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Edition 3, 5 April 2013

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White-Collar Crime in numbers Page 4

Splashy Fen Photo Story Page 5

Drifting: Reza De Wet Honoured Page 6

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5 April 2013

What are you up to, Mr Zuma? By Andrew Blane

Questions have been asked about Pesident Zuma’s handling of certain issues recently. Pic: Matthew Jordaan

The recent disbandment of the ANCYL National Executive Committee (NEC), as well as the Limpopo ANC Provincial Executive Committee (PEC), has brought a fair amount of controversy and scepticism. A statement from President Jacob Zuma said that the reason for the disbandment was its “continued illdisciplined behaviour, which has brought the organisation into disrepute on numerous occasions”. Zuma went on to say that the decision to dissolve the Limpopo PEC was due to its “institutionalized factionalism, which is un-ANC”. The concern brought about here is that to some, this appears to be a move to eradicate those who pose a threat to Zuma, especially after the failed bid to oust him at the ANC’s 53rd national elective conference. It can also be seen as a warning to those who challenged him last year in Manguang. There may be validity to these assumptions, but some see it as more of a struggle to maintain power rather than sustain it in elections to come. Zuma is all but guaranteed the Presidency in the next election, so he isn’t looking for allies to secure him votes. Some would say that his future has been deteremined: he will step down after his second term in office, as enforced by Section 88(2) of the Constitution.

By the same token, however, it may be a select group that wishes to maintain its influence. The rationale for the disbandment was to stamp out factionalism and promote (or force) unity within the party. This being said, the ANC Women’s League is also an area for concern to the ANC, especially after the many protests and bold statements made in the public arena during Oscar Pistorius’ trial. The challenges that arise within a political party serve as checks and balances, which is important for accountability within the party. However the decision to disband the ANCYL and Limpopo ANC PEC has served more as a weeding out process rather than the silencing of opposition. It is a conscientious effort to regain the reputation the ANC once had. Zuma said that the “ANC is not about fighting for positions. It is about sacrifice, dedication and commitment.” The ANCYL played a large role in the transformation of South Africa, and to disband such an organisation is truly a sacrifice, even though it has done more damage than good in recent years. The disbandment illustrates the extreme lengths to which the ANC is willing to go in order to better serve the Republic of South Africa. A more centralized unit of governance from the ANC without the distraction of an unruly Youth League is perhaps what has been necessary in order to restore faith in the ANC and its system of governance.

Grahamstown water debacle continues By Brenda Sekgota The quality of Grahamstown’s water is a major problem, which Rhodes students and Grahamstown residents alike regularly complain about. Recently Rhodes University students have had more reason to complain about the quality of the water than usual. The question of whether or not it’s safe to drink has always been asked of the Makana municipality. Yonela Thole, a student from Rhodes University, says that the water in the residences is sometimes very brown. At other times it comes out milky white and

heavy with chemicals. Some students feel they are left with no alternative but to buy water, or to fetch some from rainwater tanks. Students turn to buying water from Oasis on a weekly basis. It costs R5 to fill up a 5 litre bottle, which only lasts a few days. Many students spend over R50 a month on water, while at the same time paying for water in their residences. To make matters worse, a number of students have claimed to have reactions from the water. “The water in Grahamstown gives me allergic reactions,” said Bridget Nkoana, a student at Rhodes. “I normally experience diarrhoea and

skin rash just after I drink the water in the residence.” Boitumelo Moima, another student, said, “Buying water from Oasis has a huge effect on my budget. From the little I get from my parents I also have to add the expense of water, which is quite unfair.” The city-wide water outage which lasted for almost a week in March highlighted this issue. The rainwater tanks, stationed at various points across campus, ran out of water within two days. Students who could not afford to buy water were left with no access to fresh water whatsoever. “I cannot depend on the water from the tanks and the water provided by the University

during meals,” said Thole. “It’s just not enough.” The situation is not an easy one to solve, and the blame does not rest solely on one party’s shoulders. Many students feel that the University should build more water tanks, both for students who don’t drink the water in the residence and for extreme situations. “We cannot entirely blame the University for the continuing water crises that Grahamstown keeps experiencing,” said Moima. “To my knowledge the University tries by all means to provide students with the basic services and in doing so they work with Makana municipality.”

From the Editor Leaving university is a tough time in anyone’s life, but when youre a Rhodent it’s just a little bit tougher. Rhodes is such a unique university. Its filled with interesting people, quirky places, unreliable amenities and substantial academic work. Being a Rhodes student instills a sense of belonging and a feeling of togetherness that is rarely found at any other tertiary institution in South Africa. The purple paint, the Rat and Parrot and dawnies at Eden Grove (death) are all things that unite us as Rhodents. All the shared experiences that we have make it all the more difficult to leave. No longer having your best friends in close proximity, having to find a job, moving into a flat (that you pay for yourself), all seem like daunting changes to the status quo but it is an immensely exciting time too. In fairness, there have been a couple of months of this year for you to come to grips with the changes in lifestyle, but the Grad weekend festivities are bound to bring all of the memories and habits rushing back. Once the very long and mostly boring graduation

ceremony is over, the mare can begin. Grad Ball is always a jam and this year will be no different, I’m sure. Anyway, despite the challenges this year’s grads are facing, you’ve made it this far, you should find the next stage in your life simple! From everyone at Activate, I’d like to congratulate this years graduates and wish everyone the best of luck.

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One tank at a time By Jane Berg Rhodes University student society Galela Amanzi celebrated its 25th rain water tank instalment at Umthathi indigenous plants centre on Friday 15 March. Galela Amanzi, which means ‘pour the water’ in isiXhosa, strives to improve access to water in Grahamstown. They place rainwater tanks in historically disadvantaged areas across the city. Since the project began in 2007 it has made installations at Sun City Community Centre, St Augustine’s Church and at various schools, such as Andrew Moyake Primary School and Samuel Ntsiko Public Primary School. Areas in Grahamstown East in particular suffer from a lack of water supply. Members of the society believe non-governmental organisations can help bridge the gap between what the government is able to provide and what residents demand. “Most of our tanks have been installed in schools where there is a great need for water,” said Galela Amanzi Chairperson, Manosa Nthunya. “The tanks are used for a The Galela Amanzi team at a water tank installation. Pic: Supplied variety of things such as drinking, for sanitary purposes and growing vegetable gardens. The society for Social Development and the Kowie Catchment from Galela Amanzi will provide vital irrigation for specifically targets disadvantaged areas which need Campaign. Umthathi’s gardens. this water.” The Umthathi Training Project, their primary “Umthathi, was chosen because of the role that it The 25th tank, sponsored by Cell C, is an important partner, assists individuals to improve their quality of plays in disadvantaged areas,” said Nthunya. “Not achievement for the project as they aim to have 30 life though gardening. By providing education on only do they uplift communities by providing them tanks installed by the end of the year. The society cultivation and nutrition, people are given the skills to with tools to grow vegetables, but they also play a works in collaboration with other non-governmental feed themselves and sell surplus produce from their role in maintaining indigenous plants that are used for organisations in Grahamstown such as the Centre backyards and community gardens. The water tank various medicinal purposes.”

Brandhouse launches DriveDry Campaign South Africa’s leading total beverage company, brandhouse, has launched a hard-hitting social media activism campaign, a first for the industry, designed to change behaviour amongst South African youth with regard to drinking and driving. Endorsing the 2013 Drive Dry campaign, DJ S’bu was the first person to make the Drive Dry pledge at the launch last night held at the Women’s Jail, Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. For more info go to: www.drivedry. co.za OR http://www.facebook. com/Drivedry

The Galela Amanzi project emerged from wide consultation amongst students from Rhodes University as to what could be done to remedy the town’s water shortages. Now that Galela Amanzi is a student society under the University’s Community Engagement Office, their main activities are fundraising from corporate sponsors and researching effective ways to harvest rainwater in Grahamstown.

Rhodes rows into fourth place at USSA By Stephanie Shumba The Rhodes Rowing club travelled to the Northern Cape to take part in the University Sport South Africa (USSA) regatta which was held at the Van Der Kloof dam this holiday. Eight teams participated in the event on Friday 29 March, and the six fastest crews advanced to the finals on Saturday afternoon. Crews were awarded points according to their placing from 1st to 6th after the 1000m race. The intensive training that the Rhodes club underwent prior to the event paid off and they placed fourth overall. UCT took top honours followed by Tuks and UJ. Rhodes crew members Nick Greeff, Manon d’Unienville, Kaira Bray and Sam Vosper all received individual recognition. They were awarded half-colours and selected to be a part of the Grudge crew to row against the Blues, which sees a mixture of individual talent from across all the universities.

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5 April 2013

Spotlight, Graduates! By Rhea Macdonald Rhodes University is reputed for its high quality education and academic excellence. Students travel from all over the continent to attend the lectures, experience Grahamstown, and build their degrees. When you’re studying here at Rhodes, you tend to get caught up in the day-to-day life of being a student. The real world is a distant land where adults do real-world things. It’s easy to forget that this will be every student’s reality before they know it. Let’s take a look at what a few former Rhodents have been up to since their graduation and how Rhodes prepared them. Name: Zama Ndabe Graduated from Rhodes: 2013 Credentials: Bachelor of Journalism Current Position: Communications Officer at African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) Finding a job: “Graduating from a university like Rhodes was daunting. People from all over know about it, and expect magic from us. I started applying for jobs in May and sent out a gazillion applications. I eventually got my current job at the NGO late last year. I do the internal and external communications, such as newsletters, press releases, etc.”

Business Round-Up Positive results from BRICS summit: The emerging nations announced the formation of a business council aimed at strengthening trade and investment between its members. This is a step forward for developing countries, giving them a bigger voice in world politics and the possibility to improve their economies.

Judge to probe SARS: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan appointed a retired judge to investigate claims of possible breach of processes at South African Revenue Service (SARS).

Government’s ICT policy slowly strangling SA: It was reported that government’s information and communications technology plans could be doing immense long-term damage to our economy.

How Rhodes prepared her: “Rhodes exposes us to the practical side of the industry, so when I got there I could ‘fake it, till I made it’, knowing how to bullshit. It’s actually very important to be able to sound like you’re in the know when you don’t have a clue. When I started here, most people thought I knew what I was doing when all I wanted to do was hide under the desk and weep. Also, something we take for granted and moan about are the all-nighters. Until I got here, I never realised what a strong work ethic Rhodents have.” Thoughts on Rhodes: “I had a well-rounded varsity experience. I worked hard, I played hard. I did all the growth for that stage in my life and now it’s time to start again.” Name: Mirabelle Cambray Graduated from Rhodes: 2007 Credentials: Bachelor of Arts Current Position: Bee Keeper Finding a job: “It took me about a year to find a job. I met someone who works with bees, and my interest was sparked for the industry. We do consulting, bee keeping, and bee removals. We also develop and sell honey products.” How Rhodes prepared her: “Interaction with clients would be much more difficult without the experience I gained at Rhodes. My varsity interactions taught me how to engage professionally and with high-powered people.”

Exchange rates ZAR/US$: 9.24 ZAR/Euro: 12.03 ZAR/B£:14.07

Quote of the Week “We used to have good results, but we are short of maths teachers, science teachers and when staff look at our facilities they decide not to come here.” – Khumzi Madikane , Head teacher at Nonkqubela Secondary school in the Eastern Cape.

Name: Camilla Bowes Graduated from Rhodes: 1984 Credentials: Licentiate in School Music Current Position: Recently retired / Music Teacher at Collegiate Junior School Finding a job: “It was not at all difficult finding work. I applied to four schools in three different towns and was offered all four after the interview. Rhodes has a good reputation for producing welltrained teachers from their Music Department.” How Rhodes prepared her: “There was no problem transitioning from Rhodes to my career as we had a class that we taught once a week throughout our time at Rhodes, as well as private pupils.” Thoughts on Rhodes: “I taught for 27 years in a large town – PE – that had a varsity with split campus, and having spoken to many of my ex-pupils who went their over the years, I am extremely happy that I went to ‘small’ campus like Rhodes. Rhodes has a feeling of belonging due to the fact that you can walk to town, your digs or residence, the pub, and back to lectures. Though not in that order hopefully! You are more involved since there are not so many students.”

White collar crime in numbers White collar crime is financially motivated non-violent crime committed for monetary gain. This includes fraud, bribery, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, embezzlement, cybercrime, copyright infringement, money laundering, identity theft and forgery. This type of crime is most commonly committed by people of a high social status in the course of their occupation: business people, executives, managers and employees. South Africa has one of the highest crime rates globally, including white collar crime, which is harder to deal with as it takes place predominantly over the Internet. South Africa is estimated to be losing between R86bn and R120bn per annum because of white collar crime, which is 2-5% of business turnover.

The current rate of offence has increased 110% since 2005.

Vavi calls for industrialisation: COSATU secretarygeneral Zwelinzima Vavi has called for industrialisation to tackle inequality, unemployment and poverty in South Africa.

Last-minute Cyprus bail-out: Cyprus clinched a deal with lenders for $13 billion. Restrictions have been imposed on transferring funds from one account to another and on how much people can withdraw from their accounts each day, in an effort to keep the money circulating within the country.

Thoughts on Rhodes: “Having access to such a vast culture of knowledge and interacting with highly educated lecturers and other students is something I will always appreciate about Rhodes.”

With 23 fraud cases costing organisations R7.4 million, SA has the worst white collar crime rate in the world.

South Africa is estimated to be losing between R86bn and R120bn per annum because of white collar crime, which is 2-5% of business turnover.

A survey of insider threats in SA companies found that 71% of organisations had discovered fraud committed by their employees in the past few years.

On average, white collar crime has

Security costs are two-thirds of the cost of white collar crime, while

been on the increase at a rate of 2.8% per annum.

direct losses account for the other third.

64% of SA companies lay charges once fraud has been detected compared to 50% of organisations worldwide.

Spending money on controls pays off. An organisation with five or more controls will detect an average of 10 cases of fraud worth R21 million. A business with up to five controls would find an average of six cases worth R6.3 million.

Only 30% of perpetrators have been sentenced, with 32% of cases still pending.

80% of E7 companies cited ‘levels of corruption’ as their primary concern.

60% of SA organisations cited greed as the number one individual reason for fraud, followed by a low temptation threshold.

SA is now ranked 64th out of 182 countries on Transparency International’s corruption index.


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Activate’s own Chief Pics Editor, Niamh Walsh-Vorster, went to this years Splashy Fen in search of some awesome music, a killer vibe and some muddy clothes. Fortunately she found all of the above and was sharp enough to document all of it with her trusty camera. 1. Artists, Pastel HeART and Kev7, are spray-painting for The Winston Lot’s graffiti expo, Saturday, 30 March, 2013. The finished art pieces were auctioned off. Photo: Niamh Walsh-Vorster 2. Dan Patlansky’s face is seen on the big screen, Sunday, 31 March, 2013. Belting out the blues on stage Patlansky was the second to last act of the festival. Photo: Niamh Walsh-Vorster 3. Old Rhodes University student, Daniel Muller, sits at the rocks which look over the meander, Saturday, 30 March, 2013. This was Muller’s fourth time at Splashy, his favourite part of the festival was spending time with friends listening to music. Most particularly enjoyed the band Asleep in Transit. Photo: Niamh Walsh-Vorster 4. Rhodes students in the Uber Cool Dance Valley tent, Saturday, 30 March, 2013. Photo: Niamh Walsh-Vorster 5. City Bowl Mizers, Saturday, 30 March, 2013. Photo: Niamh Walsh-Vorster

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5 April 2013

Rhodes Drama Department honours a theatre great By David Mann This year marks the anniversary of the death of acclaimed South African playwright and one of the hearts of the Rhodes Drama Department, Reza de Wet. Members of the Drama Department have been working hard all year to put together a tribute show in honour of her life’s work and are proud to announce that it’s finally ready and seems nothing short of amazing. Titled ‘Drifting’, after De Wet’s own play ‘Drif’, and to give the feeling of a dream, the show is curated by Rob Murray and Head of Department, Andrew Buckland. The production is comprised of a core cast of postgraduates and Rhodes Drama Department Staff. Buckland said that coming up with a play to most accurately portray and honour De Wet was not an easy task, but with the help of all those involved, they managed to pull it off. “Reza has such an incredible legacy, both within the department, nationally, and internationally, we wanted to find a vehicle to celebrate her, and mark her passing, appropriately. But how does one do that?” said Buckland. “We considered various options, doing an entire work, recreating various scenes, but that led us down the track of either trying to find the definitive Reza show, or ending up with a variety concert. Instead, we have decided to do what Rhodes Drama does best – a visual and physical response to her oeuvre, and the creation of an original response, or reaction to her as a provocation.” Comprising of scenes and direct texts from various works of De Wet, the play engages the audience with a captivating story of the late playwright herself. “‘Drifting’ is something of a jigsaw, or maybe smorgasbord, of Reza de Wet plays,” said curator Rob Murray. ”We’re asking the audience to come with us on a journey through the amazing woman and playwright that she was, so there are scenes that are inspired by many of her works such as ’Drif’, ‘Diepe Grond’, ‘Mirakel’ and more.” Being a devised production containing adaptations of De Wet’s plays, the show

gains much of its feel from the Drama department itself and aims to intrigue audiences and get them to look back at De Wet’s plays and bodies of work. “There will be certain areas that will irritate the purists in that we have filtered Reza’s texts through the physical imagination of the core cast, but what they’ve all come up with will hopefully lead to a curiosity to revisit her texts, or act as an introduction to Reza, and do justice to the complex and amazing artist and woman that she was,” said Murray. If you’re wondering what to expect in terms of the tone of the show, Murray explains that there is a healthy mix of the comedic as well as the sombre, ensuring scenes that the audience can laugh, cry and even gasp at. Speaking of the use of both comedic and sombre moods in both De Wet’s work and ‘Drifting’, Murray said, “There is such a fine line between the two anyway, and so prevalent in her work, that we find ourselves in a perpetual magical realism world when we try to speak about her work. So we are trying to fulfil her belief in the real and the magical, and we play strongly between the two in all the scenes we have created.” Whether you’re a lover of De Wet’s plays or you’ve never heard of her and want to better understand her work, or even if you’re simply a theatre enthusiast, ‘Drifting’ is definitely a play that you cannot afford to miss. ‘Drifting’ performs on the 4th and 6th April at 19h00 and a Student Special Performance again on 9th April at 19h00. The show is PG rated for language and disturbing scenes. Tickets can be booked at either the Theatre Cafe or in Room 107 in the Drama Department. Cheese and wine will be available before each show. Tickets: Pre-booked R100 (public) & R80 (graduates) Box office R120 (public) & R100 (graduates) Student Special R50 (public) & R30 (students) Contact Robert Haxton on 046 603 8542 (mornings only) or email r.haxton@ru.ac.za

GIG GUIDE Gary Thomas Live Friday 19 April Venue: Lowlander Bar Time: Doors Open at approximately 19:00

Drifting Thursday 4 and Saturday 6 April Venue: Rhodes Main Theatre. Entrance: R120 for the public and R100 for graduates. Time: 19:00.

Silent Protest 2013

Karaoke at Champs

Red Light Stereo

Friday 19 April

Every Wednesday night

Saturday 27 April

Venue: Participants meet at Alec Mullins Hall Time: 6:00 to 21:00

Venue: Champs Action Bar Entrance: Free Time: 21:00

Venue: Champs Action Bar Time: Doors open at 19:00


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Class of 2013 The Student Representative Council of Rhodes University would like to extend warm congratulations to the graduating class of 2013. Years of hardship, late library evenings, extreme weather, “dawnies” and exams have finally paid off, giving you all the privilege of being Rhodes Alumni. Society faces many setbacks that we will experience on a daily basis. Poverty, discrimination, lack of civic participation and environmental damage all require ethical and developed thought leadership. As Rhodes graduates we have been shaped through community engagement, education and research to hold much more than a degree. This is an education which encompasses an all rounded individual development that highlights consideration of all facets of society and a scope that exceeds any one singular view of society. Having a degree makes you part of a small percentage of society, and as our University’s slogan “Where Leaders Learn” exudes a certain expectation; we hope that you have been equipped with the tools necessary to navigate through and improve society. We hope that you go forth and prosper, realising your own dreams while never forgetting the social responsibility that society places upon your shoulders as graduates. The institution of the SRC also would like to congratulate graduating members Sakhe Badi (SRC President 2013), Mathaabe Thabane (SRC Secretary General 2013), Victor Mafuku (SRC Academic 2013), Lethabo Sekele (SRC Student Benefits and Sponsorship 2013), Sixolile Timothy (SRC Oppidan) and Mbongeni Ngwenya (SRC Activism and Transformation 2013). Yours sincerely, Rhodes University SRC Office of the Presidency

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Rhodes hosts National Underwater Hockey Tournament

Results & Fixtures English Premier League Monday 1 April Fulham 3 - 2 QPR Sunday 31 March Aston Villa 1 - 2 Liverpool Saturday 30 March

Pic: Shelby Williams The Rhodes Underwater Hockey society hosted the first ever nationwide Underwater Hockey (UWH) tournament on 23 March 2013, at the Diocesan School for Girls’ (DSG) swimming pool. The event saw male and female teams representing their provinces, including the Eastern

Cape, Kwazulu Natal, Gauteng, Western Province and Boland (Stellenbosch). The tournament was well organized, thanks to a strong team effort from Rhodes UWH committee members Jess Joyner and Jeff Hean. Wayne Rathbone from Kingswood College provided additional equipment for the tourna-

ment. In the final women’s score, the Eastern Cape Rhodes team (regarded as a ‘B’ team) finished fourth among the rest of the A team competitors. The Kwazulu Natal women’s ‘A’ team came first, and the men’s section was won by the Western Cape. - Tebo Ramosili

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An Epic race for an epic cyclist By Kendra Dykman The Absa Cape Epic celebrated its tenth year this March. 1200 cyclists competed in the eight-day event, and among them was Simon Adler, a first-year Rhodes BCom student. The race features hundreds of teams of two cyclists each, who travel 700 km and ascend more than 15 km in total. This year’s race started and ended at two wine estates, Meerendal and Lourensford, in Durbanville and Somerset West respectively. Simon Adler and his brother Aaron formed team Adler Price Architects for the race. Their final time for the event was 37 hours and 57 minutes, placing them 46th overall, and 38th in the men’s category. The pair entered the race last year as well, but a broken collarbone for Simon meant that Aaron had to complete the race alone. They were determined to complete the race together this time around. On entering the race this year, Simon said, “There is no other race like this one. Living in this beautiful country you can’t help yourself but put this on the top of your bucket list.” Simon does ten to 15 hours of cycle training per week and recently completed the Pick n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour. Though he says he used this as a training ride in preparation for the Epic, his time of 2 hours 54 minutes for the 109km race was a mere 14 minutes and 36 seconds away from the winner’s time. He has been cycling since he was 16 and hopes to be “that guy who has done

the [Argus] 50 times on every kind of bicycle”. He encourages other people to get involved if they are interested, saying that getting up the hill needs only “one pedal stroke at a time”. This year’s Cape Epic was won by team Stander-SONGO. The team consisted of Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavy, the latter having ridden with the late South African champion cyclist Burry Stander. This year’s event was not without a touch of sadness, as thousands of South Africans mourned the loss of Stander, who was killed in car accident while cycling earlier this year.

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Super Rugby Sunday 31 March Waratahs 30 - 19 Force Saturday 30 March Stormers 14 - 19 Crusaders Cheetahs 34 - 16 Rebels Brumbies 23 - 20 Bulls Chiefs 23 - 27 Blues Hurricanes 46 - 30 Reds Friday 29 March

Simon Adler competes in this years Cape Argus Cycle challenge as a prelude to the Cape Epic. Adler finished the Argus in under three hours and the Epic in 37:57:07,6, placing them 46th overall.

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