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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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Former UFS Council member dies
2010-07-27

The University of the Free State (UFS) is deeply saddened by the sudden death of Ms Cheryl Gillwald who passed away in Cape Town this week after a short illness.

Ms Gillwald served on the UFS Council as one of the representatives of the then Minister of Education, Ms Naledi Pandor, for the remaining period of the term of Dr Shirley Walters from 26 March 2006 to 31 December 2006. She was reappointed to the Council by the minister for another term of four years from 1 January 2007.

However, she resigned from the Council on 1 May 2007 and relocated to the UK with her family.

Ms Gillwald is the former Deputy Minister of the national departments of Justice and Correctional Services.
 

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