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Strengthening our relational capacity to work across difference https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=5836Strengthening our relational capacity to work across difference <p>​Working across differences is often fraught with mistrust and difficulty shaped by our deep-seated beliefs and attitudes. This can hinder our ability to form meaningful and pro­ductive working relationships that nurture a sense of genuine inclusion and belonging within our work environments. This workshop forms part of our ongoing journey to deepen transformation at SU. Participants are invited to explore how embodied reflective practice can aid in cultivating deeper self-awareness and strengthen relational capacities (such as historical awareness, compassion, curiosity) to navigate working across difference within SU.<br></p><p>Contact Grizelda Adams - grizeldaa@sun.ac.za to secure your seat.<br></p>2024-05-23T08:00:00Z2024-05-23T10:30:00ZSU Museum
South African Sign Language – Beginner Level 1Ahttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=5249South African Sign Language – Beginner Level 1A<p>​​​​​This practical short course will introduce you to South African Sign Language (SASL). The course consists of interactive face-to-face sessions during which the presenter teaches introductory aspects of SASL, involving practical exercises and some explanation of language use. This will enable you to take part in basic conversations related to everyday life.<br></p><p>We will expect you to practice the language using video material available online and to work in pairs or small groups functioning as a check for each other. Certain sessions will be facilitated with the support of South African Sign Language interpreting, and course material is available in English.</p><p>This course will assist you to:</p><ul><li>use basic, everyday SASL vocabulary </li><li>interact using simple phrases and sentences to describe, discuss and ask about everyday topics and things you may need or use immediately</li><li>recognise visual input and understand the gist of that input relating to familiar words and basic phrases that deal with things that you or your conversational partner may need or use immediately<br></li><li>be aware of and respect Deaf culture when using SASL in various everyday social contexts.</li></ul><p>A certificate of competence will be awarded following the successful completion of this course.<br></p><p><strong>Who should attend?</strong></p><p>If you would like to learn more about South African Sign Language, then this course is for you! </p><p>To ensure optimal learning, we limit the number of participants. Face-to-face sessions are complemented by online learning, and certain aspects of the course are assessed.</p><p><strong>Any prerequisites?</strong></p><p>You will need a computer and a reliable web browser to access learning material on SUNOnline. You should be familiar with creating electronic documents.</p><p><strong>Where and when will this course take place?</strong></p><p></p><p>Our hybrid courses combine face-to-face sessions, which are facilitated by the course presenter, with self-directed online learning. </p><p>This course opens before the face-to-face sessions and closes well after the last face-to-face session. This allows enough time for you to activate your SUNOnline presence before the first face-to-face session takes place.</p><p>The <strong>10 face-to-face sessions</strong> will take place in the Seminar Room of the Language Centre, Kleine Bosch, 44 Banhoek Road, Stellenbosch from 14:00 to 16:00 on the following dates: </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:25%;"><p><strong>Face-to-face sessions</strong></p><p>(14:00 to 16:00)<br></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;"><p><strong>Course duration </strong></p><p>(opening and closing dates)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Apply by</strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-decoration:line-through;">Course 1:<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="text-decoration:line-through;">28 March, 4, 11, 18, 25 April, 2, 9 16, 23, and 30 May<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="text-decoration:line-through;">7 March to 13 June<br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">7 March</span><br><br></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableFooterRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableFooterEvenCol-default" rowspan="1"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">​<span>Course 2:</span><br></span></td><td class="ms-rteTableFooterOddCol-default" rowspan="1"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span>​22, 29 August, 5, 12, 19, 26 September, 3, 10, 17, and 24 October</span><br></span></td><td class="ms-rteTableFooterEvenCol-default" rowspan="1"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span>​1 August to 24 October</span><br></span></td><td class="ms-rteTableFooterOddCol-default" rowspan="1"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">​​1 August</span><br></td></tr></tbody></table><p>During this course, you will spend your time as follows (this may vary for individuals):  <br></p><ul><li>one face-to-face session per week of two hours each</li><li>about six hours per week of self-paced reading and completing tasks, activities, and assignments</li></ul><p><strong></strong></p><p><strong>What is the cost?</strong></p><p>The course fee is R6 810, which includes course material, assessments, face-to-face sessions with your presenter, and light refreshments. </p><p>Please note that course fees are payable before the course starts and that we will present this course only if the minimum paid candidates have confirmed attendance.<br></p><p><strong>Interested?</strong></p><p>Click on <a href="https://forms.office.com/r/Zrrew343u8">this link</a> if you are interested in doing this course and fill in the form. <strong>We will send you a link to apply for the short course.</strong></p><p><strong>Further questions?</strong></p><p>Contact Michelle Pieters at <a href="mailto:michellep@sun.ac.za">michellep@sun.ac.za</a> or 021 808 2812 for more details. You could also discuss your specific short course and development needs with us. Please enquire about our available short courses, course dates and options for tailor-making a course. ​​</p>2024-03-28T12:00:00Z2024-05-30T14:00:00ZSeminar Room of the Language Centre, Kleine Bosch, 44 Banhoek Road, Stellenbosch
Social Impact Community Morning 2024https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=5734Social Impact Community Morning 2024<p style="text-align:justify;">​On 8 February 2024, more than 5 000 new Matie students will participate in the annual Social Impact Community Morning at Stellenbosch University (SU) during the official Welcoming Week Programme for newcomers. The Division for Social Impact offers students an opportunity to engage in activities that encourage active citizenship, by sharing their academic knowledge with other organisations and partners throughout the Stellenbosch community, including the Tygerberg Campus and surrounding areas. The Division for Social Impact in collaboration with the Centre for Student Life and Learning in the Division for Student Affairs is excited about the possibilities of being relevant to the critical issues and challenges facing South African societies and communities. Students plan to participate in an array of engaged activities, arranged in collaboration with community partners and student leaders. The Social Impact Community Morning also links well with the University's vision of, among other things, advancing knowledge in service of society, the University's mission of enriching local communities, and its strategic theme of building purposeful partnerships and inclusive networks in the surrounding communities of SU.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The theme of the Morning is captured in enabling students to engage with:</p><ul><li> <em>Stellenbosch University's </em><em><strong>commitment </strong></em><em>towards enabling Social Impact</em></li><li> <em>Why and how the University </em><em><strong>connects</strong></em><em> with the surrounding communities</em></li><li> <em>Creating a greater awareness around how critical real-life </em><em><strong>challenges</strong></em><em> can be addressed through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).</em></li></ul><p>“The mandate of the Division for Social Impact is to support, enhance, and enable volunteer opportunities for students at SU, while expanding the footprint of SU in the surrounding communities. Most importantly, to commit to the University's Vision 2040, by positioning ourselves for the future and developing students into 21st century citizens. Enabling a transformative student experience in order to transform the world," says Renee Hector‑Kannemeyer, Deputy Director: Social Impact.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <a href="/english/Documents/2024/SI_Community_Morning_Programme_8%20Feb_2024_(Final).pdf"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Click here</span> </strong></a>to view the Social Impact Community Morning programme.<br></p>2024-02-08T07:00:00Z2024-02-08T10:00:00ZStellenbosch University
Invitation: Heritage Day Celebration 22 September 2023https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=5653Invitation: Heritage Day Celebration 22 September 2023<p>​​<br><br></p><p>The Department of African Languages in collaboration with the Department of Music in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, along with the Faculty of Theology and the Division for Social Impact would like to extend an invitation to the <strong>Heritage Day Celebration Zingce ngeLifa leMveli “Celebrating isiXhosa in a Multilingual University" “Ukubhiyozela isiXhosa kwiDyunivesithi yeeLwimi eziNinzi"</strong></p><p>Our honoured guest speaker for the celebration is the Deputy Minister of Traditional Affairs and Cooperative Governance (CoGTA), Prince Burns-Ncamashe. <br></p><p><strong>Date:</strong><strong>    </strong>           22 September 2023</p><p><strong>Time:</strong>              12h00 – 16h00</p><p><strong>Venue:</strong><strong>            </strong>Stellenbosch University Museum, Ryneveld Street</p><p>All members of the University community are invited to join us and celebrate the diversity of African language and culture. We are excited to share our heritage and explore new ways to promote cultural dialogue.   <br></p><p>Kindly <strong>SAVE THE DATE</strong> and <strong>REGISTER HERE</strong>: <a href="https://forms.office.com/r/WxirCNaFJY">https://forms.office.com/r/WxirCNaFJY</a> to attend.</p><p>We look forward your presence.<br></p><p><br></p>2023-09-22T10:00:00Z2023-09-22T14:00:00ZSU Museum
Social Impact Symposiumhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=5623Social Impact Symposium<p>​<br><br></p><p>The Division for Social Impact would like to invite you to its annual Social Impact Symposium. </p><p>The theme for the symposium 2023 is <strong>Social Impact - New Horizons</strong></p><p><strong>Aim:                </strong>Engaging with new trends and concepts arising from the reimagining journey of Social Impact at SU</p><p><strong>Date:               </strong>Friday, 1 September 2023</p><p><strong>Venue:            </strong>SU Museum</p><p><strong>Time:</strong>               09:00 - 15:00</p><p><strong>Register:</strong>         <a href="https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://forms.office.com/r/R19WAWtCHU&data=05%7c01%7c%7c20ebd30cb4de47e155ee08dba3661247%7ca6fa3b030a3c42588433a120dffcd348%7c0%7c0%7c638283431020380184%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c3000%7c%7c%7c&sdata=QBED4HFK6sAoCtAmkG0aZnFW0l6FlfON3WfKKLrjGVw%3D&reserved=0">Click Here</a> (Registrations will close 25 August)</p><p>To view the preliminary programme: <span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><a href="file:///C:/Users/chevaan/Documents/DSI%20Symposium%202023/SI%20Symposium%20Preliminary%20Programme%202023.pdf"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Click Here</span></a></span></p><p>For any further inquiries: <a href="mailto:karabox@sun.ac.za">karabox@sun.ac.za</a> / 021 808 2977<br></p><p>​<br></p>2023-09-01T07:00:00Z2023-09-01T13:00:00ZSU Museum
Mandela Day - Knitting Circle (Tygerberg Campus)https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=5563Mandela Day - Knitting Circle (Tygerberg Campus)<p>From 12:00pm – 16:00pm the Tygerberg Medicine and Health Sciences Library will be hosting a knitting circle which will knit items in commemoration of Nelson Mandela. For more information contact; Mr. Jeremiah Pietersen – <a href="mailto:jeremiahp@sun.ac.za">jeremiahp@sun.ac.za</a> and Mr. Timilehin Aderibigbe – <a href="mailto:timilehin@sun.ac.za">timilehin@sun.ac.za</a> ​<br></p>2023-07-26T10:00:00Z2023-07-26T14:00:00ZMedicine and Health Sciences Library
Mandela Day - BASC (Bachelor of Arts Student Committee) Sandwich Drive https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=5562Mandela Day - BASC (Bachelor of Arts Student Committee) Sandwich Drive <p></p><p>The Bachelor of Arts Student Committee in partnership with the Disaster Unit of the Stellenbosch Municipality will for 67 minutes prepare 67 Chicken Mayo Sandwiches. The sandwiches will be packaged and delivered by the students to vulnerable persons.</p><p>The sandwich drive will take place at the Arts and Social Sciences building. For more information you can contact, Ms. Eyethu Mbele - <a href="mailto:24950467@sun.ac.za">24950467@sun.ac.za</a> <br></p>2023-07-25T11:00:00Z2023-07-25T12:00:00ZArts and Social Sciences Building
Mandela Day - Staff and Student Wellness Experiencehttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=5561Mandela Day - Staff and Student Wellness Experience<p>​​​A Wellness Experience for staff and students will be available from 11:00am – 14:00pm. An interactive screening where key body metrics and blood tests can be performed. Wellness screenings are important because you will find out about your current health and lifestyle risks and receive advice on what to do about identified risks.<br></p><p>In an effort to help us to ensure a pleasant experience kindly indicate your interest by <a href="https://forms.office.com/r/2vwJ5hetdy"><strong>clicking here</strong></a> or <a href="https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://www.discovery.co.za/portal/individual/wellness-booking/%23/?event_id%3D10983840&data=05%7c01%7c%7c41d910e503f742ffc5a908db7244c486%7ca6fa3b030a3c42588433a120dffcd348%7c0%7c0%7c638229411926102364%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c3000%7c%7c%7c&sdata=Y3SLrKCC95s4Xfno97MQWpsjB5f/fl8ZrbgPdO3S0Rk%3D&reserved=0"><strong>book your seat now</strong></a> for the Discovery Wellness Experience. </p><p><strong>All you need to know </strong></p><ul><li>Bring your medical aid membership card and ID or driver's license </li><li>Dress comfortably - you need to be barefoot for some checks (no socks or stockings) </li><li>For the Discovery Wellness Experience, you will need to complete the pre-assessment questionnaire beforehand. You will receive a link to the questionnaire with your booking confirmation.<br></li></ul><div><p><strong>Student Well-being</strong></p><p>From 12:30pm – 13:30pm Mr. Charl Davids - Director: Centre for Student Counselling and Development will share a short message for staff and students in support of well-being, which includes the build a box or fill a trolley initiative, towards tackling the food insecurity experienced by Students on SU campuses. <br></p></div>2023-07-25T09:00:00Z2023-07-25T12:00:00ZEndler Foyer, Conservatorium
Nelson Mandela Day Staff and Student Wellness Experiencehttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=5544Nelson Mandela Day Staff and Student Wellness Experience<p><strong>​25 July – Staff and Student Wellness Experience</strong></p><p>A Wellness Experience for staff and students will be available from 11:00am – 14:00pm. An interactive screening where key body metrics and blood tests can be performed. Wellness screenings are important because you will find out about your current health and lifestyle risks and receive advice on what to do about identified risks. A full screening takes between <strong>35 to 40 minutes</strong> to complete. You will receive a comprehensive report on your health and wellness after the screening.</p><p><strong>A professional Wellness Specialist will perform the following screening assessments:</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure tests</li><li>A postural assessment</li><li>Weight, height and body mass index (BMI) measurements</li><li>An HIV test</li></ul><p>If you choose to have an HIV test done, the Wellness Specialist will provide counselling before and after you take the test. Both Wellness screening and HIV test results are kept completely confidential.</p><p>In an effort to help us to ensure a pleasant experience kindly indicate your interest by <a href="https://forms.office.com/r/2vwJ5hetdy"><strong>clicking here</strong></a> or <a href="https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://www.discovery.co.za/portal/individual/wellness-booking/%23/?event_id%3D10983840&data=05%7c01%7c%7c41d910e503f742ffc5a908db7244c486%7ca6fa3b030a3c42588433a120dffcd348%7c0%7c0%7c638229411926102364%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c3000%7c%7c%7c&sdata=Y3SLrKCC95s4Xfno97MQWpsjB5f/fl8ZrbgPdO3S0Rk%3D&reserved=0"><strong>book your seat now</strong></a> for the Discovery Wellness Experience. </p><p><strong>All you need to know </strong></p><ul><li>Bring your medical aid membership card and ID or driver's license </li><li>Dress comfortably - you need to be barefoot for some checks (no socks or stockings) </li><li>For the Discovery Wellness Experience, you will need to complete the pre-assessment questionnaire beforehand. You will receive a link to the questionnaire with your booking confirmation.</li></ul><p><strong>Student Well-being</strong></p><p>From 12:30pm – 13:30pm a short message for staff and students in support of well-being will be delivered, which includes the build a box or fill a trolley initiative, towards tackling the food insecurity experienced by Students on SU campuses. </p><p>Staff and Students will be treated to coffee and pancakes, hand, shoulder or head massages and receive vouchers on a first come first serve basis.<br></p><p><strong>Other Activities of Mandela Month include: -</strong></p><p><strong>25 July – BASC (Bachelor of Arts Student Committee) Sandwich Drive </strong></p><p>The Bachelor of Arts Student Committee in partnership with the Disaster Unit of the Stellenbosch Municipality will for 67 minutes prepare 67 Chicken Mayo Sandwiches. The sandwiches will be packaged and delivered by the students to vulnerable persons.</p><p>The sandwich drive will take place at the Arts and Social Sciences building. For more information you can contact: Ms. Eyethu Mbele - <a href="mailto:24950467@sun.ac.za">24950467@sun.ac.za</a> </p><p><strong>26 July – Mandela Day Lecture (Transformation Office)</strong></p><p>From 17:00pm – 19:00pm at the Stellenbosch Museum, the Transformation Office will host the Mandela Day lecture.  More details and information regarding the lecture will be shared. For more information and inquiries contact; Ms. Shanté Neff – <a href="mailto:shante@sun.ac.za">shante@sun.ac.za</a><strong style=""><br></strong></p><p><strong style="">27 July - Save Lives Donate Blood</strong><br></p><p style=""><strong style="">Venue: Next to VV Hall at the Neelsie</strong></p><p style="">Staff and students are invited to donate blood next to the VV Hall at the Neelsie, 27 July from 09:00am – 16:00pm towards replenishing the blood banks and saving lives. For more information, contact Ms. Nicky Adams – <a href="mailto:nadams@sun.ac.za" style="">nadams@sun.ac.za</a><br></p><p><br></p><p>​<br></p>2023-07-25T09:00:00Z2023-07-25T12:00:00ZEndler Foyer, Conservatorium
Nelson Mandela Day - Fill a trolley | Build a box | Givehttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=5560Nelson Mandela Day - Fill a trolley | Build a box | Give<p><br><strong>30 June – 21 July</strong><br></p><p>Faculty, departments, and environments are encouraged to build boxes or fill trolleys in support of student wellness until 21 July 2023. Items may include the following: -<strong> </strong></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Toiletries</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Food (Non-perishable)</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;"><strong>Other</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><ul><li>Toothpaste</li><li>Toothbrush </li><li>Soap </li><li>Face cloth </li><li>Sanitary towels </li><li>Shampoo </li><li>Antiperspirant Deodorant/spray/roll on</li><li>Body lotion</li><li>Toilet Paper</li></ul></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><ul><li>Maize meal</li><li>Rice</li><li>Pasta</li><li>Pilchards</li><li>Tuna</li><li>Bully beef </li><li>Beans </li><li>Chickpeas</li><li>Mixed beans</li><li>Lentils</li><li>Baked beans</li><li>Sweetcorn</li><li>Tomato & Onion mix/ relish</li><li>Chakalaka</li><li>Mixed veg</li><li>Cook in sauces </li><li>Peanut butter</li><li>Oats</li><li>Noodles </li><li>Coffee</li><li>Tea</li><li>Sugar</li><li>Long-life milk</li><li>Water</li><li>Jam</li><li>Weetbix</li><li>Bread</li><li>Cup a soup</li></ul></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><ul><li>Chocolate</li><li>Blanket</li><li>Word of Encouragement</li><li>Washing powder</li><li>Reading book</li></ul><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Faculty, departments, and environments who wish to make a financial contribution towards the cause, such internal commitments can be facilitated using cost centre R6771 and reference “Mandela Day".  The funds will be consolidated and utilised towards the purchasing of the items listed above. For more information, contact Mr. Adean Schippers – <a href="mailto:schippers@sun.ac.za">schippers@sun.ac.za</a> or Ms. Shibu Mamabolo – <a href="mailto:shibu@sun.ac.za">shibu@sun.ac.za</a> <br><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>​Contact and drop points are as follows: -</strong><br></p><p><strong>Stellenbosch Campus</strong></p><ul><li>Division for Social Impact, Banghoek Road, Ou Lückhoff School building. Contact: Mr. Chevaan Peters – <a href="mailto:chevaan@sun.ac.za">chevaan@sun.ac.za</a> </li><li>The Language Centre, Contact Ms. Cheryl Cornelissen – <a href="mailto:cherylc@sun.ac.za">cherylc@sun.ac.za</a> </li><li>IT Department, Contact Ms. Mariana Fourie – <a href="mailto:mpv@sun.ac.za">mpv@sun.ac.za</a> </li><li>Human Resource Employee Wellbeing, Contact Mr. Adean Schippers – <a href="mailto:schippers@sun.ac.za">schippers@sun.ac.za</a> or Ms. Shibu Mamabolo – <a href="mailto:shibu@sun.ac.za">shibu@sun.ac.za</a> </li><li>Faculty of AgriSciences, JS Marais Building, Room 1033, Contact Ms. Monika Basson – <a href="mailto:mh@sun.ac.za">mh@sun.ac.za</a> </li><li>Stellenbosch Library and Information Services. Contact: Mr. Jeremiah Pietersen – <a href="mailto:jeremiahp@sun.ac.za">jeremiahp@sun.ac.za</a> </li></ul><p><strong>Tygerberg Campus</strong></p><ul><li>Contact Mr Timilehin Aderibigbe – <a href="mailto:timilehin@sun.ac.za">timilehin@sun.ac.za</a> or Ms. Isabella Turner - <a href="mailto:22904131@sun.ac.za">22904131@sun.ac.za</a> </li><li>Medicine and Health Sciences Library. Contact: Mr. Jeremiah Pietersen – <a href="mailto:jeremiahp@sun.ac.za">jeremiahp@sun.ac.za</a> <br></li></ul><p><br></p>2023-06-12T22:00:00Z2023-07-25T13:00:00ZEndler Foyer, Conservatorium