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Making sustainability matterhttps://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=10523Making sustainability matterPetro Mostert<p>​</p><p>In April, we once again celebrated Earth Day (22 April) and Earth Week (22-26 April) by raising awareness of the importance of becoming more sustainable and conserving our planet's biodiversity. I know that a day or a week seems almost insignificant compared with the enormity of the climate change risk we face, but am glad that we use all opportunities, whether large or small to build momentum for the University's sustainability agenda.</p><p>Proposed in 1969 by a senator from the US state of Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day began as a day of events organised by a handful of young activists and local volunteers and eventually resulted in a day where 20 million Americans (10 percent of the total US population then) from all walks of life came together for the birth of a modern environmental movement. Since then, billions of people have celebrated this day across the globe to raise awareness and fight for a sustainable future and legacy for those who will inhibit this planet long after we are gone.</p><p>Earth day and the awareness raised by the associated events have helped build a coalition for regulation internationally on, for example, industrial air pollution, the discharge if waste in rivers and ocean and much more. We have come a long way to raise awareness of the extent of environmental degradation as well as the inextricable links between pollution and public health.</p><p>In 2022, Stellenbosch University launched its first <a href="/english/management/OperationsandFinance/Documents/W27823%20Sustainability%20Plan%202022.pdf">Environmental Sustainability Plan 2020-2025​</a> — a plan with which we will reduce the environmental impact of our campuses and serve to demonstrates the University's commitment to sustainability from the perspectives of the environment, resources, and society. By leading through example, our University should play a significant role in forging the path to a sustainable future and ensuring we use our resources in such a way as to leave a thriving environment for future generations.</p><p>Nicolette van den Eijkel, our Chief Director: Facilities Management, introduced us to the concept of using the operations of SUFM as a Living Laboratory for sustainability by putting in place future-fit systems and processes since 2015 to turn SU into a sustainable smart campus. We monitor our water, energy usage, carbon emissions, and even our trees for water consumption — all to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and increase energy procured from clean, renewable sources as we journey to a net zero future by 2050.</p><p>During Earth Week, we've raised awareness of our campus waste footprint by showing that we produce three tons of waste on any ordinary day. Thanks to the creation of a material recycling facility (MRF), we now send only 26 percent of our waste to landfill—although we aspire to reduce that to zero by 2028.</p><p>If you have a wheelie bin that gets cleaned out every week, you are among six out of ten households that benefit from this public service nationally—a service that is declining almost daily. Please be aware that whatever you've put in that bin will go directly to landfill, as is the case with nine out of ten metropolitan households that do not separate their waste at home for recycling. Please join me in my challenge to have an empty wheelie bin every week. My family and I don't succeed every week, but we do so more often than not. It can be done.</p><p>How long can we sustain this, as most of our country's estimated 1,000 landfill sites have reached full capacity? Our campus's waste-to-landfill ratio might look promising, but this is just a drop in the bigger ocean of waste our country produces daily. I read in a recent article in the Daily Maverick that South Africa creates an estimated 122 million tons of waste per year, with an average of 41 kg of plastic waste per citizen. Only 10 percent of our country's waste is recycled or reused, while the rest goes to landfills or is dumped illegally.</p><p>As human beings, we have a fundamental right to a clean environment. Those living in poor areas, close to dump sites or even areas where there is no waste collection service at all, are exposed daily to a range of toxins that increase their health risks. Our waste is part of this social justice issue.</p><p>The enormity of this problem sometimes makes one despondent, but maybe one could solve this problem like we solve a lot of our issues: by starting at home. Next time you want to throw rubbish away, think again: Can it be recycled, reused, or even put to good use, like making your own compost?</p><h3><strong>Planet vs Plastic. The choice is yours.​</strong><br></h3><div><strong><br></strong></div><p><br></p>
When the will becomes the wayhttps://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=10519When the will becomes the wayPetro Mostert<p>​</p><p>When you walk along the Eerste River on the Koloniesland trail, you will find a small plaque next to a tree donated by Anton Rupert with the words:</p><p>“Waar daar 'n wil is, is daar 'n weg en soms word die wil die weg". In English: "Where there's a will, there's a way, and sometimes the will becomes the way".</p><p>These few words describe the tremendous effort that went into establishing the first support centre for victims of gender-based violence (GB) in Ida's Valley. The Thuthuzela Care Centre (TCC) was officially opened on 17 April, although its doors opened in February this year.</p><p>When Jaco Greeff Brink, Head of Stellenbosch University's (SU) Equality Unit, approached Nicolette van den Eijkel, Chief Director: Facilities Management to help him find a space for rape and GBV victims, she immediately identified the Bothmashoogte building in Ida's Valley, which was previously used as a residence and then vacant. Her "will" took over and went in overdrive as she jumped through a million hoops to make this happen.</p><p>Despite push-back, red tape, long meetings, and many questions from a thousand stakeholders, she persevered, and the centre became a reality. The last hurdle was to finalise the lease agreement, Nicolette got Prof Stan du Plessis's, SU's Chief Operating Officer's, buy-in, and the project became a reality. "I remember how I walked up to Stan and just gave him one enormous hug," Nicolette recalled.</p><p>What is more is that since this facility opened in February, already more than ninety GBV victims have been helped and supported – underlining the dire need for such a facility. Victims receive here the emotional, psychological, and legal support to pursue a conviction against their perpetrators. A facility like this makes it easier for victims to follow through with legal action to ensure they get the justice they deserve.</p><p>Anel Lewis, senior journalist at Corporate Communications, wrote in an <a href="/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=10571">article</a> on SU's website that the Centre has relieved the load of the Stellenbosch district hospital by providing a safe alternative for victims looking for support and emergency accommodation—said Provincial Minister of Social Development Sharna Fernandez. "The TCC is a place where wounded can start to rebuild, where they can transcend from victim to survivor. This Centre is just one aspect of the arsenal we need to fight the scourge of GBV".</p><p>She emphasizes how this Centre is a symbol of collaboration, made possible through the cooperation of the National Public Prosecuting Authority, the national and provincial governments, the South African Police Services, Stellenbosch University (SU), Stellenbosch Municipality, Mediclinic, Ring for Peace Cape Trust, the private sector, and "active citizens."</p><p>SU's involvement is through the INSPIRE (Initiative for Nonviolence, Support, Prevention, Intervention, Research, and Education) facility, which will help to establish global networks to study nonviolence and create an environment for academics and students to research GBV.</p><p>For Nicolette, this is another full circle in which she was privileged to play a crucial part. "This is a healing place, one where people feel safe and welcome to return to." Nicolette's will has undoubtedly become a way—a Centre that will soon be sustainable and provide a community with a crucial service. ​</p><p>​<br><br></p><p><br></p>
Die US versamel en herlei meer as 1 000 ton afval jaarliks weg van stortingsterreinehttps://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=10491Die US versamel en herlei meer as 1 000 ton afval jaarliks weg van stortingsterreineCCMD<ul><li><em>​Die US se gesentraliseerde materiaalherwinningsfasiliteit (MRF) op die Stellenbosch-kampus het in 2023 meer as 1 000 ton afval van stortingsterreine gesorteer en van lundvul herlei</em></li><li><em>Met 'n jaarlikse afval-tot-landvul-koers van 74 persent, presteer die US ver bo die 50 persent-gemiddeld wat deur ander universiteite gerapporteer word.</em></li><li><em>Die US het verlede jaar meer as 10,4 ton e-afval herlei en herwin</em></li></ul><p>Die Universiteit Stellenbosch het verlede jaar meer as 1 000 ton wat op drie van sy vyf kampusse ingesamel is, weg van stortingsterreine herlei. Dit is 'n  belangrike stap in die rigting van sy doelwit om netto nul teen 2050 te bereik.</p><p>Die Universiteit word op sy netto nul-reis gelei deur sy Omgewingsvolhoubaarheidsplan saam met die Verenigde Nasies (VN) se 2030 Agenda met sy 17 Volhoubare Ontwikkelingsdoelwitte (SDG's).</p><p>Gedurende die week van 22-26 April 2024 vier die US weer Aardeweek en Aardedag op 22 April 2024. Ter ondersteuning van die wêreldtema Planeet teenoor Plastiek (Planet vs Plastics), hoop Fasiliteitsbestuur se Omgewingsvolhoubaarheidspan en vennote om bewustheid vir afvalvermindering op kampus te verhoog. Die span gaan twee afvalinstallasies, op die Rooiplein en by die Ingenieursfakulteit, tydens Aardeweek opstel.</p><p>Die afvaltorings op die Rooiplein sal twee dae se afval verteenwoordig wat op die Stellenbosch-kampus geproduseer word. Die 3 000 kg afval is gelyk aan ongeveer 30 bale, wat die US se gesentraliseerde materiaalherwinningsfasiliteit (MRF) produseer nadat hulle die afval wat hulle daagliks versamel, sorteer het. Van hierdie 3 000 kg afval herwin die US 28 persent, stuur 46 persent vir kompos en 26 persent na stortingsterreine. Die US se MRF sorteer alle kampus-afval en herlei dit weg van stortingsterreine. Verlede jaar is meer as 1 miljoen kg afval, meestal plastiek en papier, versamel en weg van stortingsterreine herlei.</p><p>Sedert hierdie fasiliteit gebou is, het die US daarin geslaag om sy afval-tot-landvul koers te verminder. “Ons stuur tans slegs 26 persent na stortingsterreinne. Die US se doelwit is om teen 2028 by nul afval-tot-stortingsterrein te kom, sê John de Wet, die US se Omgewingsvolhoubaarheidsbestuurder.</p><p>As deel van sy pogings vir 'n groener toekoms, in lyn met hierdie doelwitte, het die Universiteit baie belê in verskeie energie-, water-, afval- en biodiversiteitsprogramme op al sy kampusse, sê De Wet. Inisiatiewe sluit in 'n drie-vullisblik-sorteerstelsel op alle kampusse, die MRF, die installering van waterbesparende krane, stortkoppe en -bakke in koshuise, gryswaterstelsels om stortwater te herwin en water te voorsien vir die spoel van toilette, water-vriendelike landskapsontwerp, en die installasie van fotovoltaïese panele op die dakke van geboue om koolstofvrystellings en nutskoste te verminder.</p><p>Vir die US om sy netto nul-teiken te bereik, moet hy sy koolstofvrystellings van 85 241 tCO2e tot so na as moontlik aan nul verminder, verduidelik De Wet.</p><p>"Vermorsing is een van die elemente in hierdie reis, en die US se afleiding-weg-van-stortingsterrein-koers is tans op 'n indrukwekkende jaarlikse gemiddelde van 74 persent. Dit is ver bo die 50 persent-gemiddeld wat deur ander universiteite gerapporteer word."</p><p>Meer onlangs, ter ondersteuning van die US se bydrae tot die bereiking van Doelwit 12: Verantwoordelike verbruik en produksie, en om bewustheid te kweek oor Globale Herwinningsdag wat op 18 Maart gevier is, het die Omgewingsvolhoubaarheidspan by die US se Fasiliteitsbestuur saam met die UNASA (Verenigde Nasies Vereniging van SA), studentevereniging, Wasteplan, en eWASA (EPR Waste Association of South Africa) saamgewerk en 'n suksesvolle e-afval-herwinningsveldtog op die Stellenbosch-kampus aangebied.</p><p>Christine Groenewald, die US se Omgewingsvolhoubaarheidskoördineerder: Betrokkenheid, het op die dag gesê: "Ons wil bewustheid skep van die belangrikheid daarvan om e-afval uit stortingsterreine te hou." Elektroniese afval, of e-afval, bevat talle chemikalieë en swaar metale wat menslike en ekologiese gesondheid in gevaar kan stel. Op die dag het die versamelde e-afval vier geel wielebakke gevul wat net meer as 62 kg geweeg het, sê Groenewald. Items het sleutelborde, ketels, laaikabels, ou fone en batterye ingesluit, wat 'n derde van al die e-afval wat ingesamel is, uitmaak.</p><p>Ander onlangse mylpale sluit in die sertifisering deur die Groengeboueraad van Suid-Afrika (Green Buildings Council) van 18 geboue op die Stellenbosch-kampus, en die Stad Kaapstad se toekenning van 5-ster- en 3-ster-graderings aan die Tygerberg- en Bellville-kampusse vir doeltreffende waterbestuur. Waterwyse strategieë by Tygerberg het gelei tot 'n aansienlike vermindering van 30 persent in drinkbare waterverbruik, terwyl Bellville se drinkbare watertoevoer nou van 'n diepwatermeer kom en saam met die omgekeerde osmose-aanleg tot gevolg gehad het dat 'n minimale watertoevoer vanaf die Stad Kaapstad se watertoevoer kom.</p><p>Die US se Impak Hub vir Volhoubare Ontwikkeling (SDG/2063 Impak Hub), wat in 2021 gestig is om die Universiteit te help om meer volhoubaar te word en bydraes tot die VN en AU se agendas uit te lig, het pas sy tweede Jaarverslag vir Volhoubare Ontwikkeling (2022/2023) uitgereik met die tema: Volhoubare Afrika: Vennootskappe vir Vooruitgang.</p><p>Corina du Toit, programbestuurder by die hub, (geleë binne die Sentrum vir Samewerking in Afrika as deel van US Internasionaal), sê: "Die verslag wys hoe die US se volhoubaarheidsreis belyn is met die 17 SDG's en 20 AU-doelwitte. Deur vennootskappe en samewerking te vorm, maak dit 'n beduidende impak op ons gemeenskap, nasionaal en regdeur Afrika, aangesien dit die leiding neem om toekomsgerigte navorsing, beleid en verandering te dryf." </p><p>Program vir die week​<br></p><p>​​Die US se omgewingsvolhoubaarheidspan beplan 'n reeks aktiwiteite gedurende Aardeweek (22-26 April 2024). Van die hoogetepunte sluit in:<br></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Afval-installasies op die Rooiplein en by die Inginieursgebou met 'n inligtingstalletjie</li><li>e-afval afsetpunte by die inligtingstalletjie op die Rooiplein</li><li>“Weaving Time" kunsuitstalling in die  Container Gallery saam met die Beeldende Kunste Departement</li><li>Personeelkompetisie: hoe om 'n netto nul kampus te skep</li></ul><p>Maandag 22 April:</p><p>18:00: Vasvra-aand met UNASA by die Courtyard Cafe </p><p>Dinsdag 23 April:</p><p>Aardeweek uitstallers op die Rooiplein (Die uitstallers werk met die impak wat plastiekbesoedeling op die omgewing het en help om afval van stortingsterreine te herlei.) </p><p>Woensdag 24 April:  </p><p>13:00 – 14:00 Thrift modeparade op die Neelsie-verhoog</p><p>18:00 – 20:00 Fliekaand by die Neelsie cinema: David Attenborough Aardeweek hamper te wen na afloop van die fliek. RSVP h<a href="https://forms.office.com/r/n0XLpc6T0P">ttps://forms.office.com/r/n0XLpc6T0P</a> </p><p>Donderdag 25 April: </p><p>13:00 – 14:00 Hoe om geen afval na stortingsterreine te stuur: gesprek met ZWASA (Zero Waste Association of South Africa) en Ecomaties, Neelsie cinema. </p><p>RSVP <a href="https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://forms.office.com/r/NXnm8vWdzg&data=05%7c02%7c%7c93908a249b0e4e06919508dc5e28bb35%7ca6fa3b030a3c42588433a120dffcd348%7c0%7c0%7c638488776239512440%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c0%7c%7c%7c&sdata=KiB1EmlhIfoOamA8i93xEzrVeWrdzf60uGgT%2BZ8pqw8%3D&reserved=0">https://forms.office.com/r/NXnm8vWdzg</a> </p><p>Vrydag 26 April: </p><p>12:00 – 14:00 Besoek Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit se stortingsterrein en herwinningsfasiliteit. RSVP <a href="https://forms.office.com/r/BjqtiCdngY">https://forms.office.com/r/BjqtiCdngY</a> </p><p>Saterdag 27 April: </p><p>8:30 – 12:00 Gemeenskapskoonmaak-inisiatief langs die Kromrivier in Idas Valley.   </p><p>Vir navrae, Christine Groenewald by <a href="mailto:cgroenewald@sun.ac.za">cgroenewald@sun.ac.za</a></p><p> <br></p>
Ondersteun Wêreldwye Herwinningsdag: bring jou e-afval na die Rooiplein Maandag 18 Maarthttps://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=10422Ondersteun Wêreldwye Herwinningsdag: bring jou e-afval na die Rooiplein Maandag 18 MaartPetro Mostert<p>​</p><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;clear:both;cursor:text;overflow:visible;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:10.6667px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="none" lang="NL-NL" class="TextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:22.0083px;font-family:raleway, raleway_embeddedfont, raleway_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Het </span><span 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data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":278}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:22.0083px;font-family:raleway, raleway_embeddedfont, raleway_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;clear:both;cursor:text;overflow:visible;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:10.6667px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="none" lang="NL-NL" class="TextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:22.0083px;font-family:raleway, raleway_embeddedfont, raleway_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Om groter bewustheid te </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">skep</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">vir</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">Wêreldwye</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">Herwinningsdag</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> op 18 Maart 2024 en </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">Internasionale</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> Dag </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">vir</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> Zero Afval (30 Maart), moedig die </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">Omgewingsvolhoubaarheidspan</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> van </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">die Universiteit </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">Stellenbosch</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> se Afdeling </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">Fasiliteitsbestuur</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">, saam met UNASA studente vereniging, </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">Wasteplan</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> en EWASA, personeel en studente aan om deel te neem aan </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">hierdie</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> e-afval </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">herwinningsveldtog</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW132457357 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":278}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:22.0083px;font-family:raleway, raleway_embeddedfont, raleway_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;clear:both;cursor:text;overflow:visible;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:10.6667px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="none" lang="NL-NL" class="TextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:22.0083px;font-family:raleway, raleway_embeddedfont, raleway_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">Elektroniese</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">afval bevat </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">heelwat</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">chemikalieë</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">en </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">swaar</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">metale</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">wat </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">gesondheidsrisikos</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">vir</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">mense</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> en die </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">omgewing</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">inhou</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">, </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">asook</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> waardevolle materiaal wat eerder hergebruik kan </span><span class="NormalTextRun ContextualSpellingAndGrammarErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">word</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> en </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">so</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> spaar op die ontginning van </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">rou</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> materiaal.  Om ons planeet </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">gesond</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> te hou is dit </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">noodsaaklik</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> om e-afval uit ons </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">stortingsterreine</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> te hou, te hergebruik wat </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">moontlik</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> is, en </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">om die </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">gevaarlike</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> materiaal met </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">gesertifiseerde</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">prosesse</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> weg te doen.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW132457357 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":278}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:22.0083px;font-family:raleway, raleway_embeddedfont, raleway_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;clear:both;cursor:text;overflow:visible;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:10.6667px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="NL-NL" class="TextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:22.0083px;font-family:raleway, raleway_embeddedfont, raleway_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">SU </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">hanteer </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">nie</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">self</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> die herwinningsaspek van die e-afval van ons </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">kampusse</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">nie</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">.  Ons werk saam met ‘n geregistreerde </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">afvalbestuursmaatskappy</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> wat die e-afval </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">wettiglik</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">stroop en herwin.</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="NL-NL" class="TextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:22.0083px;font-family:raleway, raleway_embeddedfont, raleway_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Ons maak </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">seker</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> dat ons</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> die nodige</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">dokumentasie</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">vir</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> veilige wegdoening ontvang</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">vir</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> e-afval van ons </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">kampusse</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW132457357 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":278}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:22.0083px;font-family:raleway, raleway_embeddedfont, raleway_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;clear:both;cursor:text;overflow:visible;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:10.6667px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="none" lang="NL-NL" class="TextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:22.0083px;font-family:raleway, raleway_embeddedfont, raleway_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Neem </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">asseblief</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> kennis dat </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">slegs</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="NL-NL" class="TextRun MacChromeBold SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:22.0083px;font-family:raleway, raleway_embeddedfont, raleway_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-weight:bold;"><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">nie</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">-SU bate- items</span></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="NL-NL" class="TextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:22.0083px;font-family:raleway, raleway_embeddedfont, raleway_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> Maandag</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> in die geel e-afval </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">houers</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> op die Rooiplein </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">geplaas</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> kan </span><span class="NormalTextRun ContextualSpellingAndGrammarErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">word</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">.</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW132457357 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":278}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:22.0083px;font-family:raleway, raleway_embeddedfont, raleway_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;clear:both;cursor:text;overflow:visible;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:10.6667px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-ZA" class="TextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:22.0083px;font-family:raleway, raleway_embeddedfont, raleway_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Bring</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">jou</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> e</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">-</span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">afval</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW132457357 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">Maandag</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW132457357 BCX0" 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City of Cape Town awards Tygerberg and Bellville campuses for efficient water management https://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=10417City of Cape Town awards Tygerberg and Bellville campuses for efficient water management Petro Mostert<p>​</p><p>​​​​​​​The City of Cape Town recently awarded a 5-star and 3-star rating to the Tygerberg and Bellville campuses for effective water management to ensure compliance with the Institution's water licensing conditions. Implementing water strategies at the Tygerberg campus resulted in a 40 percent reduction in potable water consumption. The Bellville campus used water from the adjacent deep lake to supply water to the desalination plant, which resulted in a substantial reduction of potable water with minimal supply from the city of Cape Town's grid.<br></p><p>These water solutions resulted from work done more than a decade ago at Facilities Management when a cross-functional team developed the Green Business Plan, which detailed specific targets for various environmental sustainability elements. It has since evolved into the institution's 2022 Environmental Sustainability Plan.</p><p>"Our Environmental Sustainability Plan stipulates that we must reduce the impact on the earth's finite resources — energy and water. One of these strategies is the Water Optimization Strategy," said SUFM's Director of Property Services, Nadeem Gafieldien.<br></p><p>"While implementing these strategies in 2018, the Western Cape experienced the worst droughts. With Day Zero looming, we managed to fast-track our water optimization strategy. We turned this crisis into an opportunity by implementing these strategies, requiring changes in our systems to make them more resilient to future environmental crises."<br></p><p>Gafieldien said they developed several water projects and initiatives and implemented them across the institution, including the Tygerberg and Bellville campuses. This included upgrading bulk infrastructure, boreholes at Tygerberg, a new deep lake system at the Bellville campus, changing shower heads, taps, and toilet cisterns from twelve to six liters, and implementing greywater systems.</p><p>Gafieldien said all these initiatives enabled them to reduce potable water consumption, with the added benefit of reducing the municipal bill, while building resilience in the institution's water systems by optimising and diversifying this finite resource."</p><p>"While this represented certain advantages, it also came with specific legislation and regulatory requirements. This legislation requires regular testing, management, reporting, and audits on the water quality as stipulated in the water licenses," said Gafieldien.</p><p>SU's environmental sustainability manager, John de Wet, confirmed that the Tygerberg campus's water consumption is 11,638 Kl monthly, which equates to six Olympic pools.</p><p>An estimated 9514 kl, or the equivalent of five pools, is supplied by the municipality, and 2 124 Kl, or one pool, comes from the Tygerberg campus from boreholes drilled in 2016. This initiative resulted in a 20 percent reduction in potable water supplied by the City of Cape Town and made us more resilient.</p><p>De Wet said the Bellville campus has a 50-meter-deep quarry; all rain and stormwater are collected in this lake. "In 2018, SU implemented the deep-water lake projects at the Bellville campus. SU was allowed to pump water from the 52-meter-deep lake. We used this 12-degree water to supply water to three areas on the campus. Firstly, in the HVAC plant; secondly, in the filtration plant; and thirdly, to irrigate the landscape.</p><p>Raw water from the lake is filtered in the filtration plant (reversed osmoses), which supplies all campus buildings."</p><p>John confirmed that this system produces an estimated 2,051 Kl per month, equivalent to one Olympic pool of drinking water. According to him, this campus should theoretically not use potable water from the municipality. However, it is impossible due to the impact of load-shedding, as it reverts to the municipal water supply.</p><p>Gafieldien said that by adopting its environmental sustainability plan in 2022, SU is now on a new sustainable trajectory for carbon neutrality by 2030 and net zero by 2050.</p><p><strong>Green building award</strong></p><p>Furthermore, the Green Buildings Council of South Africa (GBCSA) certified our Biomedical Research Institute (BMRI) building with a 4-star rating as a newly built green building. The BMRI was SU's first building to receive this certification from the GBCSA.</p><p>The GBCSA rating system includes energy efficiency, water, and waste management, using green materials and construction methods, indoor air quality, transport, land use, emissions, innovation, and productivity.</p><p>"Buildings consume 75 percent of the utilities and are the largest contributor to the institutions' emissions and carbon footprint. Therefore, we focus on improving how we measure and report on the performance of our extensive portfolio of +450 buildings. We also ensure our buildings are much greener and reduce the impact on the environment and our planet," said Gafieldien.<br></p><div><br><br><br></div><p><br></p>
Innovus spinout CubeSpace secures R47m VC funding for global expansionhttps://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=10415Innovus spinout CubeSpace secures R47m VC funding for global expansionPetro Mostert<p>​</p><p>Stellenbosch University and Innovus spinout company CubeSpace, a leading satellite component manufacturer, has secured R47m venture capital funding to fuel its global expansion.</p><p>After establishing itself as a leader in the CubeSat market, the company is leveraging its considerable experience and research and development capabilities to transform the broader satellite industry.</p><p>The strategic shift is backed by an impressive 50 percent annual growth over the last four years, with the recent venture capital funding, led by the University Technology Fund (UTF) and co-investor Savant Venture Fund, to support expansive growth.</p><p>Renowned for successfully controlling over 300 satellites and endorsed by NASA, the company aims to strengthen its foothold in the US and European markets, enhancing support for its robust client base worldwide.</p><p>“Gone are the times when satellite manufacturing is reserved for governments of large first-world countries. We have developed a modular and low-cost control system capable of controlling any size satellite, which will help researchers, private companies, and governments globally build satellites a lot quicker, with smaller teams, and at much lower cost," says CubeSpace CEO Mike-Alec Kearney.</p><p>The company has already secured its first six contracts for microsatellites, with the largest contract being for a 400kg earth observation satellite destined for Very Low Earth Orbit at 200 km. This achievement underscores its strong position in the international satellite industry and demonstrates the industry's trust in the company's capabilities.</p><p>“With the new investment, we're expanding our capabilities to control satellites up to one ton through our revolutionary new range of large reaction wheels. These wheels will all include our high-efficiency precision electrical motor which was developed in-house and will address an urgent need in the satellite constellation market for high-performance, low-cost reaction wheels that can be delivered in high volumes for demanding schedules," explains Kearney.</p><p>The control systems play a crucial role in the operation of satellites by ensuring precision pointing and stability, enabling seamless operation of optical payloads and antennas. This expertise is highlighted by CubeSpace's inclusion in NASA's State-of-the-Art Small Spacecraft Technology report.</p><p>The company has played a significant role in groundbreaking missions, including the development of the control systems for the UAE Lunar rover, and is currently in the process of building control systems for three more lunar rovers, which will contribute to the colonisation of the moon and Mars.</p><p>Through enabling their customers to build world-class satellites, the company actively contributes to initiatives aimed at improving conditions on Earth, including projects related to the removal of space debris, smart agriculture, global internet access, and the monitoring of climate, weather patterns, and maritime activities.</p><p>“CubeSpace embodies the University Technology Fund's vision to invest in South African university technology with global potential. This is the fund's largest investment to date, reflecting our confidence in the company. Their outstanding performance in a promising sector has us excited to support their ambitious goals. We're thrilled to fuel their journey!" says UTF CEO Wayne Stocks.</p><p>“The investment in CubeSpace is a great case study demonstrating that local university technology is an overlooked but very promising asset class.  This is also supported by the fast growth in the Stellenbosch University group of companies which currently boasts nearly 30 spinout companies," explains Anita Nel, Chief Director of Innovation and Commercialisation of Stellenbosch University and CEO of US Enterprises.</p><div><br></div><div><br></div><br><p>About CubeSpace:</p><p>An innovator in the international space industry and a spinout company of Stellenbosch University, CubeSpace specialises in turn-key ADCS solutions for over 150 global clients. Celebrating South African intellectual property and expertise, CubeSpace manufactures state-of-the-art space control systems, partnering with major space agencies like NASA, ESA, and others.​<br></p><p>​<br><br></p><p><br></p>
Let’s reaffirm our core values https://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=10402Let’s reaffirm our core values Petro Mostert<p>​</p><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;font-style:italic;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Anita Nel, Chief Director Innovation and </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">Commercialisation</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> writes:</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW66353002 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW66353002 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Welcome back to each member of our Innovation and </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">Commercialisation</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> Team. </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Let's</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> take a moment to reaffirm our core values at SU, namely compassion, equity, respect, accountability, and excellence. These values shape our approach to our daily tasks and help us navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities we </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">encounter</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> daily. </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW66353002 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW66353002 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Reflecting on 2023, </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">we've</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> learned invaluable lessons that we are taking into 2024</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">.  </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">One of these lessons is the value of </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">good communication</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> and how lack thereof creates uncertainty and misunderstandings. </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Let's</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> give priority to excellent communication in 2024. We have also worked </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">very hard</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> over the past years to put proper processes and policies in place across our division to provide clarity and transparency and to ensure that we consistently act in the best interest of Stellenbosch University. As we embark on this new year, </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">let's</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> continue to respect these guardrails and implement them consistently. </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Let's</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> also uphold our core values, seize growth opportunities, and work with integrity towards an even better Stellenbosch University</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">.  </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW66353002 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span><span class="EOP SCXW66353002 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Welcome back, and </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">let's</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW66353002 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> make 2024 a year of continued success and fun!</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW66353002 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><p><br></p>
We can achieve incredible successes https://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=10404We can achieve incredible successes Petro Mostert<p>​</p><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;font-style:italic;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Nicolette van den </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">Eijkel</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">, Chief Director Facilities Management (SUFM)</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> writes</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW130835556 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW130835556 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">It’s</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> great to see the campus buzzing with the excitement of new students. Spending time with them at the Societies Fair was very inspiring. We used the opportunity to </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">showcase</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> what we do at SUFM to our new students and to talk to them about environmental sustainability and safety. Many students were impressed, and some were keen to come and do job shadowing in the division. The usual welcoming week of security and safety talks has gone down well, with the self-defense demonstrations a big hit </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:28.0583px;font-family:"apple color emoji", "apple color emoji_embeddedfont", sans-serif;">&#128521;</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span><span class="EOP SCXW130835556 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW130835556 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">2023 taught us that we can achieve incredible successes, such as building the BMRI at Tygerberg – a building that will undoubtedly positively affect the world. 2023 also taught us that we have </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">a great team</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> at SUFM that keeps the campuses </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">operating</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> well regardless of storms, excessive heat, crime, load shedding, or any other issues that affect us so that our students and staff can learn and teach</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">.  </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW130835556 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW130835556 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">In 2024 we will build on what we do well but focus on operational efficiencies. Information that we </span><span class="NormalTextRun ContextualSpellingAndGrammarErrorV2Themed SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">start</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> to get out of our systems will enable us to see where we can work smarter and more effectively across the </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">the Operations and Finance Responsibility Centre</span>​</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">.  </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW130835556 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW130835556 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW130835556 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> ​</span></p></div><p>​<br><br></p><p><br></p>
Our lesson learned: listen https://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=10405Our lesson learned: listen Petro Mostert<p>​</p><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;font-style:italic;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Manie Lombard, Chief Director Finance</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">, writes:</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW119456533 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW119456533 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">It was with immense gratitude and relief that I could write in our recent report to SU’s council that we have completed the formal implementation of </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">SUNFin</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> and ended the three-month-long </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">hypercare</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> period that followed. We have transferred all support operations to the various Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in conjunction with the subdivision Financial Systems Support and Training. </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">We’ve</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> also </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">established</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> a Senate working group to help us address critical issues that arise as we </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">continue</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> our </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">SUNFin</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> journey.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW119456533 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW119456533 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;">I am proud to say that the team has rolled out three quarterly updates until now without any downtime or interruption of the system – indeed, a remarkable achievement. </span><span class="EOP SCXW119456533 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW119456533 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Our focus now is to </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">stabilise</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> the </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">SUNFin</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> system and ensure that we provide efficient client service and support. The </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">SUNFin</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> service desk is fully operational and </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">indicates</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> that 92 percent of help tickets have been resolved. Since going live at the end of July last year, 4 188 tickets were logged. Our team is working hard to close the long, outstanding items.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW119456533 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW119456533 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">It has not been </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">an easy ride</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">, but I have confidence in the Finance team that we will achieve our goals for 2024. One of the lessons learned in 2023 was that we need to listen and find solutions for those unique problems that arise. We all know that there will be big and small mountains to climb along the way, and by </span><span class="NormalTextRun ContextualSpellingAndGrammarErrorV2Themed SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">listening</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> and understanding our client’s needs, I believe 2024 will be </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">a great year</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW119456533 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"></span></span><span class="EOP SCXW119456533 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Thank you to a highly devoted and dedicated team. I look forward to another year working side-by-side and finding </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">new solutions</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW119456533 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> and better ways of working together.</span></span></p></div><p><br></p>
Resilience is not a single skill https://www.sun.ac.za/afrikaans/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=10403Resilience is not a single skill Petro Mostert<p>​</p><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;font-style:italic;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;">Joe Smith, acting Chief Director Information Technology, writes:</span><span class="EOP SCXW3142273 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Having all staff members safely back after the festive season is fantastic. I hope that all of you had a good rest. I know some staff members were on standby, such as the TAS staff and the staff taking care of the data centres</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">. Eskom has mostly been good </span><span class="NormalTextRun ContextualSpellingAndGrammarErrorV2Themed SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">to</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> us, with very few load-shedding instances over the holiday period. </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW3142273 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span><span class="EOP SCXW3142273 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Looking back, 2023 was a unique year in many ways. We had enormous challenges with massive projects running simultaneously, such as load shedding and the risk it poses to our data </span><span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">centres</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">, the resignation of our chief director, the announcement of our new chief director in December 2023, and several retirements with an accumulative loss of more than a century of institutional knowledge</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">.  </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW3142273 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span><span class="EOP SCXW3142273 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">We bounced back resiliently with all the challenges IT had to deal with. Our staff stayed motivated and worked with dedication, harder than ever to keep the lights on. I learned from 2023 that resilience </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">isn’t</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> a single skill. </span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">It’s</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road and failures, you should emphasise the positive. – Jean Chatzky. </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW3142273 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span><span class="EOP SCXW3142273 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW3142273 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;">This is what we did at IT and will continue doing at IT.</span><span class="EOP SCXW3142273 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:12pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p></div><p>​<br></p><p><br><br></p>