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The department is conveniently situated on campus in Protea House, a neatly renovated Edwardian building and national monument, and offers students an unparalleled working environment as far as scenic beauty and ambience is concerned, allowing them to pursue their studies with the zest it deserves. 

As part of the honours level course, the BPhil in Journalism, two dozen or so aspiring journalists with diverse academic and cultural backgrounds are afforded the opportunity each year to spend a whole year gaining invaluable practical journalistic skills, as well as being exposed to the ethical, technological, marketing, managerial, sociological and historical basis of the media.


The schedule for selection can be accessed HERE

The schedule for selection as well as information on the course can be accessed HERE.
Tim Noakes Sport scientist, nutritionist and pioneer | Profile
?There is no doubt that Tim?s work and leadership have evolved science. More importantly, however, he continues to change people. He is a national asset, and future generations will benefit from his immense legacy.?  ? Adrian Gore, CEO of Discovery, in Challenging Beliefs: Memoirs of a career, June 2011. On the third floor of the […]
South Africa, a society with differences, faces a crisis in leadership
Songezo Zibi, guest speaker at a discourse café hosted by the Frederik van Zyl Slabber Institute for Student Leadership Development at the University of Stellenbosch (US), encouraged attendees to apply leadership qualities that will create an environment ?where differences can be shared?. Zibi, who is the editor of Business Day, just published his first book […]
Wise words of Ruda Landman
“One runs the risk as human beings to not experience a different reality. Journalism does not allow that.”
#RunJozi |2015 Media Tour video
After a week of video production training Melissa da Costa surprised the class with her amazing video of the media tour. Below is a link to the concrete jungle adventure.
Verwoerd plaque finally removed
“This does not represent the end of transformation.” says Farai Mubaiwa, student speaker at the removal ceremony of the H.F Verwoerd plaque at the Accounting and Statistic building on 27 May. The removal of the plaque comes in light of recent pressure from Open Stellenbosch, who has been pushing for transformation on campus. The South […]
The last century in news with new honorary professor
Prof Ton Vosloo highlighted the advent of the computer, the internet, the cellphone, the rise of ISIS, China and India as growing economic powers and the growing force of the African continent as the most important news stories of the last century. The journalism department’s newly appointed honorary professor Ton Vosloo, enjoyed lunch with journalism […]
Internet freedom soon taboo
If it depends on the Film and Publication board (FPB), all internet content in South Africa will be regulated by 2017. The FPB will possibly implement new draft regulations that will regulate all explicit and dangerous content on the internet, in order to protect the public. That means all tweets, Facebook statuses’, websites, photo’s and […]
Here comes Wim
He has degrees from the University of Stellenbosch, the University of Cape Town, Harvard, Oxford and the University of Kentucky. He is a doctor and he’s got a doctorate! His title, gastroenterologist, is a tongue-twister. Everybody is wondering, who is this man and where does Slim Wim come from? Slim Wim, or rather Prof. Wim de Villiers, has recently […]
Prof. Rabe wins prestigious prize
  Our own Prof. Lizette Rabe has been announced as this year’s winner of the Stalprys for Communication and Journalism given by the South African Academy for Science and Art.  According to the South African Academy each year this prize is awarded to an outstanding publication or a series of outstanding publications and/or the delivery […]
2014 BPhil Graduates celebrate one last time.
The BPhil graduating ceremony was held on the 18th of March and amidst excitement and reunited meetings, the recent graduates rubbed shoulders with a well-known South African journalist and author. Max du Preez spoke to the graduating class in their former lecture hall at this years award ceremony. The 2014 prize winners: Orms prize winner […]