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10 July 2018 Photo Supplied
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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Qwaqwa Campus to award academic excellence during winter graduations


The Qwaqwa Campus of the UFS will be rewarding its Class of 2014 at two graduation ceremonies to be held on 8 - 9 May 2015 in the Rolihlahla Mandela Hall at 11 am and 10 am, respectively.

The Friday ceremony will honour academic excellence in the Faculties of the Humanities and Economic and Management Sciences when 378 degrees will be conferred. On Saturday, the Faculties of Education and Natural and Agricultural Sciences will confer 433 degrees.

Among those 811 degrees are four PhDs in Natural Sciences, nine Master of Sciences degrees, one M Ed degree, and 81 Honours degrees.

Radio and television personality, Nikiwe Bikitsha, will be the guest speaker at both ceremonies.  Acclaimed lyricist, composer, director and theatre producer, Dr Mbongeni Ngema, will provide musical entertainment. Dr Ngema is better known for his stage and movie productions, including Sarafina.

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