Seminars & Workshops

25 September: Philosophy - From inequality to equality: Evaluating normative justifications for affirmative action as racial redress
Speaker: Dr Susan Hall and Dr Minka Woermann (SU)
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Venue: Room 628, Arts building

25 September: Sociology & Social Anthropology - Democracy, delivery, dependency: State-citizen relations in a South African village
Speaker: Mnr Bernard Dubbeld (SU)
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Venue: Room 401, Arts building
* This talk forms part of the Indexing the Human seminar series. Read more here...

25 September: Political Science - Regional economic integration in Asia-Pacific and Japan's FTA Strategy
Speaker: Prof Shujiro Urata (Waseda University, Japan)
Time: 12:15 - 13:30
Venue: Room 648, Arts building

29 September - 03 October : Diversity Week
Artists and speakers: Various artists and speakers such as Vicky Sampson, Desmond and the Tutus, Dans Dans Lisa, Chester Missing, Anne Hirsch, Deep Fried Man and Kieno Kammies
Time: Various times
Venue: Mostly on the Rooiplein
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30 September: Hang out with your Dean Prof Johan Hattingh
Topic: Prof Hattingh would love to hear your views on diversity, inclusivity and creating a welcoming culture in the Faculty
Time: 11:30 - 12:30
Place: Rooiplein
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Hang out with your Dean, Prof
Johan Hattingh, on 30 September
from 11:30 to 12:30 on the Rooiplein
and share your views on diversity and
inclusivity in our Faculty. Read more
about Diversity Week.

The Graduate School is the umbrella structure for the coordination of research themes focused on Africa's development and administers doctoral programmes and full-time doctoral scholarships in the Faculty.

The Partnership for Africa's Next Generation of Academics (PANGeA) currently consists of six universities on the African continent which forms a network focused on strengthening the development of higher education in Africa by creating amongst others opportunities for collaborative research and exchange amongst peer institutions.

The Graduate School, the African Doctoral Academy and PANGeA make up the components of the Faculty's flagship project (the Graduate School and ADA initiative), which forms part of Stellenbosch University's HOPE Project.

Outputs of nine-year research project on show at Slee Gallery
The outputs of a research project conducted over the last nine years by the Creative Jewellery Design and Metal Techniques division of the Visual Arts Department, can now be viewed at the Slee Gallery in Dorp Street, Stellenbosch. The group exhibition, Platinum-juwelierskuns ? BACK TO THE FUTURE ? Platinum Art Jewellery, was opened on 6 […]
Hans Roosenschoon scholarships awarded to two gifted composers
Two scholarships of R25 000 each were recently awarded to two gifted undergraduate and postgraduate music students specialising in composition. The first Hans Roosenschoon Music Foundation Composition Scholarships were awarded to Roché van Tiddens and Lise Morrison this year. Roché, who is an undergraduate student, passed his third year of BMus (Composition) with six distinctions, […]
Your vote DOES count
With a final round of election registration scheduled for 8 and 9 February, political scientists at Stellenbosch University (SU) and non-governmental organisations are encouraging citizens, especially the youth, to register for the upcoming elections. ?Your vote does count,? says Dr Nicola de Jager from the Political Science Department. ?The proportional representation system applied by South […]
Arts Faculty awards 26 doctorates at December graduation
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences recently conferred 26 PhD degrees at the December graduation ceremony held specifically for doctoral graduates in the Endler Hall of the Conservatorium. This is the first year that Stellenbosch University (SU) has organised separate graduation ceremonies for PhD graduates. “I am very proud of each PhD student that […]
Conference to focus on the invaluable contribution that the social sciences make to development
PhD researchers and leading academics from across the globe are meeting at Stellenbosch University (SU) this week to discuss the invaluable contribution that the social sciences make to development throughout the world. The weeklong event, titled Social Sciences for Development, will take place from 28 October to 01 November and is co-hosted by the Faculty […]
Prof Van Niekerk appointed as member of the NHREC
Prof Anton van Niekerk (photo), Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Applied Ethics, both at Stellenbosch University (SU), has been appointed as a member of the National Health Research Ethics Council (NHREC) in September by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. This appointment is for a three-year period.  […]
Frans Swanepoel to lead national ASSAf consensus study
Prof Frans Swanepoel (photo), Deputy-Director of the African Doctoral Academy has been appointed by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) to chair a national consensus study to revitalise Agricultural Education and Training (AET) in South Africa. The mandate of the ASSAf Consensus Studies is to provide evidence-based advice to government on matters of […]
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