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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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Before I die …


Cornelia Faasen, Director:  Student Life at the wall.
11 September 2013
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs 

The Bloemfontein Campus offers a new creative manner of expression through the Before I die Wall. Similar walls are found in over 30 countries across the globe, including Argentina, China, Italy, New Zealand and Denmark. Kovsies is the only university in South Africa with this fixture, one of merely three in the country.

The wall provides the opportunity to students to write down the things they would like to do before they die.Elsa Mostert, head of the Student Life and Leadership (SLL) volunteer’s office, says the presence of such a wall on campus contributes to the holistic, personal and professional development of students. “The wall addresses post-tertiary development needs. It serves the university by enabling students to rethink the priorities in their lives and to help them focus on their dreams.”

This wall is located at the student centre, Thakaneng Bridge, outside the bookshop.“Everyone is welcome to write on the wall. It will be wiped clean after every two weeks,” Mostert says.

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