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03 October 2018 | Story UFS | Photo Varsity Sports
First ever netball final in Bloemfontein
The Kovsies will be aiming to lift the Varsity Netball trophy in front of their home supporters on Monday when they face Tuks in the final in the Callie Human Centre.

The netball team of the University of the Free State, once again after five years, earned themselves the right to stage a final in the Varsity Netball competition. The two-time champion, the Dream Team, qualified for the final after topping the log and then wiping the floor with the Maties on Monday (1 October 2018) in the semi-final. The score was 56-45. 

They will come up against Tuks in the Callie Human Centre on the UFS Bloemfontein Campus for the final tonight. The match will get underway at 18:45.

The team won the very first two years of the competition in 2013 and 2014. On both occasions, they had to play away from home – in 2013 against the Pukke in Potchefstroom and in 2014 against Tuks in Pretoria. 

It will be the fourth meeting between the Kovsies and Tuks within three months. The Free State students won the group fixture in August by 68-43, but Tuks had to do without a number of their star players. At the University Sport South Africa tournament in Bloemfontein during July, Tuks triumphed twice, winning the final by 48-30.

Apart from the winners’ medals, an award will be handed to the tournament’s top player. Centre Khanyisa Chawane is one of three finalists. The winner gets chosen through public votes.

Dream Team players have won the prize four of the five times. Ané Botha was crowned in 2013, Karla Pretorius in 2014 and 2015, and last year it was the turn of current Kovsie player, Khomotso Mamburu.

To vote for Chawane, click here hover your mouse over the like button and choose the heart emoticon. Voting is closing on 5 October and the winner will be announced after the final.

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Apparatus to register the eye fixations of computer users
2006-01-23

Die Departement Rekenaarwetenskap en Informatika aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat (UV) het 'n gesofistikeerde apparaat ter waarde van R230 000,00 in gebruik geneem waarmee die oogfiksasies van rekenaargebruikers geregistreer kan word.  Die UV is die eerste tersiêre instelling in Afrika wat met 'n hierdie apparaat, genaamd die Eye Tracker, kan spog. 

 

Die Eye Tracker bepaal die presiese punt op die rekenaarskerm waarna 'n gebruiker kyk en sal aangewend word om gebruikerinteraksie met rekenaarprogrammatuur te bestudeer.  Terugvoer aan rekenaarprogramontwikkelaars sal verseker dat programme gebruikersvriendelik is sodat gebruikers nie noodsaaklike interaksie-elemente miskyk nie.  Die Eye Tracker sal ook onder meer deur die UV se Departement Mikrobiese, Biochemiese & Voedselbiotegnologie  gebruik word om te bepaal of studente na die korrekte data in grafieke kyk.

Van links:  Prof. Janse Tolmie (Voorsitter:  Departement  Rekenaar-wetenskap en Informatika aan die UV), me Anne Jansen (van Tobii Technologies in Swede, verskaffer van die Eye Tracker) en prof. Pieter Blignaut (dosent aan die UV se Departement Departement Rekenaarwetenskap en Informatika). Foto: Lacea Loader

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