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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'Democracy & Delusion' book launch


On 11 October the Department of Political Sciences hosted a book launch at the Humanities building to present Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh. Mpofu-Walsh is a prominent student activist and musician and he is currently pursuing a doctorate at Oxford University. He recently released a book and a hip-hop album both titled Democracy & Delusion: 10 Myths in South African Politics. “I wanted to do something that has never been done before", said Mpofu-Walsh when he was giving a brief introduction to his work. The book launch facilitated a conversation on vast political topics such as land reformation, free higher education, the Marikana massacre and Zuma's administration.

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VarsityFootball final ends in violence

On 28 September UP-Tuks played against Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in the VarsityFootball men’s finals at the TUT stadium.

The game ended with six and a half minutes on the clock when TUT supporters disrupted the match by throwing stones onto the soccer pitch allegedly in an attempt to level the score. Reportedly two people were injured as a result of the violence that erupted.

Riot police were called to the match and shot stun grenades and rubber bullets into the crowd in order to disperse the rioting students.

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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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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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