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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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Department undergoes peer review
2006-10-19

The Language Practice division of the Department of Afro-asiatic Studies, Sign Language and Language Practice at the University of the Free State (UFS) conducted a peer review.  This is the first peer review based on the new procedures for quality assurance that were implemented in the Faculty of Humanities.  The peer review ended with a report from external assessors and the compilation of corrective plans.  One of the aims of the assessment is to determine the department’s national profile en to determine its international acceptability. 

Here are, from the left:   Prof Jackie Naudé (Departmental Chairperson: Afro-asiatic Studies, Sign Language and Language Practice), Dr Peet Venter (Senior lecturer in charge of quality control in the office of the Dean: Faculty of the Humanities), Dr Maeve Olohan (Lecturer in Translation, University of Manchester in the United Kingdom), Dr Anne-Marie Beukes (Chairperson of the South African Institute for Translators and lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and Literature Science at the University of Johannesburg) and Prof Gerhardt de Klerk (Dean: Faculty of the Humanities).  

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