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Service provider changes in constitution
DANIELLE PETTERSON The proposed new constitution has removed TuksRag, Stuku and the Student Sport Committee (SSC) from the list of service providers. According to Director of Student Affairs Dr Matete Madiba, this is because these organisations do not render a service to the student community. In the current constitution for student governance, the service providers are TuksRag, Stuku, Tuks FM, Perdeby and the SSC. The proposed new constitution lists Perdeby and the Student Disciplinary Advisory Panel (SDAP) as the only service providers. TuksRag, Stuku and the SSC fall under committees, something that is not included in the current constitution. Tuks FM is now a business enterprise and is therefore no longer part of the SRC. According to Dr Madiba, committees have to mobilise student participation in various ways, while service providers offer a specific service to students. Committees have a “broader mobilisation responsibility (to get student participation) [which] is different from what the new service provider category has to do.” The proposed constitution states that committees are accountable to the SRC and that each committee’s chairperson will serve as an ex officio member of the SRC. According to the constitution, this is done “in order [for the chairpersons] to account to the SRC for
their respective committees as well as to represent the interests of their committee.” However, in addition to this, two members from each of the committees will sit on the Student Leadership Forum (SLF). The forum will be made up of elected leaders from various student structures and will judge the SRC’s performance against their action plans and hold them to account. “In this instance I think we are faced with a positive change. I am very much for the idea that Stuku, Rag and Sport will receive ex officio positions on the SRC and I personally think that it will open a whole new gateway of possibilities,” said Stuku chairperson Maritza Lubbe. Lubbe said that it may be constraining for the chairpersons to have to report to the SRC. “However, I do think it is one of those sacrifices that has to be made for the greater good in the end. Adding a new level of accountability, not only to the SRC but also to the SLF, will also bring us closer to seeing exactly what students want and need from us,” she said. Despite Tuks FM being a business enterprise, the proposed constitution includes them in the SLF. Dr Madiba said that they are on the forum because they are still a student radio station and, “It is worthwhile that Tuks FM remains part of the student structures.” Dr Madiba said that Perdeby is a service provider because it renders a service to the student community by keeping them
informed of what is happening on campus. The SDAP is a panel of law students available to assist students at disciplinary hearings. Thus they render a service by representing students at these hearings. According to Dr Madiba, the panel applied for service provider status at the end of 2012, and was accepted by the SRC and university management. The current role of service providers is that they serve the community through entertainment, sport, culture, information and socials. Service providers also offer students the opportunity to experience student life while developing their leadership skills. However, Dr Madiba said that the proposed constitution differentiates between committees, who play an organising role, and service providers, who render a specific service. Despite this, the clauses under committees and service providers are almost exactly the same, with one key distinction listed under responsibilities. “Duly recognising all communities constituting the student body of the University of Pretoria, service providers must provide efficient, professional services to the student body,” while “Committees must promote broad participation by students in the activities of such committees.” “The process of consultation is exactly to improve on the draft so that such differences can be properly highlighted, and the constitution redrafted accordingly,” Dr Madiba said. Image: Talifhani Mathode
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For the past two weeks, Perdeby has been taking an in-depth look at the constitution. We started looking at it just to report on the main differences between previous SRCs and election processes and the proposed constitution’s election process and SRC. What we have come to find, however, has taken us by surprise. Our front page is about the proposed constitution’s changes to service providers. Last year, Tuks FM, Stuku, TuksRag, Perdeby and the Student Sport Committee (SSC) were all noted as UP service providers. In this new constitution only Perdeby remains as a service provider, with the Student Disciplinary Advisory Council as a new addition to the short service provider list. According to Student Affairs, this is because Stuku, TuksRag and the SSC mobilise student participation in various ways, while service providers offer students a specific service. They added that these committees will only play an organisational role, while service providers render
a service beyond an organisational role. How that clarifies anything is anyone’s guess. Stuku, TuksRag and the SSC are now seen as subcommittees of the SRC and Beni Letebele, a facilitator of the constitution, and Jordan Griffiths from the TSC told Perdeby last week that the new constitution now governs their activities better. This shouldn’t be a problem, but when examining the clauses related to service providers (sections 42, 43 and 44) and committees (section 40), we couldn’t help noticing the similarities between them. The committees are accountable to the SRC, so are the service providers; committees must “Cooperate closely with the SRC, as far as possible implement SRC decisions in relation to service delivery and must be responsive to the views expressed by the SRC.” Service providers must “Cooperate closely with the SRC, as far as possible implement SRC decisions in relation to service delivery and should be responsive to the views expressed by the SRC.” These are only two examples where the clauses are almost identical. Aside from the blatant problem of media freedom and media independence from any specific governing structure, this constitution is filled with contradictions. How can the section 14 clause in this constitution state that freedom of expression includes the freedom of the student media, when several sections later Perdeby must be accountable to the SRC and implement their decisions? I see a New Age problem heading our way. The other issue regarding this constitution involves the actual composition of the SRC and the Student Leadership Forum (SLF). Members of the SRC subcommittees (like Rag and Stuku) will automatically have their chairperson elected to the
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SRC in an ex officio portfolio. Added to that, the SLF will be made up of two members from each of these subcommittees. So the very forum that is set in place to keep the SRC accountable to students is made up of people who sit on the same committees as the SRC members. How is an SRC supposed to answer to a forum that is made up of people from their own committees? Perdeby has also been listed on this SLF, but we have submitted suggested amendment s to have us removed from the forum. How else can we report objectively about the SRC or the forum if we are part of it? See, conflict of interest. I understand the thought behind this constitution, and that Steerco tried to include as many people as they could on the SRC and SLF so that all student structures and the entire student body would be represented, but they haven’t given themselves enough time to meditate on their draft, nor have they given themselves enough time for the revision process. It is up to students to read the draft and suggest necessary amendments. The closing date for written submissions was 27 May, and I feel like this editorial was published one week too late. But if students apply enough pressure, Student Affairs will have to take extra submissions into account. Student Affairs are aiming to have this constitution approved by June, but they shouldn’t rush the process. We need a constitution that is going to be clear and effective. I’m not sure if that is the one being proposed at the moment. Good luck for exams, Margeaux
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Mr and Miss Tuks First Year crowned
INTERVARSITY NEWS MARGEAUX ERASMUS
MARISSA BRITS Eli Fernandes is the official Mr Tuks First Year despite Bjorn Esterhuizen being crowned as the winner at the Mr and Miss Tuks First Year finals last Wednesday. Kgatlhiso Modisane was crowned Miss Tuks First Year. Jade Williams, event organiser, told Perdeby that Esterhuizen was not allowed to win because he was only a stand-in model. Fernandes, who was crowned first prince on the night, has been named the official winner. Williams said that a number of contestants dropped out at the last minute and were replaced by stand-in models. After the event, Perdeby was approached by a student who stated that, “the contestants had to go through a good two months of fair trial” during which events such as public speaking took place with points being allocated for these events. “[Tonight], all those points are supposed to count. The man who won was only a stand in model,” the student said. The judges left the event in a hurry and refused to comment. Judge Gerrit Pienaar, Black Tie fashion designer, only remarked that he was very angry. Williams said that he forgot to include these points during judging and the winners were therefore chosen solely on their modelling and points awarded to them on the night. The judges worked according to the numbers assigned to the contestants and not by their names. Esterhuizen was voted Mr Tuks First Year by the judges according to his number, even though his name was not on the list provided because he was a stand in for
a contestant who had dropped out at the last minute. The event started 30 minutes late and consisted of categories including, casual wear, swimwear, formal wear, and a short speech. The topics for the speeches were: “Why should people study at Tuks?”, “Describe student life” and “What would you do if you won Mr or Miss Tuks?” TSC member for societies Khutso Mogogtsi told Perdeby that he did not feel first years were capable of answering the questions correctly because they were misinformed about some information. TSC President Jordan Griffiths said, “It was a good show. I’ve seen a lot of the talent our first years have to offer.” The event turnout was poor. According to Williams, all the posters that advertised Mr and Miss Tuks First Year were taken down prior to the event. Griffiths said that this was because “Permission to use the [TSC] logo [on the posters] was not granted nor did the TSC officially endorse the event.” Williams said that he received no help from Stuku or the university during the organisation of the event. According the Griffiths, the university is not involved in organising these events. “Societies register and receive funds from the university and then they are on their own. The university provides venues, in this case the Aula.” The evening included performances by Quest Band, rapper Da L.E.S. and the 012 dance group. Photos: Eddie Mafa and Lyticia Erasmus
The judges: Marilyn Ramos, Miss South Africa, judging natural stage presence and personality. Paul Rothman, Pasella presenter and Tuks alumnus, judging the contestants’ enjoyment and confidence. Gerrit Pienaar, Black Tie fashion designer, judging beauty. Zizo Beda, SABC 1 presenter and the face of Garnier, judging the contestants’ enjoyment and the reaction of the crowd.
Other titles: 1st prince – Tokyo Ndlela 1st princess – Tumi Matela 2nd prince – Brandon Brown 2nd princess – Lerato Reid Mr Personality – Brandon Brown Miss Personality – Michaela Juby
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) UKZN has announced that all first-year students who join the university next year will have to take a Zulu language course. According to IOL News, the university has decided that students must demonstrate bilingualism “to earn their degrees”. The university believes that this step will enhance “social cohesion” and will promote multilingualism in South Africa. UKZN Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Renuka Vithal said, “At a university where more than 60% of students are Zulu-speaking, the institution has an obligation to ensure linguistic choices result in effective learning solutions. Additionally, in a country that continues to be divided on the basis of linguistic identities, language should serve to bring diverse learning communities together and promote social cohesion.” Daily Maverick reported that, “By officially requiring first-year students to study a neglected indigenous language, a university would signal its willingness to engage in a practical manner with the cultural diversity of its surroundings.” They added that the move would help to promote an awareness of multilingualism among South Africans and would promote understanding and respect for diverse cultures. Stellenbosch University (SU) A new residence placement policy for prospective students is set to be implemented from 1 June this year at SU. According to Die Matie, Professor Arnold Schoonwinkel, SU vice-rector of teaching and learning, confirmed the implementation of the new residence policy early in May and all current applicants will be placed according to this new policy. The policy states that students will be placed in residence based on their academic merit in the first round. Die Matie reported that students’ grade 11 results will be used in this round to determine residence placement. According to the policy, once these initial placements are completed, the students’ diversity profiles are recorded. The next round of placements still uses the academic merit category but has additional diversity requirements. In this way, the diversity profile for residences, as specified by management, can be reached. The policy states that, “The five diversity factors taken into account in this regard are: 1) South African citizen or international student; 2) language preference (Afrikaans, English or other); 3) ethnicity (coloured, black, Indian or white); 4) first- or non-first-generation student; and 5) economic class (for students who need financial support in the form of bursaries and who qualify for such support on the basis of a means test).” Schoonwinkel told Die Matie that, “What we are trying to do is to equalise the spread of diversity amongst residences. It’s not race or language, it’s a whole spectrum of diversity that the policy now tries to respect by the different people who get access to res placement. It’s diversity in a very broad sense of the word.”
Disciplinary hearing against Wits students postponed MARGEAUX ERASMUS The disciplinary hearing against the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) students has been postponed. The hearing will now take place on 16, 17 and 18 July. Wits management has taken disciplinary action against 11 students, including 9 Wits SRC members, for allegedly violating the university’s code of conduct after they protested against a concert by Israeli pianist Yossi Reshef on 12 March. Tasneem Essop, Wits SRC secretary, said in a statement that, “The reasons for the new dates include the difficulty students faced in obtaining pro bono legal representation.” Essop added
that the Wits SRC do not have access to funds to employ advocates or attorneys and have been trying to obtain pro bono services in the last few weeks. However, according to Wits Vuvuzela, incoming Vice-Chancellor Prof. Adam Habib said that the case has been postponed “At the request of the charged students so they can concentrate on their exams.” He also confirmed that the charges against the students will not be dropped despite the SRC’s “Right2Protest” campaign in various national media platforms this month. Several protests have been arranged to get the charges brought against the students dropped. On 3 May 50 students protested against the charges, on 10 May 1000 students protested at a rally and
on 13 May NEHAWU members and the Workers Solidarity Committee protested against the charges at the Wits University Senate House Concourse. Wits SRC President Sibulele Mgudlwa told Wits Vuvuzela that “We are preparing a strong legal strategy to answer to the charges,” and added that the postponement will allow the students charged to focus on their exams and to build a strong case. Mgudlwa told Perdeby earlier this month that the university’s code of conduct was not contravened and that students had a just cause for protesting against Reshef’s performance. Last week, Professors Loyiso Nongxa, the current vice-chancellor of Wits, and Habib said in Business Day that, “We [Wits] welcome a thorough debate on issues related to the Palestinian-Israeli
conflict, and others, in an open and tolerant environment,” but added that, “We also demand that, while debate and protests happen, they do so within the parameters and boundaries established by our collective university community and within the laws of our country.” According to the article the university has no problem with students protesting against Reshef, but said that “When 11 members of the Wits community allegedly violated university rules, impinged on the [rights] of others, broke up the concert and in effect violated academic freedom, we acted and subjected them to disciplinary hearings.”
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have we reached the tipping point? would not be sufficient heat trapped in the atmosphere without some CO2 and the planet would be too cold for humans to inhabit. The second number is 350ppm, which many scientists and climate experts say is the safe upper limit (although decreasing this number would be better). The final number is of course the problematic one. The New York Times article explains that this number has previously only been recorded in the Arctic Circle and at Mauna Loa (a volcano in Hawaii), but only for an hour or so. However, the readings of CO2 concentrations in our atmosphere on 9 May remained at this level for 24 hours. The presence of more CO2 in the atmosphere results in more heat being trapped in the atmosphere. This causes the melting of glaciers worldwide (a source of drinking water for millions) and contributes to sea levels rising. Deutsche Welle reported earlier this year that, “The polar ice caps have melted faster in the last 20 years than in the last 10 000.” In 2011 South Africa hosted the COP17 climate convention in Durban. The convention reported that, should climate change continue at the current rate, South Africa’s coastal regions may see a temperature increase within the next 100 years of between 3°C and 4°C. Inland temperatures may rise between 6°C and 7°C. Furthermore, damages caused by an increase in severe weather patterns have already cost the country roughly R1 billion a year from 2000 to 2009. According to a study undertaken by the International Energy Information Administration, South Africa was the 12th
STAFF REPORTER We’ve all heard it a million times before: carbon emissions, the melting of polar ice caps, the rise in sea levels and severe weather patterns. But if you think you’ve heard it all, think again. As recent reports suggest, we might be reaching a point of no return. Climate change is a topic which evokes as much outcry by activists as it does disregard from those indifferent to the matter. Much has been said about the issue over the years, from the causes, effects and dangers to the blaming of nations who are believed to contribute to climate change the most. But the question we should be asking is whether we’ve actually made any progress. According to an article in The New York Times on 10 May, scientists have reported that the most important heat-trapping gas in our atmosphere, carbon dioxide (CO2), “has passed a long-feared milestone”. This milestone refers to the concentration of this gas in our atmosphere, which has now reached 400 parts per million (ppm). In simple terms, this means that for every 1 million molecules of air, there are now 400 molecules of CO2. According to experts, this is alarming since such a concentration has never been seen before in human history. 350.org, an environmentalist group committed to solving the climate crisis, explains that there are three numbers that need to be understood when it comes to global warming. The first is 275ppm, the concentration of CO2 the atmosphere contained from the start of human civilisation up until 200 years ago. This concentration does not pose any problems, since there
highest contributor of carbon emissions in 2009 and the highest in Africa with a total of 450 million tonnes of CO2 emitted in that year. The study showed that China, the USA, India, Russia and Japan emitted the most CO2, with South Africa’s global contribution of CO2 emissions standing at 1,48%. Our neighbouring countries’ ranks are much lower and they all fall under 1%. Ever since the threat of global warming began, several countries worldwide (as well as international organisations like the United Nations) have increased efforts to combat global warming and its effects. In December 1997, the Kyoto Protocol was signed as a means to stabilise the increase in factors
contributing to climate change, but many countries are still reluctant to commit themselves to such emission limits as they fear this may have a negative impact on their economic growth. Essentially, global warming has become a problem with endless consequences but limited solutions. It cannot be precisely predicted what the future may hold, but if trends continue as they have since the dangers of global warming were first reported, the future of mankind on planet earth doesn’t seem very promising. Image: Eleanor Harding
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The Great Gatsby: a flapping good time HEIN PAPENFUS AND NOLWAZI MNGADI Movie To be accepted as a movie buff, you have to be familiar with the classics. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Frankenstein, Titanic, The Godfather and Pulp Fiction are but a few of these classics that span many generations and genres. The Great Gatsby is a title that will be on, if not near the very top of, that list. And, joy of joys, there is a remake to educate the current generation, or so it was thought. Baz Luhrmann was the man who showed the courage to tackle the daunting prospect of remaking the classic. And rightly so, after the success with previous tough endeavours such as Romeo and Juliet and Australia. Ordinarily, millions would have been delighted and all would have been well. Critics would have smiled without pointing scraggy little fingers at key mistakes and grumbling words like “pity” under their breath. This is because The Great Gatsby is not ordinary. Neither will it seem ordinary when the wonderful 3D images transport you through an entire new world of colour and vibrancy. But it’s just not The Great Gatsby. Gatsby is an eccentric millionaire in the thriving 1920s bent on retrieving the love of his life, Daisy, who is married to old money sport star Tom Buchanan. Through his sparkling optimism he befriends the cousin of Daisy, Nick Carraway, and the emotional peacocking game takes shape. There is no end to Gatsby’s lavish gestures and ridiculous parties and it all builds to an inevitable crescendo. Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Jay Gatsby, is brilliant, making you wonder if there is anything he can’t do. Tobey Maguire excellently captures the emotional outsider that is Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan is point perfect as the doe-eyed
Daisy Buchanan. The rest of the ensemble cast, boasting names like Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke, are also firing on all cylinders which indicates that Luhrmann brings out the best in his actors. But for some reason, the emotional feel is just not there. In the 1974 film (there have been five including this new one: 1926, 1949, 1974, 2000, 2013), Robert Redford who played Gatsby drew the audience in perfectly as he embodied the estranged lover and Daisy, played by Mia Farrow, was the epitome of the foolish beautiful girl. The viewers’ breath was wrenched out as they left cinemas feeling empty, exactly as the story intends. This modern remake is a very good film – it will captivate the audience and really is a feast for the eyes but it is just not what it could have been. The Great Gatsby should have been a 10/10.
Soundtrack The soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby was almost as eagerly anticipated as the film itself. The star-studded soundtrack, which features Jay-Z as an executive producer, boasts a variety of artists at the top of their game in their respective genres. Artists range from the sultry melodies of Florence + the Machine and Sia to a hip-hop track by Jay-Z and the hushed, melancholy pop of The xx. The main aim of the soundtrack was to incorporate music from the modern era and popular music from the roaring 20s. As a result, we’re offered an interesting combination of hi-hats, dance synths and horns with a little bit of dubstep thrown into the pot. The mixture of jazz, hip hop, dance and swing come together in this cacophony of a soundtrack, which is suited perfectly to Luhrmann’s colourful and frenzied adaption of Fitzgerald’s classic novel. A lot of the
songs achieve the purpose of mixing the classical 1920s sound with that of 2013, albeit haphazardly at times. Notable songs in the album are the pained and emotional “Over the Love” by Florence + the Machine and Lana Del Rey’s contemplative and hopeful “Young and Beautiful”, with the latter being played repeatedly throughout the film. “Where the Wind Blows” by the relatively unknown artist Coco O (from Quadron, a Danish indie pop duo) is one of the songs on the album which fits both the modern era and that of the Jazz Age. The song has the feel of a smoke-filled speakeasy with the classic 1920s piano riffs and beat. The covers on the album don’t quite hit the mark, with the exception of Jack White’s cover of the U2 song “Love is Blindness”. The versions of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” and Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” seem to try too hard to stay within the confines of the decade. While the disjointed cover of “Back to Black” fits perfectly into the film, Winehouse fans may not appreciate André 3000 and Beyoncé’s more chilling version of the song. Emeli Sandé’s cover of “Crazy in Love” failed miserably, sounding more like something that would be heard in a karaoke bar than on the soundtrack of a Baz Luhrmann film. Even though it has few individually remarkable songs, the production value of the album in its entirety cannot be faulted. The amount of work which was put into producing the appropriate music is obvious when you listen to this soundtrack, which is what you would expect from a producer of Jay-Z’s calibre. This soundtrack is one which is dependent on the film in order for most of the songs to be regarded as anything special. OVERALL RATING: 6/10 Image: www.blenbureaux.com
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up ERENE OBERHOLZER Die produksie Balbesit wat by die onlangse KKNK ophef gemaak het, is tans op die planke by die Staatsteater in Pretoria. Die produksie het ontstaan uit die pen van die bekende dramaturg Saartjie Botha. Onder regie van Jaco Bouwer het hierdie produksie almal aan die praat. Balbesit handel oor `n rugbyspan wat aan hulle nommers en posisies alleen uitgeken word. Botha verduidelik: “Mense weet dan wat hulle is, maar wie hulle is maak nie saak nie.” Rugby word dus as metafoor gebruik om `n stem aan die mans te gee. Die produksie handel oor iets veel dieper as net `n rugbyspan. Rugbyfasette soos lynstane, skrums en afskoppe word uitgebeeld met `n dieper konteks daarby. Botha beskryf die produksie as deels protes, maar veral `n pleidooi om burgerlike deelname. “Ek wil graag mense betrokke kry by die sosiale politiek van die dag,” het sy gesê. “Ek wil hê mense moet opinies formuleer en sê as hulle ongelukkig is.” Saartjie Botha het vanjaar die Afrikaans Onbeperk-prys vir vernuwende denke ontvang. Sy het aan die idee van Balbesit gekom deur internetkommentaar. “Ek dink mense skryf anoniem interessante goed op die internet waarvoor hulle nie bereid is om pa te staan nie,” het Botha gesê.
Van die akteurs in Balbesit te sien sluit in Wessel Pretorius, wat onlangs vier Fiestabekronings ontvang het en Brendon Daniels wat in Boland Moorde te sien is. Sodra die gehoor in die teater instap, is die rugbyspan reeds op die verhoog besig met intense oefeninge. Met hulle eenderse wit kleredrag beweeg die span reg deur die opvoering op-en-af met passies wat deur Ina Wichterich gechoreografeer is. Vanaf die eerste toneel bars die rugbyspan uit in sang wat die gehoor laat regop sit. Braam du Toit en Awie van Wyk het gesorg vir die musiek. Met `n wisselwerking tussen skaterlag oomblikke en intense emosies bly die gehoor se aandag op die akteurs gerig. “Daar is baie humor in die stuk so dit is nie net swaarmoedig nie,” het Botha genoem. “Ek dink mense ervaar `n breë spektrum: hulle lag en is ook ontsteld.” Deur die musiek, choreografie en die maatskaplike kwessies wat deur rugby uitgebeeld word, is hierdie produksie `n ervaring wat mense nog lank gaan onthou.
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AmaTuks beat Chiefs to finish in PSL top eight ISHMAEL MOHLABE AmaTuks beat champions Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 in the last match of the Absa Premiership on 18 May. Chiefs controlled most of the match and had a chance to take the lead in the 21st minute. Lincoln Zvasiya delivered a cross that found Kingston Nkhatha in the 18-yard box, but his half-volley flew straight into AmaTuks goalkeeper Washington Arubi’s hands. AmaTuks had a scoring opportunity three minutes later when Mame Niang connected with a chip from Dipsy Selolwane. Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune saved the shot. Chiefs continued to attack. A minute later, Bernard Parker set up a scoring opportunity for Nkhatha. Arubi saved Nkhatha’s shot from the penalty box. Nkhatha missed another opportunity to give Chiefs the lead at the halfhour mark. He failed to make the most of a oneon-one situation with Arubi after a cross from Simphiwe Tshabalala and kicked the ball off target. In the 50th minute Nkhatha scored a goal, but it was disallowed because he had scored from an offside position. AmaTuks broke the deadlock at the hour mark. Thabo Mosadi received a header from Niang inside the centre circle and outpaced Chiefs defenders Reagan Ritchie and Willard
Katsande to slot the ball past Khune. AmaTuks attacked again in the 74th minute and nearly scored the match’s second goal. Siyabonga Shoyisa kicked the ball to Ngoma who beat the Chiefs defenders, but Khune cleared the shot. The Bafana Bafana goalkeeper had to produce one of his best saves of the night to deny AmaTuks substitute Ayanda Lubelo a goal in the 79th minute.
Tuks finish fourth in varsity hockey
With just four minutes of the fixture to go, Kaizer Motaung Jr nearly scored with an ontarget bicycle kick, but Arubi saved the shot to allow AmaTuks to keep the lead and put 40 points next to their name on the log standings. AmaTuks finished the 2012/2013 PSL season in eighth place, qualifying for the MTN8 competition next season.
Teams Points 1. Kaizer Chiefs 57 2. Platinum Stars 56 3. Orlando Pirates 52 4. Bidvest Wits 44 5. Bloem Celtic 42 6. SuperSport United 41 7. Free State Stars 41 8. University of Pretoria 40 9. Moroko Swallows 40 10. Mamelodi Sundowns 39 11. Maritzburg United 39 12. AmaZulu 32 13. Golden Arrows 31 14. Ajax Cape Town 31 15. Chippa United 28 16. Black Leopards 23
BRIAN KIAUTHA AND ISHMAEL MOHLABE The Tuks women’s hockey team lost 1-0 to the University of the Free State (UFS) to finish the Varsity Sports South Africa hockey tournament in fourth position last Monday. Both teams were on the attack in the opening minutes of the game. Tuks had the first attempt on goal and a few minutes later, UFS had a shot on goal. The game remained tightly contested and most of the match was played in the midfield game. Both teams defended well to deny each other goals. UFS managed to break through Tuks’ defence when captain Line Malan converted a penalty corner to put the team 1-0 ahead. Tuks were given a penalty corner before half time but failed to
convert it. Tuks came out stronger and more determined in the second half but UFS defended strongly to prevent Tuks from scoring. Although his team did not win, Tuks coach Craig Fulton said that his team played well. “We had our chances, good chances as a matter of fact. We have ourselves to blame for not converting the many chances into goals,” he said. Tuks went confidently into the match after beating Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) 3-0 the previous night. Tarryn Moses, Janie Poteous and Kate Koenig scored against NMMU. Tuks dominated possession throughout the match and capitalised on attacking opportunities. Stellenbosch University won the tournament with North-West University coming second.
Photo: Brad Donald
Tuks beat Harlequins in Carlton Cup DAN LOMBARD UP-Tuks 1 beat Harlequins 35-17 in a round-five encounter on 17 May at the Tuks Rugby Stadium. The win allowed Tuks to keep their numberone spot on the Carlton Cup log with 22 points, 2 points clear of Pretoria Police. The first half proved to be a dull affair. Tuks played most of the half in Harlequins’ half but kept giving away penalties at the breakdown, halting their momentum. Tuks inside-centre Tian Schoeman converted a penalty to give Tuks an early lead. Harlequins had an opportunity to level the scores soon after but failed to convert the penalty attempt. Harlequins converted a penalty in the 31st minute before failing to convert their third penalty attempt.
Tuks attacked more in the second half, scoring five tries. Full-back Ivan Venter scored two tries, neither of which were converted by Schoeman. Lock Mqubeko Zulu scored a try in the 59th minute after some good interlinking play between the forward players. This penalty was not converted either, making the score 21-3. Tuks fly-half Willie du Plessis scored the team’s bonus-point try in the 65th minute. Reserve prop Gerhard Engelbrecht scored the fifth try. Schoeman converted both tries. Harlequins scored two quick tries in the final ten minutes as a result of Tuks’ sloppy defence. Harlequins converted both tries to push the fulltime score to 35-17. Tuks next play Naka Bulle in the Carlton Cup on 1 June before the semi-finals on 8 June.
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