talks@stellenboschuni

talks@stellenboschuni

By Stellenbosch University
Welcome to talks@stellenboschuni – Stellenbosch University’s Podcast where we talk about current topics and innovative research done at the University.

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Political leadership during COVID-19 pandemic.

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Teachers going the extra mile
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 the needs of learners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
15:08
June 30, 2020
Impacting transformatively on society
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 University and beyond.
20:26
June 25, 2020
Young people rising above challenges
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.
13:25
June 22, 2020
The plight of refugees and asylum-seekers
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.
16:36
June 19, 2020
Rector in the hot seat
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 coronavirus pandemic. And still he sees the glass “half full”. We talk to Professor Wim de Villiers about what makes him tick, and what the future may hold for one of Africa’s top higher education institutions.
20:47
June 18, 2020
Challenges facing the youth.
In celebration of Youth Month, Mandela Rhodes Scholar and Master’s student in Educational Policy Studies Delecia Davids highlights some of the pressing challenges young people face.
13:55
June 15, 2020
Cybersecurity during lockdown
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.
12:54
June 15, 2020
Student leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 students.
16:17
June 15, 2020
Young people as agents of change
In celebration of Youth Month, Psychology Honours student Unopachido Mubaiwa talks about the power young people have to bring about transformation in society.
16:44
June 15, 2020
Jazz, vinyl and a South African take on popular music.
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 local artists, producers and listeners.
21:33
June 10, 2020
Keeping invasive species in check
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 and what needs to be done to keep them in check.
13:03
June 5, 2020
NPOs struggle to stay afloat during COVID-19 lockdown
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 lockdown.
19:04
June 3, 2020
Political leadership during COVID-19 pandemic.
In this podcast, Prof Zwelinzima Ndevu, Director of the School of Public Leadership, takes a closer look at the leadership our government has thus      far provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.
14:50
May 28, 2020
Thinking strategically about the future you want...
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 pandemic.
20:02
May 26, 2020
Eat a bug... Insect farming offers exciting possibilities
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.
15:53
May 22, 2020
Prof Jason Bantjes talks about students’ mental health problems.
In this podcast Prof Jason Bantjes from the Department of Psychology talks about students’ mental health problems and what needs to be done to address them in a way that help students  deal with these psychological challenges.
14:46
May 21, 2020
Ms Ilhaam Groenewald talks about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown on sport.
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 look like once we’ve weathered the storm.
16:56
May 20, 2020
Prof Michael le Cordeur reflects on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our democracy and various issues related to education.
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.
20:30
May 20, 2020
Prof Sandy Liebenberg: Socio-economic rights during COVID-19
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 South Africans who are trapped in poverty and unemployment.
21:05
May 20, 2020