Author: Elodi Troskie

Controversy around SU Acapella

Kathryn van den Berg The name change from KleinSêr to SU Acapella is not the only adjustment to the much-loved vocal entertainment competition this season, and the results of the preliminary rounds have aroused much controversy on campus. What has many sêr-goers concerned with the future of the competition is the realisation that, after the preliminary round, no Private Student Organisation (PSO) made it through to the semi-finals. This decision left many contestants curious about possible favouring of residence ensembles within the judging panel and the KuKo organisers of the competition. Dina-Mari Geldenhuys, the culture HK for Aristea and third-time competitor in the competition,...

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Young Guns showcasing their big guns in Junior Bok team

Anke van der Merwe Four Maties Young Guns squad members were selected for the Junior Bok team that played on tour in the United Kingdom (UK). Daniël Jooste and Sazi Sandi played in the starting line-up in the Boks’ opening match against Scotland which took place on Friday, 4 May. Schalk Erasmus and Ben-Jason Dixon played from the bench. Claiming a 3-41 victory over Scotland in the opening match, the team was confident going in against Wales the following Tuesday, 8 May. Jooste scored a try, contributing to the 5-41 win against Wales. In the final game against England, Erasmus scored the Junior Boks’ third try in their victory against England, with a final score of...

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Maties Surfing: stoked since 1977

Adrienne van der Merwe & Dillon Henwood With 21 various sport clubs, Stellenbosch University (SU) aims to accommodate the array of sport interests of its students. Maties Surfing combines the elements of nature, sea, amusement and camaraderie. Maties Surfing was introduced in 1977 with the objective of teaching willing students how to surf. The society has a Maties Surfing team, comprising their top eight men and top four women, who compete in all the national tournaments, such as the University Sport of South Africa (USSA) Surfing Tournament. The primary aim of the Maties Surfing club, however, is to promote surfing as a sport. Marc Moir,...

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Sewe Maties deel van 2018 Stings-span

Annerine Snyman Sewe Matie-netbalspelers sal vanjaar die geleentheid kry om tydens die Brutal Fruit Netbal Premierliga (BFNPL) te wys wat in hulle steek. Die toernooi, wat oor ses weke strek en regoor Suid-Afrika gespeel word, het die afgelope naweek in Johannesburg begin. Die Wes-Kaapse span, Southern Stings, het Saterdag teen die North West Flames te staan gekom. Die Stings het oortuigend met 55–37 gewen. Die Stings het Sondag egter les teen die Jaguars van Pretoria opgesê met ’n eindtelling van 51–43. Hulle lê tans vyfde op die punteleer. Die komende naweek sal ’n bedrywige een vir die Stings wees. Hulle speel Vrydag teen die Sunbirds, Saterdag teen die Aloes en Sondag teen die Fireballs. Abeline Olivier,...

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Dosent wys hoe om kalm te bly in die “malle gejaag” van die lewe

Elodi Troskie ’n Dosent aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch (US), Johannes de Villiers, se nuutste boek, Kalmte in die malle gejaag, is die afgelope paar weke nommer een op Exclusive Books se topverkoperlys. Sy boek handel oor mindfulness vir besige mense, soos die subtitel lui, en bestaan uit stories van mense wat deel hoe hulle ’n vars blik op die lewe gekry het. Dit is die derde boek uit sy pen en De Villiers, wat al sedert 2000 by die beoefening van meditasie en bewustheid betrokke is, deel ook praktiese wenke hoe om asem te skep te midde van ’n...

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