January 17, 2019


UFS allays fears over law degree

The University of the Free State (UFS) Law Faculty has allayed fears over rumours that its Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree was set to be discontinued after failing to meet certain standards following a national review exercise by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) in April. A statement from the office of the Dean of Law posted on the UFS website states that the programme remains accredited and is still recognised by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) as it meets minimum standards of quality. It said the evaluation process conducted on a peer-review basis had not been completed and…

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Catching up with Ray Phiri

In case you didn’t know this, kids, here’s a little history lesson for you: Ray Phiri is a legend. He’s a South African jazz, fusion and mbaqanga musician who was born in Mpumalanga in 1947. He became a founding member of the Cannibals in the 70s. Later, the Cannibals would grow in size and rename themselves, becoming the hugely influential Afro-fusion band Stimela. According to Wikipedia: “They changed their name to Stimela after a life-changing experience in Mozambique, when they were stranded in Maputo for three months. They had to sell all their belongings to pay for a train home….

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FS to host Transport Careers Expo

Learners and job seekers from across in the Free State will have an opportunity to know what happens in the country’s transport sector when the provincial government hosts the first ever Transport Careers Expo at the Parys Aerodrome tomorrow. The event which is being organised in conjunction with the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) aims to expose high school learners and job seekers to careers in the various streams of the transport sector including road, rail, aviation, forwarding and clearing, freight handling, maritime and green transport. A statement issued by the provincial government this week said the event will assist…

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