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Covid-19 shows us yet again: Don’t mess with Mother Naturehttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7553Covid-19 shows us yet again: Don’t mess with Mother NatureKristien Nel van Zyl, Wolfgang Preiser, Andrew Whitelaw & Susan EngelbrechtRushed research in the time of pandemic panic has led to questionable research and conspiracy theories about the origin of the virus – but genetic analysis of the virus has shown that it is highly unlikely that it originated in a lab.
COVID-19 is an opportunity to make our circles biggerhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7548COVID-19 is an opportunity to make our circles biggerJudy-Ann CilliersThe COVID-19 pandemic should also be seen as an opportunity to reach out to vulnerable foreigners who try to make a living in South Africa.
SU joins global search for treatment of neuromuscular disordershttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7545SU joins global search for treatment of neuromuscular disordersSue SegarStellenbosch University will, for the first time have a student working towards a PhD in neuromuscular diseases, thanks to a grant from the Guarantors of Brain, an organisation in the UK that funds research in neurology.
Maties #Train4Fees campaign goes the distancehttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7540Maties #Train4Fees campaign goes the distanceDevelopment & Alumni / Ontwikkeling & Alumni​Stellenbosch University's #Train4Fees campaign, that aims to help student athletes who have lost financial backing due to the impact of COVID-19, is going into extra time.
'It’s not about leadership, but ownership,' says Rassiehttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7536'It’s not about leadership, but ownership,' says RassieDevelopment & Alumni / Ontwikkeling & Alumni​Stellenbosch University's Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) has successfully launched the first in a series of conversations with national and international leaders, titled the Matie Crest Talks.
Agriculture must be used to develop rural areashttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7514Agriculture must be used to develop rural areasWandile Sihlobo & Johann KirstenBoth the government and the private sector should help develop rural areas through agriculture to lessen the negative impact of rising unemployment and low economic activity.
Covid-19: Unpacking the risk from wastehttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7499Covid-19: Unpacking the risk from wasteProf Wolfgang PreiserSince the Covid-19 pandemic reached South Africa, many households have experienced changes to their refuse collection schedules. Most of these delays are due to waste depots closing temporarily after cases of Covid-19 occurred among staff.
Children returning to school – the new normalhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7492Children returning to school – the new normalProf Shaheen MehtarAs learners are returning to South African schools in increasing numbers, Prof Shaheen Mehtar, an infection prevention control specialist provides guidelines for parents and learners.
Disinfection tunnels for Covid-19 have negligible benefit and are potentially dangeroushttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7474Disinfection tunnels for Covid-19 have negligible benefit and are potentially dangerousShaheen Mehtar, Shabir A Madhi & Marc MendelsonHaving communicated with a number of companies who are marketing and selling these, we have yet to get a straight answer regarding what basis they market these products on and what evidence exists on its effectiveness in preventing Covid-19 infection.
‘Everyone can make a difference’https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7473‘Everyone can make a difference’Development & Alumni / Ontwikkeling & AlumniAs a young boy growing up in the Eastern Cape, Sven Weidner always wanted to lend a helping hand to those in need. He believes that no effort is too small to make a change.