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UP preserves unframed art

KOKETSO NGWENYA AND DITEBOGO TSHAKA

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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SRC joins forces to combat campus hunger

MBALI MKHITHI

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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Perdebate 18 September 2017

On 8 September the ex-officio SRC members, who could not be inaugurated along with the elective SRC portfolios on 31 August, were eventually inaugurated. This happened after several democratically elected black ex-officio members stepped down for white candidates to take their places. The reason for the ex-officio members having to step down was because the SRC did not comply with Section 12 of Annexure A of the Constitution for Student Governance (CSG). Perdeby asked students for their opinions on the matter.

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Tuks pride week at a glance

CHAD JOHNSTON

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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New UP research facility, Future Africa, under construction

MARKO SVICEVIC

A new research facility for UP, Future Africa, is currently under construction on the UP experimental farm.

The initiative, spearheaded by UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof. Cheryl de la Rey, aims to create a space for the research community to initiate transdisciplinary research with relevance to Africa, and to train a new generation of research leaders who are able to lead the transformation of science and innovation systems on the continent for just and sustainable development. Conceptualisation of the project began in 2014 and construction started in November 2015.

The Future Africa complex comprises of a number of buildings, of which the largest section will be accommodation. An estimated eight blocks will consist of 265 units with 280 beds, which will aim to fill the gap in post-doctoral and visiting scholars accommodation at UP. Some of the accommodation is also uniquely designed to cater for researchers who already have families. Another block on the campus will be dedicated to short stay visitors, such as those who visit UP for conferences or guest lectures. A conference centre on the campus will accommodate about 200 people.

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