38% are female; and 48% are staff members within the PANGeA network that have since resumed their academic positions at their home institutions. These graduates also come from a range of countries in Africa, including  Angola (2 candidates), Botswana (2), the Democratic Republic of Congo (1), Gabon (2), Ghana (6), Kenya (11), Lesotho (1), Malawi (12), Nigeria (2), Tanzania (13), Uganda (15), Zimbabwe (20) and South Africa (27).</p><p style="text-align:justify;">“A high percentage of our graduates and alumni are either retained within or enter the higher education sector in Africa. We pride ourselves in strengthening the capacity of Africa to generate new knowledge through stemming the brain drain from Africa and reversing the decline of science and scholarship in African higher education. Through the Graduate School and our involvement in PANGeA we are promoting Africa's next generation of leaders, academics and professionals" says Steenekamp. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Some of the research topics that graduates have concentrated on over the years include <em>Ethnography and the archive: Power and politics in five South African music archives</em>; <em>Appraisal and evaluation in Zimbabwean parliamentary discourse and its representation in newspaper articles</em>; <em>Ghoema van die Kaap: The life and music of Taliep Petersen (1950-2006)</em>; <em>Language and the politics of identity in South Africa: The case of Zimbabwean (Shona and Ndebele speaking) migrants in Johannesburg</em>; <em>The nature and scope of management tasks performed by volunteers on management committees of non-profit organisations</em>; and <em>Are "untouched citizens" creating their deliberative democracy online? A critical analysis of women's activist media in Zimbabwe</em>.<br><em><br>Photo: Here are some of the 114 doctoral graduates to graduate from the Graduate School over the last eight years. (Anton Jordaan, SSFD)</em></p>
‘Shades of Yale’ a cappella group to perform in Stellenboschhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=6289‘Shades of Yale’ a cappella group to perform in StellenboschCorporate Communications Division<p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="https://www.shadesofyale.org/">Shades of Yale</a>, an ensemble that specialises in “music of the African diaspora & African-American tradition", will be performing alongside the Stellenbosch University Vocal Ensemble (formerly KuKopella) at 19:30 at Kruiskerk on Friday, 15 March 2019. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The concert forms part of Shades of Yale's Spring Tour in South Africa, with songs from artists such as Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Ben E. King. Says the group: “It is our objective to offer a unique, musically excellent, and spiritually enriching performance experience at Yale University and beyond."<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​The concert is part of a new community outreach programme by KuKo, emphasising it's aim to promote arts that are “locally relevant whilst being internationally excellent", according to the chairperson, Blaine Josephs. Josephs is also working in conjunction with UNASA (United Nations Association of South Africa – Stellenbosch Chapter), to improve the footprint of culture in the local community, by doing social impact work through cultural projects. Transport and tickets for the event will be provided to disadvantaged children from the Legacy Development Centre in Kayamandi, a suburb of Stellenbosch.<br></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Tickets for the event are R80 if bought before the time and will be sold in the Neelsie Student Centre or alternatively tickets can be booked by contacting <a href="mailto:srcculture@sun.ac.za"><span lang="EN-ZA" style="text-decoration:underline;">srcculture@sun.ac.za</span></a>, or R100 at the door.<br></li></ul><p><br></p>
First short course for book clubs a resounding successhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8778First short course for book clubs a resounding successDepartement Afrikaans en Nederlands<p>​</p><p>If you relish reading and would like to get more out of Afrikaans novels and volumes of poetry, you've just missed an opportunity to learn how to delve deeper into literature and read with greater insight.</p><p>The Department of Afrikaans and Dutch offered its first short course for book clubs from 10 to 12 November. In these three busy but very interesting days, Prof. Louise Viljoen and the short-course attendees discussed six contenders and prize winners: <em>Dol heuning</em> (SJ Naudé), <em>Skepsel</em> (Willem Anker), <em>Voorouer. Pelgrim. Berg.</em> (Ingrid Winterbach), <em>Uittogboek</em> (Johan Myburg), <em>Asof geen berge ooit hier gewoon het nie</em> (Pieter Odendaal) and <em>Bientang</em> (Jolyn Phillips).</p><p>If you would like to enrol for this short course and find out why the participants enjoyed it so much this year, you can contact Maret Blom at <a href="mailto:shortcourse2@sun.ac.za">shortcourse2@sun.ac.za</a> or 021 808 2160.<br></p><p><br></p>
SU experts reflect on youth issueshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4011SU experts reflect on youth issuesCorporate Marketing / Korporatiewe Bemarking<p>​​​​​​​​On Thursday (16 June) we celebrate Youth Day. In opinion pieces in the media, the following staff members and students at Stellenbosch University reflect on issues that are important to today's youth. Click the links below for the respective articles.</p><ul><li><p>Prof Amanda Gouws (<a href="https://theconversation.com/how-south-africas-young-women-activists-are-rewriting-the-script-60980" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="text-decoration:underline;">The Conversation</strong></a>)</p></li><li><p>Dr Llewellyn MacMaster (<a href="/english/Documents/newsclips/LMacMaster_CapeArgus_15Jun2016.pdf" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="text-decoration:underline;">Cape Argus</strong></a>)</p></li><li><p>Dr Michael le Cordeur (<a href="/english/Documents/newsclips/MLeCordeur_DieBurger_15Jun2016.pdf" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="text-decoration:underline;">Die Burger</strong></a>)</p></li><li><p>Dr Leslie van Rooi (<a href="http://www.litnet.co.za/het-die-soweto-opstande-iets-te-make-met-vandag-se-studenteprotesaksies/" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style="text-decoration:underline;">Litnet</strong></a>)<br></p></li><li><p>Joan van Dyk (<a href="/english/Documents/newsclips/VanDyyk_Eikestadnuus_Jun2016.pdf" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Eikestadnuus</strong></a>)<br></p></li></ul>
Department Afrikaans and Dutch leads Simposium in Wellingtonhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4266Department Afrikaans and Dutch leads Simposium in WellingtonCorporate Marketing/Korporatiewe Bemarking<p>​<span style="line-height:1.6;">This weekend, Stellenbosch University's Department Afrikaans and Dutch is hosting a Simposium at the Garden of Poets ('Tuin van Digters') at the Breytenbach centre. Almost the whole department will depart for Wellington on Friday, where most of the lecturers will take part in a series of discussions in four programmes, which revolves around poetry.</span></p><p>For the whole programme, visit <a href="http://www.breytenbachsentrum.co.za/">www.breytenbachsentrum.co.za</a>.</p><p>(Complete English translation will follow soon)</p>