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Dennis Ngango: UP’s rising social star


On 7 October UP student, Dennis Ngango, made it to the top three of the Samsung Social star competition, where finalists were granted an opportunity to travel to Mauritius. On 13 October, Ngango was announced as the winner. Competitors had to post a video of one minute or less, or a series of three pictures, on Instagram showing why they should be given an opportunity to join Jo-Ann Strauss and Masego “Maps” Maponyane alongside the Samsung team.

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#DESACares gives back to the female community


The staff members for the Department of Enrolment and Student Administration (DESA), together with the Sistagirl Foundation donated ‘dignity packs’ to underprivileged girls in schools. Dignity packs included essential, basic toiletries such as sanitary towels, deodorant, soap, facecloths, toothbrushes and toothpaste. 

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SRC joins forces to combat campus hunger


From 10-11 October, the UP SRC, in collaboration with academic representatives from various faculty houses continued with a food drive, “One can make a difference”, in the Graduate Centre.  The initiative, that begun on 24 September had House Humanities, EBIT, NAT house, Law house, Commercii, the Theology, Education, and Health faculties taking part.

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UP preserves unframed art


On 27 September, the Department of UP Arts announced that it would begin to conserve over 8 600 unframed artworks from UP’s art collection. The department is responsible for managing and preserving all UP art resources, which includes all art items that are available for public exhibition in the university. 

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Tuks pride week at a glance


LGBTIAQ+ society, UP&Out hosted pride week from 26 to 29 September, which aimed to celebrate pride within the LGBTIAQ+ community. On 26 September, the week began with students painting the graffiti wall behind the disability unit on Hatfield campus.

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