Author: Ingrid

Varsity Cup continuing without Steinhoff

Annerine Snyman AFRIKAANS VOLG Less than four weeks before the eleventh annual Varsity Cup kicks off, the tournament’s management has announced the discontinuation of one of its main sponsors, Steinhoff International. This might not come as a shock since Steinhoff has admitted to “accounting irregularities” within the firm. The company’s share price has also drastically declined after CEO Markus Jooste stepped down from his position late last year. According to a statement made yesterday on Varsity Cup’s website the organisation is in the process of finding “alternative sponsorship opportunities”. It also states that the planning for this year’s competition is...

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Breathe is a celebration of life

Rebecca Pitt Andy Serkis’s directorial debut, Breathe, succeeds in a difficult task: he captures joy in the face of the devastating disease, polio. The non- fictional tale follows both the exuberant and all inspiring love between Robin and Diana Cavendish (played by Andrew Garfield and Claire Floy) and the great escape adventure of a man who refused to succumb to confinement. Serkis brings compassion and empathy to the drama. The film takes off in the 1950’s where for young Robin and Claire the world is their oyster. They live in a whirlwind of parties, tea, tennis, cricket and traveling....

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2016/ 2017 SRC rejects withholding of honorariums

Ingrid Heÿdenrÿch The 2016/2017 SRC is disputing the the validity of Stellenbosch University’s (SU) reasons for withholding the final portion of their honorarium. On Monday Martin Viljoen, SU spokesperson, told Die Matie that the 2017 SRC has already received 60% of their honorariums, but that they will not receive any further payment because of the evaluation panel’s findings. According to a statement that was sent to Die Matie by Liana Maheso, the secretary general of the 2016/2017 SRC, this 60% has not yet been received. Die Matie reported on Monday that the previous SRC exceeded their budget. “Among other expenditure, certain SRC members round up high internet...

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Drieling vang saam graad

Arleen Stone Drie maal is skeepsreg. Dit is veral waar vir die Bester-drieling wat vandag saam aan die Universiteit van Stellenbosch (US) gradueer. Die 23-jarige Simoné, Marko en Christine Bester gaan vandag onderskeidelik met twee HonsBRek-grade en ’n BA in Visuele Kommunikasie-ontwerp wegstap. Die Bester-drieling, wat oorspronklik ’n vierling was, is twee maande te vroeg gebore en gevolglik was hulle oudste suster, Tanya, se longe onderontwikkel. Sy is op sewe maande aan kinkhoes oorlede. Vandag het dié drie ’n hegte verhouding, maak deel uit van dieselfde vriendegroep en grap dikwels oor die ‘rangorde’ waarin hulle gebore is. “Ons spot...

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2016/2017 SRC’s pay cut due to wasted university funds

Ané van Zyl Certain members of the 2016/2017 Student Representative Council (SRC), under leadership of Nomzamo Ntombela, will not receive the remaining 40% of their honorariums because they wasted university funds. Stellenbosch University (SU) spokesperson Martin Viljoen confirmed that the 2017 SRC have already received 60% of their salaries, but according to the findings of the evaluation panel some former SRC members will not receive any further payment. “Expenditure from the previous SRC exceeded the budget allocated. Among other expenditure, certain SRC members round up high internet costs,” he said. An anonymous source with intimate knowledge has confirmed that the total amount...

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