September 25, 2017

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Bloemfontein Celtic gears up for new season

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Preparations for next season have started in earnest at Bloemfontein Celtic after they released four players on Thursday following a poor campaign. Celtic who ended the 2016/17 Absa Premiership campaign with a mere 16 goals in 30 games to finish in 12th, just one point above the playoffs spot, issued a press statement on their website announcing the release of four players in preparation for next season. In the statement, Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco made it abundantly clear that the team would not be leaving things until the last minute, and also expressed a feeling of both relief to have…

Boje backs Proteas ahead of ICC trophy

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The head coach of the Bloemfontein based cricket team VKB Knights Nicky Boje has backed the Proteas as the team to win the ICC Champions Trophy which got underway yesterday in England and Wales. Boje described the team as an experienced balanced side that has no reason not to win the trophy. The Proteas have been drafted in what is termed the group of death, alongside Sri Lanka, Pakistan and defending champions, India in Group B. Despite many analysts having written off the Proteas, former Proteas player Boje believes the Proteas stand a good chance at glory. In an exclusive…

Dr Hleze Kunju

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There have been growing calls in South Africa to decolonise higher education and promote indigenous languages in schools and in the workplace. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni  recently spoke to Sol Plaatje University education lecturer Dr Hleze Kunju who recently made headlines after he became the first Rhodes University doctoral candidate to write his entire PhD thesis in vernacular. Kunju, who gave a public lecture titled “The Decolonisation of the Higher Education Curriculum” on Africa Day at the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein says he is not averse to the use of other languages but would like to see local…