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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.
The ?Liedtjieboer? is living the life in Cape Town (Interview with Anton Goosen)
It’s a grey Friday afternoon in Gansbaai. Boats bounce on the water as the swell comes and goes in the far off harbour. The harsh wind blows and the sea is restless.  A thousand white spots appear on the uneven grey-blue  surface. Inside the atmosphere is calm. An older man with a faded Manchester United […]
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 op 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 the […]
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 […]
First years: Opinion on their first term
We talked to a few Stellenbosch University First Years about their first term. They weigh in on the best and worst parts of first term. Video and editing: Jade Larey and Elmarine Anthony  
Biggest lunchbox in the world
Wilgenhof constructed the world’s biggest lunchbox according to the Guinness world record. The lunchbox, filled with food and other basic necessities, was sponsored by Checkers and will be given to Andrew Murray House.  Andrew Murray House is a children’s home in Wellington. Altus Viljoen, house committee member of Wilgenhof, started, managed and completed the project. He […]
BPhil 2015
For pleasure has no relish unless we share it. -Virginia Woolf Die BPhil-klas van 2015 se eie, amptelike webtuiste is uiteindelik hier. Hou hierdie webtuiste dop vir artikels, nuusberigte, profielonderhoude, resensies, blogs en vele meer geskryf deur opkomende joernaliste. Ontdek wat dit vir studente aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch beteken om joernalistiek te studeer. Leer hulle ook […]