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SU collaborates with partners to provide relief in time of need collaborates with partners to provide relief in time of need
Living School Garden breaking new ground School Garden breaking new ground
‘I can read’ project empowers learners AND students‘I can read’ project empowers learners AND students
Entrepreneurship project gives young people new hope project gives young people new hope
Financial Literacy Project aims to inform and empower Literacy Project aims to inform and empower



The Amanzi Yimpilo project Amanzi Yimpilo project




SU facilitates creation of Lückhoff Living Museum facilitates creation of Lückhoff Living Museum2019-10-26T10:00:00Z
MGD Annual General Meeting Annual General Meeting 2019-09-26T16:30:00Z
2019 Social Impact Symposium Social Impact Symposium2019-09-06T06:30:00Z



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Latest InitiativesView all Initiatives​​​​ student and industry communicationGiven the current situation experienced by SU students and staff, where load shedding affects SUNLearn and email usage together with a planned shift to online teaching, the introduction of a new effective communication channel for staff and students are needed. ​This initiative entails a WhatsApp communication channel for current and previous students studying in the field of Transport Economics to convey academic information and provide a mobile support system for students. This communication channel is arguably best fit in current setting as most people use the application on a daily basis. The main purpose of this initiative is to allow students to communicate with lecturers or demmies, even when this is not possible via conventional methods due to abovementioned situation.1239 Guidance in Forest and Wood Science​​​​Educating school learners about careers in Forest & Wood Science.1151 Allotment Garden Project​The Allotment Gardens project aims to provide an opportunity for interested SU students and staff to learn about growing crops on a small scale, for both personal use and potentially for charitable donations.Objectives will be:To engage students, many of whom will never have planted anything in their lives before, in the experience of small-scale vegetable gardening;To promote green and organic small-scale farming practices;To provide opportunities for participants to increase their understanding of the principles of gardening and agriculture, including inter-cropping, crop rotation, etc.;To engender a sense of responsibility towards a group project, so that the students take ownership of the garden;To involve participants in a community-orientated venture, namely the production of food for the related Living School Garden Project.1145 ProgrammeAn acceleration math programme for strong academic learners from disadvantaged schools. The programme will provide professional mathematics tutoring for high potential Grade 8 - 12 learners interested in a mathematics or science based career to supplement their mathematics education received at school. The aim is to increase university readiness by developing a deeper understanding of the prescribed Grade 8 - 12 mathematics syllabus as well as by giving exposure to advanced topics covered at university level, and to increase the number of high performing students from a disadvantaged background registering for a BCom/BSc (Mathematical Sciences) degree. ​Upon successful completion of the programme, bursaries will be offered to excellent Grade 12 learners to enrol for a BCom/BSc (Mathematical Sciences) degree with focus area in Operations Research. 1157 214 Occupational Health and Safety​​Students carry out a health and safety assessment and write a report for a winery in conjunction with their winery partners. The report is viewed by the Oenology lecturer and is submitted to the winery partner for their information. We have been doing it since 2014, and it has proved very successful. This will be extended to include winery waste treatment in the future.1154 and Oenology Extended Internships​​​​​The Viticulture and Oenology 478 module involves a seven month internship in industry, mentored by experienced and selected winemakers and viticulturalists. Students are immersed in the workplace with industry and community partners. All staff members in the Viticulture and Oenology Department are involved to an extent with our partners in industry.1156

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