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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will be taking place in Stellenbosch, has been drastically shortened to only three days of rugby because Steinhoff has withdrawn their sponsorship.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 receives computers of R2 million from the Dell foundation
2007-02-12

The Dell Foundation donated 200 computers to the value of R2 million to the Main and Qwaqwa Campuses of the University of the Free State (UFS). This is the first time the UFS receives a donation from Dell. The computers will be given to the student computer laboratories on the Qwaqwa Campus and the School of Nursing and the Unit for Students for Disabilities on the Main Campus. 


Attending the handing-over ceremony were, from the left: Ms Ronelle Ceronio (Head: Unit for Students with Disabilities at the UFS), Mr Teboho Manchu (Deputy Director: Student Affairs, Qwaqwa Campus), Mr Ted Coote (Consultant to the Dell Foundation) and Mrs Margot Coote (Consultant to the Dell Foundation).

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