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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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Update on situation on the Bloemfontein Campus
2016-02-22

State of our campuses #5

Striking outsourced contract workers have been demonstrating outside the Main Gate of the Bloemfontein Campus of the UFS since this morning. A contingent of the Public Order Policing is on campus to ensure stability.

A few classes have been disrupted by students and some have entered the UFS Sasol Library. Matters are under control and academic and administrative services continue as normal. Students are advised to consult with the dean of their faculty for information regarding classes.

The Main Gate to the campus is closed; staff and students are advised to use other gates to enter or exit the campus. If you feel unsafe in any way, please call +27(0)51 401 2634 for assistance. Further updates will follow.

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