When Nadine Bowers du Toit from Stellenbosch University posts the Mail & Guardian article, Study unpacks the ‘hidden racism’ at Stellenbosch, I can almost hear the sigh in what’s on her mind: (more…)
As the late Prof. Russel Botman once said,
“Our vision for our country and continent is a future free from poverty, where the human dignity of all people is protected, where our social and ecological systems are healthy, and where peace, security and democracy are safeguarded”
Many people claim that African students must take pride in institutions of higher learning, however, avoid the fact that we need financial access first in order to claim this pride. The Russel Botman Bursary Fund is a true reflection of manufacturing the hopes of the poor into a reality on our campus.
Just last year Prof. Russel Botman spoke. His words were the Quote of the Day in Africa News on 23 July 2018: “Africa needs a new generation of responsible leaders who will be willing to place the public good before self-interest”, (more…)
Prof. Russel Botman established a bursary fund in his name with the hope of finding new ways towards a new society. He recognised that access to Stellenbosch University should be broadened beyond its apartheid,
Reflecting on the past
At the end of this month of June 2019, we commemorate Prof Russel Botman who passed away five years ago. (more…)
The recent publication of research done by Stellenbosch University in an international scientific journal in an article, (more…)
I am really beginning to wonder about the power and influence of cyber knowledge. In search engines, we can find answers to almost any question or issue if we know where and how to search.
I am from a generation where the internet and social media came late in life and it is quite an effort to stay current in the fast-growing world of information. (more…)
In her memoirs as First Lady of the USA, Michelle Obama speaks about her work with the youth. (more…)
What a day 13 December 2018 turned out to be for the legacy of Russel Botman and the Bursary Fund in particular. (more…)