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Letter to the editor: an open letter to TuksRag

How is it possible that Pot `n Pons 2013 started 90 minutes late due to poor planning, while 2 500 students stood sulking in the sun?

How is it possible that you give a float height restriction to the residences, but fail to make sure the trees on the route pass the restriction? How is it possible that for the previous 30 years Drastoel was held on the Friday of Rag Week, but this year somebody failed to organise the event on time? How is it possible that you inform the residences they should create eight teams, yet the final map accommodates only seven?

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Letter to the editor 10 March 2014

An open letter to TuksRag

How is it possible that Pot `n Pons 2013 started 90 minutes late due to poor planning, while

2 500 students stood sulking in the sun?

How is it possible that you give a float height restriction to the residences, but fail to make sure the trees on the route pass the restriction? How is it possible that for the previous 30 years Drastoel was held on the Friday of Rag Week, but this year somebody failed to organise the event on time? How is it possible that you inform the residences they should create eight teams, yet the final map accommodates only seven?

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Letter to the editor 10 March 2014

While political parties like Daso conduct national protests against the Uganda anti-gay law, I am particularly disgruntled by the apathy shown by the societies established to deal with the sexual issues of our community. I’m also saddened to read about the personal struggles students go through because of their sexuality.

The question arising is: what are the LGBT-related societies doing to address the social acceptance of sexual strands in our community?

The only reason why the “steps taken to combat homophobia are lagging in comparison to those taken towards tackling racism” is because society structures concerned with racism are more active than those concerned with sexuality. Where is the collective voice for those who experience sexual challenges on campus? If there is a voice, where are the initiatives and programmes it is communicated with? What is being done to bring figures like Desmond Tutu to address students on campus?

If truly Student Affairs offices on campus are more in the know about racism than sexual issues, it is because a collective, active and robust voice is used for the former and an individual, inactive and sympathetic one for the latter.

Surely a more leading and proactive role can be played.

Thato Sihlali

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