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Leerders kan SU Advantage kry vir slegs R99pmhttps://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9640Leerders kan SU Advantage kry vir slegs R99pmPetro Mostert<p>​Die Universiteit Stellenbosch se SUNCOM-afdeling in vennootskap met sy Sentrum vir Pedagogiek (SUNCEP) bied hoërskoolleerders toegang tot sy aanvullende opvoedkundige platform US Advantage vir R99 per maand vir 'n jaar as 'n openingsaanbod vir 2023. SU Advantage verbreed die hoërskoolleerervaring en gee bykomende ondersteuning aan graad 10-, 11- en 12 leerders.</p><p>Met SU Advantage kry leerders toegang tot 'n kombinasie van kort, geanimeerde videolesse en langvorm, in-diepte lesse wat belangrike aspekte van elke onderwerp opsom wat leerders oor elf vakke sou gedek het. Hierdie videolesse het ten om die lesse waaraan leerders in die klaskamer blootgestel word, verder te verduidelik en bied hulp met inligting oor hoe toetse en eksamens geassesseer word.</p><p>Die platform het ook regstreekse lesse weekliks. Tydens hierdie sessies kan leerders met onderwysers gesels vir 'n beter begrip van die werk wat hulle teen daardie tydstip in die klas sou gedoen het. Die lewendige lesse word op 'n manier aangebied wat leerders help om 'n kykie te kry in hoe sekere onderwerpe in eksamens geassesseer kan word.</p><p>“Ons doelwit is nie om tradisionele hoofstroomonderrig te vervang nie, en SU Advantage is nie 'n aanlynskool nie. In plaas daarvan kan SU Advantage dit waaraan leerders in klaskamers blootgestel word, verbeter en versterk. Dit is wat bedoel word met aanvullende onderwys," sê Gary Muizenheimer, bedryfsdirekteur van die Universiteit Stellenbosch se kommersiële eenheid, SUNCOM​.<br></p><p>Die Universiteit het US Advantage geskep deur 'n unieke en beproefde pedagogiese benadering te gebruik om doeltreffende aanlynleer te fasiliteer. Na elke videoles kan leerders 'n aanlyn assessering doen om hul begrip van die materiaal wat hulle bestudeer het te toets. Indien hulle verdere blootstelling aan spesifieke onderwerpe benodig, bied SU Advantage digitale werkboeke met gepaardgaande memo's in elke vak wat uitbrei oor kritiese konsep.</p><p>SU Advantage is verlede jaar 2022 bekendgestel.</p><p>“SU Advantage is die Universiteit Stellenbosch se antwoord op sommige van die uitdagings wat ons land se onderwysstelsel in die gesig staar. In ooreenstemming met Ons Visie 2040 is ons Universiteit inklusief, innoverend en bevorder kennis in diens van die samelewing. Ons glo hierdie hulpmiddel gee leerders die voordeel wat hulle nodig het om hul punte te verbeter en ons volgende generasie studente aan die US te word," sê professor Wim de Villiers, US Rektor en Visekanselier.</p><p>Alle hulpbronne wat op die platform beskikbaar is, is geskep deur ervare opvoeders wat in hul onderwysloopbane uitgeblink het. Eenvoudig gestel, die leermateriaal wat op SU Advantage beskikbaar is, is van hoë gehalte en so ontwerp dat dit 'n holistiese begrip vir leerders verseker.</p><p>“Uit ons marknavorsing het die jeug hoë verwagtinge oor die digitale inhoud wat hulle verkies om te verbruik. Dit is presies hoekom die leerinhoud oor SU Advantage kort, tot die punt en aandag trek," het Muizenheimer gesê.</p><p>Alhoewel enige leerder op US Advantage kan inteken, het verskeie korporatiewe borge fondse beskikbaar gestel om te verseker dat leerders in gemeenskappe met gebrekkige hulpbronne ook die voordele daarvan kan pluk.</p><p>"Sedert sy ontstaan, is SUS Advantage gebruik deur honderde leerders van skole met beperkte hulpbronne, sonder enige koste, regoor die land en hierdie getal groei steeds namate ons saam met meer rolspelers in die private en openbare sektore werk," sê Muizenheimer toe hy gevra is oor die maatskaplike impak van hul oplossing.</p><p>Die Universiteit se platform is vooruitskouend. SU Advantage gee nie voor om 'n korttermynoplossing vir leerders te wees nie. In plaas daarvan is dit 'n platform om leerders te help om beter te presteer op skool, in hul lewe daarna, en in hul toekomstige loopbane. Uiteindelik het hulle opwaartse ekonomiese mobiliteit in gedagte.</p><p>“Ons het dit ons mandaat gemaak om tersiêre onderwys 'n werklikheid te maak vir meer Suid-Afrikaanse jeugdiges. Deur grondslagondersteuning aan hoërskoolleerders in die senior fases van hul opvoedkundige reis te bied, kan SU Advantage hulle help om hul kanse om by tersiêre leerinstellings aanvaar te word, te verbeter," voeg Muizenheimer by.</p><p>Vir February 2023 kan leerders SU Advantage aanskaf teen R99 per maand. Vir diegene wat teen hierdie spesiale prys aansluit, sal dit betaal vir die res van die jaar se inskrywingsfooi per maand.<br></p><p>Om te sien waaroor die gons gaan, gaan besoek <a href="http://www.suadvantage.co.za/">www.suadvantage.co.za</a> .</p><p>Of besoek hul sosiale media-webwerwe op Facebook <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://www.facebook.com/SUAdvantage&data=05%7c01%7c%7cba2d75439d91448cc31208db051f183c%7ca6fa3b030a3c42588433a120dffcd348%7c0%7c0%7c638109403350003313%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c3000%7c%7c%7c&sdata=iXGQihVZQom079gxOM2%2BniH3XhQ5okvNrnNreY/z%2BHU%3D&reserved=0">hier</a> </span>en Instagram <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://www.instagram.com/suadvantage/&data=05%7c01%7c%7cba2d75439d91448cc31208db051f183c%7ca6fa3b030a3c42588433a120dffcd348%7c0%7c0%7c638109403350003313%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c3000%7c%7c%7c&sdata=VJFklS9r1%2Bp0lgFH6GMuho9XKoUd5kNKLgro4hYNXRQ%3D&reserved=0">hier</a></span>.</p><p>Dit is wat sommige leerders oor US Advantage gesê het:</p><p>“Dit is 'n uitstekende hulpmiddel om my te help met my skoolwerk en my help om 'n beter begrip van die werk te kry. Dit help my om dinge te leer voordat ons dit op skool leer en verbreed my kennis oor die onderwerp waaroor ek leer." Risendran Naidoo - Earlington Sekondêre Skool, Ethekwini, KwaZulu-Natal.</p><p>“Alles wat ek benodig, is maklik toeganklik en het 'n gebruikersvriendelike koppelvlak op SU Advantage. Dit het my voorbereiding vir toetse aangehelp; Ek gebruik dit om my werk te hersien en selfs vir die klas voor te berei. Die video's is goed verduidelik en maklik verstaanbaar." Aasiyah Davids - Hoërskool Pelican Park, Kaapstad, Wes-Kaap.</p><p>“Sommige studente by Pelican Park sukkel om onderwerpe so vinnig te begryp as wat ons onderwysers van ons verwag. Met die hulp van in-diepte lesse kan ons ons tyd neem om te verstaan wat geleer word en van ons gevra word.</p><p>Die klein vasvrae wat op 'n les volg, help ook om te verstewig wat ons in elke les geleer het. Dit is bevorderlik wanneer dit nader aan eksamens kom, aangesien die kort lesse ons help om baie vinniger op te som. Iman Norodien - Hoofmeisie by Hoërskool Pelican Park, Kaapstad, Wes-Kaap.</p><p>“Ek sien 'n verskil in my uitslae," Sibabalwe Maweza - SA Kollegeskool, Pretoria, Gauteng.</p><p>Dit is wat sommige opvoeders van die Wes-Kaap Onderwysdepartement (WKOD) oor US Advantage gesê het:</p><p>“Die lesmateriaal is uitstekend; dit het goeie detail en is maklik om te verstaan. Die lesse volg 'n goeie logiese volgorde." Keenan Rasmus - Fisiese Wetenskappe: Adviseur; Mark Dokter- Wiskunde: Adviseur (Vakadviseurs: Tuinroete-distrik).“Ek ervaar jou inhoud as nuttig en 'n nuwe manier vir leerders om by hul leermateriaal betrokke te raak. Die lesse is goed deurdink en kan net tot voordeel strek van diegene wat moeite doen om gereeld aan te meld." Jenny Bridgeman - Hoof: Kurrikulumondersteuning (Overberg-distrik).</p><p>“US Advantage is werklik 'n waardevolle hulpbron vir selfgeleide en onafhanklike leer. Die hulpbronne is in die kol en relevant tot wat in graad 12 onderrig word." Hein Adonis - Vakadviseur: Lewens- en Natuurwetenskappe (distrik Overberg).</p><p>“Ek is mal oor die platform. Ek sien daarna uit om dit gereeld te gebruik." Keenan Moses- Senior Onderwysspesialis: Rekeningkunde (Sentraal Karoo distrik).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Vir US Advantage-navrae:</p><p>info@suadvantage.co.za</p><p>021 879 5803</p><p> </p><p>Vir medianavrae:</p><p>Petro Mostert</p><p>petromostert@sun.ac.za</p><p>M 0823346193</p><p>​ <br></p><p><br></p>
Let’s fuel up for 2023https://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9593Let’s fuel up for 2023Petro Mostert<p>​</p><p><strong>By Denisha Jairam-Owthar, Chief Director: IT</strong><br></p><p>As the year draws closer, a time for reflection dawns on us again. I reflect on the day I started at Stellenbosch University: Excited, full of hope, bursting with curiosity, and ready for the challenge. I am now even more excited, vastly curious, and increasingly hopeful. As we take time this December to refresh and rejuvenate, to 'fuel up" for the next chapter of our ambitious targets in 2023, it's essential to note that our journey can only get better and better as we push forward together. We've achieved a lot this year amidst many challenges. Therefore, I want to thank each and every one of my IT colleagues for contributing to making this possible.​<br><br></p><p>I wish you all a beautiful season's greetings for the upcoming festive holidays.<br></p><p> </p><p>​<br><br></p><p><br></p>
Live a life of gratitudehttps://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9594Live a life of gratitudePetro Mostert<p>​</p><p><strong>By Anita Nel, Chief Director: Innovus</strong><br><br></p><p>If the past few years have taught us anything, it will be to live a life of gratitude. We have learned that life can change in an instant and that nothing in life is guaranteed. It's with this attitude that our Innovus team tackled our activities this year. And here we are today, with so much to celebrate!</p><p>It is indeed with enormous gratitude that we look back at 2022. Our teams have yet again delivered incredible value to Stellenbosch University. We have also welcomed Transport Services to the Innovation and Commercialisation stable in SunCom.  </p><p>I want to thank everyone on our team for your work over the past year, and I hope that you'll be able to relax with loved ones during the upcoming holidays and that you'll experience many blessings over the festive season. I look forward to working with each one of you again in the new year and to making 2023 an even bigger and better year!</p><p>​<br></p><p><br><br></p>
A bumper yearhttps://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9595A bumper yearPetro Mostert<p>​</p><p><strong>By Ilhaam Groenewald, Chief Director: Maties Sport</strong><br></p><p>The past year has been a bumper year and continues to be until the first week of December. This year was filled with so much to be grateful for, including our best sporting performances and making history.</p><p>We acknowledge our #MaroonMachine team (student-athletes, coaches, and support staff), sponsors, donors, partners, stakeholders (internal and external), families, colleagues, friends, and fans. Have a blessed festive season, and see you in 2023.​</p><p>​<br><br></p><p><br></p>
Thabiso inspire us allhttps://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9596Thabiso inspire us allPetro Mostert<p>​</p><p><strong>Thabiso Matsolo, system support specialist at IT general support services</strong></p><p>Thabiso is truly an inspiration to all of us at Information Technology and a model of what is possible if you believe in yourself and focus on the right goals.</p><p>Thabiso started as a cleaner who wanted a career in IT based on a long-standing interest in the field. He started with short courses and worked his way up, assisted by sponsors who believed in him, and was employed at Stellenbosch University after some years of working elsewhere in IT environments. At SU, he worked his way up to system support specialist i​n IT. He obtained his bachelor's degree and is currently continuing his postgraduate studies.</p><p><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><a href="https://youtu.be/ISQjSXXt9ew">Video​​</a></span></p><span></span><p>​<br><br></p><p><br></p>
Malcolm going beyond the call of dutyhttps://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9597Malcolm going beyond the call of dutyPetro Mostert<p>​</p><p>All his stakeholders noticed Malcolm Pillay's humble attitude and excellent work ethic. Malcolm has a reputation that precedes him, known far and wide within Stellenbosch University as one of the top colleagues in IT. Going above and beyond the call of duty all the time is his normal operating level, and he constantly masters every task given to him in a complex IT environment. Malcolm sets an example for all in IT to always do only their best.</p><p><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><a href="https://youtu.be/q2_iuOxQd3M">Video​</a></strong></span></p><p><br><br></p>
Hein is the glue that holds things togetherhttps://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9598Hein is the glue that holds things togetherPetro Mostert<p>​</p><p>Hein Swanepoel is a master of keeping things together and moving forward. The direction and leadership in the vast and complex environment of SUNCOM is created and driven by Hein. Hein is a great and very effective manager, and a strong leader who displays empathy and gives clear direction and support to his teams. For the many new SUNCOM initiatives, for the leadership, innovation, and experience of the “journey" within SUNCOM, and the motivation and support of staff, we recognise and honour Hein and thank him for a massive (sometimes unseen contribution) without which SUNCOM would not function as successfully as it currently does.</p><p><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong><a href="https://youtu.be/ASOD3AvULNU">Video​​</a></strong></span></p><p>​<br></p><p><br><br></p>
Lucas never gets tired of learninghttps://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9599Lucas never gets tired of learningPetro Mostert<p>​</p><p>Lucas takes great pride in his day-to-day duties and interaction with staff and students. Many times, he is either at work early or stays late to accommodate students or staff. Besides his big smile, warm personality, and sincerity, Lucas does not think twice when faced with a student or staff member requiring assistance after hours.</p><p>Lucas never gets tired of learning something new. He wants to make sure they receive and understand everything. The same applies to any task he wants to complete – the sooner, the better.</p><p>He is like a sponge, ready to absorb as much as possible. He shares his knowledge with all. He works with great patience and builds excellent relationships with everyone who crosses his path. We're very proud and privileged to share an office with him.</p><p><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong><a href="https://youtu.be/VQbwnaIdhFs">Video​​</a></strong></span></p><p>​<br><br></p><p><br></p>
Joshwin walks every extra milehttps://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9600Joshwin walks every extra milePetro Mostert<p></p><p>Joshwin Dreyer's role is that of a business information officer, and his primary duties include financial processing, reporting, and assisting with financial queries originating from Planon.</p><p>We at Facilities Management honour Josh for his initiative to get involved with technical support issues resulting from Planon. After formal training, he now acts as backup SysAdmin to resolve Planon queries. He gives Planon training and assists online or personally with other technical computer issues. Closing work orders and purchase orders are very time-consuming and are supposed to be handled regularly by the technical team. Due to a backlog build-up and the aim to clean up the financial system of commitments before OCF go-live and to free up funds, Josh volunteered to close these after hours when the system is more relaxed. </p><p>Considering that he is also busy with his Honours in Financial Management part-time through Unisa, it is a significant sacrifice of his personal time, for which we are most grateful.        <br></p><p>Joshwin is always positive and willing to assist with anything. Due to his extensive knowledge of Planon and insight into the current financial integrations, Josh is assisting and playing an integral part in the OCF Integrations Testing and being part of the OCF User Acceptance Testing Team. As an all-rounder, Josh also contributes towards social events as a member of the organising committees such as the FM Braai Day, FM Mandela Day project, and FM's yearend function. </p><a href="https://youtu.be/ojDEE30MVFI"><p><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Video​​</strong></span></p></a><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>​<br></p><p><br></p>
Rouvé exceeds all expectationshttps://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9601Rouvé exceeds all expectationsPetro Mostert<p>​</p><p>The nature of Rouvé Hlozek's role as space manager is very diverse and challenging. It includes the handling of spatial matters and general property matters, and the coordination of functions within DPD and FM to achieve best practices. Daily responsibilities and requests cover a broad spectrum and liaison is with various environments internally and externally. Our clients can be demanding, and any spatial matter is always sensitive; there are many emotions so it requires that you sometimes have to be "thick-skinned" and be emotionally intelligent.</p><p>Rouvé is excellent at negotiating her way through these difficult situations. The way she handles various functions is professional and effective. She's not afraid to make decisions, manages her responsibilities effectively and professionally, and goes above and beyond what is expected. She takes her own initiative, makes regular suggestions to be more effective, and is innovative with solutions regarding space requests. She exceeds our expectations in all respects and is an asset to the University.</p><p><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong><a href="https://youtu.be/w48qCKV_Vu8">Video​</a></strong></span></p><p>​<br></p><p><br><br></p>