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                                                                                       International Office

International Office
Postal | Stellenbosch University | Private Bag X1 | Matieland 7602 | South Africa
Physical | RW Wilcocks Building | Victoria Street | Stellenbosch 7600 | South Africa
Tel +27 21 808 4628 | Fax +27 21 808 3799 | E-mail interoff@sun.ac.za

            www.sun.ac.za/international
                                                                                       welcome
                                                                                            to stellenbosch university
                                                                                       This booklet may help you as a new international student to acquaint yourself with
                                                                                       your new environment. It is, obviously, a limited source of information, and you may
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                       still have some questions. We invite you to regard the International Office as a venue
                                                                                       where your questions and concerns could be addressed. We wish you an enjoyable
                                                                                       stay in Stellenbosch and at the University.




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                                                                                       With roots going back to 1866, Stellenbosch University is one of the oldest in
                                                                                       South Africa. A century-long tradition of quality teaching and research has ensured
                                                                                       Stellenbosch University a place among the finest academic institutions in Africa.
                                                                                       Evidence for this includes the number of staff members who enjoy National Research
                                                                                       Foundation ratings; our success in securing research funding from government agencies
                                                                                       and industry, our international linkages
                                                                                       www.sun.ac.za/international/mabroad.php and the fact that more than a third of our
                                                                                       students are enrolled in postgraduate programmes.

                                                                                       We understand that we have a significant role to play in the development of
                                                                                       South Africa and our continent. We strive to achieve this through aligning our efforts
                                                                                       with national priorities and in doing so, are helping to build the intellectual, scientific
                                                                                       and technological capacity of Africa.




International Office
Postal | Stellenbosch University | Private Bag X1 | Matieland 7602 | South Africa
Physical | RW Wilcocks Building | Victoria Street | Stellenbosch 7600 | South Africa
Tel +27 21 808 4628 | Fax +27 21 808 3799 | E-mail interoff@sun.ac.za



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                           contents

                           	   south africa in a nutshell	                       4       health care	                                  15
                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                     	   	     Medical insurance                       14
                               the town of stellenbosch                          5
                                                                                               Personal insurance                      14
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                               stellenbosch university                           5             Hospitals                               14
                                     Orientation                                 6             Health care service of the University   14
                                     Office hours                                6             Emotional and psychological health      15
                                     Teaching                                    6             Sexual health                           15
                                     Matie community service                     6
                                                                                         emergency services                            15
                                     Language requirements                       7
                                     Academic information                        7       schools                                       15
                                     Library                                     8
                                     Computer facilities                         8       religion	                                     16

                                     Langenhoven Student Centre (Neelsie)        9   	   entertainment/food/travelling	                18
                                     Die Matie                                  10
                                     Societies                                  10       miscellaneous	                                20
                                     Organisations for international students   10   	   	     Department of Home Affairs              18
                                     Performing arts                            11             Embassies and consulates                18
                                     Sport and recreation                       11             Personal safety                         19
                                     SU Gymnasium                               11             Driving in South Africa                 20
                                                                                               Telephone                               20
                           	   public transport and travel	                     12             Mail and faxes                          20
                           	   	     Car rental                                 12             Supermarkets                            20
                                     Buying a car                               12             Climate                                 21
                                     Taxis and airport shuttle service          13             Currency                                21
                                     Rail                                       13             Value added tax                         21

                               accommodation                                    13             Measure for measure                     21

                                                                                     	   appendices 	                                  22
                                                                                               Grade point comparison                  22
                                                                                               A few South African quirks              23
                                                                                               Campus map                              24
                           south africa                                                                                                          the town of
                                in a nutshell                                                                                                          stellenbosch
                           (Courtesy of Prof Sampie Terreblanche, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University)          The historic town of Stellenbosch is situated close to Cape Town and is surrounded by the magnificent
                                                                                                                                                 mountain scenery of the Jonkershoek Valley. Stellenbosch was founded in 1679 and is the oldest town
                           South Africa, situated at the southern-most part of the African continent, has an estimated population                in South Africa. It is a place with dignified historic buildings and tree-lined avenues. It is a modern town, a
                           of 48 million. Its 1 221 037 km2 comprise a variety of landscapes and a richness of biodiversity. A long              bustling centre for commerce, agriculture and education of which the University campus is an integral part.
                          mountain range runs from the north-eastern corner all along the beautiful coastline and up along the                  The town has moved with the times, but has succeeded in maintaining its rural character and preserving its                         
                           south-western coast. The most impressive – and also the most famous – of the mountains is Table                       historic heritage.
                           Mountain that forms part of the mountain range called the Twelve Apostles that stretches through the
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                           Cape Peninsula from Cape Town towards the majestic Cape Point. The interior of the country – to the                   Stellenbosch offers a wide range of activities for visitors. It is situated 30 km from beautiful beaches and
                           west and the north of the long mountain range – is an escarpment, called the Highveld. The western part               50 km from Cape Town. The active nature lover can enjoy the hiking trails in the surrounding mountain
                           of the Highveld is semi-desert – called Karoo – while the eastern part comprises beautiful savannas and               ranges or wander through the nature reserve in town. There are a wide variety of cultural activities in
                           the maize triangle that serves as the food basket of southern Africa. The renowned diamond and gold                   which the University’s departments of Music, Drama and Fine Arts play an important role. Furthermore,
                           fields are also in the central part of the country.                                                                   the Stellenbosch wine region is one of the oldest in the southern hemisphere and is very highly regarded.

                           UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has recently declared eight areas or sites as World Heritage sites.                                                           Stellenbosch Information Office, 36 Market Street | Tel 021 883 3584
                           Some of them are fossil sites and offer strong proof that South Africa may be the cradle of humankind.                                                                                       e-mail: info@stellenboschtourism.co.za
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 www.stellenboschtourism.co.za
                           The slogan that South Africa has “the whole world in one country” is an apt description of the great
                           variety of people, animals, birds, plants, climates and landscapes within its borders.

                           The population comprises four population groups. Almost 80% are black African. They are divided into nine
                           ethnic groups, each with its own culture and language. The European or white population group comprises
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                           12% of the population. Three-fifths are Afrikaners and two-fifths are English speakers. The Coloureds are                    university
                           almost 10% of the population and the Asians almost 2%.
                                                                                                                                                 The picturesque town of Stellenbosch is also home to one of the oldest universities in South Africa.
                           South Africa has eleven official languages: English, Afrikaans and nine black African languages. English is for all   The history of the University dates back to the opening of the Stellenbosch Gymnasium in 1866. Out of
                           practical intents and purposes the lingua franca.                                                                     the Gymnasium the Arts Department was established and it became the Stellenbosch College in 1881.
                                                                                                                                                 This name was changed to Victoria College in 1887, the jubilee year of Queen Victoria’s reign. The Victoria
                                                                                                                                                 College in turn acquired university status in 1918 and became Stellenbosch University.
                           Political structure
                           South Africa has a long colonial history. It was a Dutch colony from 1652 until ±1800 and a British colony            Today it is an internationally recognised university with about 118 departments in 10 faculties and more
                           from ±1800 to 1910. From 1910 until 1994 these two white immigrant groups governed South Africa.                      than 40 research (and other) institutes. The University has many contacts with academic establishments
                           The almost 350 years of extended colonialism came to an end when the first democratic election took                   abroad and actively encourages new international linkages to create exchange possibilities for staff
                           place on 27 April 1994. In the new democratic system legislative power is vested in the Parliament that is            members as well as students.
                           elected by universal franchise every five years. Executive power resides with the President and his Cabinet.
                                                                                                                                                 The University has more than 24 000 students enrolled on four campuses: Stellenbosch, Tygerberg,
                                                                                                                                                 Bellville Park and Saldanha.
                           Economy
                           South Africa is a middle-income country. A two-economy divide typical of developing countries                         The Stellenbosch campus – with its more than 18 000 students – lies at the core of the bustling town.
                           characterises its economy. The First Economy is modern, dynamic and fully integrated into global                      Libraries, lecture halls, laboratories, concert halls, art treasures, sport fields and more than a 100 restaurants
                           capitalism. More or less 50% of the population is involved in the First Economy. They are wealthy and                 and pubs create the background for study, work and recreation.
                           their living standards compare with the inhabitants of the developed countries. The Second Economy
                           is relatively undeveloped and underdeveloped. More or less 50% of the population is involved in the
                           Second Economy. They are poor and many are unemployed. Their living standards compare with the
                           poor developing countries.

                           South Africa is by far the most developed country in Africa south of the Sahara (ASS). Its gross
                           domestic product (GDP) constituted almost 40% of the GDP of the 48 countries in ASS.
                           South Africa’s GDP per capita is R30 000 (±US$4 700).
                             Orientation                                                                                                    •   feeding scheme
                           At the start of each semester the International Office organises special orientation days for all new            •   the lifeskills programme (primary schools)
                           international students at the University. Students will only be registered after attending orientation.          •   assistance to the handicapped
                                                                                                                                            •   the Stellenbosch Work Centre
                           IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SIGN UP FOR ORIENTATION!                                                           •   clinics service, prevention programmes and rural outreach projects
                           Please register online at www.sun.ac.za/international/slife.php?page=reg
                                                                                                            e-mail: orientation@sun.ac.za   What about street children?
                                                                                                                                            South Africa faces many socio-economic challenges of which the gravest is poverty. Although it is your
                          The following topics are covered:                                                                                personal decision how you will treat street children, you are strongly advised not to give them money. If                      
                           • general introduction to Stellenbosch and South Africa and to all the new international students                you would like to make a financial donation to a worthwhile cause, you can contact the Matie Community
                           • campus tour                                                                                                    Service or International Office to provide you with a list of charity organisations. If you would like to make
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                           • town tour                                                                                                      a contribution specifically for children, you can contact the Child Welfare Organisation (021 887 2816) or
                           • cultural adjustment programme                                                                                  Prof Gerrie Smit at the Department of Educational Psychology and Specialised Education (021 808 2324)
                           • safety and security issues on campus                                                                           that runs a project for street children.
                           • introduction to services on campus: Health Care Service, Protection Services, Unit for Counselling
                             Psychology, Sport facilities, Societies, Performing Arts (drama, fine arts, music)
                           • academic expectations                                                                                              Language requirements
                           • lecture on South African politics and economics                                                                Stellenbosch University is committed to the use and sustained development of Afrikaans as an academic
                           • Cape Town tour                                                                                                 language in a multilingual context. Language is used at the University in a manner that is directed towards
                           • assistance with registration                                                                                   engagement with knowledge in a diverse society.
                           • assistance with changes to visas and other documents
                                                                                                                                            The medium of instruction for most bachelor programmes is Afrikaans. Only specific programmes are
                                                                                                                                            presented in English. Prospective undergraduate students should therefore have a good command of
                             Office hours                                                                                                   Afrikaans.
                           The International Office is open for students on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 11:00
                           and 15:00 but closed on Wednesdays for staff matters. The reception is open from Monday to Friday                Degree programmes at the postgraduate honours, master’s and PhD level are generally accessible
                           between 08:00 to 16:30. Please respect these office hours.                                                       to all international students. Most postgraduate programmes are offered in English. Visit the relevant
                                                                                                                                            departmental websites for information on your intended field of study.

                             Teaching                                                                                                                                                                   www.sun.ac.za/students/atoz/sun/eng/academic.asp
                           Teaching, advanced research and community service are important aspects of the task of the University.
                           Teaching is provided in 10 faculties situated on four campuses:
                                                                                                                                                Academic information
                           Stellenbosch:             Arts (and Social Sciences), Science, Education, AgriSciences, Law, Theology,           South African academic life is like the European tradition, a mixture of lectures and seminars with
                                                     Economic and Management Sciences, Engineering                                          individual laboratory time and library work. Students specialise early and study one or two disciplines for
                           Tygerberg (Bellville):    Health Sciences                                                                        three or four years. In most subjects, assessment relies on continuous evaluation with assignments, orals,
                           Bellville Park:           Graduate School of Business, School of Public Management and Planning and              presentations, one mid-semester test and a concluding examination.
                                                     Part-time Studies Division
                           Saldanha:                 Military Science                                                                       Honours programmes are generally a combination of taught modules (with seminars and laboratory time)
                                                                                                                                            and a research thesis component. Masters programmes are either a combination of taught modules (with
                                                                                                                                            seminars and laboratory time) and a substantial research thesis component or programmes based on
                             Matie Community Service                                                                                        research only.
                           While Stellenbosch University is constantly striving towards academic excellence, the University also
                           realises that it has the responsibility of enabling the community to benefit from the knowledge and skills       Doctoral programmes have a minimum registration period of two years before the degree may
                           of its staff and students. Matie Community Service (021 808 3638) provides the infrastructure for active         be conferred. Students however typically study for around three years and are expected to work
                           student participation in community development projects. Students offer their services on a voluntary basis      independently under the guidance of a supervisor. Doctoral candidates in all faculties must submit a
                           or through practical exercises and/or projects of the different University departments. Matie Community          substantial dissertation and will generally be required to complete an oral examination.
                           Service is active both on the Stellenbosch and Tygerberg campuses and students are trained annually within
                           a well-organised structure.

                           The following activities are co-ordinated by Matie Community Service:
                           • Khanyisa learning project (Saturday school for children with an educational backlog)
                           • the literacy project
                           • entrepreneurship development project – for adults and high school learners
                             Library                                                                                                             Langenhoven Student Centre (Neelsie)
                           The JS Gericke Library, named after a former Vice-Chancellor (Rector) of the University, is one of the              The Langenhoven Student Centre, better known as the Neelsie, is the social heartbeat of the campus. It
                           biggest underground libraries in the world. It houses more than 600 000 volumes of books and bound                  is named after an Afrikaans author, CJ Langenhoven, who was an alumnus of the University. The modern
                           periodicals. Its total floor space is the size of three rugby fields (17 000 m2). There are study desks for more    centre offers students a wide variety of commercial, financial and entertainment services. The food
                           than 1 400 students, and 27 study cubicles are provided for postgraduates. Several seminar rooms for                emporium provides seating for 1 200 students and the various food and fast-food outlets should cater to
                           discussion groups are available (to be reserved in advance at the reception desk).                                  everyone’s tastes – ranging from pitas and schwarmas to biltong (which you must try) and pancakes.

                           In addition to providing books and journals, the library is increasingly looking at forms of information            You will also find a number of coffee shops and movie theatres. There are adventure and travel shops,
                          retrieval other than books and journals, i.e. by means of the CD-Rom. The desk for national and                     health and beauty shops, bookstores, a supermarket, a laundry, clothing boutiques, plenty of gift shops and                   
                           international periodicals and newspapers is situated on the lower level. There is also a room with                  a number of academic and business services. There is also a photocopy room where you can use your
                           photocopiers on the upper level. The photocopiers can be operated with student cards.                               student card to make photocopies.
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                           Registered students need their student cards to borrow books.
                                                                                                                                               Four banks have branches in the Neelsie: Standard Bank, Absa Bank, Nedbank and First National Bank. Absa
                           Hours                                                                                                               offers foreign exchange services. You can open an account and use the ATM facilities at any of these banks.
                           Monday to Thursday        08:00 – 22:00              Holidays                                                       The centre also has a Post Office.
                           Friday                    08:00 – 17:30              Monday to Friday           08:00 – 17:30
                           Saturday                  10:00 – 16:30              Saturday                   10:00 – 13:00                       The upper floors of the Neelsie house a dance hall, two banqueting halls, the offices of the Student
                                                                                                                                               Representative Council (SRC), various clubs and societies, the editorial office of the student newspaper
                           The library is closed on public holidays and Sundays.                                                               Die Matie, a broadcasting studio for the campus radio station Matie FM (tune in to 92.6 FM), a dark room
                                                                                                                                               for the photographic club and a restaurant for senior students.
                           Time changes are advertised at the library entrance, so be on the lookout for any changes, or phone                                                                                        Neelsie Information | Tel 021 808 3583
                           the information desk at the library. Several branches of the library are situated within the departments                                                                                Students Advice Office | Tel 021 808 4987
                           or faculties. The Conservatoire Library has a fine selection of classical music which can be listened to in
                           individual listening cubicles.                                                                                      Hours
                                                                                                     JS Gericke Library | Tel 021 808 4385     Nedbank (021 882 8230)                              Monday to Friday          09:00 – 15:30
                                                                                                      Inter-library loans | Tel 021 808 4872   Standard Bank (021 888 7903)                        Monday to Friday          09:00 – 15:30
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Saturday                  08:30 – 11:00
                           Students may also join the Stellenbosch Public Library. A passport and proof of residence in Stellenbosch is        Absa Bank (021 809 2311)                            Monday to Friday          08:00 – 15:30
                           necessary to join the Public Library.                                                                               First National Bank (021 887 1326)                  Monday to Friday          09:00 – 15:30
                                                                               Stellenbosch Public Library, Plein Street | Tel 021 808 8155
                                                                                                                                               What do I need to open a bank account?
                             Computer facilities                                                                                               • Passport
                           Several computer centres on campus provide students with access to e-mail and the web. Access to the                • Letter of confirmation that you are registered at the University (available from the International Office)
                           network is only available after registration. Once you have registered, you will have 24-hour access to the
                           computer room. Your student card provides entry.                                                                    Post Office (021 883 3589)
                                                                                                                                               Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday                  08:30 – 16:30
                           Connections for personal computers and laptops are available in most university residences. An application          Wednesday                                           09:00 – 16:30
                           form (available on-line www.sun.ac.za/infoteg) must be completed to apply to be connected.                          Saturday                                            08:00 – 12:00

                           Students can register for the computer facilities at the respective computer rooms listed below. The                Post is collected at 13:00 on weekdays.
                           registration fee is determined annually and is charged per semester. This fee covers unlimited e-mail access,
                           but an extra fee must be paid to gain access to the web. However, access to the Stellenbosch University             Photocopying centre
                           homepage is free of charge. Please note that the computer laboratory you use depends on the faculty you             Monday to Thursday                                  08:00 – 22:00
                           study in. This will be explained in more detail during orientation.                                                 Friday                                              08:00 – 21:00
                                                                                                                                               Saturday                                            09:00 – 15:00 (winter)
                           Faculty                               Location                             Contact person                                                                               09:00 – 16:00 (summer)
                           Arts and Social Sciences, Law,        Humarga                              Mr Jan Louw
                           Education, Theology                   Arts Building, Third Floor           021 808 2235
                           AgriSciences, Science                 NARGA                                Ms Ilse de Kock
                                                                 Admin A                              021 808 2682
                           Economic and Management               FHARGA                               Mr Johan van Rooyen
                           Sciences                              Accounting and Statistics            021 808 4113
                           Engineering                           FIRGA                                Mr André du Toit
                                                                 Engineering Building                 021 808 3562
                             Die Matie                                                                                                       There are more than 20 competitive sport clubs for achievement sport in various disciplines. Of these, the
                           The University’s student newspaper, Die Matie, is published fortnightly on Wednesdays. It is distributed free     Matie Rugby Club, founded in 1880, is the most popular. It has produced at least 150 Springbok players and
                           of charge all over campus, so be on the lookout for this informative publication. It contains interesting news    no fewer than eleven Springbok captains. Other sport clubs at the University have also made their mark,
                           and views from around campus, as well as advertisements about what is happening. Although primarily in            especially the athletics club and the hockey club.
                           Afrikaans, Die Matie also has some English articles.
                                                                                                                                             The sports offered at the University: athletics, badminton, basketball, canoeing, cricket, cross-country, cycling,
                                                                                                                                             diving, fencing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, horse-riding, judo, marksmanship, netball, parachuting, rowing, rugby,
                             Societies                                                                                                       soccer, squash, surfing, swimming, synchronised swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, underwater sports,
  0                       Stellenbosch University offers a wide variety of student societies. The registered societies number about 70,     volleyball, water polo, wrestling.                                                                                               
                           ranging from cultural and political to religious and recreational – something for everyone.                                                                                                  Sport bureau | Tel 021 808 4642/4941
                                                                                                          SRC office | Tel 021 808 2493
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                                                                                                                                               SU Gymnasium
                                                                                                                                             A fully equipped gymnasium with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, squash courts, cloak rooms and
                             Organisations for international students                                                                        saunas also forms part of the University’s sport complex. It is accessible to everyone.
                           International Student Organisation of Stellenbosch (ISOS)
                           ISOS was established in 1996. It is non-political, aiming to bring together all international students.           Hours
                           It helps to support, facilitate and orientate international students. Local students are however strongly         Monday to Thursday                                    05:30 – 22:00
                           encouraged to become members. The ISOS mission statement outlines its three aims as follows:                      Friday                                                05:30 – 21:00
                           • ISOS aims to assist in the orientation of international students – a general introduction to Stellenbosch       Saturday                                              07:00 – 20:00
                              – and information regarding the basic services offered by the University.                                      Sunday                                                closed – pool access only 10:00 – 18:00
                           • ISOS will arrange excursions and social events that will assist international students in learning more                                                                                 SU Gymnasium | Tel 021 808 4510/4656
                              about South Africa and its culture and people.
                           • ISOS will set up a support group for international students, which addresses various needs such as
                              housing arrangements and aid in crisis situations.                                                             public transport
                           Since the success of ISOS depends on the enthusiasm and participation of the international students, you                 and travel
                           are encouraged to stay informed by reading the notice board at the International Office regularly. Students
                           should also forward their e-mail addresses to the student co-ordinator at isos@sun.ac.za if they wish to be       Due to the long distances within South Africa, most people travel by car rather than public transport.
                           on the distribution list for international students.                                                              In Stellenbosch and Cape Town it is possible to hire a car for a weekend or a longer period. If you intend
                                                                                                                     email: isos@sun.ac.za   to stay in Stellenbosch for several months, it may be the less expensive option to buy a car and to sell it
                                                                                                                                             when you leave.

                             Spouse group                                                                                                    There is no bus service between Stellenbosch and Cape Town, but there is a regular train service.
                           The International Office has also initiated a new organisation specifically for the spouses of international      For longer distances you can travel by bus, train or plane. With a student card the train will be the least
                           and post-doctoral students as well as academics. Spouses meet every Tuesday for excursions and other              expensive way of travelling, but it is also the most time-consuming. Travelling by bus is more expensive
                           activities.                                                                                                       than by train, but the time spent travelling is halved. Air travel is the most expensive, but the fastest option
                                                                                                         Spouse group | Tel 021 887 1967     – a flight between Cape Town and Johannesburg takes less than two hours. You can expect to pay from
                                                                                                                                             R700 for a return bus trip to Johannesburg, and approximately R1 300 for a return flight to Johannesburg.
                                                                                                                                             Watch out for cheaper options.
                             Performing arts
                           International students are encouraged to participate in student life by joining the University choir/             Baz (Bus)                                                                        021 439 2323
                           orchestra/wind ensemble/drama/art classes. Contact the Conservatoire, Drama Department and Fine Arts              Computicket                                                                      083 915 8000
                           Department for more information.                                                                                  Greyhound (Bus)                                                                  021 505 6363
                                                                                                                                             Inter-Cape (Bus)                                                                 021 386 4400
                                                                                                                                             Kulula.com (Airline)                                                             0861 585 852
                             Sport and recreation                                                                                            Mango Airlines                                                                   021 936 1061
                           If you enjoy sport, Stellenbosch University is the ideal place to study. The University prides itself on its      Maties Stellenbosch Travel Bureau                                                021 887 1136
                           history of outstanding sporting achievements. The home of sport is Coetzenburg, where not only provincial         Neelsie Travel                                                                   021 883 9898
                           and national players are produced, but where thousands of students participate in a variety of sports for         Rennies Travel                                                                   021 887 0006
                           recreation and sheer enjoyment. Situated between Stellenbosch Mountain and the Eerste River, and facing           STA Travel                                                                       021 887 2248
                           the magnificent mountain scenery of the Jonkershoek Valley, it is one of the finest sporting complexes in         Stellenbosch Travel                                                              021 887 2920
                           the country. Coetzenburg is also used as a training ground for international super athletes.                      Translux (Bus)                                                                   021 887 4002
                                                                                                                                             Flight confirmation at Cape Town International Airport                           021 934 0407
                             Car rental
                           To hire a car you should be at least 21 years of age and be in possession of a valid driver’s licence (some
                                                                                                                                            accommodation
                           companies only accept drivers who are at least 23 years of age). It is of vital importance that you have         Approximately 6 000 full-time students live in university residences and houses located on the campus
                           insurance to cover any possible accidents. We strongly recommend that a “complete package” of insurance          within walking distance of most of the academic buildings. Stellenbosch University provides students
                           be taken. This should include personal accident insurance, the collision damage waiver and the theft waiver.     with accommodation in 26 university residences (9 for men, 12 for women and 5 mixed), 30 university
                           There are many car rental companies around Cape Town and Stellenbosch, so shop around for the best               houses and five blocks of flats. On the Tygerberg Campus students can stay in one of the three
                           deal. Consult the Yellow Pages telephone directory for more information.                                         university residences.
                         Stellenbosch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                            The University built a new residence for senior students and international students. Despite the
                           Avis Car Rental                                                                021 887 0492                      approximately 250 places reserved for international students, university accommodation is very limited.
                           Hertz Rent a Car                                                               021 888 2940                      The International Office will however assist where possible.
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                           Imperial Car Rental                                                            021 883 8140/1
                           The Adventure Centre                                                           021 882 8112/3                    Another option is to board, either in a private house or a flat. For more information:
                                                                                                                                            http://www0.sun.ac.za/international/prosp.php?page=accomodation#Private. Most students find
                                                                                                                                            accommodation through the advertisement section of the local newspaper Eikestadnuus, which is on sale
                             Buying a car                                                                                                   every Friday. Check the campus notice boards. Many students also find a place to stay by word of mouth.
                           Students who intend buying a car should consult the Yellow Pages telephone directory or the classified           So, keep your ears open!
                           section of the weekend newspapers for second-hand car dealers or second-hand car sales. Students should
                           be extremely cautious when buying a car, since from experience we know that students often spend more
                           money repairing a second-hand car than the initial amount which was paid for the vehicle. Students must
                           ensure that the vehicle is roadworthy, registered and insured.
                                                                                                                                            health
                                                                                                The traffic department | Tel 021 808 8807        care
                           It is a good idea to take out insurance for your car. For insurance that covers your car you may contact           Medical insurance
                           Easy Sure at 0860 100 000.                                                                                       The Department of Home Affairs requires proof of adequate medical cover before a study permit will
                                                                                                                                            be issued or extended. Since medical care could be very expensive we strongly advise students to obtain
                                                                                                                                            suitable medical cover. The University offers medical cover in collaboration with other South African
                             Taxis and airport shuttle service                                                                              universities. Information is available in a separate information sheet.
                           Several taxi companies operate in and around Stellenbosch. For transport to and from Cape Town
                           International Airport you can make a reservation at the airport shuttle services or enquire at the               Students are strongly advised to read the contents of their medical cover carefully. You are responsible to
                           International Office.                                                                                            ensure that you know the correct procedure for contacting your medical insurance in case of an emergency.
                                                                               John | Tel 083 403 0956 or e-mail minnaartss@yahoo.com/      It is also important that you ascertain how payments will be made, i.e. whether you must first pay and
                                                                                                         Calvin Heyns | Tel 084 290 0460    claim later, or whether your medical insurance will pay directly to the hospital once invoices are received.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Linda Uys | Tel 021 808 4628

                             Rail
                           Trains depart regularly from Stellenbosch Railway Station to Cape Town from Platform 1. They also depart           Personal insurance
                           from Cape Town Railway Station to Stellenbosch from platforms 8, 10 and 11. The journey takes one hour.          We strongly advise that you take out insurance for your personal belongings such as digital cameras,
                           Be careful if you travel by train – if possible avoid taking a train at night and ensure that you travel First   laptop computers etc. You can contact Alexander Forbes for personal insurance at 0860 911 000 or
                           Class, which is safer.                                                                                           021 809 5500.

                           Cape Metrorail Services                                                        021 940 3314
                           Metro information                                                              0800 656463                         Hospitals
                                                                                                                                            All students who are covered by medical insurance will automatically be admitted to the private hospital in
                                                                                                                                            Stellenbosch (Medi-Clinic) in case of emergency or if prior hospital authorisation has been obtained.

                                                                                                                                            Medi-Clinic, Saffraan Avenue, Die Boord                                       021 883 8571
                                                                                                                                            24-hour emergency service                                                     021 886 9999
                             Health care service of the University
                           The Health Care Service of the University is available at Medical Council guideline tariffs. This service
                                                                                                                                             emergency
                           has a number of doctors who take care of the medical needs of students. You are advised to make an                     services
                           appointment.
                                                                                                 Health Care Service | Tel 021 803 3496      Ambulance                                                                      10177 / 021 937 0500
                                                                      Claassen Street (off Bosman Street, next to Heemstede Residence)       University’s Protection Services (USBD)                                        021 808 2330/1/2/3 or
                           Hours                                                                                                                                                                                            0800 60 11 37 (toll free)
                           Monday to Friday                                    08:00 – 12:45; 14:00 – 16:30                                  Fire Brigade                                                                   021 808 8888
                                                                                                                                           Hospital: Stellenbosch                                                         021 887 0310                                  
                           The Health Care Service is closed after hours and on weekends. All students requiring emergency medical           Hospital: Medi-Clinic                                                          021 883 8571
                           treatment must call a private general practitioner or go to the casualty ward of the provincial hospital or       Lifeline                                                                       021 461 1111
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                           the Medi-Clinic. Every day from 17:00 to 19:00 medical staff attend to sports injuries at the Coetzenburg         Police: National Emergency                                                     10111
                           Stadium.                                                                                                          Police: Stellenbosch                                                           021 809 5000/3/4
                                                                                                                                             Water and Electricity                                                          021 808 8111
                           After hours and weekends                                                                                          Telephone out of order                                                         10212
                           General practitioners                                                                                             Yellow Pages                                                                   10118
                           Stelkor Medical Centre                              Bosman OJ & Associates                                        Info Directory                                                                 1023
                           Piet Retief Street                                  147 Dorp Street
                           Tel 021 887 0305                                    Tel 021 887 2820

                           Dentists                                                                                                          schools
                           Dr Dewald Cloete                                    Dr Henco Neethling
                           10 Vrede Street                                     6 Van Riebeeck Street                                         If parents have the necessary documentation to study in South Africa, children will be allowed to enrol
                           Tel 021 887 8940                                    Tel 021 887 6787                                              at a local school on condition that the foreign child does not take the place of a South African child; and
                                                                                                                                             depending on the availability of places within the grade. At public schools, all students are under obligation
                           Vaccination                                                                                                       to wear the correct school uniform. School fees range from R6 000 to R12 000 per year. A refundable
                           On entry into South Africa, there are generally no vaccination requirements. The Western Cape region is           entry fee may also be required.
                           not a malaria or tropical disease infested area. Since certain areas are known for tropical diseases, you are
                           strongly advised to contact the Student Health Service before travelling.                                         The following schools serve the English-speaking community of Stellenbosch:
                                                                                         British Airways Travel Clinic | Tel 011 807 3132    Pre-primary school:
                                                                                                                         www.malaria.org     Babin Pre-primary School and Daycare Centre, Banhoek Street    021 887 0486
                                                                                        Kruger Park Malaria Hotline | Tel 082 234 1800       Primary school:
                                                                           Cape Country Travel Clinic, Somerset West | Tel 021 852 8670      Rhenish Primary School, Doornbosch Street                      Principal: 021 883 3152
                                                                                                                                             Secondary schools:
                                                                                                                                             Rhenish Girls’ High School, Koch Street                        Principal: 021 887 6807
                             Emotional and psychological health                                                                              Paul Roos Gymnasium (Boys), Suidwal                            Principal: 021 887 0017
                           The Centre for Student Counselling is available to all students who may experience personal or emotional
                           problems or require assistance with academic problems.                                                            If you are interested in Afrikaans schools you may enquire at the International Office.
                                                             24-hour crisis service, 37 Victoria Street | Tel 082 557 0880 or 021 808 4707


                             Sexual health
                           Contraceptives like the contraceptive pill and condoms can be obtained from the Health Care Service and
                           the Stellenbosch Clinic free of charge or can be purchased at a nominal cost at pharmacies displaying the
                           “Family Planning” logo. The morning-after pill is also available at the above-mentioned venues. Condoms
                           can also be bought.

                                                                                    Stellenbosch Clinic,Victoria Street | Tel 021 808 8496
                           Hours
                           Monday, Wednesday & Thursday                        08:30 – 15:00
                           religion                                                                                                       Cinemas
                                                                                                                                          Neelsie Protea Cinema                                                         021 887 2702
                                                                                                                                          Eikestad Mall                                                                 021 887 1931
                           The following churches are situated in the centre of town:
                                                                                                                                          Somerset Mall                                                                 021 852 7124
                           DRC Mother Congregation, Drostdy Street                                       021 883 3458
                                                                                                                                          For bookings contact Computicket                                              083 915 8000
                           DRC Student Congregation, Victoria Street                                     021 887 5020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        www.computicket.com
                           There are various other Dutch Reformed Church congregations (DRC) in Stellenbosch. DRC services are
                                                                                                                                          For local concerts, shows, operas and orchestras you can enquire at the Music Conservatoire
                         mostly conducted in Afrikaans.                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                          (021 808 2335) in Victoria Street and the HB Thom Theatre (021 808 3216) in Victoria Street.
                           Vineyard Christian Fellowship, c/o Banhoek and Andringa Streets               021 887 5457
                                                                                                                                          Look out for ads in the newspaper with names like:
                           Baptist Church, 11 Merriman Avenue                                            021 887 2454
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                                                                                                                                          Oude Libertas Amphitheatre                                                    021 809 7473
                           Catholic Church St Nicholas, 4 Rustenburg Road, Idas Valley                   021 887 5979
                                                                                                                                          Spier Amphitheatre                                                            021 809 1158
                           St Mary’s Church (Anglican), Coachman’s Cottage, 40 Alexander Street          021 887 6912
                                                                                                                                          Artscape Theatre                                                              021 410 9800
                           St Paul’s Church (Church of England in South Africa), 26 Banhoek Road         021 887 2669
                                                                                                                                          Theatre on the Bay                                                            021 438 3301
                           Deutsche Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirchengemeinde, Hofmeyrstrasse 26           021 887 5030
                                                                                                                                          Baxter Theatre                                                                021 685 7880
                           Hebrew Congregation, Ryneveld Street
                           Methodist Church, Hofmeyr Hall, Church Street                                 021 883 3107
                                                                                                                                          Summer music festivals are also held at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (021 762 9120) on the slopes
                           United Church (Presbyterian/Congregational), 8 Van Riebeeck Street            021 887 0495
                                                                                                                                          of Table Mountain.
                           Stellenbosch Mosque, Banhoek Road
                           His People Christian Church                                                   021 883 8097
                                                                                                                                          Museums, historical buildings, art galleries
                           Shophar                                                                       021 887 1414
                                                                                                                                          Stellenbosch has many interesting museum houses and buildings as well as several art galleries. You will find
                                                                                                         e-mail: inquiries@shophar.com
                                                                                                                                          more information at the:
                                                                                                                                          Stellenbosch Museum                                                        021 887 2937
                           Details regarding churches and church services can also be obtained from the weekly newspaper,
                                                                                                                                          Stellenbosch Art Gallery                                                   021 887 8343
                           Eikestadnuus, on sale every Friday.
                                                                                                                                          Village Museum                                                             021 887 2902
                                                                                                                                          University’s Sasol Art Museum, Ryneveld Street                             021 808 3693
                                                                                                                                          US Art Gallery, c/o Dorp and Bird Streets                                  021 808 3489

                           entertainment/food/                                                                                            Other University museums and exhibitions include the:
                                     travelling                                                                                           Rugby Museum at Coetzenburg
                                                                                                                                          Zoology Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        021 808 4941
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        021 808 3236
                           Stellenbosch, like any student town, has many pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, cinema theatres and concert     impressive Geology and Gemstone collection                                    021 808 3116
                           halls, as well as a number of museums and art galleries. Some of the most popular pubs are Tollies, Rustics,
                           Brazen Head, The Dros, All Stars and De Akker.                                                                 The South African National Gallery (021 465 1628) in Cape Town is also a must for art lovers.

                           Another favourite pastime for students is to go on a wine tour to some of the numerous wine farms and          Restaurants
                           cellars around Stellenbosch, Paarl and the beautiful Franschhoek Valley – Delaire, Boschendal, La Motte, La    Numerous restaurants and fast-food outlets in Stellenbosch cater for all kinds of tastes and styles. You can
                           Provence, L’Ormarins, Backsberg, Fairview, Simonsvlei, Lievland, Delheim, Neethlingshof, Eersterivier and      get a quick snack like a pie, a small hamburger or French fries from as little as R8, and a proper meal for
                           Welmoed to name but a few. You will find brochures with the different wine routes in the region at most        anything between R25 and R60.
                           of the tourist agencies.
                                                                                                                                          South African Tourism Board (Satour)
                           There are two film theatre complexes in Stellenbosch: one in the Neelsie with two smaller theatres and         Satour will give you any information you may need for travelling purposes all over South Africa.
                           the other in Eikestad Mall in the centre of Stellenbosch, with six large theatres and all the Hollywood                                                                                  Tel 012 914 4629 | Fax 012 941 462
                           movies you might want to see. Outside of Stellenbosch the most popular cinemas are housed in Somerset                                                                                     www.satour.com | www.satour.org
                           Mall, Tygervalley Centre, Cavendish Square, Century City and the Waterfront in Cape Town. Most of the
                           daily newspapers advertise the current movies at all cinemas in the Cape Peninsula and Stellenbosch.
                           The latest art movies are shown at Cinema Nouveau’s (Cavendish Square and Waterfront). If you prefer
                           unusual movies, go to the Labia Theatre, close to Gardens in Cape Town (021 424 5927) and you will
                           surely find something alternative to see. To receive regular updates about movies, join the Stellenbosch
                           University Film Society known as Pulp. Visit their website www.sun.ac.za/pulp.
                           miscellaneous                                                                                                          Personal safety
                                                                                                                                                As personal safety is very much a matter of impression and comparison with your situation at home.
                             Department of Home Affairs                                                                                         Be sensible about your personal safety in Stellenbosch in the same way as you would be anywhere in the
                           The International Office, in collaboration with the Registrar’s Office, will assist students with issues relating    world. Make use of the Green Route on campus which is a preferential route that covers all the academic
                           to their study permits. Otherwise you could use the office of the Department of Home Affairs in Paarl.               buildings, residences and computer centres. Students and University security officials wearing fluorescent
                                                                                              Paarl Regional Office, 39 Kasteel Street, Paarl   orange armbands patrol it for your safety. Be street-wise in town by staying in a group and using the main
                                                                                                      Tel 021 872 3031 | Fax 021 872 4212       streets where there are usually people at all times of the day or night. It is not advisable to walk alone at
                                                                                                                                                night. Keep your International Office Emergency Card with you at all times.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

                             Embassies and consulates                                                                                           Thefts do occur, both in the town and in university buildings. You are advised never to leave valuable
                           Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Cape Town are listed in the Yellow Pages under “Consulates”. Those               articles unattended. Do not carry large sums of money with you. Use a U-lock to secure your bicycle and/
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                           embassies not listed, can be located by dialling 1023.                                                               or lock your car doors. All bicycles should have a light for cycling at night. Close your windows and lock the
                                                                                                                                                doors of your home when you go out and at night.
                           Austrian Consulate
                           Standard Bank Centre, 1001 Main Tower, Hertzog Boulevard                         021 421 1440                        It is a good idea to take out insurance for your personal belongings as well as your bicycle and/ or car.
                                                                                                                                                For insurance that covers your personal belongings, you can contact Alexander Forbes at 0860 911 000
                           Belgian Consulate                                                                                                    or 021 809 5500. If you only want to take out insurance for your car, you may opt for Easy Sure. You can
                           Vogue House, Thibault Square                                                     021 419 4690                        contact them at 0860 100 000.

                           British Consulate
                           Southern Life Centre, 8 Riebeeck Street                                          021 405 2400                          Driving in South Africa
                                                                                                                                                South Africa has left-hand traffic. Students who are new to driving on the left-hand side of the road must
                           British Embassy                                                                                                      make a concerted effort always to look to the right first, before proceeding. You have to be 18 and hold
                           Parliament Street                                                                021 461 7220                        a valid driver’s licence to drive a car. Most drivers’ licences issued in other countries may be used in South
                                                                                                                                                Africa, providing they bear the driver’s photograph and are in English. It is still recommended though, to
                           Canadian Embassy                                                                                                     obtain an international driver’s licence. Please check the period of validity of your international driver’s
                           Reserve Bank Building, Hout Street                                               021 423 5240                        licence with your insurance company. Once expired, students must apply for a local driver’s licence at the
                                                                                                                                                local traffic department (021 808 8800).
                           Chinese Consulate
                           Standard Bank Centre, Heerengracht                                               021 674 0579                        Overtaking
                                                                                                                                                When driving on a freeway with several lanes, the driver must overtake on the right.
                           French Consulate
                           2 Dean Street, Gardens                                                           021 423 1575                        Road shoulder (driving in the yellow lines)
                                                                                                                                                It is regarded as polite road behaviour for vehicles (especially heavy vehicles) travelling slowly, to give way
                           French Embassy                                                                                                       and to allow others to pass. However, they are not obliged to drive on the shoulder. To avoid accidents,
                           2 Dean Street, Gardens                                                           021 422 1338                        drivers must ensure at all times that the road on the shoulder is clear of pedestrians/animals/cyclists/
                                                                                                                                                broken-down vehicles before giving way. Giving way should also be avoided if you are going up a hill or
                           German Consulate/Embassy                                                                                             around a corner, because your vision of the road ahead is obscured. If an emergency forces you to stop on
                           825 St Martini Gardens, Queen Victoria Street                                    021 424 2410                        the shoulder, it is important that your hazard lights be switched on immediately.

                           Nederlandse Ambassade kansellary                                                                                     Traffic circle
                           100 Strand Street                                                                021 421 5660                        Drivers should yield/give way to traffic approaching from the right.

                           Norwegian Embassy                                                                                                    Three/four-way stop
                           Southern Life Centre, St Georges Street                                          021 418 1276                        The first driver to stop, is allowed to drive first. Drivers should proceed cautiously.

                           Swiss Consulate/Embassy
                           NBS, Waldorf, St Georges Street                                                  021 426 1201

                           United States Consulate/Embassy
                           Broadway Centre, Heerengracht Street                                             021 421 4280
                             Telephone                                                                                                        Checkers, Bird Street                                                        021 887 0126
                           Telephone calls can be made at two types of public phones: coin or card-operated booths. Telephone cards           Monday to Friday                                    08:00 – 19:00
                           are available at a cost ranging from R10 to R200 and can be bought at the post office or other shops that          Saturday                                            08:00 – 17:00
                           advertise them. Landline calls are charged at R0,72 per minute during Standard Time and R0,36 during               Sunday                                              09:00 – 13:00
                           Callmore Time. Note that tariffs differ according to the time of the day that you phone: Standard Time is
                           from 07:00 to 19:00 on Mondays to Fridays, and Callmore Time (cheaper) is 19:00 to 07:00 on Mondays
                           to Fridays and the whole of Saturday and Sunday.                                                                     Climate
                                                                                                                                              Spring                    September to November    19–24 °C/66–75 °F         Mild
  0                       International phone calls are more expensive. On weekdays between 08:00 and 20:00 the cost ranges                  Summer                    December to February     25–35 °C/77–95 °F         Hot with a strong southeaster                
                           between about R4 and R12 per minute – depending on the country. Note that calls are cheaper during                 Autumn                    March to May             16–25 °C/61–77 °F         Mild
                           off-peak time: after 20:00 and before 08:00, and on weekends from 20:00 on a Friday to 08:00 on a Monday.          Winter                    June to August           3–19 °C/37–66 °F          Cold and rainy
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                           Telephone enquiries and information
                           Local enquiries                                                                  1023                                Money matters
                           International calls                                                              0903                              The currency in South Africa is the Rand (ZAR), which is equal to 100 cents. Bank notes are currently R10,
                           For telephone installations contact Telkom in the Eikestad Mall                  10219                             R20, R50, R100 and R200, and coins are 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2 and R5. There is no restriction on the
                                                                                                                                              amount of foreign currency you may bring into the country, but it must be declared at Customs & Excise
                           Cell/mobile phones                                                                                                 when you arrive. You may need some cash upon arrival, but it is wise to bring most of your money in
                           Since rooms in residences do not normally have phone connections, students often opt for a cell phone.             traveller’s cheques. Most major banks offer foreign exchange services, and Stellenbosch also has a Thomas
                           South Africa has the following cell phone providers:                                                               Cook and an American Express branch (Rennies Foreign Exchange, Bird Street, 021 886 5259). Almost
                           Vodacom outlet                                                           021 887 7020                              all hotels, shops, restaurants and airlines accept major credit cards, such as VISA, MasterCard, American
                           MTN outlet                                                               021 883 8552                              Express and Diners Club, and you can withdraw cash with a credit card at most automatic teller machines
                           Cell C outlet                                                            021 882 9666                              (known as ATMs).


                             Mail and faxes                                                                                                     Value added tax
                           Post office facilities are easily accessible at the Neelsie and the main post office in Plein Street. Stamps for   Value added tax (VAT) of 14% is included in the price of most goods and services. Foreign visitors may
                           local post costs R1,93 each, while overseas letters cost R4,64 per 50 gram (airmail). It is a good idea to         claim refunds of the VAT paid on goods taken out of South Africa. Information leaflets are available at our
                           invest in some lightweight airmail paper and envelopes. The Post Offices are usually open from 08:30 to            international airports.
                           16:30 Monday through to Friday, and 08:00 to 12:00 on Saturday. Stamped letters can be posted at any of
                           the red post boxes spread around town. The collection time is displayed on the post boxes.
                                                                                                                                                Measure for measure
                           Please note that students should make use of faxing facilities in town if they need to send faxes. You may         Liquids                                            Weight
                           however receive faxes at the International Office.                                                                 2 litres = 1,3 gallons (US)                        25 grams = 0,89 ounces
                                                                                                                                              10 litres = 2,6 gallons (US)                       50 grams = 1,8 ounces
                                                                                                                                              5 litres = 1,3 gallons (US)                        1 kilogram = 2,2 pounds
                             Supermarkets                                                                                                                                                        5 kilograms = 11 pounds
                           All the major supermarkets can be found in Stellenbosch. Shop around for the cheapest prices.                                                                         15 kilograms = 33 pounds

                           Pick ’n Pay                                                                      021 887 8790
                           Monday to Friday                                      08:00 – 20:00                                                Temperature                                        Driving speed
                           Saturday                                              07:00 – 17:00                                                Celsius                   Fahrenheit               Kilometres/hour           Miles/hour
                           Sunday                                                09:00 – 14:00                                                40 °                      104 °                    30                        19
                                                                                                                                              30 °                      86 °                     50                        31
                           Shoprite                                                                         021 887 1336                      20 °                      68 °                     70                        43
                           Monday to Friday                                      08:30 – 18:00                                                10 °                      50 °                     90                        56
                           Saturday                                              09:00 – 15:00                                                0°                        32 °                     110                       68
                           Sunday                                                09:00 – 13:00                                                -10 °                     14 °                     120                       75

                           Woolworths, Eikestad Mall, Bird Street                                           021 887 0313
                           Monday to Thursday                                    08:30 – 17:30
                           Friday                                                08:30 – 18:00
                           Saturday                                              08:00 – 14:00
                           Sunday                                                09:00 – 13:00
                           appendices                                                            A few South African quirks

                            Grade point comparison                                             Don’t be surprised if:

                                                                                               • You’re invited for a “braai” (barbecue) every weekend – it’s our national pastime
                               SA        USA GP      USA Grade   Germany   UK       The
                                                                                 Netherlands   • Service is not always prompt – things are a little more relaxed in Africa
                               90+         4            A+                           10
                                                                                             • You have to search for the street names in Stellenbosch – look down, the names can be found on the                              
                               80+         4            A          1.0     1                     kerb of the pavement
                              78/79        3.9          A-                 1
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                                                                                               • You freeze during winter – there is no central heating in your room/flat
                                77         3.8          A-                 1
                                76         3.7          A-                 1                   • You find pedestrians/animals crossing/grazing on the highway – we are free to roam the continent
                                75         3.6          A-         1.3     1         8.0
                                                                                               • Cars/trucks give way by driving on the shoulder of the road – it is regarded as polite road behaviour
                                74         3.5          B+                 2.1      7.75
                                73         3.4          B+                 2.1                 • A waiter in a restaurant removes your plate from the table even though your friends are still enjoying
                                                                                                 their food – they’re not trying to hurry you along
                                72         3.3          B+                 2.1
                                71         3.2          B                  2.1                 • The waiter asks if you want a doggy bag – it is normal to take leftover food home
                                70         3.1          B          1.7     2.1
                                                                                               • You’re entertained on instant coffee – percolated coffee is quite a luxury
                                69         3.0          B                  2.1
                                68         2.9          B                  2.1                 • Packers want to pack your groceries at the shop or petrol attendants want to fill your car – these
                                                                                                 people are paid to do this job
                                67         2.8          B-         2.0     2.2
                                66         2.7          B-                 2.2                 • Car guards appear from behind trees and bushes to look after your vehicle – it is a way to earn a living

                                65         2.6          B-         2.3     2.2       7.0       • Somebody kisses you on the mouth for your birthday – it’s part of the Afrikaans culture!
                                64         2.5          C+                 2.2      6.75
                                                                                               • If you ask directions, someone tells you to turn left ‘at the next robot’. (That is our word for traffic lights).
                                63         2.4          C+                 2.2
                                62         2.3          C+         2.7     2.2
                                61         2.2          C                  3
                                60         2.1          C          3.0     3
                                59         2.0          C                  3
                                58         1.9          C                  3
                                57         1.8          C-         3.3     3
                                56         1.7          C-                 3
                                55         1.6          C-                 3
                                54         1.5          D                  3
                                53         1.4          D          3.7     3
                                52         1.3          D                  3
                                51         1.2          D                  3
                                50         1.1          D          4.0     3         6.0
                             49 (Fail)     F             F         5.0     F
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