Commuden Launches Recycling Initiatives on Campus

___ Commuden  (Community Development Stenden) is delighted to announce the launch of recycling initiatives on the Stenden South Africa campus. Recycling bins have been strategically placed outside the dining hall and the computer room. Bins labeled 'plastic' are designated for plastic waste only, while those labeled 'paper' are for [...]

Stenden South Africa is attending the DMISA Conference in Limpopo

Stenden South Africa is attending the DMISA conference this week, and our representatives are Dr. Juliet Chipumuro and Ruan Cannon.  We are thrilled to be attending the conference and look forward to forging many collaborations between the various stakeholders who are part of DMISA and Stenden South Africa. DMISA [...]

TIEMS 2023 Hybrid Annual Conference

This conference will be accompanied by a set of field trips and workshops on the TIEMS TQC TM international certification platform and the emergency management/disaster risk management of the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. The conference will be hosted by the TIEMS South Africa Chapter, Rhodes University and Stenden [...]

Mandela Day 2023

On the 18th of July the Stenden South Africa team chose to make delicious lunch packs for the Disney Daycare and Creche in Station Hill for Mandela Day. Disney Daycare is run by Glenda Denston who has converted her home to take care of about 40 children ranging in [...]

Stenden attends The Preparedness for Humanitarian Disasters Conference in Cape Town

The Preparedness for Humanitarian Disasters Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa, brought together the Centre for Global Surgery at Stellenbosch University and the Gift of the Givers Foundation. Over two days, participants delved into the experiences and insights of the Gift of the Givers Foundation, which has provided [...]

Climate Change Impacts on the Environment and human and animal health: A focus on Southern Africa, Presentation by Dr. Ncube

As the world grapples with climate change, our Disaster Relief Management students had the opportunity of attending a guest lecture presented by Dr. Pios Ncube on Friday. Dr. Ncube is a Humanitarian Affairs / Disaster Preparedness and Response Advisor at United Nations-OCHA. ____ The presentation was titled: Climate Change [...]

General Manager of OR Tambo City Lodge, Ian Laughland addresses our students

We had the pleasure to have the General Manager of OR Tambo City Lodge, Ian Laughland address our students this afternoon. Our students are regularly exposed to captivating speeches by our carefully selected industry partners around the globe. OR Tambo City Lodge Hotel is a leading world class transit [...]

Stenden’s Grand Tour Students ‘Giving Back’ to the Community!

A group of Grand Tour students who are from the Creative Community School at NHL Stenden University, and currently doing their Social Entrepreneurship minor at Stenden South Africa handed over a cheque of over R52 000 to the Community Development Manager, Mr. Mzameli Dikeni. ___ These funds will be [...]

Hoops for Hunger Charity Basketball Tournament & Costume Competition

#UFWH Hoops for Hunger Charity Basketball Tournament & Costume Competition _ On the 16th of November, an international hunger awareness charity fundraising event took place at Rengers Sports Hall, Leeuwarden. This 24-team basketball tournament was to benefit the Port Alfred Soup Kitchen across the street from NHL Stenden’s Grand [...]

Service Excellence Training – Unleashing Potential within the Community

This week, Stenden South Africa will be hosting a 3-day service excellence training for 50 service employees from our local hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and affiliated businesses. This training has become a bit of a tradition in Stenden unleashing potential in our community to ensure that our summer season visitors [...]

Hotel Openings Minor Group Present to Industry Professionals

On Friday 21 October, one of our Hotel Openings groups was privileged enough to present their final project plan to well-recognized industry professionals. Their plan focused on the pre-opening phase of the Hello Kitty Theme Park Hotel in Sanya. Huge thanks to Ewdin Pun (Director of the Keystone Group), Stephen [...]

Disaster Management 1st years present on Stenden Safety

This morning, Friday 30 Sept 2022, the DM 1st years will be presenting their project, Stenden Safety. This will be held in Raymond Mhlaba Auditorium at 11:00. The project is on creating awareness and promoting safety through joining the community of Port Alfred. It is an inclusive, meaningful and fun project that [...]

Real World Learning with Stenden South Africa!

Disaster Management visit to Fire Department _________________________ The first year Disaster Management students recently visited the local Fire Department. Senior Firefighter Mbeda addressed students on the Fire Departments Standard Operating Procedures and Roles/Responsibilities within the Municipality. The crew then discussed the various equipment carried on the Rescue Vehicle and [...]

Talking Radio guest lectures 3rd year Disaster Management Students

In line with our theory components being supported by Real World Learning, our 3rdYear Disaster Management students recently attended a two way radiotelephony communications for Disaster Management course held by Talking Radio. The course was extremely informative and exciting and students learnt about two way radio communications for first [...]

Lonwabo Luthango promoted to Assistant Director: Mitigation (Disasters and Development) at the Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre

I am Lonwabo Luthango and I completed a BBA in Disaster Relief Management at Stenden South Africa (cum laude) in 2019. During my last year at Stenden, I did my internship at Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.  While on Internship we did a Community Based Risk Assessment for Duncan Village, provided [...]

Hotelier Middle East 30 Under 30: The Most talented Young Hoteliers in the Region

The brightest young hoteliers in the Middle East aged 30 or under, as nominated by their colleagues   Storm Gretton, 29 Food & beverage manager, Al Jaddaf Rotana Dubai   Storm Gretton, Graduate of Stenden South Africa, began his amazing journey in 2014 when he enrolled in an internship at [...]

Paying it forward

Philanthropy and giving back to the community is a prominent link between all Stenden campuses around the world. Willem Bakker, from the NHL Stenden campus in the Netherlands, is an admirable example of this humanitarianism and expressed his desire to donate his retirement bonus of R20 000 to an educational [...]

Stenden South Africa’s Model United Nations Club (SMUNC) debuted their inaugural Internal Conference

On Saturday the 26th September 2020, Stenden South Africa’s Model United Nations Club (SMUNC) debuted their inaugural Internal Conference, allowing the members to showcase the effort they have put in throughout the module. The event, hosted over Microsoft Teams, was an incredible success that enabled spectators, peers and adjudicators [...]

Stenden makes a difference at Pumelela Special School in Bathurst

Last Friday the 21 August 2020 Mzameli Dikeni, the Community Development Manager at Stenden South Africa made his way to the Pumelela Special School in Bathurst. He handed over a donation of a gas stove, gas cylinder, kitchen pots, carpets, a gas cage and some educational materials. This donation [...]


The coronavirus pandemic may have led to disruption in hospitality; but the students of Stenden South Africa have shown great resilience and continue to expand their experience and knowledge, despite this adversity. One of the more popular ways has seen Stenden South Africa students getting involved with Snag Hoteliers; [...]

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