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UBUNTU – Interdisciplinary Conversations Across Continents

26/02/2024 Marietjie Oelofsen, Upenyu Majee, Bongani Mgijima, Jamie Monson (Eds) UBUNTUUbuntu: Interdisciplinary Conversations Across Continents, is a collection of work by 17 scholars emerging from the Ubuntu Dialogues Seminar Exchange Fellowship hosted by Stellenbosch University in South Africa and Michigan State University in the US between 2019 and 2022. The authors presented their work in …

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Dr Dondolo reflects on Ubuntu and the Philosophy of Pan Africanism in SA

26/10/2020 Dr Luvuyo Mthimkhulu Dondolo, Director and Head of UFH Centre for Transdisciplinary Studies recently participated in the 2020 Ubuntu Dialogue. The discussion is a project between Michigan State University in the US and Stellenbosch University. It is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The dialogue has been going on for a while and …

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Ubuntu and rooibos connected through their intrinsic value

30/09/2020 There is a particular connection between the metaphor of Ubuntu and the ecology of Aspalathus linearis, one of the endemic species popularly known in global markets as rooibos tea. According to Rhoda Malgas, a lecturer and PhD candidate in the department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology at Stellenbosch University (SU), these two concepts connect through …

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SU helping to make Ubuntu internationally recognised

25/02/2020 Stellenbosch University (SU) is continuing its work to help make Ubuntu internationally recognised through its partnership with Michigan State University (MSU). In 2019, SU made history with MSU, when the two universities signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in which they agreed to foster international cooperation in education, research and community engagement at both …

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Ubuntu Dialogues announces first cohort of fellows

31/10/2019 Ubuntu Dialogues has announced its first cohort of Ubuntu Dialogues fellows. The 14 fellows from Stellenbosch University (SU) will participate in the newly launched partnership between the Michigan State University (MSU) African Studies Center and the Stellenbosch University Museum. This three-year collaborative initiative is funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation. According to a …

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Young women and leadership

22/09/2019 YOUTH leadership should not be a reserve for challenging times but should be consistent and cultivated from a young age. This was the message from former Stellenbosch University (SU) student and youth leader Farai Mubaiwa, speaking at the youth leadership event held at Stellenbosch University Museum recently. The event, in partnership with the Chair …

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Dr Phadi appointed as Program Manager of the Ubuntu Dialogues Programme

12/06/2019 “I’m hoping that the Ubuntu Dialogues programme will ignite a different conversation, where people can think outside of the box about the ideas of Ubuntu. I hope the students and young scholars will start to go outside themselves, go into their uncomfortable zone and create something new. I would like to see students start …

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SU and US university pave way to ‘building bridges’ for stu­dents

04/03/2019 In what has been hailed as a historic agreement, Stellenbosch University (SU) and Michi­gan State University (MSU) have signed a memorandum of understanding, paving the way to building bridges between young people in South Africa and the US. The agreement, signed during an official ceremonial event at SU on Friday, stemmed from a request …

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SU makes history with Michigan State University

01/03/2019 “This is a very historic occasion and I hope that twenty years down the line, when we look back we will really realise the significance of this agreement today.” This was the joyous words from Bongani Mgijima, Director of the Stellenbosch University Museum. Stellenbosch University (SU) made history yesterday (21 February) with Michigan State …

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