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USSA hockey – lots to play for
Shindré-Lee Simmons, one of the veterans in the Kovsie women’s hockey team for this year’s national student championship.


The Kovsie men’s and women’s hockey teams have positive expectations for the University Sport South Africa (USSA) national student tournament.

The USSA championships were hosted by the University of the Free State (UFS) from 2 to 6 July 2018. This year’s championships will have 45 competing teams and will thus be the biggest ever USSA hockey tournament.

For the female squad to qualify for the 2019 Varsity Sports tournament, they have to secure a spot among the top-seven teams. In order to get back into the A section, the Kovsie men’s team must win their tournament. 

The matches are scheduled to take place on the UFS Bloemfontein Campus astro fields.

The UFS women’s team, captained by Antonet Louw, is set to play on Monday at 15:35 against Nelson Mandela University (NMU); on Tuesday at 17:00 against the University of Johannesburg (UJ); and on Wednesday at 18:25 against North-West University (NWU). The play-off matches will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The men’s team, with Cheslyn Neethling as captain, will play on Monday at 17:00 against the Central University of Technology; on Tuesday at 15:35 against the Tswane University of Technology; on Wednesday at 17:00 against the Vaal University of Technology; on Thursday at 18:25 against the University of KwaZulu-Natal; and on Friday at 15:35 against Rhodes University.

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UFS premieres new website with responsive design for mobile use
2017-10-30


A project of almost two years culminated in the launch of a fresh design for the official website of the UFS on 30 October 2017.
 
World-class website
Through international benchmarking, the overall user experience (UX) has been improved, as well as the searchability of the site, which will assist in channelling more traffic to the UFS website. The new web design is entirely responsive, which means that users of mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones get to view the site in a customised screen size for their particular device. Since more South African users are browsing the web on mobile devices, this responsiveness addresses a pressing need in the sector.

Improving overall user experience
The improved UX of the website also ensures that users spend more time on the page. One new feature, for instance, is an interactive digital map of each of our three campuses.

This extended project was a collaboration of the Enterprise Data and Content Management division of ICT Services and the Unit for Social Media and Website Content in the Department of Communication and Brand Management.

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