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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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UFS management and contract workers reach agreement
2016-02-25

State of our campuses #12

Earlier today, the management of the University of the Free (UFS) reached an agreement with contract workers about negotiations towards outsourcing, as well as their concerns about conditions of employment with their employers.
 
A group of 39 contract workers was arrested at the Bloemfontein Campus on Monday 22 February 2016 for contempt of court relating to the interdict that was issued, as well as illegal gathering. The group was released on Tuesday 23 February 2016. Discussions with the university management continued after their release and an agreement was reached today.
 
The protest of contract workers started on Thursday 18 February 2016. They will return to work on Monday 29 February 2016.

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