Tuks Res News

Comparison between residence food prices and local competitors


Kloostersaal and Tuks Monate provide catering services to approximately 8 400 students residing in the university residences, including Campus House and Urban Nest. However, students are concerned about the prices at Kloostersaal and Tuks Monate.

The prices at Kloostersaal and Tuks Monate are the same, and Tuks Monate also has a mini-supermarket where students can purchase grocery items.

A final-year industrial engineering student, who wishes to remain anonymous, buys at both Kloostersaal and Tuks Monate and said, “Prices at Kloostersaal and Tuks Monate are very high, and since I am using a student loan it only provides 50% of my meals account which negatively affects my budget. It would be better if the school enables students to use their cards at grocery stores like Pick ‘n Pay, where prices are lower than Kloostersaal or Tuks Monate.”

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Res excellence recognised at Prestige


 Sonop and Curlitzia were crowned men’s and women’s residence of the year respectively at the annual Residence Prestige evening on 15 October at the Rembrandt Hall. Second place went to Mopanie for the men’s and Erika for the women’s award, followed by Boekenhout and Magrietjie in third.

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A word with Sonop, the National Serenade winners


Men’s residence Sonop  came first at this year’s National University Serenade Competition held on Saturday 31 August  in Potchefstroom at North-West University. In doing so, Sonop became the first male residence from the University of Pretoria to win the national title.

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Pssst... 3 April

Pssst… has been very busy this week trying to keep track of all the frivolous res parties. Pssst… doesn’t understand what the residences have to celebrate, Pssst… wouldn’t be so relaxed with Serrie around the corner.

Pssst… isn’t expecting much from Sonop this year, and not because Pssst… is worried about Sonop being disqualified again. Madelief might know what Pssst… is talking about. Maybe choosing the early hours of the morning to perform in underpants isn’t the best idea. Pssst… noticed that it was quite cold, Sonop.

In other news, Kollege has been quite busy this week. A few of the Kollege flat-caps decided to host a funeral for poor “Karl” who is in a relationship. Pssst… hopes that they don’t see a future in acting, but Pssst… is glad to see that at least one person from Kollege was able to adult.

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Pssst... 27 March 2017

Pssst… sees that even though last week was so short, the residences were able to get quite a lot not done. Mopanie’s mieliewag in particular seem to have had a very lazy long weekend. #wherearethemielies Mopanie? Pssst… thinks that maybe some of their first years would make effective scarecrows.
Speaking of scarecrows, Katjiepiering and Madelief have planned a social to “bury the hatchet”. Pssst… isn’t sure what happened, but Pssst… would like to let Madelief know that not all of the Katte are excited. But maybe this isn’t because of the wrongs that transpired between the two residences, Pssst… wouldn’t want to go to a Madelief social either.

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