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Homecoming 2021 goes online
Author: Development & Alumni / Ontwikkeling & Alumni
Published: 16/09/2021

Stellenbosch University's sixth annual Homecoming and Family Weekend is taking place virtually this year.

“Covid-19 with its many waves has put paid to our well-laid plans, but not to worry," says Karen Bruns, Senior Director of the Development and Alumni Relations Division. “We're still bringing the Matie gees and we're ready to roll out the virtual maroon carpet for our alumni, staff and friends of the University. See this as a chance to log on and meet up with the rest of your Matie family, wherever they may find themselves in the world."

On Thursday, 23 September at 19:00 you can join an online conversation with the highly acclaimed South African author and screenwriter, Deon Meyer. Deon's books have been published in more than 40 countries and translated into 27 languages worldwide. Matie alumnus, Jonathan Amid, well-known books journalist and critic, who is pursuing a PhD in South African crime-writing, will lead this conversation. Deon will share his story of becoming a celebrated author and discuss his recent bestseller, Donkerdrif, which is set in the beautiful town of Stellenbosch.

On Friday, 24 September you can light your braai fires at home. Please wear your Matie maroon and invite your nearest and dearest to join in on the Matie gees. All you need to do is post a picture on DAR's social media platforms of you, your family and the braai and stand a chance to win wonderful prizes. We also lined up a few winemakers to share their best braai dish recipes and wine pairings with you before the big day.

On Saturday, 25 September you can dust off those running shoes, take on the open road and support the next generation of Maties while you're at it! You can run a 5km, 10km, or 20km along your selected route anywhere in the world. For every kilometre that you run or walk, please consider donating to the University's Annual Fund, Bridge the Gap. Bridge the Gap​ is an annual fundraising initiative that invites alumni, the student community, staff, parents, and friends of the University to support our students in overcoming the obstacles on their path to success. You can register, track and share your progress on Strava.

Please send an e-mail to to book your spot for Homecoming 2021.

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