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E-mail for pensioners

Friday, January 30th, 2015 - 12:30 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

At the moment anyone previously employed at SU is given the option to keep their sun mailbox at an annual fee. From the beginning of 2016 this will unfortunately no longer be an option. We strongly suggest that these users arrange for a new e-mail account as soon as possible to ensure that the switch is […]

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Internet quota for students

Friday, January 30th, 2015 - 9:42 am - Sonja van der Westhuizen

From 2015 all students are on the PAYGO system for internet usage. This means you start the year off with no internet quota and you can load the amount you need yourself. You can use PAYGO in two ways: 1. By loading quota via your student account (the same way as with printer credits) on www.sun.ac.za/useradm […]

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Temporary backlog with network infrastructure projects

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 - 3:35 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Due to a current lack of manpower in the network infrastructure team, IT doesn’t have the capacity to deal with network infrastructure projects, as well as general KKW requests, in particular networkpoints. The present focus has to be on Facilities management projects, rather than individual KKWs as these project has the largest financial impact on […]

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Recent Projects

STP – technology made accessible to students

Over the past year a new technology initiative aimed mainly at students, has slowly, but surely spread across campuses nationwide. STP, or the Student Technology Programme‘s objective is to offer affordable tablets and laptops for purchase to all students of public universities across South Africa.  The programme was negotiated with various technology vendors by the […]

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Stellenbosch IT staff actively involved with ASAUDIT management

The purpose of ASAUDIT is to promote and advance the use and support of computing and information technology at South African universities, and to further develop relationships with key members in the Higher Education sector both locally and internationally. The association strives to promote professional skills and conduct in university ICT management and to serve […]

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In the Blog

New IT building: What is a place of work?

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 - 2:40 pm - Ralph Pina

Our fairly intensive participation in the design process for the new IT building got me thinking about what a place of work is and why a knowledge organisation, like an IT division, would have one. The new building is essentially an office building: it will not house technical infrastructure such as the data centre, but […]

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Mobile technology survey reveals new trends

Friday, November 1st, 2013 - 12:27 pm - Sonja van der Westhuizen

Android and Apple mobile phones look likely to dominate share amongst students within a year while Blackberry’s share is dwindling rapidly. The picture has changed significantly since 2012:  This is just one example of the results of a recent mobile technology survey conducted by the Information Technology division to track trends in students’ mobile devices. […]

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