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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will be taking place in Stellenbosch, has been drastically shortened to only three days of rugby because Steinhoff has withdrawn their sponsorship.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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UFS theologians contribute to new Greek and Afrikaans Interlinear Bible
2012-12-25

 
At the event were, from the left: Prof. Francois Tolmie, Mr Chris Johnsen, Prof. Jonathan Jansen and Prof. Hermie van Zyl.
07 December 2012

Prof. Jonathan Jansen, Vice Chancellor and Rector of the university, received a copy of the new Interlinear Bible in Greek and Afrikaans from members of staff of the Faculty of Theology and CUM book publishers. The Bible was given to Prof. Jansen by Mr Chris Johnsen from CUM books.

The Greek and Afrikaans Interlinear Bible is a translation containing the original Greek text as well as a literal Afrikaans translation.

This Bible is the culmination of a project started seven years ago by a team of nine theologians including the Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Prof. Francois Tolmie as well as other faculty members, Prof. Hermie van Zyl and Prof. Pieter de Villiers. Mr Johnsen lauded the staff for their “tremendous contribution” to the project. With this edition, South Africa becomes the seventh country in the world to publish an Interlinear Bible.

“The departure point of this version is not a translation, it is the Greek text,” Mr Chris Johnsen said about the aim of this new work. Prof. Tolmie agreed with the publisher, saying this Bible is meant for people who do not have access to the Greek text and who want to understand it.

Prof. Jansen thanked all involved for his copy, noting the important role belief is playing in his own life as well as his work on campus.
 

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