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12 April 2019 | Story Ruan Bruwer | Photo Varsity Cup
Vishuis
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will be taking place in Stellenbosch, has been drastically shortened to only three days of rugby because Steinhoff has withdrawn their sponsorship.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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Three from Theology accepted at Global Institute of Theology
2012-02-09

 

Helené van Tonder, Michelle van Tonder and Andrew Barnard.

Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

For the first time in its history, students and staff from our Faculty of Theology have been accepted to the Global Institute of Theology. Students Michelle van Tonder and Andrew Barnard and staff member Helené van Tonder from our Department of Church History are among only 50 students worldwide accepted on a two-yearly basis.

The purpose of the institute is to give theology students and faculties an opportunity to learn, teach and practise theology in an inter-contextual and ecumenical way, situating the theological task in local, regional and world contexts.
 
Prof. Francois Tolmie, Dean of our Theology Faculty said, “The faculty is very proud of its students and staff member. They came up against very stiff competition and were successful in the selection process. We know that they will do the university proud.”

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