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Annas, Rolf
 

Annas, Rolf

Rolf Annas is senior lecturer in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at Stellenbosch University. He is currently President of the Association for German Studies in Southern Africa (SAGV) and co-ordinator for the language proficiency examinations of at the Goethe-Institute at South African universities. He has edited a book on the teaching of foreign language and literature, and published numerous of articles on foreign language didactics, translations studies, as well as on the history of German language and the reception of German culture in South Africa.


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Heribert, Adam
 

Adam, Heribert

Heribert Adam is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Born in Germany and educated at the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, he has published extensively on comparative ethnic conflicts and peacemaking, particularly on the elusive Israeli-Palestinian strife and socio-political developments in South Africa. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, was awarded the 1998 Adenauer Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, as well as the 2006 Achievement Award of the Canadian Sociology Association.



 

Aitchison, Claire

Claire Aitchison has been researching and supporting academic writing since the 1990s. At Western Sydney University, Australia and as a consultant she teaches researcher development. She publishes in new and traditional outlets including books, articles and blogs such as DoctoralwritingSIG https://doctoralwriting.wordpress.com/. Recent publications include ‘Writing the Practice/ Practise the Writing: Writing challenges and pedagogies for creative practice supervisors’ (2015) in Educational Philosophy and Theory; with Guerin & Carter (2015) ‘Blogging as community of practice’ in International Journal for Academic Development; and with Mowbray (2016) ‘Doctoral writing markets: exploring the grey zone’ in Bretag (ed) Handbook of academic integrity, Springer.

Olagoke, Akintola
 

Akintola, Olagoke

Olagoke Akintola is a public health promotion specialist and senior lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. His research interests are in the intersections of health and development using a gender lens. His current research focuses on community participation in health and development programmes and implications for public policy.

Ruth, Albertyn
 

Albertyn, Ruth

Ruth Albertyn holds a PhD in Adult Education from Stellenbosch University, SA. She is involved in research and development in the field of doctoral education, postgraduate supervision, researcher development, academic writing and adult education. She is a research associate in the Centre for Higher and Adult Education and at the Business School at Stellenbosch University. Ruth teaches research methodology in various disciplines and supervises students on master’s and doctoral level. She is involved in professional capacity development workshops for academics at various universities in Southern Africa and has co-edited scholarly books in the higher education field.


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Bedeker, Leatitia  

Bedeker, Leatitia

Laetitia Bedeker is die bestuurder van Taaldienste aan die US Taalsentrum en aanbieder van verskeie kursusse en slypskole in verwysingstegnieke. Sy is medeskrywer van WETENSKAPLIKE SKRYFVAARDIGHEDE – Riglyne vir die skryf van tesisse en proefskrifte en die Engelse vertaling, SCIENTIFIC WRITING SKILLS – Guidelines for writing theses and dissertations.

Gerrie, Berner
 

Berner, Gerrie

Gerrie se prestasies as afrigter is legendaries. Onder die Suid-Afrikaanse Davis- en Federasiebekerspelers uit sy kamp tel Robbie Venter, Piet Aldrich, Pietie Norval, David Nainkin, Yvonne Vermaak, Brigitte Cuypers, Mareze Joubert en René Uys. Sy lys Junior Springbokke sluit spelers soos Schalk van der Merwe, Freddie Sauer, Karen Schimper en Susan Rollinson in terwyl ander internasionale spelers soos Neil Broad (Groot-Brittanje) en Sabina Simmonds (Italië) ook deur hom afgerig is. Meer as 30 Berner-leerlinge het al Suid-Afrikaanse Meesters en Junior titels gewen. Talle van sy leerlinge het, of speel tans, tennis aan Amerikaanse universiteite of op internasionale vlak.


Bitzer, Eli
 

Bitzer, Eli

Eli Bitzer obtained all his academic qualifications, which include a DEd in Higher Education, at the University of the Free State.

His professional career started as a teacher in Mathematics before he joined the University of the Free State as a researcher in Higher Education. He subsequently held the position of Academic Staff Development Officer before becoming director of the Bureau for Academic Development at the University of the Free State in the early Nineties. In 1998 he joined the Centre for Higher and Adult Education at Stellenbosch University, where he currently works as professor in Higher Education. From 2003-2005 he also chaired the Department of Curriculum Studies at Stellenbosch University.

Professor Bitzer is a past president of the South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education (SAARDHE), a consulting editor of the South African Journal of Higher Education and co-ordinator of major staff development projects, one which was completed as part of the Australian-South African Institutional Links Programme in Higher Education. Professor Bitzer is also an NRF-rated researcher in the established researcher category and has received the Rector’s award for excellence in educational research at Stellenbosch University in 2009.

He acted as promoter and study leader to at least 28 masters and doctoral students in Higher Education as a field of study. He has contributed numerous articles to Higher Education scholarly journals, chapters in books and has presented a wide range of papers at conferences in Southern Africa and abroad. His current research includes projects on the field of higher education, curriculum in higher education, postgraduate supervision and the scholarship of teaching and learning.


Biscombe, Hilton  

Biscombe, Hilton

Hilton Biscombe was born in Stellenbosch, where he attended Lückoff School. He studied at UWC (University of Western Cape), worked at Stellenbosch Winery for a few years and then became an art school teacher (for 25 years). While teaching, he returned to UWC. This time he enjoyed his studies, and "had the time of his life" completing a course of Afrikaans and Psychology.


Bohensky, Erin
 

Bohensky, Erin

Dr Bohensky’s research integrates social and ecological information to understand and enhance the resilience of complex systems in Northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts, Media and Environmental Studies at The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 1994; Master of Environmental Management, Landscape Ecology at Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA, 1999; Doctor of Philosophy, Environmental Ecology Centre for Environmental Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2006. Dr Bohensky’s dissertation was entitled: A Social-Ecological Systems Perspective on Water Management in South Africa. She is a co-editor of Ecosystem Services in the Gariep Basin – A basin-scale component of the southern African millennium ecosystem assessment.


 

Booth, Shirley

Shirley Booth is Professor emerita at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Her academic interests span research into learning (and teaching) in the natural, engineering and mathematical sciences, mainly in higher education, academic development and teacher education in those fields, as well as teaching in education and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She led the project that has resulted in this book from the South African side, in collaboration with Professor Elsie Anderberg from the Swedish side.


 

Bosman, Frouwien

Frouwien Bosman is currently working as parliamentary researcher for the official opposition party in South Africa. Prior to this position she worked as a senior lecturer in Development Studies at the Huguenot College. She holds a DPhil in Political Science from the University of Stellenbosch. Her research in the development field focuses on rural development (specifically land reform), the impact of social identity issues on development processes and private sector involvement in socio-economic development in South Africa.


Botha, Jaco
 

Botha, Jaco

Jaco Botha is sedert 2003 ’n vennoot in die klein reklameagentskap Big Bad Wolf Advertising. Hy is verantwoordelik vir skeppende elemente soos konsepontwikkeling, kopieskryf en innoverende strategiese beplanning. Hy werk ook as vryskutskrywer.

Hy beskik oor ’n BA-graad van die Universiteit Stellenbosch, ’n BA-honneursgraad in letterkunde en ’n MA-graad in Skeppende Skryfwerk (met lof) van die Universiteit van Kaapstad.

Hy is die skrywer van twee kortverhaalbundels (In Drie Riviere en Sweisbril, albei deur Human & Rousseau uitgegee) en sy eerste kinderboek, Lalala en ek by die See het in 2005 by African Sun Media verskyn. In 1997 is die M-Net-beurs vir Skeppende Skryfwerk aan hom toegeken. Sy debuutroman, Miskruier, het in September 2005 by Human & Rousseau verskyn.

In 1998 was hy ’n lid van die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Blindekrieketspan wat die Wêreldbeker in Indië verower het. Hy werk tans aan ’n draaiboek, BULLET!, vir Spier films en is ook besig met ’n tweede roman, Groot Depressie (’n humoristiese blik op die IT-industrie). Hy is gelukkig getroud met die aktrise Ingrid Lehmensich en woon in Aucklandpark, Johannesburg. Hy geniet kanovaart, kosmaak, brug en braai.

Jan, Botha
 

Botha, Jan

Jan Botha is Professor in the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) and the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (SciSTIP) at Stellenbosch University, SA. Earlier in his career he was the Senior Director for Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) at Stellenbosch University. He is a former president of the Southern African Association for Institutional Research (SAAIR). His research interests include institutional research in higher education, the internationalisation of higher education, higher education research uptake, academic authorship and doctoral education.


 

Botha, Nonnie

Nonnie Botha holds a Doctorate in Education and is Professor Emerita in the Faculty of Education at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, SA. She served the academic community, inter alia, as Education Dean across seven campuses at the then Vista University, Head of the Department of Postgraduate Studies at the then UPE and Director of the School for Education Research and Engagement at NMMU. Her supervision of masters’ and doctoral research and scholarly publications include topics on school mathematics, student identities, higher education mergers, research trends, Africanising university curricula, interculturalism and postgraduate supervision. Her current research involves postgraduate policies, practices and pedagogies.

Gabriel, Botma
 

Botma, Gabriël

Dr Gabriël Botma worked for the Afrikaans newspaper Die Burger in the Western Cape of South Africa for roughly 15 years as a journalist in various capacities.


Dirk, Brand
 

Brand, Dirk

Dr Dirk Brand is an Extraordinary Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, who has published various articles and made several contributions to books on commercial law, constitutional law and international relations. He is the Coordinator of the Bavaria Western Cape Partnership, and an independent legal consultant in the fields of international relations, constitutional law and public governance. As an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, Dr Brand holds BComm, LLB, LLM (European Union Law) and LLD (Constitutional Law) degrees.

Brink, Chris  

Brink, Chris

Professor Brink is the Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University in the UK. He is the academic and executive head of the University, and serves on several Boards in Newcastle and the Northeast of England. At national level he serves on the Board of the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU).

Before taking up his position at Newcastle, Professor Brink was Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University in South Africa, where he led a transformation agenda which attracted national and international attention, while at the same time positioning Stellenbosch as one of the top three universities in South Africa. Earlier, he had served as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Wollongong in Australia, Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town, and Coordinator of Strategic Planning. Other positions include a Senior Research Fellowship at the Australian National University in the 1980s, a brief spell in industry in the USA, sabbatical and other leave periods at Oxford University, and intermittent visits to many other European universities.

He is a logician with a Cambridge PhD, an interdisciplinary DPhil, Master’s degrees in philosophy and mathematics, and a Bachelor’s degree in computer science. His research areas include mathematics, logic, philosophy and computer science, and he has published in all these fields. Before moving into management he held the prestigious “A”-rating of the National Research Foundation, which ranked him as one of South Africa’s leading scientists.


Brink, Yvonne  

Brink, Yvonne

Yvonne Brink began her career at the University of Cape Town by studying languages and the cultures of the ancient world, developing a passion for archaeology in the process.  Leaving her post as junior lecturer to raise a family, she returned after a long absence to study archaeology 'for a year'.  The year spun out to encompass more than two decades of research and part time teaching. Although retired, she continues to do research and remains a member of the Historical Archaeology Research Group at UCT.  Her book, They Came to Stay: Discovering Meaning in the 18th Century Cape Country Dwelling, is based on research for a doctoral thesis.  She was awarded a PhD degree in 1992.


Britz, Etienne
 

Britz, Etienne

Dr Etienne Britz is ’n emeritusdosent in Nederlandse en Afrikaanse letterkunde by die Universiteit Stellenbosch. Hy en sy gesin woon sedert April 2007 in Sjanghai, China.


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Carstens, Wannie
 

Carstens, Wannie

Professor Wannie Carstens is ’n oudstudent van die Universiteit Stellenbosch. Hy was voorheen dosent aan die Universiteite Stellenbosch (1977-1979) en Kaapstad (1980-1991) en is sedert Julie 1991 verbonde aan die Noordwes-Universiteit, Potchef¬stroomkampus (die voormalige Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir Christelike Hoër Onderwys) waar hy die huidige direkteur van die Skool vir Tale is.

Hy is al jare lank betrokke by aktiwiteite wat Afrikaans raak (op beide akademiese en organisatoriese vlak), en was ten nouste betrokke by die proses wat gelei het tot die totstandkoming van die Afrikaanse Taalraad (ATR), eers as voorsitter van die Voortsettingskomitee (2003-2005), daarna as voorsitter van die Nasionale Forum vir Afrikaans (NFA) vir die duur van hierdie liggaam se bestaan (2005-2008) en hy is sedert Mei 2008 die voorsitter van die historiese eerste Afrikaanse Taalraad (ATR), waarvan hy pas vir ’n derde termyn verkies is. Hy was ook lank lid van die Taal­kom­missie van die SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (1992-2003), is die vroeëre ondervoorsitter (2003-2010) en die huidige voorsitter van die Nasionale Taalliggaam vir Afrikaans (NTLA) (2010-2012), dien as direksielid van die Buro van die Woorde­boek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT)(2002-2010), en was ook lank lid van die Raad van die Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en Taalmonument (2002-2010). Verder is hy die ondervoorsitter van die Raad van die SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (2009-2012) en dien ook sedert April 2010 as lid van die Raad van die Universiteit Stellenbosch. Hy was een van die stigter-oprigters van die versameling Afrikaanse poësie (die Ernst van Heerden-versameling) wat opgeneem is in die Poëzie­centrum in Gent, België en is ook leier van ’n projek wat ’n digitale biblioteek oor Afrikaanse taalkun­di­ge bronne (DBAT) tot stand laat kom het. Hy is ’n gegradeerde navorser van die Nasionale Navorsingstigting in SA en neem ook gereeld deel aan radio- en televisieprogramme oor taalsake.

Hy het reeds twee selfstandige boeke, Norme vir Afrikaans (1989, 1991, 1994, 2003, 2010) en Afrikaanse tekslinguistiek (1997) gepubliseer. ’n Boek oor die teorie en praktyk van teksredaksie, getitel Teksredaksie, saam met prof. Kris van de Poel van die Universiteit van Antwerpen, het einde Oktober 2010 in Afrikaans verskyn. Dié boek gaan hierna verwerk word in Engels en in Nederlands. Hy is ook mede-outeur van die 9de uitgawe van die Afrikaanse Woordelys en Spelreëls, die rigting­gewende publikasie oor spelling in Afrikaans. As lid van die Taalkommissie is hy ook mede-ontvanger van die CJ Langenhovenprys vir Taalwetenskap van die SA Akade­mie vir Wetenskap en Kuns en hy het ook ’n ATKV-Woordwyser-toekenning vir sy boek Norme vir Afrikaans (4de uitgawe 2003) ontvang. Die vyfde hersiene uitgawe van hierdie boek verskyn ook in November 2010.

Hy het reeds 32 akademiese artikels gepubliseer asook talle populêre artikels. Hy tree ook op as eksterne moderator vir ander Suid-Afrikaanse universiteite (UNISA, Universiteit van die Vrystaat, Universiteit van Pretoria) asook as eksterne eksamina­tor van verhandelinge en proefskrifte van ander universiteite.


Chown, Steven
 

Chown, Steven

Steven Chown is Director of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology and Professor of Zoology at Stellenbosch University. He obtained his PhD degree at the University of Pretoria in 1989 based on research undertaken at sub-Antarctic Marion Island. The majority of his current research is undertaken in African and Antarctic systems and spans many biological fields. He has trained 26 MSc and 17 PhD students, and has published widely, including more than 280 peer-reviewed scientific papers. His publications further include two scientific books, and four popular volumes on the Southern Ocean Islands. He has also contributed substantially to Antarctic conservation policy through the Antarctic Treaty System. He is the inaugural recipient of the Martha T. Muse Award for science and policy in Antarctica and is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa.

John, Cilliers
 

Cilliers, Johan

Johan Cilliers is Professor in Homiletics and Liturgy at the Faculty of Theology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He is a former Head of the Department of Practical Theology and Missiology at the University of Stellenbosch, a former president of the Society for Practical Theology in South Africa, and the current President of the International Societas Homiletica. He has lectured at the University of Umea, Sweden; the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam; the Humboldt University (Berlin), the University of Hamburg; and the University of Leipzig. He has written, besides ca. 110 accredited articles in the field of Homiletics and Liturgy, 12 academic monographs and co-authored books, inter alia on preaching, liturgy, and aesthetics. Two of his books have been translated and published in German and Korean.


Claassens, Julie
 

Claassens, Julie

Juliana M. Claassens studied in South Africa and the USA (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) and taught at St Norbert College, Green Bay WI, Baptist Theological Seminary Richmond, VA and Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC. Since 2010 she is Associate Professor of Old Testament with a research focus on human dignity in the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Her works include The God who Provides: Biblical Images of Divine Nourishment (Abingdon, 2004) and the most recent, Mourner, Mother, Midwife: Reimaging God’s Liberating Presence in the Old Testament (Westminster John Knox, 2012)


Cloete, Fanie
 

Cloete, Fanie

Professor Fanie Cloete (LLB, MA, DPhil) teaches Policy Analysis and Management in the Department of Public Governance at the University of Johannesburg. He has extensive career and research experience in the South African public sector and abroad. He is also an extraordinary Professor in and former Director of the School of Public Management and Planning at Stellenbosch University, an advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa, a former member of the Presidential Review Commission on the Restructuring of the Public Service in South Africa, a former chair of the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) and a policy management and institutional transformation consultant.


Coetzee, André
 

Coetzee, André

Professor Coetzee het matrikuleer aan Paarl Gimnasium en verwerf die graad MB ChB aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch in 1974. Hy registreer as spesialis narkotiseur nadat hy die MMed(Anes) aan US en LKN van die Kollege van Geneeskunde van Suid-Afrika in 1981 verwerf het. In 1982-1983 was hy ’n Nuffield Dominion Trust Scholar aan Oxford Universiteit en verwerf die FFARCS in Ierland. Vanaf 1984 is hy professor in Anestesiologie en ’n eerste PhD word toegeken in 1984, ’n MD in 1987 en ’n tweede PhD in 1994. Gedurende 1991 was hy ’n navorsingsgenoot en Medeprofessor aan die Universiteit Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Vanaf 1994 registreer hy in die subspesialiteit Intensiewe Sorg by die beroepsraad. Hy was redakteur van 2 boeke, het 115 publikasies geskryf en 157 voordragte by vakkongresse gelewer en is tans die Uitvoerende Hoof van die Departement Anestesiologie en Kritieke Sorg aan US. Sy navorsingsbelangstelling is in die funksie en disfunksie van die veral die hart en longe gedurende narkose en intensiewe sorg.


Coetzee,  Coert
 

Coetzee, Coert

Coert Coetzee is an experienced businessman and a successful investor. He is also a well-known speaker and international seminar presenter, and is frequently invited to conferences as a keynote speaker. People who have attended Coert's investment and business seminars know why his investment methods and business structures are revolutionary, and that they have created more millionaires than any other method. However, Coert doesn't ascribe his club members' success to his methods alone, but also to the personalised support given by his handpicked and highly trained personal service providers.


Condy, Janet
 

Condy, Janet

Janet Condy is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology based in Cape Town, South Africa. She obtained her PhD at the University of Cape Town in 2006 and has been involved in teacher education since 1997. She specializes in Inclusive Education, Literacy and Digital Storytelling at both undergraduate and graduate level. For this book Janet worked with prominent researchers at CPUT to capture their research projects using digital storytelling, many of which have not been documented till now.

Conradie, Ernst
 

Conradie, Ernst

Professor Ernst M. Conradie teaches Systematic Theology and Ethics in the Department of Religion and Theology at the University of the Western Cape. His research focuses on the field of Christian ecotheology.


Cooper,  John
 

Cooper, John

John Cooper is a Research Associate of the Centre for Invasion Biology at Stellenbosch University. He retired from the University of Cape Town after a 35-year career conducting research on seabird biology and conservation, with a special emphasis on islands in the Southern Ocean. He currently acts as Information Officer for the international Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) which takes him to Hobart, Australia most years to work at the Secretariat’s offices. He also undertakes environmental management work and conducts historical and biological research at Marion and Gough Islands.


Constandius, Elmarie  

Costandius, Elmarie

Elmarie Costandius is a lecturer in Visual Communication Design at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She studied Information Design at Pretoria University and continued her studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. Her interests include multicultural education in the context of post-colonial and post-apartheid South Africa. She is currently busy with her PhD in Curriculum studies focusing on social responsibility and citizenship in art education. Elmarie received a Teaching Fellowship for her Citizenship projects that are incorporated into the Visual Communication Design curriculum. She was also awarded the prestigious National Excellence in Teaching and Learning award by Heltasa.



 

Cuyvers, Ludo

Ludo Cuyvers is emeritus professor of the University of Antwerp, Belgium, where he is still Director of the Centre for ASEAN Studies, and extraordinary professor at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa. He received his PhD degree in 1977 from the Faculty of Applied Economics, University of Antwerp, Belgium. Between 1989 and 2009 Ludo Cuyvers was a member of the Board of Directors of Office National du Ducroire (Brussels), the Belgian federal credit insurance company, and since 1991 he is member of Flanders Investment & Trade, the export and investment promotion organsation of the Flemish region of Belgium.


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Dageid, Wenche
 

Dageid, Wenche

Wenche Dageid is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo. Her PhD involved building a support initiative for and with HIV-positive people in Limpopo Province, South Africa, focusing on psycho-social aspects of HIV/AIDS and participatory approaches to care and support. She was the principle investigator from the Norwegian side for the overall social capital research study reported in this volume. Wenche has experience for more than a decade in lecturing, supervision and research in Norwegian and South African contexts. She is also a clinical psychologist.


Diederichs,  Nicci
 

Diederichs, Nicci

Nicci Diederichs is a professional environmental sustainability and natural resource management consultant. She is currently the Managing Director of FutureWorks, a Durban-based consultancy group. Nicci has been consulting successfully for 12 years throughout southern Africa, and has co-authored two books, and published 15 journal articles and other popular publications. Her key interests are centred on finding innovative ways to establish business opportunities and jobs through the sustainable utilisation of natural resources, and the development of “green” products and services.



 

de Beer, John

Dr Johan de Beer qualified in geophysics at the Stellenbosch University and the University of Alberta, Canada. He spent his working career at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. His main research focus was on geoelectrical geophysical techniques. Some fifty refereed papers appeared nationally and internationally under his name, including geophysical studies on most of the major geological structures in southern Africa. Post retirement, Johan started to record the history of geophysics in southern Africa. Prominent geophysicists collaborated to capture the institutional and technique histories.

Christo, de Coning
 

de Coning, Christo

Christo de Coning is a Professor Extraordinaire at the School of Public Leadership (SPL), Stellenbosch University. He is a founding Director of the Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace and of the Institute for Sport and Development. He is also a senior researcher and Professor Extraordinaire at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Sport Science and Development (ICESSD) at the University of the Western Cape. He supervises and teaches Masters and PhD students in the fields of public policy, strategy and implementation, M&E, as well as development management at ICESSD and ISD (UWC), at CPUT and at the SPL.

John, De Gruchy
 

de Gruchy, John

John de Gruchy is the Founder and Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, Cape Town. He is a Hulsean Lecturer at Cambridge and Chair at Robert Selby Taylor Chair of Christian Studies.

De Villiers, Marienne
 

De Villiers, Marienne

Marienne is a free-lance biologist, with a PhD from University of Pretoria. She is currently working in association with UCT's Animal Demography Unit as well as JAH Environmental Consultancy. Her interests range from island conservation to biodiversity monitoring and sustainable development in the Karoo and Little Karoo regions.


Duncan, Du Bois
 

du Bois, Duncan L.

Duncan Du Bois retired from secondary education in 2010 having spent more than 30 years teaching History at matric level as well as occasional classes of English First Language. In 1990 the degree of Master of Arts was conferred on him by the University of Natal for his dissertation titled ‘Sir John Robinson, the Mercury and the Indian Question in Natal 1860-1897’. In 2011 he published Labourer or Settler? Colonial Natal’s Indian Dilemma, and commenced research for a PhD in History on the topic ‘Sugar and settlers: the colonisation of the Natal South Coast 1850-1910’ at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The degree was conferred on him in 2014. His work Sugar and Settlers: A history of the Natal South Coast 1850-1910 is the result of expanded research and reworking of his doctoral thesis. Since 2010 his academic contributions have been published in Natalia, Historia, Nidan and New Contree.

du Plessis, Theo
 

du Plessis, Theo

Prof. Du Plessis is Hoogleraar in Taalbestuur aan die Departement Linguistiek en Taalpraktyk en Direkteur van die Eenheid vir Taalfasilitering en –bemagtiging aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat. Hy is hoofredakteur van die Van Schaik Uitgewers reeks, Studies in Language Policy in South Africa, waarvan agt volumes reeds sedert 2000 gepubliseer is en is mederedakteur van twee verdere boeke oor taalpolitiek, Afrikaans en taalpolitiek (1987 – met Hans du Plessis), Taal en stryd: Gedenkbundel 1989—1999 (1999 – met Alwyn van Gensen). Ook is hy mederedakteur van die vaktydskrif Language Matters. Studies in the Languages of Africa (UNISA/Routledge) en lid van die redaksie van die prestige vaktydskrif Language Policy (Springer). Prof. Du Plessis is lid van die International Academy of Linguistic Law en drie Suid-Afrikaanse linguistiese verenigings.


Du  Plessis, Bertie
 

Du Plessis, Bertie

Dr Bertie du Plessis het die strategiese bemarkingsagentskap MindPilot (Pty) Ltd in 1995 gestig en het sedertdien van Suid-Afrika se top maatskappye soos Sasol, Standard Bank, Naspers, Sanlam en BHP Billiton van raad bedien. Hy het in ses verskillende dissiplines aan tersiêre inrigtings as dosent of gasdosent opgetree. Hy is ’n professionele kunstenaar wat onder andere in Suid-Afrika se voorste galery, Die Goodman, uitgestal het. Du Plessis het deur die jare verskeie bydraes gelewer tot belangwekkende sosio-politieke en filosofiese publikasies. Sy sakeblog op fin24.com, Suid-Afrika se grootste sake- en finansiële portaal, was onder die top tien sakeblogs landwyd in 2010.  Hy is ’n gewilde openbare spreker.


du Toit, Jannie
 

du Toit, Jannie

Afrikaanse liedjieskrywer en sanger. Stigterslid van Trilogie, Afrikaanse sangroep van die 70's, speel 'n rol in die afrikaanse kleinkunsbeweging sedert 1979, skryf afrikaanse musiekblyspele in die tagtigs, begin 'n katalogus van kwaliteit afrikaanse musiek in die 90's en vestig hom gaandeweg saam met Christa Steyn as kabaretkunstenaar wat veral ook die Nederlandse kleinkuns in Suid-Afrika uitvoer en bevorder.


Duckert, Fanny
 

Duckert, Fanny

Fanny Duckert is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo (UiO). She has worked for many years with academic capacity building at the historically disadvantaged universities in South Africa. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Limpopo (UL), and has been in charge of cooperation research projects between the UiO and various universities of South Africa. She has also been involved in the development of a master’s programme in Clinical Psychology at the UL. Her research interests are in organisational psychology and health psychology with special focus on HIV/AIDS. She is also a member of the Psychological Association of Norway (NPF), the Psychological Association of South Africa (PSYSSA), and the American Psychology Association (APA).


Dupper, Ockert
 

Dupper, Ockert

Ockert Dupper (BA (Stell); LLB (Cape Town); LLM; SJD (Harvard)) is Professor of Labour- and Social Security Law at Stellenbosch University, where he also serves as the Director of the Centre for International and Comparative Labour and Social Security Law (CICLASS). In 2002, he was a Faculty Fellow in Ethics at the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions. Between 2004 and 2006 he was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law in Münich, Germany. He has published widely on a range of issues, in particular on affirmative action, non-discrimination and social security.


Durand,  Jaap
 

Durand, Jaap

Johannes Jacobus (Jaap) Fourie Durand was born on 5 June 1934, in the Free State. He matriculated in 1951 in Dealesville and studied Philosophy and Theology at the University of the Free State, Stellenbosch University and the Free University of Amsterdam. He was minister of Religion in the Transkei and Port Elizabeth and Moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church in Africa. He was appointed as professor in Systematic Theology at the University of the Western Cape and as Deputy Vice-chancellor in 1981 and was a visiting professor at several universities in the USA and Europe. He was Chairman of the Western Cape Peace Committee in the period leading up to the 1994 democratic elections and retired in 1994.

Jaap received the following awards: Thomas Roberston Award 1951; Golden Dove of Peace Award 1994; Honorary doctorate in Social Sciences, University of Cape Town 1994; Honorary doctorate in Philosophy, University of the Western Cape 1996; Totius Medal for Theology, South African Academy of Arts and Science 1996; Honorary doctorate in Philosophy, Stellenbosch University 2002.

Jaap Durand published some 60 articles.


Duvenage, Pieter  

Duvenage, Pieter

Pieter Duvenage het filosofie in Suid-Afrika en Duitsland gestudeer. Hy was medeprofessor en professor in filosofie en mediastudies aan verskeie Suid-Afrikaanse en ’n Australiese universiteit. Hy is die outeur en mede-outeur van verskeie boeke en talle akademiese en meer populêre artikels. Hy doseer tans filosofie by die Suid-Afrikaanse kampus van Monash Universiteit in Johannesburg.


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Erasmus, Johannes
 

Erasmus, Johannes

Johannes Erasmus has since January 2009 been filling the position of Head of the Department of Development Studies at the Huguenot College, Wellington. Before that he was the director and founder of the Unit for Religion and Development Research (URDR) at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University. He has published in the fields of theology, religion and welfare and his research focuses on the role of religion and faith-based organisations (FBOs) in development. In 2007 he received the Rector’s Award for Excellence in Community Interaction and in 2008 the URDR received flagship status for Community Interaction at Stellenbosch University under his directorship.


Muller, Sthephanus  

Ericson, Maria

Maria Ericson holds an M.Phil. (Ecumenics) from the Irish School of Ecumenics/Trinity College in Dublin, and a Doctorate in Ethics from Lund University, Sweden (Centre for Theology and Religious Studies). Her doctoral dissertation, with the title Reconciliation and the Search for a Shared Moral Landscape: An Exploration Based upon a Study of Northern Ireland and South Africa, was published by Peter Lang. Her post-doctoral research includes research on gender and reconciliation in South Africa (with a particular focus on the role of the churches), as well as research for the Swedish delegation for Roma Issues concerning how international examples of truth commissions and reconciliation processes might be applied in dealing with the historic violations suffered by Roma and Travellers in Sweden. She is based at Lund University, Sweden, where she has lectured in ethics, human rights studies and peace and conflict studies. She has also lectured in religious studies at Karlstad University, Sweden.


Ester, Hans
 

Ester, Hans

Hans Ester (geb. 1946 in Utrecht) studeerde Duits, Zuid-Afrikaans en theologie in Amsterdam (UvA), Johannesburg (WITS) en Tübingen. Hij promoveerde in 1975 in Leiden op een proefschrift over de rol van de geestelijke in het vertelwerk van Theodor Fontane. In 2002 ontving hij een ere doctoraat in de filosofie van de universiteit van Potchefstroom. Hij doceert thans literatuurwetenschap aan de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. Zijn publicaties gaan voornamelijk over het werk en de receptie van de romans en novellen van Theodor Fontane, over de betekenis van de hermeneutiek van Schleiermacher tot Ricoeur, de Zwitsers Duitse letterkunde, de poëzie van Nelly Sachs, de receptie van Friedrich Nietzsche tijdens de twintigste eeuw en de maatschappelijke rol van de literatuur in Zuid-Afrika. Hij was gastdocent aan vrijwel alle Zuid-Afrikaanse universiteiten en houdt jaarlijks lezingen aan Rhodes University in Grahamstown. Hij is secretaris van de Stichting Kunstenaarsverzet 1942 1945, redacteur van het jaarboek Deutsche Chronik, het kwartaalblad voor christelijke wijsbegeerte Beweging en het maandblad Zuid Afrika. Tevens is hij vast medewerker van het Nederlands Dagblad en het Reformatorisch Dagblad.


Esterhuizen, Louis  

Esterhuizen, Louis

Louis Esterhuizen woon op Stellenbosch en is tans die bestuurder van Protea Boekwinkel op Stellenbosch. Hy was voorheen aan die onderwys verbonde en was onder andere adjunkhoof by Pretoria Boys' High School en vakhoof vir Afrikaans by Rondebosch Boys' High School. Hy is getroud met die skryfster Marlise Joubert. Van hom het reeds vyf digbundels verskyn, te wete Stilstuipe (1986), Op die oog af (1988), Die onderwaterweg (1997), Patzers (1998) en Opslagsomer (2002). Al vyf is deur Human & Rousseau uitgegee. ’n Sesde bundel, Liefland, het verskyn by Protea Boekhuis. Saam met Henning Pieterse was hy ook die stigter van die bekende Bekgevegte. (Bron: Human & Rousseau.)


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Francis, Dennis
 

Francis, Dennis

Dennis Francis is a Professor and currently, the Dean of Education at the University of Free State. Dennis holds a PhD in Sociology and teaches in the fields of Social Justice Education and Sexuality Education. He has written extensively in the areas of identity studies, education for social justice and youth sexuality. He is the author of Between Race, Within Race. Dennis is a NRF rated researcher.


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Aslam, Fataar
 

Fataar, Aslam

Aslam Fataar is the Vice-Dean: Research in the Faculty of Education, Stellenbosch University. He is the current President of the South African Education Research Association, and Editor-in-Chief of the Southern African Review of Education. Aslam's first book, published in 2011, is Education Policy Development in South Africa's Democratic Transition, 1994-1997.

Foster, Stuart
 

Foster, Stuart

Stuart and his wife Sindia have served in northern Mozambique for 25 years, working in theological education and Bible translation. He was born in Zambia and has a Doctor of Theology degree from Stellenbosch.


Fredericks, Charl
 

Fredericks, Charl

Charl Fredericks is Programme Manager at the EFSA Institute and the National Religious Association for Social Development (NRASD).  He forms part of a team that provides strategy and coordination to the contribution of the Religious Sector to social development initiatives in Southern Africa.  His office is in Stellenbosch from where he maintains links with Stellenbosch University, the University of the Western Cape and the University of Cape Town.

Liezel, Frick
 

Frick, Liezel

Liezel Frick is Associate Professor in the Centre for Higher and Adult Education at Stellenbosch University, SA. Her research focuses on doctoral education and postgraduate supervision. In 2012 she received the Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence together with Eva Brodin for their article in International Journal for Researcher Development. She was awarded the Best African Accomplished Educational Researcher Award for 2013-2014 by the African Development Institute (ADI) and the Association for the Development of Education in South Africa (ADEA) for her contribution to educational research in the African context. She holds a Y2 (Young Researcher) rating from the National Research Foundation.


Friedrich-Nel, Hesta
 

Friedrich-Nel, Hesta

Hesta Friedrich-Nel is an Associate professor in Radiography and Director of the School of Health Technology at the Central University of Technology, Free State. She has a Masters degree in Radiography and a PhD in Health Professions Education both from The University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. In 2011 she received a Fulbright Scholarship to do research at the Indiana University in Indianapolis, USA on postgraduate formative assessment. Her research focuses on undergraduate assessment in Health Sciences and formative postgraduate assessment. She was the co-editor of the revised edition of Doing Research, published in 2011.


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Green, Sulina
 

Green, Sulina

Sulina Green is Professor in Social Work in the Department of Social Work at Stellenbosch University. She has published several academic articles in professional journals, authored a number of research reports , and has written chapters for various books on social welfare policy, community work, and social networks for teenage mothers, the disabled and women living in low income communities.


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Gitay, Yehoshua
 

Gitay, Yehoshua

Professor Yehoshua Gitay is a Professor Of Life of the University of Cape Town where he was the holder of the Theresa and Isidore Chair of Hebrew Language and Literatures. He also has been an Extra Ordinary Professor of the School of Theology of Stellenbosch University. Professor Gitay was born in Israel where he lives now with his wife Dr Tzfira Gitay. Prof Gitay is a Biblical scholar as well as Rhetoric and he has published books and articles in the realms of Biblical studies and Rhetoric. His recent 2010 book published in Hebrew is The Israeli Discourse: Rationality versus Aggressiveness.

Amanda, Gouws
 

Gouws, Amanda

Amanda Gouws holds a PhD from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (USA) and is currently Professor of Political Science at Stellenbosch University. Her specialisation is in the fields of South African and Gender Politics and her research more specifically focuses on women and citizenship, the National Gender Machinery and representation. She is the editor of (Un)Thinking Citizenship: Feminist Debates in Contemporary South Africa. (Ashgate and Juta, 2005), serves as a board member of the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town and in 2007 was the Edith Keeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor at Northwestern University, USA.

Rufus, Gouws
 

Gouws, Rufus

Rufus Gouws het ’n besondere vakwetenskaplike bydrae tot die leksikografie gemaak, sowel plaaslik as internasionaal. In Suid-Afrika is hy sekerlik die voorloper in die vestiging van die leksikografie as vakwetenskap. Hierdie publikasie bestaande uit bydraes van sy studente is getuie van die deeglike akademiese opleiding wat hulle onder sy bekwame leiding ondergaan het.


 

Grant, Barbara

Barbara Grant is Associate Professor (Higher Education) in the Faculty of Education at The University of Auckland. She publishes post-critical accounts of higher education with a particular focus on the supervision of graduate research students, academic identities, academic development and research methodologies. Barbara is also the regional Co-Editor (Oceania) for the International Journal for Academic Development and the Executive Editor for Higher Education Research & Development. In her previous life as an academic developer, she taught courses on graduate research supervision and facilitated many writing retreats, mainly for academic women, in Aotearoa/New Zealand and overseas.


Grundlingh,  Albert
 

Grundlingh, Albert

Albert Grundlingh is ’n gegradueerde van die Universiteite van die Vrystaat en Suid-Afrika. Hy was vir 27 jaar verbonde aan die Universiteit van Suid-Afrika. Sedert 2001 is hy voorsitter van die Departement Geskiedenis aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch.

Sy publikasies sluit in monografieë oor die sogenaamde “hendsoppers” en “joiners” gedurende die Anglo-Boereoorlog, Suid-Afrikaanse swartmense en die Eerste Wêreldoorlog. Hy is mede-outeur van boeke oor  rugby en die Suid-Afrikaanse samelewing, en oor die dinamika van die 1914-15 Afrikanerrebellie. Hy was ook redakteur van ’n boek oor nuwe tendense in die geskiedskrywing oor die Anglo-Boereoorlog. Hierbenewens het hy ongeveer 50 artikels in geakkrediteerde tydskrifte gelewer.

Sy belangstellingsvelde is sosiale geskiedenis, oorlog en samelewing, geskiedenis en sosiale geheue, en die historiografie.

Mishack, Gumbo
 

Gumbo, Mishack T.

Academic qualifications: PhD Indigenous Technology (Vista University), MEd Technology Education (Rand Afrikaans University), MPhil Applied Theology (University of Pretoria), BEd (Hons) (University of South Africa), BA (Vista University), University Education Diploma (Vista University), International Certificate in Technology Education Secondary School (ORT-Step Institute). Specialisation and research interest areas: Technology Education, indigenous knowledge systems, Technology teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge, Technology teacher development, postgraduate student supervision. Institutional affiliation and position held: University of South Africa. Assistant Manager, Office of Graduate Studies & Research, College of Education.


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Haasbroek, Hannes
 

Haasbroek, Hannes

Dr. Hannes Haasbroek is reeds bykans 40 jaar ’n historikus en hoof van die Geskiedenis-departement by die Nasionale Museum in Bloemfontein. Hy het sy doktorale studie in 1986 aan die Universiteit van die Oranje-Vrystaat voltooi. Met die jare het talle van sy artikels, hoofsaaklik oor die geskiedenis van die stad, in geakkrediteerde akademiese tydskrifte, populêre tydskrifte en koerante verskyn. Twee biografieë, te wete oor Cecilia Wessels en Bram Fischer – beide met hul wortels in Bloemfontein – het uit sy pen gevloei en vir laasgenoemde het hy ’n SALA-toekenning vir nie-fiksie ontvang. In 2012 het ’n fiksie-kortverhaal van hom eerste prys in die Bloemfonteinse Skrywersvereniging se jaarlikse skryfwedstryd verwerf, en sy debuut spanningsroman, Woudfontein, het in 2015 verskyn.

Havenga, Jan
 

Havenga, Jan

Jan Havenga is a supply chain, marketing, strategy and organisational change consultant, researcher and lecturer. He has an extensive background in leading research and consulting teams, facilitation and lecturing on a senior level and in the logistics, transport, mining, food and manufacturing industries.

He has consulted to more than 70 local companies as well as in Namibia, Mozambique, Portugal, Germany, the UK and USA.


Hees,  Edwin
 

Hees, Edwin

Edwin Hees started his professional career as a high school English teacher, but was soon appointed to the English Department at the University of South Africa, where he was studying part time.  In 1979 he joined the English Department at Stellenbosch University, and was later appointed Professor and Postgraduate Coordinator at the Drama Department at Stellenbosch in 2005.  His research specialisations include the history of theatre and film, in particular in South Africa. He is now happily retired after a most enjoyable teaching career, in which freelance language editing has always played a stimulating part.


Hermanson,  Eric
 

Hermanson, Eric

After Eric Hermanson obtained a degree in African Languages at the University of the Witwatersrand and completed four years of theological studies at the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa in Johannesburg, he served in the South African Baptist Missionary Society among various language groups from 1965 to 1979. He then became Manager of Editorial Services and Editor of the South African Baptist magazine at the Baptist Publishing House. In 1987 he joined the Bible Society of South Africa as Translation Consultant and retired in 2005 as Head of the Department of Translation and Text Processing.


Holický,  Milan
 

Holický, Milan

Professor Doctor Milan Holický obtained his civil engineering degree at the Czech Technical University in Prague, and his doctoral degree at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Since 1965 he is employed at the Klokner Institute of CTU in Prague and lecturing at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Faculty of Architecture of CTU in Prague. He is an author or co-author of more than 300 scientific and technical publications, including textbooks and five monographs. At present he is actively involved in the research of structural reliability and risk assessment, and in development and implementation of International Standards ISO and European Standards “Structural Eurocodes”.


Britz, Etienne
 

Holmes, Peter

Peter Holmes is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of the Free State. He obtained his PhD at the University of Cape Town. His research interests include the Quaternary geomorphology of South African semi-arid and coastal environments, aeolian (wind blown sediment) processes, and applied geomorphology. He is an NRF rated researcher and author or co-author of numerous academic publications on geomorphology. He is a past president of the Southern African Association of Geomorphologists, and a past council member of the Southern African Society for Quaternary Research. He has also written or contributed to a number of popular earth science texts, including the definitive Sage Encyclopaedia of Geography published in 2010. His new text (edited in collaboration with Professor Mike Meadows from UCT and published by African SUN Media) entitled Southern African Geomorphology; Recent Trends and New Directions will appear shortly.


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Jonker, Louis
 

Jonker, Louis

Professor Louis Jonker was born in 1962 in Riversdal and completed his secondary training at Point High School in Mossel Bay. He obtained his subsequent qualifications at Stellenbosch University. After his Masters studies on a Hebrew language related topic, his interest in exegetical methodology and hermeneutics spurred him towards a doctorate in Old Testament studies, for which he did research in Germany and The Netherlands. His thesis was published in 1996 in The Netherlands. He was a minister in the DR Church Stellenbosch-Welgelegen for 10 years and was appointed in turn as senior lecturer, associate professor, and currently professor in Old Testament at Stellenbosch University. He has been awarded the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (Bonn) scholarships in 2000, 2006 and 2009. His present research foci include the relationship between historiography and identity formation in Second Temple literature (mainly in the Books of Chronicles); Exegetical methodology and Biblical hermeneutics; and intercultural Bible reading.


Holzbaur, Ulrich D.
 

Holzbaur, Ulrich D.

Ulrich D. Holzbaur studied Mathematics and Physics at Ulm University where he was also employed as a teaching assistant in the Institute for Operations Research. He holds a Dipl.-Math. (MSc in Mathematics) and a Dr.rer.nat (Ph.D.) from Ulm University. From 1985 to 1990, Holzbaur worked for Telefunken Systemtechnik (now EADS Cassidian) as a software systems engineer and as head of the airborne radar software team. Holzbaur became professor at Aalen University in 1990. His current lectures and research comprise sustainable development, quality and project manage¬ment. Using projects intensively in his lectures, his research focuses also on the management and use of projects in industry and education. Holzbaur is head of the Steinbeis Transfer Centre for Applied Management. Holzbaur published several books mainly in special fields of management, and scientific papers as well as contributions to proceedings. In 2010, Holzbaur was appointed as a Visiting professor in the faulty of management and economics and as a supporter and project manager with Prof. Jordaan for the sustainability@cut project on implementing sustainable development at CUT.

Lyn, Horn
 

Horn, Lyn

Lyn Horn worked as a medical practitioner for twenty years before specialising as a bioethicist by completing both a Master’s degree and a PhD in Applied Ethics. She has been a member of one or other research ethics committee (REC) for the last ten years and currently chairs the REC: Humanities at Stellenbosch University. She is also appointed as the Research Integrity Officer at this University and has academic positions as an ethicist in both the Department of Philosophy and Paediatrics & Child Health. She was appointed by the South African Minister of Health to serve a three year term on the National Health Research Ethics Council of South Africa (2010-2013). She is also a faculty member of SARETI.


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Marrion, Keim
 

Keim, Marrion

Prof. Marion Keim directs the Interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence for Sports Sciences and Development at University of the Western Cape. She is a founder and the Chairperson of the Western Cape Network for Community Peace and Development, Training Advisor for Women for Peace Western Cape and an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, certified in Mediation and Sports Law. She is a member of the National Advisory Committee for Sport and Recreation and of the Eminent Person’s Group for Sport and Transformation, for the Minister of Sport and Recreation, South Africa.

 

Kiregyra, Ben

Prof. Kiregyera holds a B.Sc. (Hon) degree in statistics and applied economics from Makerere University (Uganda), M.Sc. in statistics from Iowa State University (USA) and a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Essex (UK). He is a Chartered Statistician (CStat) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) with the Royal Statistical Society (UK) and a Fellow of the Uganda Academy of Sciences (FUNAS).

Le Bruyns, Clint
 

Kokt, Deseré

Deseré Kokt is Research Professor in Leisure Management at the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT). She holds a doctorate in Human Resources Management and has published more than 24 papers in both peer-reviewed and other journals. She has also delivered 25 papers at national and international conferences and is a Master Human Resources Practitioner (MHRP) with the South African Board for Personnel Practice (SABPP). The focus of her research is mainly on human resources issues in the tourism and hospitality industry, on the one hand and developing researchers and the concept of research education, on the other. She acted as editor for the book ‘A practical guide to Guest House Management’ and was a co-author for the book ‘Seven imperatives for success in research’. She further acts as supervisor for post-graduate students and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of New Generation Sciences (JNGS).

Koopman, Nico
 

Koopman, Nico

Nico Koopman is Vice-rector for Social Impact, Transformation and Personnel at Stellenbosch University. He is a professor of Systematic Theology and Public Theology and was till recently chairperson of the Global Network for Public Theology and Director of the Beyers Naude Centre for Public Theology. His research focuses on themes.

Simangaliso R. Kumalo
 

Kumalo, R. Simangaliso

R. Simangaliso Kumalo is Director for Research and Postgraduate Studies at the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He studied at universities both in South Africa and overseas. He teaches courses in Practical Theology and Political Theology at the same institution. He is also the founding Director of the Religion, Governance and Africa in the World Programme. He is the author of "From Deserts to Forests", Methodists with a White History and a Black Future, Pastor and Politician: Essays on the Life and Legacy of J.L. Dube the first president of the African National Congress. He lives in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Charlotte, Krolokke
 

Kroløkke, Charlotte

Charlotte Kroløkke is professor in the Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark with special responsibilities in feminist cultural analyses of reproduction and reproductive medicine.

Mariana, Kruger
 

Kruger, Mariana

Mariana Kruger is a paediatric oncologist and ethicist. She is currently a full professor and executive head of the department of Paediatrics and Child Health at Tygerberg Hospital, University of Stellenbosch. She is a founder member (2003) and co-principal investigator of South African Research Ethics Training Initiative (SARETI), funded by Fogarty International Center, NIH, USA, which aims to build African research ethics review capacity. She has served on several ethics review committees (including as either chair or deputy chair for the last 10 years) and is currently a member of the Stellenbosch University Senate Ethics Review Committee. She is also the current African Continental President for the International Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOP). She has been principal investigator for several paediatric clinical trials with scientific and ethics publications.


Jordaan, Gerrit
 

Jordaan, Gerrit

Gerrit Jordaan is currently Director: Technology and Innovation at Central University of Technology. He is also a member of the Research Group in Evolvable Manufacturing Systems at CUT, specializing in machine vision. He is an experienced research supervisor and contributed chapters to several books. He also edited Modelling as Research Methodology.


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Le Bruyns, Clint
 

Le Bruyns, Clint

Clint Le Bruyns is Senior Lecturer in Public Theology and Ethics at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He teaches introduction to ethics, political ethics, sexual ethics, medical ethics and economic ethics at the undergraduate level. He teaches public theology, moral formation and research methodology at the graduate level. He supervises many local and international Master’s and PhD students completing research projects in public theology, ethics and business. For more info, see http://www.sun.ac.za/theology/lebruyns.html

Dr Le Bruyns is also an adjunct-professor in the School of Leadership and Development at Eastern University, USA, where he teaches spiritual formation for Christian leaders at the graduate level. He serves various local, national and global institutions and organisations in providing strategic consultancy and thought leadership. In addition to the publication of popular and scholarly articles, he has co-edited two books: The Humanization of Globalization (Germany, 2008) and Ragbag Theologies (South Africa, 2009).

Leibowitz,  Brenda
 

Leibowitz, Brenda

Brenda Leibowitz has been the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning since 2003. Her areas of interest are: professional development, social justice in education, academic literacy, and the use of research to enhance teaching and learning. She has been a member of the prize-winning Community, Self and Identity Research team and was the Chairperson of the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa from 2004-2009. She is co-editor of Focus on First-year Success: Perspectives emerging from South Africa and Beyond (2009) and Routes to Writing (2001).


Lombard, Christo  

Lombard, Christo

Christo Lombard het sy BA Hons (Filosofie) en BTh aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch voltooi. Hy het sy tersiêre loopbaan in 1975 aan die Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland (UWK) begin, waar hy ook sy MTh en DTh onder leiding van Prof JJF Durand oor die teologie van AA van Ruler afgehandel het. In 1984 het hy en sy vrou Jean na Namibië verhuis waar hy departementele voorsitter van Bybelkunde geword het – ’n departement wat spoedig in ’n Departement van Godsdiens en Teologie ontwikkel is. Gedurende sy twintig jaar van onderrig aan die Universiteit van Namibië was hy ook dekaan van die Fakulteit Lettere, Direkteur van die Ekumeniese Instituut vir Namibië en voorsitter van die Komitee vir nuwe kurrikula in Religieuse en Morele Opvoeding in openbare skole. Hy is sedert 2005 terug by UWK, waar hy godsdiens, teologie en etiek doseer. Onlangs is hy verkies as Voorsitter van die Departement Godsdiens en Teologie. Gedurende sy loopbaan was hy intensief betrokke by siviele samelewingsinisiatiewe rakende geregtigheids- en menseregtekwessies.


Lourens, Amanda
 

Lourens, Amanda

Amanda Lourens behaal haar DLitt aan die Universiteit van Pretoria met ’n proefskrif oor die kanonisering van die vroulike outeur in die Afrikaanse literatuursisteem. Sy is tans ’n deeltydse dosent (Afrikaanse letterkunde en redigering) in die Departement Afrikaans en Nederlands aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch, en is ook verantwoordelik vir die koördinering van slypskole oor verskeie fasette van taalpraktyk wat deur die Departement aangebied word.  Sy is mede-outeur van Wetenskaplike skryfvaardighede [Scientific writing skills].


Louw, Daniel
 

Louw, Daniël

Daniël Louw het sy DPhil (1972) en DTh (1985) aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch behaal. Hy was vanaf 1978 tot 2005 verbonde aan die Fakulteit Teologie, Universiteit Stellenbosch, as professor in praktiese teologie, waar hy verantwoordelik was vir pastoral teologie, kliniese pastoraat en pastorale berading. Hy was Dekaan van die Fakulteit Teologie vanaf 2001 tot en met 2005.


Lues, Liezel
 

Lues, Liezel

Prof Liezel Lues is an associate professor and Programme Director at the Department of Public Management at the University of the Free State. She began her career as a skills development facilitator in the Public Sector, moved into various supervisory and managerial roles, and eventually joined the world of academia. Her experience and expertise lie within the fields of human resources development, public management and research development. She has published several articles and papers on topics in research development, human resource development and public management. She is editor of Re:search ABC and co-editor of Doing Research.

Susan, Lundin
 

Lundin, Susanne

Susanne Lundin is professor of ethnology in the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Sweden. Lundin examines various forms of medical treatments, mainly focusing on the semi-legal and illegal medical market. She has published extensively in these fields, including “Organs for Sale. An Ethnographic Examination of the International Organ Trade” (Palgrave Pivot, 2015).


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Vhumani, Magezi  

Magezi, Vhumani

Vhumani Magezi contributed and edited the book Pastoral care in tension between tradition and modernity: Pastoral ministry and biblical response to challenges of fear of death, fear of spirits and hospitality in Africa (German – Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010). He has also written over 27 HIV and AIDS related research reports and over 9 academic articles. He is currently an Executive Director of an HIV and AIDS NGO, Research Fellow for the University of South Africa and North-West University, Editorial Board Member of Practical Theology of South Africa (PTSA), and Executive Committee Member (Treasurer) of the African Association for Pastoral Studies and Counselling (AAPSC). His research and publications focus on Pastoral Care and Counselling; HIV & AIDS church responses, Pastoral Counselling diagnosis in Africa, African Spirituality in Counselling, and Church and development.

Tsediso, Makoelle
 

Makoelle, Tsediso

Tsediso Michael Makoelle is one of the recipients of the Nelson Mandela scholarship to UK. He holds a PhD in Inclusive Education from the University of Manchester, UK, and a D Ed in Education Management from the University of South Africa. His experience in education spans more than 22 years in South Africa, during which time he was a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg and an Education Lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town. He has written and published extensively on inclusive education and school leadership. He has also reviewed postgraduate courses and programmes for many universities, supervises Master and PhD students and has evaluated research theses for several universities in South Africa. He is a reviewer of grants applications for the South African National Research Foundation (NRF), has reviewed papers for several international journals, and serves on editorial boards of several international Journals. He is passionate about inclusive education and has devoted his research work within the framework of Participatory Action Research. He is currently a General Director for Research and an associate professor at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan.


Malan, Lucas  

Malan, Lucas

Lucas Malan is op Nylstroom (Limpopo) gebore en gaan skool op Pietersburg (Polokwane). Daarna studeer hy aan die Universiteit van Pretoria, die voormalige RAU, die Universiteit van die Witwatersrand, weer aan RAU en in 1989 behaal hy die graad DLitt aan die Universiteit van Pretoria. Hy debuteer in 1981 met die bundel ’n Bark vir die ontheemdes. Daarop volg Tydspoor (1985), Edenboom (1987), Kaartehuis (1990), Hongergrond (1994) en Afstande (2002). Hy was sy lewe lank in die onderwys.

Magda, Malherbe-Fourie
 

Malherbe, Fourie Magda

Magda Fourie-Malherbe is Professor of Higher Education Studies in the Centre for Higher and Adult Education, Stellenbosch University, SA. She is an alumna of the University of the Free State, and has worked at various public higher education institutions in South Africa as a researcher, lecturer, supervisor and higher education administrator for almost 30 years. Her research includes work on higher education governance and management, teaching and learning, and academic development. Currently 15 postgraduate students are doing research under her supervision, mainly on factors that enhance or inhibit student success.


Marais, Lochner  

Marais, Lochner

Lochner Marais is currently Professor in Development Studies and Director at the Centre for Development Support (University of the Free State). Prior to this, he lectured at Vista University in Bloemfontein for seven years and in the Department of Geography at the University of the Free State for two years. He obtained a BA, BA (Honours), MA and PhD in Geography from the University of the Free State. He has authored, co-authored and compiled more than 200 research reports and some 70 refereed articles in peer-reviewed journals or books. He has also been rated by the NRF. His research and teaching activities are focused on the areas of housing policy, integrated development planning and local economic development. He has managed the revision of the Free State Growth Development Strategy during 2006. Other consultation services are in the field of capacity building, strategic planning, objective management and housing finance. He has conducted work for the Free State Provincial Government, the National Department of Housing, CDE, GTZ, DFID, and the Flemish Government and for USAID.


Martens, Peter
 

Martens, Peter

Peter Martens was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1971 and began his cello studies at the age of 8. Whilst still at school and studying with Dalena Roux at Stellenbosch University, he won a scholarship to participate in the World Youth Orchestra in Michigan U.S.A. where he led the cello section. He continued his studies at the Mozarteum, Salzburg, with Prof Heidi Litchauer from 1991 to 1993 where he also had master classes from William Pleeth, Ivan Monighetti and Heinrich Schiff. During this time he performed extensively as solo cellist for the Austrian Ensemble for Modern Music and as a member of the chamber orchestra, Salzburger Musici. His career as orchestral cellist saw him occupy principal positions in several South African orchestras as well as working with the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg and the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. He currently divides his time between the management of the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival and the Endler Concert Series at Stellenbosch University, a busy chamber music and solo schedule as well as being an active family man.

Elsa, Mentz
 

Mentz, Elsa

Prof Elsa Mentz is a Professor in Computer Science Education in the Faculty of Education Sciences at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University. She has been actively involved in the training of IT teachers for the past 16 years, specializing in teaching and learning of computer programming skills. Her research interest is in the effective use of cooperative learning strategies (eg. pair programming) to foster self-directed learning among students and scholars. She is the holder of national and international research grants for her research in IT and the empowerment of IT teachers and has also written numerous journal articles and chapters in books.


Mngomezulu, Bhekithemba
 

Mngomezulu, Bhekithemba

Dr Bhekithemba Richard Mngomezulu was born at eSovane (Ingwavuma village) in far northern KwaZulu-Natal. He attended school at Mthonjeni Primary School and matriculated at Sibhamu High School. His tertiary qualifications are: Senior Secondary Teachers Diploma (SSTD) and a BPaed degree from the University of Zululand; BA Hon. in History, BA Hon. in Political Science and MA in History from the University of the Western Cape; MA in Politics from the University of South Africa (UNISA); MA in History and PhD in African Political History from Rice University in Texas, USA..


Milton  Nkoane, Molebatsi
 

Milton Nkoane, Molebatsi

Dr Nkoane has been a pedagogue for more than 16 years. He is currently a Head of the School of Educational Studies at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein campus. He began his career in education as a secondary school teacher. He then left the school to join the defunct Vista University, after gaining some experience in academia he took up an appointment at the then University of Durban Westville and later University of KwaZulu-Natal and he has recently rejoined the University of the Free State.

He brought to his academic career of over 16 years lot of experience due to his involvement in educational management, psychology of education, commerce education and social science education. He served at various positions of authority on these four universities. He has been appointed on advisory boards and councils in the Department of Education, Umalusi, teachers’ organisations and many non-government organizations.

Dr Nkoane has an interest in critical theory, praxis as the operationalisation of critical emancipatory indicatives mounted within the framework of decolonizing practice, post-colonial, post-structural and post-modern discourse. Another testament of Dr Nkoane’s academic achievement is that he has been NRF reviewer and reviewer of articles for national and international journals. He is an editor and author of monographs, books and book chapters. He has published widely a number of research articles and presented in national and international conferences.


Moffett, Rodney O.
 

Moffett, Rodney O.

After an initial career in forestry, Rodney Moffett studied botany at Stellenbosch University, obtaining his PhD in taxonomy with a study of the genus Rhus (now Searsia). In 1986 he joined the Qwaqwa Branch of the University of the North, where he lectured in the Botany Department and served two terms as Dean of Science. He retired in 2000 as Professor of Botany. Since then he has returned twice to teach at the campus (now part of the University of the Free State) and is currently an honorary research associate in the Department of Plant Sciences of UFS.


Kogila, Moodley
 

Moodley, Kogila

Kogila Moodley is Professor Emerita in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. She was the first holder of the David Lam Chair. Born in Durban, her postgraduate studies in Sociology and Anthropology spanned the U.S., Germany and Canada. Her publications focused on critical multiculturalism, anti-racism education and citizenship. She has served as President of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Ethnic, Minority and Race Relations and is a member of the editorial board of “Ethnic and Racial Studies”.


Möller, Lucie A.
 

Möller, Lucie A.

Dr Lucie Möller is a Research Fellow of the Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment of the University of the Free State and member of the South African Academy of Science and Art.
As geographical names expert she was delegated to the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names from 1996 to 2002; served as secretary of its Africa South Division, and inter alia on the Working Groups on Education and Training, Evaluation and Implementation. She participated in numerous international conferences, coordinated and co-presented ten training courses on geographical names in Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland from 1992 to 2006. She was a member of the South African Geographical Names Council for five years during which time the Act on Geographical Names (Act 118 of 1998) was drafted, and a training manual for database development was compiled by her.
She is an honorary member of the Names Society of Southern Africa; acted as guest editor for several numbers of Nomina Africana, the journal of the Society, and co-edited a special edition of it with Johan Jacobs, called A World of Names. With Peter E. Raper and LT du Plessis, she co-authored the fourth edition of the Dictionary of Southern African Place Names, and most recently wrote the book Of the same breath – Indigenous animal and place names.


Morgan,  Naòmi
 

Morgan, Naòmi

Professor Naòmi Morgan is hoof van die Afdeling Frans aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat. Sy behaal haar doktorsgraad aan die Universiteit van Genève, Switserland, onder leiding van die Franse skrywer Michel Butor. Die brontale van haar vertalings sluit in Frans, Nederlands, Afrikaans en Engels. Benewens vertalings van Franse romans, literatuurgeskiedenisse en studies in stedelike geografie, is haar bekendste vertalings tot dusver die CD’s Afri-Frans 1 en 2 en die vertalings van Brel- en Piaf-chansons na Afrikaans, laasgenoemde in samewerking met die digter prof. Bernard Odendaal van dieselfde universiteit.

Johann, Mouton
 

Mouton, Johann

Johann Mouton is Professor and Director of the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology at Stellenbosch University, SA, and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Scientometrics and STI Policy. In addition to vast numbers of articles in peer reviewed journals, book chapters and technical reports, he has authored or co-authored 11 monographs. His latest publication with Nico Cloete and Charles Sheppard is on Doctoral education in South Africa. He has supervised 72 doctoral and master’s students, and has received two awards from the Academy for Science and Arts in South Africa, including one for his contribution to the promotion of research methodology.

Vuyisile, Msila
 

Msila, Vuyisile

Academic qualifications: PhD (Vista University), MA (Michigan State University, MPhil (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University), MEd, BAHons, BEd, BA (Vista University), HDE (University of Cape Town). Specialisation and research interest areas: Africanisation and indigenous Knowledge Systems, African leadership models, Open learning and distance education, Autobiography in teaching. Institutional affiliation and position held: University of South Africa. Head: Institute for African Renaissance Studies, College of Graduate Studies.


Hansen, Len
 

Hansen, Len

Len Hansen studied law and theology at Stellenbosch University, specializing in systematic theology. He is currently responsible for research development and support in the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University. Since 2005 he has been involved with the Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology as editor of the Centre’s series on public theology, all 7 volumes of which were published by Sun Press. One of these, Christian in Public. Aims, Methodologies and Issues in Public Theology was awarded the Andrew Murray-Desmond Tutu Prize in 2009.



 

Mulder, Etty

Etty Mulder (1946) promoveerde in 1978 aan de Utrechtse universiteit en was van 1982 tot 2007 als hoogleraar verbonden aan het letterenfaculteit van de Nijmeegse universiteit met als leeropdrachten achtereenvolgens muziekwetenschap, algemene kunstwetenschappen en ‘de verwerking van de holocaust in de kunst’. Zij bekleedde tal van bestuurslidmaatschappen in en buiten de universiteit. Zij is voorzitter van de Stichting Kunstenaarsverzet 1942 1945 en voorzitter van de Stichting Pierre Boulez in welke hoedanigheden zij zowel universitaire als buiten-universitaire vakpublicaties begeleidt en projecten coördineert. Etty Mulder publiceerde boeken, studies en artikelen over interdisciplinaire kunsttheoretische onderwerpen, met een nadruk op de Frankfurter Schule (Th. W. Adorno) en psychoanalytische benaderingen van kunst.

Elmi, Muller
 

Muller, Elmi

Elmi Muller is a general surgeon who had been working in the field of in Transplantation since 2005. She has an active interest in promoting organ donation and transplantation and was the TTS councillor for the region Middle East/Africa between 2010 and 2014 and is currently the president of the Southern African Transplantation Society and on the executive council of TTS. Elmi has been involved in many transplant-related outreach and educational programmes for the public and medical profession in South Africa. She also does outreach work in Africa through the ISN Educational Ambassador’s programme. In 2008 she initiated a Donation after Cardiac Death programme as well as a transplant programme for HIV positive patients utilizing HIV positive donors at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. She was featured in The Lancet in 2012 under the title: ‘Elmi Muller; bending rules, changing guidelines, making history.’ Her interest is in HIV transplantation and the immunological response of HIV positive recipients after they receive these transplants. She is also driving research projects to look at the impact of the second viral strain after receiving a kidney from a HIV positive donor.


Muller, Sthephanus  

Muller, Stephanus

Stephanus Muller behaal sy DPhil in musiekwetenskap in 2001 aan die Universiteit van Oxford. Hy is mederedakteur van twee boeke, Gender and Sexuality in South African Music (Sun Press 2005) en A Composer in Africa: Essays on the Life and Work of Stefans Grové (Sun Press 2006). In 2007 voltooi hy die MA in Kreatiewe Afrikaanse Skryfkunde onder leiding van prof. Marlene van Niekerk met ’n manuskrip oor die lewe en musiek van Arnold van Wyk. Hy is tans senior lektor aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch, waar hy musiekwetenskap doseer, en werk by die Dokumentasiesentrum vir Musiek (DOMUS) (www.domus.ac.za).


Mwaniki, Munene
 

Mwaniki, Munene

Born in Mbeere, Eastern Kenya in April 1973, Munene Mwaniki is Kenyan and South African educated. He holds a Bachelor of Education (Arts) (Honours) in English and Literature in English (1995) and an M.Phil in Linguistics (1999) from Moi University, Eldoret - Kenya, a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) (2004) and a Ph.D. in Linguistics (2005) from the University of the Free State (UFS), Bloemfontein - Republic of South Africa. He taught English and Linguistics at Moi University, Eldoret - Kenya (2005 - 2007). He did consultancy for the South African Government in the area of Language Management (2008 - 2009). Dr. Mwaniki joined the UFS in May 2009 as a Senior Lecturer/Researcher. He lectures Language Management and Linguistics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research focuses on the development of the Language Management Approach in the study of the politics of language and Language Management in Africa.


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Paul, Ndebele
 

Ndebele, Paul

Paul Ndebele has a PhD in research ethics and is the Director of the Medical Research Council Zimbabwe (MRCZ) with prior appointments as Bioethics Contractor at the Division of AIDS, US National Institutes of Health; Assistant Director of Research Ethics, Office of Research and Development, University of Botswana; and Program Coordinator in the ethics program at University of Malawi, College of Medicine. He is a FABTP trainee and has been a consultant for UNESCO, WHO and AMANET. He has participated in several other Bioethics Programmes including SARETI, CEBESA, the College of Medicine (University of Malawi), Center for Ethics in the Humanities and Life Sciences (Michigan State University, USA) and as visiting scholar at the Erasmus Mundus Bioethics Programme, Padova University, Italy

Marilyn, Naidoo
 

Naidoo, Marilyn

Marilyn Naidoo is associate professor at the University of South Africa, Discipline of Practical Theology. Her teaching specialisations are research methodology and religious education with a research focus on theological education, ministerial and spiritual formation. Recent publications include, Between the Real and the Ideal: Ministerial Formation in South African Churches, Unisa Press (2012) and Contested Issues in Training Ministers in South Africa, Sun Media (2015).

Peter, Naude
 

Naudé, Piet

Piet Naudé is Professor of Ethics and since 2011 the Vice-Rector: Academic at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. He was appointed extra-ordinary professor to the Stellenbosch Faculty of Theology and assumed duty as Director of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) in September 2014.

Pienaar, Marné
 

Pienaar, Marné

Marné Pienaar is 'n professor in taalkunde in die Dept. Afrikaans aan die Universiteit van Johannesburg. Sy is 'n semantikus met 'n belangstelling in onder meer tolking en vertaling.


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Pahl, Peter Jan
 

Pahl, Peter Jan

Peter Jan Pahl is Professor Emeritus for Theoretical Methods in Civil Engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin. He studied at Stellenbosch University and obtained his doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964. After a professorship at M.I.T. until 1969, he was appointed as full professor in Civil Engineering at the TU Berlin. He holds honorary doctorates from universities in Stellenbosch (South Africa), Weimar (Germany) and Moscow (Russia). Peter Jan Pahl is a past president of the International Society on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering . As Checking Engineer he has maintained close ties to civil engineering practise.

Anel, Pepler
 

Pepler, Anel

Anel Pepler, a trained pre-primary school teacher, taught grades one, two, and three after achieving her Diploma in Higher Education (Pre-primary) from Unisa. She then established a pre-primary school for Early Child Development and taught for 20 years. In 1995, she was seconded by the Western Cape Education Department to begin the first pre-primary training for Afrikaans speaking students at Boland Teacher’s Training College, where she offered this training until 1999. From 2001 to 2006, she gave instruction in teaching grade R to the Education Students at Stellenbosch University. In 2007 she moved back to the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Wellington campus) where she is still available on a part time basis for grade R training. She achieved her BA degree from Unisa, and completed her BEd, MEd, and PhD degrees at Stellenbosch University. Her doctoral thesis describes a literacy program for grade R learners.

Micheal, Petersen
 

Peterson, Michael

Michael Nebeling Petersen is assistant professor at the University of Southern Denmark. His work is about transnational surrogacy in a queer and feminist framework. Working within two research projects, Reproductive Medicine and Mobility and New Medias, New Intimacies, his research centers questions about culture, power, and identity, most notably on gender, sexuality, race, and nation. He is especially interested in how transnational surrogacy is changing cultural practices, understandings and possibilities of kinship, identity forms, and ways of belonging.


 

Pettersson, P.

Per Pettersson is professor in Sociology of Religion at the Service Research Centre (CTF) at Karlstad University in Sweden and also holds a position as a guest professor at Uppsala University, Sweden. He is part of the research team at the Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre and director of a major ten-year research programme, “The Impact of Religion” at Uppsala University. He has published in the fields of sociology of religion, service organisational studies, youth studies and welfare studies.


Pommerin, Reiner
 

Pommerin, Reiner

Prof. Dr. Reiner Pommerin, born in 1943, studied at the Universities of Bonn and Cologne. He received his doctoral degree as well as his habilitation in Modern History from the University of Cologne, in 1976 and 1984 respectively. From 1979 to 1980 he was Kennedy Fellow at Harvard University, from 1994 to 1995 Visiting Professor at St. Antony's College at Oxford and from 1996 to 1997 he held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair for German Studies at Vanderbilt University at Nashville. Pommerin taught also at the Universities of Cologne, Mayence, Erlangen and Jena. From 1992 till October 2008 he was holding the Chair for Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Dresden. Pommerin joined the German Air Force in 1961. He holds the rank of Colonel (Res). Since 1994 he is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) at London and since 1994 Chairman of the Advisory Board on Leadership Development and Civic Education of the German Federal Minister of Defense. He is since 2006 a member of the Board of the International Commission for Military History and since 2009 Senator for Culture in the Senate of Culture of the state of Saxony. He also is Coeditor of the Militärgeschichtliche Zeitschrift. Prof. Pommerin is author or editor of 25 book publications and over 100 articles in German, English and French. His research interests include the History of International Relations, Strategy, Military History and International History.


Potgieter,  Thean (T.D.)
 

Potgieter, Thean (T.D.)

Professor Thean (T.D.) Potgieter is Director of the Centre for Military Studies, Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University (South African Military Academy). He holds degrees in the Human Sciences, Military History and Strategic Studies, while his doctorate (Stellenbosch) focused on defence against maritime power projection. He is an experienced academic, has published widely on topics ranging from military history to maritime defence and security, serves on numerous academic and editorial boards and is also the recipient of a number of academic and military awards.


Praeg,  Leonhard
 

Praeg, Leonhard

Leonhard Praeg teaches political philosophy in the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University, South Africa. He is the author of African Philosophy and the Quest for Autonomy: A Philosophical Investigation, Editions Rodopi, Amsterdam (2000) and The Geometry of Violence: Africa, Girard, Modernity, SUN MeDIA, Stellenbosch (2007). He is currently working on a book on Ubuntu.


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Lizette, Rabe
 

Rabe, Lizette

Lizette Rabe is professor and chair of the Journalism Department at Stellenbosch University (SU). She obtained the degrees B.A., Hons. B. Journ, M. Journ and D.Phil. at the same university. She began her career as journalist in 1979. In 1994 she was appointed as the first female editor of the magazine Sarie, also the first woman to be appointed as editor of an Afrikaans publication at Naspers. In 2001 she joined academia as head of SU’s Journalism Department. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, still writes for the mass media, and was author, co-author or editor of a number of publications. She was a council member of Sanef, founder judge of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year competition and founder faculty member of the Salzburg Academy. Besides awards such as the Rector’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, she was on the SU’s 2013 list of top 25 researchers across all faculties. She was also awarded the prestigious Stals Medal for Journalism and Communication, and is recipient of the 2015 Chancellor’s Award.

Babette, Rabie
 

Rabie, Babette

Dr Babette Rabie is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University. She specialises in public sector monitoring and evaluation, performance management and policy evaluation. She is involved in numerous formal academic and practical executive training programmes on public sector performance management, including the design of M&E systems, and advanced courses on indicator development and evaluation design and management. Training delegates include parliamentarians, strategic and programme managers and evaluation specialists from all spheres of government, as well as the NGO and private sectors. As part of these training programmes she has reviewed the M&E systems, policies and indicator frameworks from various departments, programmes and units and has suggested changes and improvements to these.

Retief, Johan  

Retief, Johan

Professor Johan Retief continued with research and development of applications in the fields of risk in civil engineering and structural reliability since his retirement from the Department of Civil Engineering, Stellenbosch University in 2001. His research includes the strong wind climate of South Africa, reliability-based models for crane induced loads, reliability-based geotechnical and structural concrete design, and performance of deteriorating structures. Applications are directed towards the development of structural design standards. He was actively involved in the recent revision of the SA Loading Code SANS 10160:2010. He is the South African delegate to ISO TC98 Bases for the design of structures and maintains close contact with Eurocode standards development.


Richards, Rose  

Richards, Rose

Rose Richards helped start the Stellenbosch Writing Laboratory in 2001 and is its English Head. Along with her colleague, Sharifa Daniels, she has developed a training course for writing consultants working across disciplines and different types of writing skills workshops for thesis and dissertation writers. Her research includes illness narratives, identity studies and teaching writing. She has published academic work and short stories. Some of her writing has appeared in Kunapipi: Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Qualitative Health Research, and South African Journal of Higher Education.


Richter, Gawie
 

Richter, Gawie

Gawie Richter behaal BScAgric in 1955 op Stellenbosch. Boer 45 jaar op die familieplaas, Bontheuwel, in die Rooikaroo, geleë in die distrik van Piketberg. ‘n Gebied met eiesoortige uitdagings in die Swartland koringstreek. Waar kennis van die verlede en leiding oorgedra van geslag tot geslag die finansiële sukses of mislukking van boerdery bepaal. Die intense belangstelling en liefde vir sy beroep, asook die gebrek aan literatuur oor die geskiedenis van die koringbedryf, was die dryfveer om dit vir die nageslag te bewaar wat met tyd verlore sou gaan.


Ryan,  Peter
 

Ryan, Peter

Peter Ryan is an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town's Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology. He works on the biology and conservation of seabirds and their breeding islands, as well as avian speciation and plastic pollution. Peter is a keen birder and wildlife photographer who has travelled extensively in pursuit of birds. He has written numerous books on birds and islands.


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Sherron, Fred

Fred G. Sherron is presently living between two countries: six months in his birth country America and six months in his adopted country the Republic of South Africa. Here is where he received his PhD in Systematic Theology in 2009 from the University of the Free State. Since graduating from the University of the Free State, Fred G. Sherron has established the Shiloh Bible Institute of the Republic of South Africa where he runs a program on Saturday and teaches Bible on Monday at the Millennium English Medium School in Maseru, Lesotho. In America Fred G. Sherron is the bishop and senior pastor of the Gideon Knights Freedom Church of Jesus Christ that is of the Hebrew Pentecostal faith.


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Saayman, Melville
 

Saayman, Melville

Prof Melville Saayman is currently the director of the research entity TREES (Tourism Research in Economic Environs and Society) at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) in South Africa. He has a long history in sport in South Africa, first as a competitor and then as an administrator and coach. He was also involved in the South African government’s sport and recreation policy formulation processes. He is a member of the executive committee of the Association of International Experts in Tourism (AIEST) and also serves on the World Tourism Organisation’s panel of experts. He became the first South African to be nominated as resource editor of Annals of Tourism Research and also a National Research Foundation (NRF)-rated researcher. In South Africa, he has the highest number of publications in the field of sport and event tourism. He is married to Andrea and they have two daughters – Dominique and Anaïs.

Kamala, Sankaran
 

Sankaran, Kamala

Kamala Sankaran is Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. Her research work is in the areas of constitutional law, international labour standards and the informal economy. She is currently working on the legal regulation of the informal economy, and equality and discrimination issues in South Asia.


Swart, Ignasius
 

Swart, Ignatius

Ignatius Swart has been appointed to the position of Professor with a Focus on Research in the Research Institute for Theology and Religion (RITR) at the University of South Africa from the beginning of 2012. He has published extensively on development related topics across the theological and social science disciplines. He is the lead editor of the book, Religion and Social Development in Post-Apartheid South Africa, published by SUN Press in 2010.


Sliep, Yvonne
 

Sliep, Yvonne

Yvonne Sliep is a critical community health specialist, and currently associate professor at the School of Psychology, University of KwaZulu-Natal. She was the principle investigator in South Africa for the overall social capital research study on which this manuscript is based. She has completed extensive work on the role of strengthening social fabric within war-traumatised countries. She is an international scholar with a keen interest to translate good research into sound practice. Her passion at the moment is disseminating research results through narrative theatre to audiences who were either directly involved in the study or who could benefit from the research results.


Smit, Dirkie  

Smit, Dirkie

Dirkie Smit is ’n dosent in teologie aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch, nadat hy lank aan die UWK verbonde was. Hy is ook ’n genooide navorsingsgenoot en gasdosent by verskillende buitelandse sentra en universiteite. Hy is aktief in Gereformeerde en ekumeniese kerklike kringe, waar hy dikwels preek en voor groepe optree, en ook op talle kommissies dien. Hy word gereeld genooi as spreker by akademiese konferensies en publiseer populêre en akademiese werk in Suid-Afrika en internasionaal. Talle van sy vroeëre doktorale studente beklee posisies van leierskap in die akademie, die kerk en die openbare lewe in verskeie lande, veral in Afrika.


Strauss, Piet
 

Strauss, Piet

Piet Strauss is tans moderator van die Algemene Sinode van die NG Kerk (sedert 2007), hoofleier van die Voortrekkers (sedert 2001) en professor in Kerkgeskiedenis en Kerkreg aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat. Laasgenoemde pos beklee hy sedert 1988. Sy vernaamste velde van studie is die Suid-Afrikaanse kerkgeskiedenis en gereformeerde Kerkreg. Tot dusver het hy akademiese artikels in meer as 60 geakkrediteerde tydskrifte gelewer. Sy boek Kerk en orde vandag. Met die klem op die NG Kerk, het in 2010 verskyn. 


Swartz, Leslie
 

Swartz, Leslie

Leslie Swartz is a professor of psychology at Stellenbosch University and a clinical psychologist. His research interests span the fields of mental health and disability studies, and he has been instrumental in establishing the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health in collaboration with University of Cape Town. Recent publications include Able Bodied: Scenes from a Curious Life (Zebra, 2010), a memoir focussing on disability in southern Africa and Promoting mental health in scarce-resource contexts: Emerging evidence and practice (Co edited with Inge Petersen, Arvin Bhana, Alan J Flisher, and Linda Richter, HSRC Press, 2010). He is editor-in-chief of the African Journal of Disability, an associate editor of Transcultural Psychiatry and of International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, and serves on a number of other editorial boards. His current work focusses on issues of access to health care for disabled people, and ethics of care. (Photo by Christine Fourie.)


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Terauds, Aleks
 

Terauds, Aleks

Dr Aleks Terauds has spent most of his working life on sub-Antarctic islands studying the birds and marine mammals of the Southern Ocean. He has authored four books on this region, the latest being the SUN MeDIA publication Marion and Prince Edward – Africa’s Southern Islands. Aleks is passionate about the conservation of truly wild places and has been fortunate to visit many of these during the course of his research.  He has lived in South Africa for several years but currently resides in Tasmania, Australia. He remains a Research Associate of the Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology at Stellenbosch University and has strong collaborative ties with this institution.


Theron, Charl
 

Theron, Charl

Charl Theron het sy MSc Agric (Wynkunde) op Stellenbosch verwerf, waarna hy verskeie poste in KWV se Produksie-afdeling beklee het, waarvan die laaste 10 jaar as Produksiedirekteur. Daarna het hy die opleidingsomgewing betree, waar hy onder andere Voorsitter van US se Departement Wingerd- en Wynkunde was. As gereelde rubriekskrywer van verskillende tydskrifte, dra hy kennis op verskillende vlakke van die wynbedryf oor en vanweë sy ondervinding van die wynbedryf dien hy op verskillende bedryfsliggame. Hy is ’n wynbeoordelaar by verskeie plaaslike en buitelandse wynkompetisies en verrig tans baanbrekerswerk in die opleiding van kelderwerkers op verskillende vlakke.

Vernon, Trafford
 

Trafford, Vernon

Vernon Trafford is Professor Emeritus at Anglia Ruskin University, UK and a Research Associate of CHAE at Stellenbosch University, SA. Since 1988 his research has investigated processes of undertaking, supervising and examining doctorates. His experience of having successfully supervised 56 theses, plus regularly examined in UK, Europe and Australia, provides the basis for his research and publications. He is a frequent presenter at the European Conference for Educational Research and he conducts supervisor/candidate workshops on doctorateness in UK and internationally. He and Shosh Leshem wrote Stepping Stones to Achieving Your Doctorate (McGrawHill/OUP, 2008), which is a standard text in this field of scholarship.


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van Beek, Ursula
 

van Beek, Ursula

Ursula van Beek is professor of history at the Department of Political Science, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Ursula van Beek was born and grew up in Poland. She graduated from the Silesian University in Katowice and received her doctorate in history from the University of South Africa. Before taking up residence in South Africa with her husband in 1990, Ursula lived in the copper mining region of Zambia where her son was born and where she worked as a teacher in a mine school. She was a guest researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria and was a visiting scholar at the Kulturiwissenshatfliches Institut in Essen, Germany. Ursula has established and is currently heading an international research unit known as the Transformation Research Initiative (TRI), which focuses on democratisation in different cultural settings. She is the recipient of research awards from the South African Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), the Daimler Chrysler Foundation in Germany and the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation in Stockholm, and fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). Ursula has written several chapters in books and was editor (with Edmund Wnuk-Lipinsky) of the SUN PRESS/STIAS publication Democracy Under Stress – The global crisis and beyond. .


van der Merwe, Chris
 

Van der Merwe, Chris N.

Chris N van der Merwe is ’n emeritus professor van die Universiteit van Kaapstad, waar hy vir 35 jaar dosent in die Afrikaanse en Nederlandse letterkunde en in Literêre Teorie was; ook het hy by verskeie universiteite in Wes- en Sentraal-Europa en in die VSA as gasdosent opgetree. Hy het ’n groot aantal artikels in geakkrediteerde tydskrifte en hoofstukke in akademiese boeke geskryf en is die skrywer of (mede )redakteur van vyftien boeke. Sy huidige navorsing fokus op narratiewe en trauma, en hy is die mede-outeur, saam met Etty Mulder en Hans Ester, van die boek Woordeloos tot verhaal – Trauma en narratief in Afrikaans en Nederlands (2012).

J.C. Van der Merwe
 

Van der Merwe, J. C.

J. C van der Merwe is the Deputy Director of The Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State in South Africa.


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van de Poel, Kris
 

van der Merwe, Schalk

Schalk van der Merwe has lectured in History at Stellenbosch University for the past 12 years. He has written a number of articles on popular Afrikaans music for academic and popular publications, delivered numerous papers on the subject across the globe, and recently had a regular radio feature on RSG. He is also a seasoned bass player. This is his first book, written between shows, recordings and tours with a host of top South African artists.


van de Poel, Kris
 

van de Poel, Kris

Kris Van de Poel doseer toegepaste taalkunde aan die Universiteit Antwerpen in België en is buitengewone professor aan die Noordwes-Universiteit Potchefstroomkampus. In die navorsingsgroep Applied Language Studies koordineer sy navorsing oor akademiese en professionele kommunikasie. As voorsitter van die Belgian Association of Applied Linguistics het sy veral internasionalisering van jonge navorsers bemagtig. Sy publiseer gereeld op hierdie gebiede en het o.a. die handboeke geskryf: All Write. An Introduction to Writing in an Academic Context (2007); Scribende. Academic Writing for Students of English (2006) en die groot internasionale projek Medics on the Move gekoordineer. (www.ua.ac.be/appliedlanguagestudies)


Van der Merwe, Floris J.G.
 

Van der Merwe, Floris J.G.

Floris van der Merwe is op 5 Januarie 1951 in Kaapstad gebore. Hy is in 1970 na die Universiteit Stellenbosch om BA Liggaamlike Opvoedkunde met Geskiedenis as hoofvak te studeer. Na sy graad, Sekondêre Onderwysdiploma en Honneurs in Liggaamlike Opvoedkunde het hy sy Magistergraad (cum laude) en Doktorsgraad aan die Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO verwerf. In 1979 is hy as lektor in Sportgeskiedenis aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch aangestel. Hy het daarna ook ’n Magistergraad in Geskiedenis ontvang. Sedert 2009 is hy tot hoogleraar bevorder.

Hy het professionele erkenning ontvang van die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (Stalsprys vir Bewegingskunde in 1999) en die Rektorstoekenning vir voortreflike navorsing in 2000. Hy was ook van 2000-2010 die redakteur van die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Navorsing in Sport, Liggaamlike Opvoedkunde en Ontspanning.


Van der Merwe, Willie
 

Van der Merwe, Willie

WL (Willie) van der Merwe (1957) studied literature, philosophy and theology at Stellenbosch University, where he became professor of philosophy in 1998. His publications cover topics ranging from philosophy of language and hermeneutics to philosophy of religion, African philosophy and multiculturalism. He has been a fellow and/or visiting professor at a number of universities in Europe. Since August 2008 he holds the chair in philosophy of religion at the VU University Amsterdam, where he is head of the department and director of ACCORD (Amsterdam Centre for the Study of Cultural and Religious Diversity).


Muller, Sthephanus  

van der Walt, Christa

Christa van der Walt's primary interest is in the teaching and use of English in multilingual contexts and the development of multilingual education systems.


 

Van Dyk, Gideon

Prof. Gideon van Dyk is an NRF-rated researcher and professor in Military Psychology at Stellenbosch University who has been developing expertise and in-depth knowledge in his field for the past 20 years. Prof. Van Dyk has conducted several research projects in Africa, published five books, contributed several chapters to books, and is author of more than twenty-five articles in accredited journals.


Van Marle, Karin
 

Van Marle, Karin

Karin van Marle teaches legal philosophy and related subjects on undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Pretoria. She is presently the head of the Department of Legal History, Comparative Law and Legal Philosophy. Her research includes aspects of critical legal theory, feminist theory with a particular focus on transformation and the 'becoming' of a post-apartheid jurisprudence.


Dionne, Van Reenen
 

Van Reenen, Dionne

Dionne van Reenen is a Researcher at the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State in South Africa.

van Rooyen, Johan
 

Van Rooyen, Johan

Published more than 150 peer group refereed scientific papers, six academic books on Agri-business & Agri-development and presented over 100 papers at local and international events. He is a NRF rated scientist. Academic qualifications: DSc in Agricultural Economics (Pretoria) and Management sertificate from IMD, Switzerland Served on a number of boards of Agri-business companies and agencies, is currently a board member of Ifama (Tthe International Food and Agri-business and Food Industry Management Association) and serve on an expert panel of the “World Competitive Report”, Univ of Laussanne, Switzerland. He was a member on the ‘Agricultural Sector Plan’ task team (2000-2001); served as ministerial appointment on the ‘Agri-bee Steering Committee (2005-2008); managed the drafting of the ‘S.A. wine industry transformation charter and bee score card’ (2003-2007); and served full terms on the boards of the S.A. Land and Agricultural Development Bank (2000-2004) and on the S.A. Agricultural Research Council (1996-2000). Served as board member and chairman of New Farmers Development Company. Director of the Post Graduate School for Agricultural and Rural Development & Professor in the ABSA Chair of Agribusiness Management, University of Pretoria (1993-2002); CEO, Agri-business Chamber of S.A (1998-2002); and CEO of the S.A. Wine Industry Council (2003-2008). Active participant in river canoe and ocean surf ski events such as the Berg and the Dusi and the PE 2 EL and Cape Point surf ski challenges. Completed 14 Comrades marathons.


Verster, Francois
 

Verster, Francois

Dr Francois P Verster is ’n oudonderwyser en tans argivaris van Naspers, wat benewens vryskutjoernalistiekwerk ook skilder en illustreer. Van sy gedigte is in vier bundels opgeneem vir die kinder-, tiener- en volwasse mark, en  twee boeke en twee digitale boeke is deur hom gepubliseer (nie-fiksie). Van sy kortverhale is ook in bundels opgeneem, asook in tydskrifte. Van sy vroeë werke is meestal onder skuilname gepubliseer terwyl hy in die staatsdiens werksaam was. Hy skryf gereeld artikels en resensies vir Bolander, Cape Librarian, LitNet en Rapport Boekeblad. In 2004 en 2005 het SUN MeDIA twee boeke en ’n CD-ROM deur hom gepubliseer. Daar kan meer oor Verster gelees word op www.Stellenboschwriters.com.


Britz, Etienne
 

Verster, Pieter

Pieter Verster was born in Heilbron, Free State Province, South Africa on 22 October 1954. He went to school at Vrede Primary, Willem Postma Primary in Bloemfontein, and Grey College Secondary in Bloemfontein. He studied at the University of the Free State and the University of Pretoria. He holds two doctorates from the University of Pretoria (in Missiology and Religious Studies and also in Dogmatics and Ethics). At present he is Head of the Department of Missiology at the Faculty of Theology at the University of the Free State. He is a member and ordained minister of the Dutch Reformed Church. In 2008 his book: A Theology of Christian Mission: What Should the Church Seek to Accomplish (New York: Edwin Mellen Press) was published. He is also a graded researcher of the National Research Foundation of South Africa (C3). He is married to Ernéne (a librarian). They have two daughters, Wanda and Frida, and a son Pieter.


Olagoke, Akintola
 

van Vuuren, Helize

Helize van Vuuren is professor in the Department of Language and Literature at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. She is the author of Tristia in perspektief (1989) and co-editor with Willie Burger of Sluiswagter by die dam van stemme: Beskouings oor die werk van Karel Schoeman (2002).


Viljoen, Louise
 

Viljoen, Louise

Louise Viljoen is professor in die Departement van Afrikaans en Nederlands aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch. Sy werk in die veld van die Afrikaanse letterkunde en literêre teorie met ’n spesifieke fokus op postmodernisme, postkolonialisme, gender, identiteit en outobiografiese skrywing. Sy is die samesteller (saam met Ronel Foster) van Poskaarte – Beelde van die Afrikaanse poësie (1998) en ’n bloemlesing uit Barend Toerien se poësie Om te onthou (2006). Sy is die skrywer van Ons ongehoorde soort – Opstelle oor die werk van Antjie Krog (2009). Sy dien op die redaksieraad van verskillende akademiese tydskrifte en tree op as resensent vir koerante en tydskrifte.


Viviers, Wilma
 

Viviers, Wilma

Wilma Viviers is a professor and the director of the School of Economics in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the North-West University (Potchefstroom campus). She received her PhD in 1988 from the former Potchefstroom University of CHE.She received the ITRISA fellowship award for her contribution to the promotion of South African exports, the “Women in Research” award from the South African Association of Women Graduates as well as the NRF rating for established researchers. In 2011 she received the Department of Science and Technology’s ‘Distinguished Women in Science’ runner-up award for her outstanding contribution to building South Africa’s scientific and research knowledge base.


 

Venter, Riaan

Rian Venter teaches Systematic Theology at the Faculty of Theology of the University of the Free State and his research focus is on Trinitarian theology, and on the transformation discourse for theological education in South Africa.

Vorster, M
 

Vorster, Koos

M Vorster (D.Phil; Th.D) is a senior researcher in theology at the North-West University in South Africa. His field of interest is social ethics with special reference to the ethics of human dignity and human rights and political ethics. He is a member of the Society of Christian Ethics, the International Reformed Theological Institute and a participant in the Global Network of Research Centers for Theology, Religion and Christian Studies. He acted for several years as an advisor of the International Association of Religious Freedom at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.


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Muller, Sthephanus  

Walton, Chris

Chris Walton studied in Cambridge, took his doctorate at Oxford and was for ten years Head of Music Division at the Zentralbibliothek Zürich. Today he teaches music history at the University of Music in Basel and is an extraordinary professor at Stellenbosch University. Walton has published several books, including a study of Richard Wagner’s years in Zurich (with Camden House, USA) and a novel (Sound Bites with Jacana, Johannesburg). He is currently a member of the Direktorium of the International Musicological Society. He is also active as a freelance translator.


Welker, Michael.
 

Welker, Michael.

Michael Welker, Dr. theol.; Dr. phil.; Dr. theol. h.c. Dr. phil. h.c., Senior Professor for Systematic Theology and Director of the Research-Center International and Interdisciplinary Theology (FIIT) at the University of Heidelberg. Member of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften; Corresponding Member of the Finnish Academy of Arts and Sciences. Honorary Professor at Seoul Theological University.

Wendland, Ernst R.
 

Wendland, Ernst R.

Ernst R Wendland, a US citizen, has been a "permanent resident" of Zambia, Africa since 1962. He teaches at the Lutheran Seminary in Lusaka, and is a former Translation Consultant for the United Bible Societies. He also serves as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Ancient Studies and the Centre for Bible Interpretation and Translation in Africa (Stellenbosch University). Dr Wendland obtained his MA in Linguistics and a PhD in African Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin (Madison); he also has a Master of Sacred Theology degree from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (USA). He has authored a number of books and articles in the field of biblical text analysis and translation as well as several studies in Chewa literature.

Wepener, Cas
 

Wepener, Cas

Cas Wepener (1972) het aan die universiteite van Stellenbosch, Tilburg en Pretoria Teologie en Afrikaans en Nederlands studeer en behaal 'n doktorsgraad in Liturgiewetenskap, asook 'n meestersgraad in Afrikaans. Sedert 2010 is hy voltyds verbonde aan die Universiteit van Pretoria waar hy tans 'n posisie as professor en departementshoof beklee. Uit sy pen het al verskeie akademiese boeke oor liturgie en rituele verskyn, meer as 75 geakkrediteerde akademiese artikels, asook 'n kortverhaalbundel getiteld Dubbelfoto (2013), 'n roman Syferfontein (2016) en later vanjaar (2017) verskyn 'n roman getiteld Johanna. Sy boeke was al op die kortlyste van die Andrew Murray Prys, die Universiteit van Johannes Debuutprys vir Fiksie, asook as die Universiteit van Johannesburg Prys vir Fiksie.


Wessels, André
 

Wessels, André

André Wessels is in 1956 in Durban gebore. Hy het al sy akademiese kwalifikasies aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat behaal, insluitende ʼn DPhil (1986). Hy is sedert 1988 werksaam by die Universiteit van die Vrystaat, waar hy tans ʼn Senior Professor en Voorsitter van die Departement Geskiedenis is. Hy is die outeur van meer as 80 artikels in geakkrediteerde joernale, meer as 100 boekresensies, en 7 hoofstukke in boeke, en is die outeur/mede-outeur of redakteur van 6 boeke asook ʼn aantal kleiner monografieë. Sy navorsing handel hoofsaaklik oor die geskiedenis van die Anglo-Boereoorlog en die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Weermag, in besonder die Suid-Afrikaanse Vloot.



 

Woollacott, Laurie

Laurie Woollacott is currently a visiting associate professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering. From a background of industrial experience in minerals processing and metallurgical design he joined the school in 1983. He has an MSc in Engineering and a PhD in higher education. He has co-authored a textbook on extractive metallurgy and has numerous publications in engineering and educational research.

Wozniak, Janina
 

Wozniak, Janina

Janina Wozniak is a senior lecturer in the Department of Journalism, Media and Philosophy at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. Her research interests include German minority literature in Eastern Europe, Post-colonial studies, African film, Media Studies and Media Ethics. She is co-editor of two SUN MeDIA publications: Kultur- und Literaturvermittlung. Festschrift for Werner Krueger (2007) and Einzelgang und Rückkehr im Wandel der Zeit. Unknown passages – New Beginnings. Festschrift für Gunther Pakendorf (2010).

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Van Ryneveld, Hannelore
 

Van Ryneveld, Hannelore

Hannelore van Ryneveld is currently Head of German Studies as well as Head of the Foreign Languages Department at UWC. Before completing her PhD at UCT, she was instrumental in setting up the Goethe-Zentum in Cape Town in association with the Goethe-Institute. Her teaching experience therefore lies predominantly with adults and students.

Her research interests cover literary studies (special focus on contemporary literature in Germany) as well as teaching German as a foreign language, with a specific emphasis on the role of cultural studies in teaching foreign languages in Africa.


Van Schalkwyk, Susan
 

Van Schalkwyk, Susan

Dr Susan van Schalkwyk is currently the Deputy-director at the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Stellenbosch University. Apart from her work in academic staff development, she is primarily responsible for coordinating the University’s First-year Academy – an initiative to promote the holistic learning experience and success of all first-year students. Before joining the higher education sector as lecturer in Business Communication and Retail Business Management, Susan spent a number of years involved in staff training in the private sector. She holds a PhD in Higher Education and has presented at numerous national and international conferences on topics ranging from the acquisition of academic literacy to factors promoting institutional change. She has also published nationally and internationally.


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