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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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Annual congress: Biological sciences division
2006-10-12

The annual congress of the Biological Sciences Division of the South African Academy for Science and Arts was held at the University of the Free State (UFS).  The congress was hosted by the Directorate Research Development.  This event creates and opportunity for established scientists and especially young biologists to report on their research activities with presentations and posters.  The theme was open for any work of biological nature.  Prof Neil Heideman (Vice-dean: Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences) was the guest speaker.

A cash prize was awarded to mr CF Botha for the best poster. From the left: Dr MM Theron (Department of Medical Microbiology, UFS), Mr. Botha (Department of Plant Sciences, UFS), Prof. Henk Bouwman (School for Environmental Sciences and development, University of North West), Prof. Frans Swanepoel (Director Research Development, UFS) en Prof. Willie van Aardt (School for Environmental Sciences and development, University of North West).

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