News – Stenden South Africa


5 07, 2019

Exiled? How to open a hotel on St. Helena

July 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was the first “long-stay guest” of the island of St. Helena, on the “invitation” of the British government. The deposed emperor checked in on 18 June 1815 and never left the island, located in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 2,000 km west of Namibia. On my last visit to South Africa, I had [...]

27 06, 2019

Event Management students raise R35000 for Soup Kitchen

June 27th, 2019|0 Comments

In module 2 this year, seven of our Events Management students were involved in an event called Hold your Hunger. Stenden Campuses in Leeuwarden, Qatar, Bali and Port Alfred were involved in the event which took place on the 13 June 2019. The aim of the event was to make students aware of hunger and [...]

26 06, 2019

Crocheted Blankets come to a new and exciting start

June 26th, 2019|0 Comments

The 20thof June saw the story of the “Travelling Blankets” come to a new and exciting start with the last 10 crocheted blankets being donated to the Valley of Hope Soup Kitchen in Bathurst. In February this year the mammoth task of creating the 'Largest Crocheted Blanket in the World' was reached in Leeuwarden, Holland [...]

26 06, 2019

Phumelela Special Needs Care Center

June 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Over the last 9 weeks, Stenden South Africa's Grand Tour students from the Netherlands, completed their minor in Social Entrepreneurship. One of their projects was to work together with Phumelela Special Needs Care Center in Bathurst to improve their day-care. The students, with the help of donations collected by themselves, managed to build the day-care [...]

14 06, 2019


June 14th, 2019|0 Comments

On Saturday the 8thJune, the newly elected Student Representative Council attended the 2019 SRC Camp held at Fish River Resort. The weekend was packed full of strategy planning, team bonding and brainstorming as the new team navigated through the tasks and challenges that faced them. The students spent their time learning about Stenden, revising existing [...]

10 06, 2019

NSRI Site Visit

June 10th, 2019|0 Comments

On Wednesday the 5thJune 2019, the first year Disaster Management students defied the wintery weather to attend a site visit to the National Sea Rescue Institute Station 11. The students donned wetsuits and life jackets and plunged into the icy river to experience and learn techniques from the NSRI crew. The Disaster Management Students were [...]

30 05, 2019

Stenden South Africa announces new Student Representative Council

May 30th, 2019|0 Comments

On the 23rd May 2019, Dr Wouter Hensens, Executive Dean of Stenden South Africa, announced the new Student Representative Council. Earlier that week, all candidates made use of a Speech Night held on Monday the 20thMay 2019 to introduce themselves and their portfolios to the students. The student body then had the opportunity to cast their [...]

2 04, 2019

Young Hoteliers Summit 10th Edition 2019

April 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Stenden South Africa attended the 10thEdition of the Young Hoteliers Summit (YHS) in Lausanne Switzerland, which took place from the 25th– 27thMarch 2019. Hospitality Management Lecturer, Karen Hecht as well as two of Stenden South Africa’s Hospitality Management students Sange Loliwe and Dylan Cottrill attended the Summit. The 10th Edition of the Young Hoteliers Summit [...]

2 04, 2019

COMING UP – Mantis Community Upliftment Programme

April 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Fish River Resort Upliftment Project The Mantis Community Upliftment Programme and Stenden South Africa have joined forces to provide a week-long hospitality training workshop for 80 people from disadvantaged communities. The workshop will be based at Fish River Resort, targeting residents from Prudhoe, Benton, Nier, Bell, Peddie, Hamburg and Gcinisa, Mgababa. The Mantis Collection successfully reopened [...]

1 04, 2019

AccorHotels and Mantis Invest in the Future of Tourism

April 1st, 2019|0 Comments