Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University (formally University of Stellenbosch; Afrikaans: Universiteit van Stellenbosch) is a public research university situated in the town of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Other nearby universities are the University of Cape Town and University of the Western Cape.

Stellenbosch University (abbreviated as SU) designed and manufactured Africa's first microsatellite, SUNSAT, launched in 1999.

The students of Stellenbosch University are nicknamed Maties. Some claim the term arises from their maroon rugby colours: a tamatie is the Afrikaans translation for tomato. It is more likely to come from the Afrikaans colloquialism maat (meaning "buddy" or "mate") originally used diminutively by the students of the University of Cape Town's precursor, the South African College.

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Stellenbosch University - Notable Alumni
... André du Pisani, political scientist and professor at University of Namibia ... Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, was chancellor of Stellenbosch University, a Political analyst and a former leader of the official opposition of South Africa who resigned the ... Sampie Terreblanche, former professor of Economics at Stellenbosch and founder member of the Democratic Party ...
H. B. Thom
... He matriculated at Burgersdorp High School and studied at Stellenbosch University (BA History and Dutch, cum laude, 1926 and MA History, cum laude, 1928) ... in Amsterdam, researching his doctoral thesis, which he completed on his return to Stellenbosch ... Thom was Rector of the Stellenbosch University until his retirement in 1969 ...

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