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12 April 2019 | Story Ruan Bruwer | Photo Varsity Cup
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Vishuis will be trying to win their overall seventh Varsity hostel title on Monday.

Managing his players is of the utmost importance if the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Abraham Fischer Residence (Vishuis) is to claim a fourth straight and seventh overall national hostel title, says Zane Botha, head coach of the hostel team at the UFS.

The Varsity Hostel competition, which will be taking place in Stellenbosch, has been drastically shortened to only three days of rugby because Steinhoff has withdrawn their sponsorship.

If Vishuis makes it to the final, they will play three matches in four days.
They will face the Kovacs of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) on Friday 12 March 2019, followed by the semi-final on Saturday and the final on Monday. The final will take place at 14:00 and will be broadcast live on SuperSport.

“This will be new territory for us. We will have to make good tactical decisions; it won’t be possible for a prop to play for 70 minutes in all three encounters,” said Botha, who is in his third year with the hostel.

The team played three warm-up matches, which they won convincingly. We still have the core of last year’s team, together with some exciting youngsters.
Botha explained that they kept to their strategy of working harder than anyone else on the practice field and during matches. In last year’s final, Vishuis defeated Patria of the North-West University by 55-29, which was the biggest winning margin in the 11 years of the competition. Vishuis walked away with the crown in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

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Fulbright provides information on its programmes
2009-02-20

 
Mr Mareka Chabedi, Fulbright Programme Manager at the US Embassy in South Africa, recently held an information session with students and staff from the University of the Free State (UFS). The main objective of the session was to provide first-hand information on opportunities offered by Fulbright funding programmes, including those for postgraduate students and academics. Fulbright is also supporting the UFS with regard to the establishment of the International Institute for Diversity. Co-ordinating the session were, from the left: Mr Arthur Johnson (Co-ordinator :Research Funding), Prof Aldo Stroebel (Head: Internationalisation), Mr Mareka Chabedi (Fulbright Programme Manager), Mrs Louise Steyn (Professional Officer: Internationalisation), and Dr Olihile Sebolai (Manager: Capacity Building Programmes, Directorate Research Development)
Photo: Stephen Collett

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