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Welcome to talks@stellenboschuni – Stellenbosch University’s Podcast where we talk about current topics and innovative research done at the University. For more information, visit: www.sun.ac.za

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Multilingual education

September 23rd, 2021

23:23

In celebration of the opportunities and possibilities multilingualism gives us, the Division for Learning and Teaching Enhancement is hosting a …

The multilingual journey

September 23rd, 2021

20:09

In celebration of the opportunities and possibilities multilingualism gives us, the Division for Learning and Teaching Enhancement is hosting a …

The multilingual mindset

September 21st, 2021

21:58

In celebration of the opportunities and possibilities multilingualism gives us, the Division for Learning and Teaching Enhancement is hosting a …

Helping countries achieve SDGs by 2030

September 15th, 2021

15:00

Adopted by the United Nations in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, are intended to be achieved by 2030. In this podcast, Anika Berning from the Department of Business …

Allaying concerns about COVID-19 vaccines

September 14th, 2021

23:21

Some people refuse outright to be vaccinated, while others remain hesitant citing concerns about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 …

SUNCEP improving literacy, digital skills in farm schools

September 9th, 2021

19:09

Wednesday 8 September was International Literacy Day. In this podcast, Danelda van Graan from the Stellenbosch University Centre for Pedagogy (SUNCEP) talks about how they are helping to improve the literacy and digital …

Taking part in SU’s vaccination drive

September 2nd, 2021

14:19

Stellenbosch University recently launched its own vaccination site at Lentelus clubhouse for its staff, students and members of the public. In this podcast, Dr Pierre Viviers, Senior Director of Campus Health Services, …

Perpetuating negative ideas about disability

September 2nd, 2021

12:44

Friday 3 September is Casual Day. In this podcast, Dr Michelle Botha from the Institute for Life Course Health Research makes the point that while charitable appeals are important to support people with disabilities  ̶ …

Getting more women into science

August 17th, 2021

13:08

Discrimination, patriarchy, bias and harmful social norms are just some of the obstacles women face when they want to enter and advance in the field …

Preventing HIV in young women and adolescent girls

August 11th, 2021

13:45

Young women and adolescent girls in countries like South Africa are more vulnerable to HIV infection due to biological, social and cultural factors. …

What to study? BCom International Business

August 5th, 2021

8:51

Stellenbosch University houses unique programmes in South Africa, including the BCom International Business programme. In this podcast we talk to Professor Pierre Erasmus for more information about this degree.

What to …

Dealing with long-Covid in the workplace

August 2nd, 2021

6:12

Some people suffer from symptoms long after the acute phase of Covid-19 (long-Covid). These symptoms may last for weeks or even months. In this podcast, Prof Renata Schoeman from the University of Stellenbosch Business …

Fixing dysfunctional municipalities

July 28th, 2021

12:26

Many of South Africa’s municipalities have become dysfunctional. In this podcast, Dr Harlan Cloete from the School of Public Leadership talks about …

What to study? BScAgric Grapevine & Wine Sciences

July 26th, 2021

8:27

Stellenbosch University houses unique programmes in South Africa, including the BScAgric Grapevine & Wine Sciences programme. In this podcast we talk to Prof Maret du Toit for more information about this degree.

Pro-silience: Reinventing the Recovery Model in Times of Crisis

July 20th, 2021

18:13

Covid-19, civil unrest, looting and violence have hit us hard and we’re desperately searching for ways to recover. Offering useful tips of how this …

What to study? BAccLLB

July 15th, 2021

6:44

Stellenbosch University houses unique programmes in South Africa, including the BAccLLB programme. In this podcast we talk to Silke de Lange for more information about this degree.

What to study is a podcast for …

Combatting corruption in Africa

July 12th, 2021

14:30

Sunday (11 July) was African Anti-Corruption Day. In this podcast, Dr Chris Jones from the Unit for Moral Leadership talks about corruption in Africa …

What to study? Accounting

July 12th, 2021

8:41

Stellenbosch University offers three different programmes in accounting. In this podcast we talk to Adrian Samuel for more information about these degrees.

What to study is a podcast for prospective SU students about …

What to study? Bachelor of Data Science

July 1st, 2021

6:14

Stellenbosch University recently introduced the Bachelor of Data Science programme. In this podcast we talk to Prof Paul Mostert for more information …

What to study? Research Alliance and Disaster Risk Reduction

July 1st, 2021

6:40

Stellenbosch University offers various programmes in the discipline of Disaster Risk Reduction which leads to a broad range of career opportunities. In this podcast we talk to Dr Robyn Pharaoh for more information on …

Firearm violence, legalisation and policing

June 29th, 2021

16:10

The proposed amendments to the Firearms Control Act have led to an outcry from pro-firearm lobby groups. In this podcast, Dr Guy Lamb from the …

What to study? Urban and Regional Planning

June 29th, 2021

6:53

Stellenbosch University offers various programmes in the discipline of Urban and Regional Planning which leads to a broad range of career opportunities. In this podcast we talk to Dr Anele Horn for more information on …

Imagining and understanding the new normal

June 24th, 2021

6:50

Dr Njeri Mwagiru from the IFR and Joni Karjalained from the Finland Futures Research Centre explains what they do at workshops and conferences to help us understand and imagining the new normal.

For more information …

Privacy in the era of POPIA

June 23rd, 2021

15:36

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) will come into effect fully on Thursday 1 July 2021. In this podcast, Jerall Toi, one of …

Graph theory and machine learning for automated vulnerability detection in software.

June 17th, 2021

16:36

Mr David Baker Effendi, an MSc-student in Computer Sciences at Stellenbosch University, has received an Amazon Research Award based on his innovative research in program analysis with applications in bug-finding and …

Coping with anxiety related to Mathematics

June 17th, 2021

5:34

Students and Learners may experience anxiety around dealing with Mathematics during tests and examinations. In this podcast we talk to Dr Karin-Therese Howell who provides us with some advice on the matter.

Talking differently about SA’s youth

June 15th, 2021

12:40

Wednesday 16 June is Youth Day. In this podcast, Prof Dion Forster from the Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology talks about the …

Reflecting on the youth of South Africa and youth day

June 15th, 2021

14:45

Janine Nel and Zanne Horrell from Teach the Future SA, reflects in light of the South African youth and youth day in June. You can contact them via email at janine@teachthefuturesa.orgor zanne@teachthefuturesa.org

Reducing record-high unemployment

June 10th, 2021

16:27

Statistics South Africa’s latest labour force survey showed that the official unemployment rate rose to a record-high of 32.6% in the first quarter of 2021. That’s about 2.5 percentage points higher than during the …

What to study? Physical Geography

June 10th, 2021

10:48

Stellenbosch University offers various programmes in the discipline of Physical Geography which leads to a range of career opportunities. In this podcast we talk to Dr Suzanne Grenfell for more information on this field.

What are futures thinking methods workshops?

June 8th, 2021

7:44

Chantal Vigus, the online marketing specialist from the Institute for Futures Research interviews Heilet Bertrand, the marketing manager for the IFR to discuss more about Futures thinking methods and the workshops.

Addressing environmental challenges

June 3rd, 2021

18:37

Saturday 5 June is World Environment Day. In this podcast, Prof Chris Reddy from the Department of Curriculum Studies talks about the major …

Helping rebuild forgotten Faure

May 27th, 2021

10:45

Stellenbosch University (SU) hopes to launch a social impact initiative soon to help the small community of Faure rebuild their forgotten village and restore its natural environment.

The project, which will cost an …

Darwin’s last wish – studying handedness in plants

May 26th, 2021

15:07

Since most flowers consist of both male and female parts, they can potentially mate with themselves (self-pollination) or a different plant …

Overcoming challenges for African prosperity

May 25th, 2021

19:24

On Tuesday 25 May we celebrate Africa Day. In this podcast, Dr Chris Jones from the Unit of Moral Leadership talks about some of the challenges regarding democracy, governance, development, and economic conditions that …

Improving children’s reading and writing skills

May 20th, 2021

11:45

Since some children in South Africa don’t have books at home or at school, it’s not surprising that they struggle to read well enough to expand their …

Science in a post-truth world

May 12th, 2021

22:38

With fake news, conspiracy theories and anti-vaxxers on the rise, Prof Faadiel Essop from the Department of Physiological Sciences and the Centre for …

Upholding media freedom

May 3rd, 2021

18:58

Monday 3 May is World Press Freedom Day. In this podcast, Dr Marenet Jordaan from the Department of Journalism and Alexander Brand, Editor-in-chief of the student-run community news publication MatieMedia, talk about …

Automation’s impact on jobs

April 30th, 2021

22:59

Saturday 1 May is International Workers’ Day. In this podcast, Dr Daniel le Roux from the Cognition and Technology Research Group talks about the …

Building high-impact, sustainable companies

April 26th, 2021

21:00

The theme for this year’s World Intellectual Property Day (Monday 26 April) is “IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market”. In this podcast, CEO of the Stellenbosch University LaunchLab Josh Romisher talks about how …

Innovation and creativity drive research

April 21st, 2021

19:51

Wednesday (26 April) is World Creativity and Innovation Day. In this podcast, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies Prof Eugene Cloete highlights the importance of innovation and …

UN World creativity and innovation day: Dr Morne Mostert shares his insights on creativity

April 21st, 2021

9:53

Dr Morne Moster, the director for The Institute for futures research, shares his thought on creativity.

Why The Insitute for Futures Research?

April 20th, 2021

8:20

Heilet Bertrand, the marketing manager of the IFR, explains what the IFR does and why their existence is so important.


Links: The future of work …

Teach the Future SA, why foresight for children is important for our futures.

April 14th, 2021

17:02

In this podcast we discuss what Teach the future does and how important foresight is for students and school leaners. Janine Nel is a futures study …

Preventing lifestyle diseases

April 7th, 2021

10:30

Today (7 April) is World Health Day. In this podcast, Prof Resia Pretorius from the Department of Physiological Sciences tells us more about …

Foresight explained by Prof Andre Roux

April 6th, 2021

18:02

Chantal Vigus, the online marketing specialist from the Institute of Futures Research at the University of Stellenbosch business school, interviews …

Improving TB care for children

March 24th, 2021

16:57

Wednesday (24 March) is World Tuberculosis Day. In this podcast, Dr Karen du Preez, who is a clinical researcher at the Desmond Tutu TB Centre in the …

Addressing key human rights issues

March 18th, 2021

18:51

Sunday 21 March is Human Rights Day. In this podcast, Prof Reggie Nel, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, talks about the key issues that should …

Taking concussion seriously

March 18th, 2021

13:20

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month with World Head Injury Awareness Day being observed on Saturday 20 March. In this podcast, Emma du Preez from Campus Health Services sheds more light on the symptoms and potential …

Government’s COVID-19 vaccine procurement under the spotlight

March 9th, 2021

19:32

In this podcast, Prof Geo Quinot from the Department of Public Law argues that, given the challenges around public procurement in South Africa, serious questions have to be asked about the way our government is …

Wildlife economy can boost development

March 2nd, 2021

14:41

World Wildlife Day is observed annually on March 3. In this podcast, Dr Francis Vorhies from the African Wildlife Economy Institute talks about how linking the economy with wildlife in Africa can promote development in …

Assessing Budget 2021

February 26th, 2021

12:21

The Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni delivered his 2021 Budget Speech on Wednesday. In this podcast, Hugo Pienaar, who is the chief economist at the Bureau for Economic Research, assesses the budget and talks about how …

Overcoming vaccine hesitancy

February 24th, 2021

22:14

South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout has started, but many citizens still remain skeptical about taking their jabs. In this podcast, Prof Mark …

Data blind spots prevent social justice

February 18th, 2021

9:46

Saturday (20 February) is World Day of Social Justice. In this podcast, Prof Ronelle Burger from the Department of Economics and RESEP (Research on …

Addressing the gender gap in STEM

February 11th, 2021

8:56

Thursday (11 February) is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In this podcast, Dr Taime Sylvester, who is a postdoctoral research fellow at the South African Medical Research Council’s Centre for TB …

Personalised medicine, biotechnology benefit cancer patients

February 4th, 2021

7:48

Today (4 February) we observe World Cancer Day. In this podcast, Prof Anna-Mart Engelbrecht, who leads the Cancer Research Group in the Department of …

SU graduate is on a mission to help people with disabilities

December 13th, 2020

10:57

As a registered social worker but also a person with a disability, Noreth Muller-Kluits always knew it was her calling to facilitate change and help …

Prof Arnold Schoonwinkel says adieu after successful career

December 10th, 2020

23:45

Prof Arnold Schoonwinkel, Vice-Rector for Learning and Teaching, will retire at the end of 2020 after a long and distinguished career at Stellenbosch …

Will mandatory audit firm rotation reduce audit market concentration in South Africa?

December 10th, 2020

16:58

It’s important for companies to rotate from audit firms after a certain period of time. In this podcast, Prof Nicolene Wesson from the Stellenbosch …

Disability in pandemic times.

December 3rd, 2020

12:46

Thursday (3 December) is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In this podcast, Dr Marcia Lyner-Cleophas from the Disability Unit reflects on what the pandemic has taught us in terms of removing the …

Trauma narratives and gender-based violence

December 1st, 2020

13:12

Gender-based violence (GBV) continues unabated in South Africa, even during the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children …

PETITE study searches for best treatment options for newborns exposed to HIV

December 1st, 2020

9:58

Researchers at Stellenbosch University (SU) are searching for the safest and most effective treatment for babies at high risk of contracting HIV.

“Babies with HIV constitute a small proportion of the HIV-positive …

Prof Anita Cloete is on a mission to empower South Africa’s youth

November 24th, 2020

21:04

Prof Anita Cloete is an associate professor at Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Theology, whose research and teaching is focused on youth, youth …

In the spotlight: The Centre for Student Leadership, Experiential Education and Citizenship

November 13th, 2020

21:21

In this podcast, Ms Tonia Overmeyer, The Director for the Centre for Student Leadership, Experiential Education and Citizenship, as well as the Dean of Students at Stellenbosch University provides more insights into the …

Promoting children’s rights

November 6th, 2020

19:53

World Children’s Day is commemorated in November with South Africans observing National Children’s Day on the first Saturday of the month. In this podcast, Prof Mark Tomlinson from the Institute for Life Course Health …

SUNstudent will improve academic administration

November 4th, 2020

13:26

In this podcast, Stellenbosch University (SU) Registrar Dr Ronel Retief talks about how SU’s new information system SUNStudent will change the institution’s academic administration, improve services and create a better …

Unpacking Experiential Education - The Stellenbosch University Experiential Education Conference

November 2nd, 2020

20:43

In this podcast we talk to Ms. Ruth Andrews about the upcoming Stellenbosch University Experiential Education Conference.

For more information visit: www.sueec.com 

Experiential Education as Pedagogy for Social Justice: …

Not sure what to study? Career Assessments

November 2nd, 2020

11:10

Stellenbosch University offers career assessments at the Centre for Student Recruitment and Career Advice. In this podcast we talk to Ms Marichen Klaver for more information about these assessments.

SU Ombud is here to help you

October 27th, 2020

12:50

The Ombud has for long served as an independent channel through which people can seek help. The Stellenbosch University Ombud, Adv. Rina Meyer, is an …

Maintaining South Africa’s music archives

October 27th, 2020

19:34

Musicologist turned archivist Dr Lizabé Lambrechts works as a popular music and cultural heritage researcher and practitioner. For the past ten …

SU researcher highlights the importance of African penguin conservation

October 9th, 2020

20:56

Dr Marcela Espinaze has always been passionate about wildlife conservation. Her current postdoctoral research investigates the influence of nest types, and their associated microclimatic conditions, on ectoparasite …

Student teachers overcome COVID-19 challenges

October 5th, 2020

16:16

Monday 5 October is World Teachers’ Day. In this podcast, Prof Maureen Robinson from the Department of Curriculum Studies talks about the challenges …

Celebrating our heritage

September 23rd, 2020

12:58

September is Heritage Month with festivities reaching a crescendo on Heritage Day (24 September). In this podcast, Dr Leslie van Rooi, Senior Director: Social Impact and Transformation, reflects on the issue of heritage …

Keeping your heart healthy

September 23rd, 2020

10:41

September is Heart Awareness Month with World Heart Day being celebrated on 29 September. In this podcast, Dr Jo-Anne Kirby of Campus Health Service/the Institute for Sports and exercise Medicine talks about why it is …

Women’s contribution to peacekeeping operations.

September 21st, 2020

17:32

On Monday (21 September), people around the world celebrate the International Day of Peace. In this podcast, Prof Lindy Heinecken from the Department …

Innovation drives research

September 17th, 2020

16:31

Research for Impact is one of Stellenbosch University (SU)’s core strategic themes in terms of which the institution wants to advance knowledge in service of society. In this podcast, Prof Eugene Cloete, Vice-Rector: …

Not sure what to study? What about Data Engineering

September 16th, 2020

16:13

Stellenbosch University recently introduced a new stream Data Engineering under the BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme. In this podcast we talk to Prof Herman Engelbrecht for more information about the …

Internationalisation at SU: Taking education globally

September 9th, 2020

24:34

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it is still impossible for students to study abroad. But, says DVC for Strategy and Internationalisation Prof Hester Klopper, that does not mean internationalisation at SU has halted.


Improving digital literacy skills

September 8th, 2020

9:38

In celebration of International Literacy Day (8 September), Dr Pauline Hanekom from the Stellenbosch University Centre for Pedagogy (SUNCEP) talks …

Not sure what to study? What about Applied Medicinal Chemistry

September 3rd, 2020

7:31

Stellenbosch University recently introduced an interdisciplinary BSC degree in Applied Medicinal Chemistry. In this podcast we talk to Maambele Khosa for more information about the degree.

'Not sure what to study?' is a …

Not sure what to study? What about Biomedical Mathematical Science

August 31st, 2020

4:05

Stellenbosch university recently introduced an interdisciplinary BSC degree in Biomedical Mathematical Science. In this podcast we talk to Prof Anna-Mart Engelbrecht for more information about the degree.

What to study …

Thanks to the lockdown, new challenges in education opened up new opportunities

August 27th, 2020

12:17

Higher educational institutes all over the world, including Stellenbosch University, went through some stormy waters to continue with teaching while the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to stay indoors. Lecturers and …

Addressing the gender pay gap

August 25th, 2020

16:48

In celebration of Women’s Month, Prof Anita Bosch from the University of Stellenbosch Business School talks about the gender pay gap in South Africa …

The importance of female researchers and eradicating poverty in Africa

August 21st, 2020

24:45

Prof Ronelle Burger is a researcher and lecturer in the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University. She researches exclusion and poverty in …

Not sure what to study? What about Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

August 21st, 2020

21:26

Stellenbosch University (SU) recently introduced a new BSC degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. In this podcast we talk to Prof Hugh …

Gender doesn’t matter in teaching

August 20th, 2020

18:47

In celebration of Women’s Month, Prof Nuraan Davids from the Department of Education Policy Studies speaks about the need to address the stigma of …

Reusing wastewater

August 14th, 2020

12:11

In this podcast, Dr Rene Naidoo-Blassoples from the Institute for Wine Biotechnology talks about how her project is recovering wastewater for reuse …

Addressing stigma around women’s health

August 13th, 2020

21:10

In celebration of Women’s Month, Dr Rizwana Roomaney from the Department of Psychology talks about the stigma around women’s health issues and how …

Communicating with empathy

August 12th, 2020

15:27

In this podcast, Dr Elize Archer from the Centre for Health Professions Education talks about why it is so important to equip medical students and healthcare professional with empathic communication skills.


More women needed in STEM careers

August 11th, 2020

23:38

In celebration of Women’s Month, Prof Nox Makunga from the Department of Botany and Zoology talks about the need for more women to enter the fields …

Regulating online contracts

August 11th, 2020

13:44

In this podcast, Dr Sanmarie van Deventer from the Department of Public Law highlights the importance of regulating online contracts to protect …

Questioning the Meanings of Sexual Violence

July 31st, 2020

19:54

In celebration of Women’s Day and Women’s Month, Prof Louise du Toit from the Department of Philosophy highlights the devastating impact of sexual …

Addressing staff health and wellness during COVID-19 and beyond

July 29th, 2020

11:03

With the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic, well-being and mental health has become an important priority for many academic institutions around the …

Violin gets African tone: Sonata No. 1 for solo violin by C.J. Brand

July 24th, 2020

10:05

Prof Martina Meincken has initiated the process of making African violins by using indigenous African wood species. The first violin was made over …

Having the competitive edge through Data Science

July 21st, 2020

15:33

According to Prof Kanshukan Rajaratnam, Stellenbosch University has a competitive edge. “Thanks to our leadership, SU has deviated from the norm in a …

Collaboration key during pandemic

July 16th, 2020

14:55

In this podcast, Prof Stan du Plessis, Chief Operation Officer and Chairperson of the Institutional Committee for Business Continuity, highlights the …

Celebrating Mandela Day

July 16th, 2020

12:09

In this podcast, Renee-Hector Kannemeyer, Deputy-Director for the Division of Social Impact and also the Head of Matie Community Service, talks about the institutional activities that staff and students can participate …

Tobacco’s murky political history

July 15th, 2020

15:20

In this podcast, Dr Elijah Doro from the Department of History makes the point that current debates about the cigarette ban also have to pay …

Stemming the tide of fake news

July 10th, 2020

13:47

In this podcast, Prof Lizette Rabe from the Department of Journalism speaks about the insidious nature of fake news and what we can do to curb its spread.

Addressing population issues

July 10th, 2020

14:21

In celebration of World Population Day (11 July), Prof Mark Tomlinson from the Institute for Life Course Health Research highlights some of the …

Community healthcare workers offer life-saving services

July 3rd, 2020

18:09

In this podcast, Prof Bob Mash from the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care talks about how community healthcare workers are delivering medicine to high-risk groups who can’t go to healthcare facilities during …

Teachers going the extra mile

June 30th, 2020

15:08

In this podcast, Prof Aslam Fataar from the Department of Education Policy Studies talks about how teachers have gone beyond the call of duty to meet …

Impacting transformatively on society

June 25th, 2020

20:26

In this podcast, Prof Nico Koopman, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Social Impact, Transformation and Personnel, speaks about how his responsibility centre is helping to promote transformation and diversity at Stellenbosch …

Young people rising above challenges

June 22nd, 2020

13:25

In celebration of Youth Month, SR Chairperson Lewis Mboko talks about the challenges young people face during the COVID-19 pandemic and what they can do to rise above them.

The plight of refugees and asylum-seekers

June 19th, 2020

16:36

In celebration of World Refugee Day (20 June), Dr Callixte Kavuro from the Department of Public Law highlights the plight and challenges of refugees and asylum-seekers.

Rector in the hot seat

June 18th, 2020

20:47

When he took the helm at Stellenbosch University in 2015, it was the time of Rhodes Must Fall, Open Stellenbosch, the ‘Luister’ video and Fees Must Fall. Five years later, he started his second term in the midst of the …

Challenges facing the youth.

June 15th, 2020

13:55

In celebration of Youth Month, Mandela Rhodes Scholar and Master’s student in Educational Policy Studies Delecia Davids highlights some of the …

Cybersecurity during lockdown

June 15th, 2020

12:54

In this podcast, Prof Bruce Watson from the Department of Information Science offers a few tips on how we can protect ourselves against cyber criminals during the lockdown.

Student leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 15th, 2020

16:17

In celebration of Youth Month, Philosophy student and SRC member Ingrid Heydenrych talks about the challenges student leaders are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic as they try to stay in touch with their fellow …

Young people as agents of change

June 15th, 2020

16:44

In celebration of Youth Month, Psychology Honours student Unopachido Mubaiwa talks about the power young people have to bring about transformation in …

Jazz, vinyl and a South African take on popular music.

June 10th, 2020

21:33

In this podcast, Dr Stephanie Vos from the Africa Open Institute talks about the importance of looking at popular music from the vantage point of …

Keeping invasive species in check

June 5th, 2020

13:03

In this podcast, Prof Brian van Wilgen from the Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology talks about the impact of invasive species in South Africa …

NPOs struggle to stay afloat during COVID-19 lockdown

June 3rd, 2020

19:04

In this podcast, Ms Anika Berning from the Department of Business Management highlights the challenges non-profit organisations face as they try to help alleviate the plight of millions of South Africans during the …

Political leadership during COVID-19 pandemic.

May 28th, 2020

14:50

In this podcast, Prof Zwelinzima Ndevu, Director of the School of Public Leadership, takes a closer look at the leadership our government has thus …

Thinking strategically about the future you want...

May 26th, 2020

20:02

In this podcast, Dr Morne Mostert from the Institute for Futures Research offers a few tips that may help senior decision-makers and students to think strategically about the future during and after the COVID-19 …

Eat a bug... Insect farming offers exciting possibilities

May 22nd, 2020

15:53

In this podcast Dr Elsje Pieterse from the Department of Animal Sciences talks about the idea of farming with insects to use as food, bioplastic, animal feed and even as alternatives for antibiotics.

Prof Jason Bantjes talks about students’ mental health problems.

May 21st, 2020

14:46

In this podcast Prof Jason Bantjes from the Department of Psychology talks about students’ mental health problems and what needs to be done to …

Ms Ilhaam Groenewald talks about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown on sport.

May 20th, 2020

16:56

In this podcast, Ms Ilhaam Groenewald talks about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown on sport and what the landscape may …

Prof Michael le Cordeur reflects on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our democracy and various issues related to education.

May 20th, 2020

20:30

In this podcast, Prof Michael le Cordeur reflects on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our democracy and various issues related to education.

Prof Sandy Liebenberg: Socio-economic rights during COVID-19

May 20th, 2020

21:05

In this podcast, Prof Sandy Liebenberg explains that in our battle against COVID-19, we should not neglect the socio-economic rights of millions of …

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