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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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Training session held for IDC Nguni Cattle Development Project
2009-09-11

 
A training session was recently held at Glen Agricultural Institute for staff of the Free State Department of Agriculture involved in the Free State Industrial Development Corporation’s (IDC) Nguni Cattle Development Project. The training session, presented by Prof. HO de Waal and Dr Luis Schwalbach from the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Department of Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Science, was attended by 37 extension staff who was briefed on the background of the project and trained in the specific procedures to identify and nominate prospective beneficiary black farmers to take part in the project. The IDC Nguni Cattle Development Project was originally started in the Northern Cape where more than 30 beneficiary farmers are already farming with registered Nguni cattle under the guidance of the project. The project was recently implemented in the Free State Province. These two projects are using the Nguni cattle breed to spearhead rural development in these two provinces, covering a large part of South Africa. Attending the training session were, from the left, front: Dr Schwalbach, Ms KP Lephoro, Department of Agriculture in Fouriesburg; middle: Mr Benson Motsuemyane, Department of Agriculture in Boshoff, Prof. De Waal; back: Mr Nkosana Nhlapo, Department of Agriculture in Trompsburg and Mr Thsepo Teele, Department of Agriculture in Parys.
Photo: Stephen Collett

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