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Jaco Peyper
Jaco Peyper, former Kovsie, will handle a quarter-final match at the Rugby World Cup. It will also be his 50th test match.

With the appointment of Jaco Peyper as referee there will be Kovsie alumni among the referees, players and coaches in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan on 20 October.

Lappies Labuschagné will start on the flank for Japan in their clash against the Springboks on Sunday. Labuschagné, a former Shimla captain, is second on the list for tackles made in the tournament thus far.
In the Springbok camp there are former University of the Free State (UFS) students in Rassie Erasmus (head coach) and Jacques Nienaber (defence coach).

UFS alumnus Jaco Peyper has been entrusted with the whistle in Sunday’s other quarter-final between Wales and France. It will be a memorable match for Peyper as it will be his 50th test appearance as the 31st man on the field – making him only the third South African to achieve this feat.

Peyper, who is the only South African among the 12 referees at the tournament, made his World Cup debut in 2015 when he officiated the opening match. In total he has handled six World Cup encounters. 

His illustrious career has seen him become only the fourth referee in history to officiate in 100 Super Rugby matches earlier in the year, in which he also handled the final (his fourth Super Rugby final). Peyper scooped the SA Referee of the Year award in 2018 for a third time, a year in which he took charge of his fourth Currie Cup Final.

“The fact that he is only the third South African referee to take charge of 50 tests indicates what a special achievement this is. It takes years of hard work and dedication to reach this level as a referee, and to maintain this standard year-in and year-out is even more challenging as it requires one to produce effective performances consistently,” said Jurie Roux, the CEO of SA Rugby.

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FSB recognises degree and diploma programmes at UFS
2009-02-16

The Financial Services Board (FSB) has recognised two qualifications – the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning and the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning – offered by the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Centre for Financial Planning Law in the Faculty of Law in accordance with the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act (FAIS). In addition to these the FSB has also recognised four degrees offered by the UFS’s School of Management. The degrees are:

  • B.Com. (Risk Management)
  • B.Com. (General Management)
  • B.Com. (Banking)
  • Bachelor of Management Leadership (BML)

All these qualifications are deemed fit and proper for compliance purposes by the FSB.

The Director of the UFS School of Management, Prof Helena van Zyl, says that the recognition of four degree programmes is yet another feather in the cap of the School of Management and the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

Prof. Van Zyl says the School of Management fulfils a vital role in providing excellent and approved financial and business education in South Africa.

Media Release
Issued by: Mangaliso Radebe
Assistant Director: Media Liaison
Tel: 051 401 2828
Cell: 078 460 3320
E-mail: radebemt.stg@ufs.ac.za  
10 February 2009
 

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