Author: Ingrid

Campus Closet: Exam season

Savanna Bosman Just because we’re halfway through the first exam opportunities, doesn’t mean that students at SU have been disappointing when it comes to fashion. Here are a few fashion tips to look good even while you’ve got your head down working. Skirts have always been a thing. This honours economics student paired her classic brown work skirt with a simple wrapped top to keep it simple. Pair this with a light jersey and you’ll have a look for your dream job. Stay warm and cozy in the bib during the day and night with this chemical engineer’s iconic baggy...

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SU alumnus’s road to success

George van Dyk An education at Stellenbosch University (SU) makes you realize that you need to work hard to achieve something in life according to SU alumnus Dalton Odendaal. Odendaal with a BCom LLB and now runs his own business specialising in sports marketing and is also a consultant at a UK based specialist law firm, Harbottle & Lewis. Odendaal was the guest speaker at the Alumni Relation Office’s second Careers Café which was held on 9 October in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science’s building. “Marks aren’t necessarily an indication of where you’re going to end up,...

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Opinion: Student court is a typical example of ‘kangaroo court’

Miscarriage of justice is defined as “a failure of a court, tribunal or judicial system to attain the ends of justice” (Good Law Project, 2013., ‘Good Law Guidelines, Principles and Values’). The fact that we have institutions like Student Court at Stellenbosch University (SU) is surely an admirable thing. But it is one thing to have a court and another to have the officials who run the court system. The same goes for the fact that we also have a good, progressive constitution in South Africa, but the people who administer the constitution and operates the government system is...

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SU student creates new social media platform

Kara van der Berg Unorthodox is a new social media platform that allows users to witness the life of someone else. This new social media website was recently launched by Siviwe Mgolodela, a Bcom Management Science student at Stellenbosch University (SU). Mgolodela describes it as “a unique platform where users can witness the world through the eyes of someone else in a candid and authentic manner”. The social network’s format is similar to that of Twitter in that people post short messages. What makes it unique compared to other social networks is that users remain anonymous. “My intention is...

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Equality Unit investigating “alleged racist commentary”

Ané van Zyl Stellenbosch University (SU) student, Lonwabo Nkonzo, is being investigated by SU’s Equality Unit after complaints surfaced concerning an alleged racist Facebook post. Nkonzo sparked controversy when he posted a photo on Facebook with the caption, “Dear White people, f*ck you and your non-existent genocide” on Monday. The post was made on the same day there were protests against farm killings in the country. In the photo he is holding a coffee cup with the words “white tears” written on it. According to Martin Viljoen, SU spokesperson, the “alleged racist commentary on social media by a student of...

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