Food scientist

Alison Barr, Hlanzeka Mpanza and Anja Lategan will forever go down in the annals of Stellenbosch University (SU) as trailblazers. They are the first three students to graduate with an MSc degree in Food and Nutrition Security from the institution, after the programme was first launched in 2017. Mpanza is a nutritionist, while Barr and…

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Tobacco farming

Stellenbosch University (SU) partnered with institutions in the US and Malawi to help Malawian economy find a new focus and become less dependent on tobacco farming. The Faculty, and its Department of Agricultural Economics in particular, is a partner in the Centre for Agricultural Transformation in Malawi (M-CAT). Other partners include the University of Minnesota…

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Faculty of AgriSciences

Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of AgriSciences grows from strenght to strenght.During the December graduation ceremony, a total of 247 students in the faculty received their first degree, 10 received post-graduate diplomas and 13 students received HonsBSc degrees. Furthermore, 31 Masters degrees and 15 PhDs were awarded in the faculty. Dr Lara Alexander, a food scientist, investigated…

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Prof Nick Vink

Eminent agricultural economist, Professor Nicholas (Nick) Vink, earns the coveted Chancellor’s Award after two decades of eminent for community interaction and research. He is the Chair of the Department of Agricultural Economics in the Faculty of AgriSciences at the university. Vink is acknowledged for his continuously excellent achievements and research outputs over the years. He…

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Apples and reading

Have you heard the phrase: Ask a busy person if you want to get the job done? Pam Sue-Taylor, of Sonstraal Heights, Durbanville, lives up to that maxim as an executive assistant at a local media and television production company, Okuhle International. Pam has always had a passion to uplift and empower the community, so…

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Food safety

Efforts to support food safety in South Africa received a significant boost when Stellenbosch University (SU), in conjunction with Tiger Brands, launched the on-campus Centre for Food Safety (CFS) recently. This new centre, the first of its kind in the country, will be a unique applied food science research consortium comprised of scientists working at…

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