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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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Inaugural lecture: Microbial interaction in foods
2005-09-06

Prof Bennie Viljoen from the Department of Microbial- Biochemical and Food Biotechnology at the University of the Free State (UFS) will deliver his inaugural lecture on Wednesday, 7 September 2005 at 19:00 in the CR Swart Auditorium on campus.  

The topic of the lecture is “Microbial interaction in foods:  Emphasis on yeasts”.

Prof Viljoen was appointed as lecturer in the Department of Food Science at the UFS in 1989.  He was promoted to senior lecturer (1994), associate professor (1997) and professor (2004) in the Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology.

Prof Viljoen is a NRF B-evaluated scientist, author or co-author of 63 papers in accredited professional journals and seven chapters in scientific books. He contributed to 31 international congresses; four as keynote speaker and eight on invitation, as well as 84 national conference papers. He successfully guided eight Ph D and 20 M Sc students and currently supervises for six Ph D and four M Sc students.  He serves on the International Dairy Federation, the International Commission of Food Mycology and the editorial board of international journals. His research focuses on food microbiology, specialising on yeasts.

For any enquiries, please contact Ms Joan Nel at (051) 401-9301.

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   Media Representative
   Tel:  (051) 401-2584
   Cell:  083 645 2454
   E-mail:  loaderl.stg@mail.uovs.ac.za
5 September 2005
 

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