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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will be taking place in Stellenbosch, has been drastically shortened to only three days of rugby because Steinhoff has withdrawn their sponsorship.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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Academic receives award for contribution to international congress
2007-07-26

 

Prof. Hendri Kroukamp, Programme Director of Public Sector Management at the University of the Free State (UFS) received an award at the joint congress of the International Institute for Administrative Sciences (IIAS) and the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) recently held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for his contribution to the scientific value of the conference. Prof. Kroukamp was re-elected as African representative on the board of management of IASIA. He also serves as chairperson of one of IASIA’s working groups, namely ‘Public administration training and education: aligning missions and quality’. Here is Prof Tienie Crous, Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the UFS, congratulating Prof Kroukamp with the awarding of the prize.
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