Author: Kathryn van den Berg

Back (and) to the future

MONTANNA ESSEY With the centenary celebrations well under way, there is no better place to reflect on the impact and history of Stellenbosch University then at its Museum. Currently, the museum is preparing for its latest and most anticipated event. Ulrich Wolff, the art curator for the museum’s current Spier artwork attraction, explained that “multiple sources from the current university staff and the archives are providing the museum with 100 pieces in total to show the century long history of the university”. This exhibit promises to showcase a wide variety of interesting artefacts across all the university’s faculties to...

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100 jaar van fauna, flora en vrede

CHRISTIAAN ESTERHUYSE Die Jan Marias Natuurreservaat vier hierdie jaar saam met die Universiteit Stellenbosch (US) sy honderdste bestaansjaar. Dié natuurreservaat lê in die hartjie van Stellenbosch en toegang is verniet. In 1915 het Jan Marais in sy testament £10,000 (ongeveer R185 745) aan die Munisipaliteit van Stellenbosch bemaak om die Jan Marais Natuurreservaat te stig. Die grondpad wat deur die reservaat loop was die ou pad uit die dorp na Jonkershoek. Links van die ingang het die destydse burgermeester, Charlie Neethling, in 1919 ’n groot eikeboom geplant. In die gebied is daar meer as 150 verskillende plantsoorte wat voorkom waarvan...

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Backing our Boytjies ‘till the end of 2018

NATASHA RUSCH This year has been an outstanding one for Stellenbosch University (SU) as it is not only the year that the University commemorates its Centenary, but additionally it has been a year of many victories for the Maties Rugby Club. At the age of 142, the Maties Rugby club is the second oldest rugby club in South Africa, and this year they were awarded the ‘Club of the Year’ achievement at the 2018 SU Sports Awards. The club was awarded this accolade because in 2018 they won the Varsity Cup Competition, USSA competition, Varsity Cup Young Guns Competition...

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What the future holds for Esports at SU

JONATHAN FROST Starting last year, Maties Esports has been on the rise over the past two years. This year culminated in the finals at MWEB offices in Cape Town on 14 October for both Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) and DOTA 2. For both the games there was a single elimination stage over a three week period leading up to the finals. Each game consisted of a ‘best of three’ format. Eight teams started both CS:GO and DOTA 2. For CS:GO, it was Blackout Esports that claimed the championship in a tight 2-1 map clinch against NBC. Playing on...

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Year in Review: Maties Centenary Games

 ADRIENNE VAN DER MERWE As Stellenbosch University (SU) turned a hundred years old on 2 April 2018, Rector Wim de Villiers addressed important questions such as: “Where do we come from, where do we stand now, where are we headed?”, in his commemoratory speech. This has subsequently been projected onto several commemoratory events which have taken place – for instance the Maties Centenary Games organized by the Recreation and Active Lifestyles Unit (RALU). As referred to by de Villiers, several changes have taken place since 1918, when Victoria College made way for the University of Stellenbosch. Therefore, the Maties...

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