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SASAS Merit award for "Brilliant young undergraduate stars"

Mon, 2017-05-08 18:39 -- hansie

The SASAS Merit award awarded by the president of the society, seeks to acknowledge “Brilliant young stars” who during their undergraduate studies at any South African university, rose against all odds and came out top of their class. This year a young man from the University of Fort Hare will be receiving this very award.

11th Africa Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) Conference: Quite an experience!

Thu, 2017-05-04 09:26 -- hansie

The Africa Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) held its 11th annual conference from the 13th to the 14th of March 2017 at the Birchwood hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference was co-hosted by the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) together with the University of Fort Hare. The theme was: “Re-imagining Leadership and Gender for Sustainable Development”.

Developing African leaders

5th Biennial Ruforum : A life changing experience

Fri, 2016-11-04 06:04 -- hansie

The 5th Biennial Ruforum conference held from the 17th to the 21st of October was the first of its kind on South African soil. The conference took place at Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town and was hosted by the University of Stellenbosch and the Agricultural Research Council. This year’s theme was Linking Agricultural Universities with Civil society, the Private Sector, Governments and other stake holders in support of Agricultural Development in Africa. 

Animal breeding : Visit to La Vida, Port Alfred

Mon, 2016-09-19 21:50 -- hansie

The ride was filled with expectation as we made our way to De La Vida Boran Farm in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape. This is an annual trip that the University of Fort Hare Animal Breeding class embark on, visiting Mr Jaco van Renbsurg, a Boran stud breeder. The nice weather - not

hot yet not too chilly created the perfect outdoor learning atmosphere.

Quite an experience: The SASAS students’ quiz

Mon, 2016-08-08 10:40 -- hansie


It’s been a month since the annual South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) congress was held in Stellenbosch, allowing me some time to reflect on the delightful yet educational experience of participating in the annual student quiz for the very first time.  The quiz was exciting, in fact thrilling, because thought and action had to occur simultaneously. Imagine having to read a question, understand it, consult your team mates then press the button  for the answer you all are convinced is correct,  while time is not a good companion.  


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