LAUREN NEUHOFF AND MARKO SVICEVIC: On Monday, Tuks student organisation “Tuks Friends of MSF” (FoMSF) held an awareness campaign called “A Day in the Life of a Refugee” which took place at the Piazza of the university’s Hatfield Campus. The organisation had a collection of five different displays, each one representing a different aspect of basic refugee life.
FoMSF, is a world-wide network of student societies of MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders, which aims at raising awareness of the organisation’s work, as well as campaigning for access and speaking on behalf of MSF’s patients. Aside from their awareness campaigns, they are also involved in raising funds for the organisation. Currently, Tuks FoMSF is the youngest in South Africa, with counterparts based in Wits, Stellenbosch University and UCT.
MAXINE TWADDLE: Judge Thokozile Masipa has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide.
During her judgement, Masipa said, “the accused acted negligently when he fired into the toilet door, knowing there was someone behind the door”.
Masipa acknowledged that Pistorius perceived someone who posed a threat to his safety to be behind the door, but said, “It could not be said that he foresaw that either the deceased or anyone else for that matter might be killed when he fired the shots at that door.” She based this on Pistorius’s behaviour after the shooting.
MICHAL-MARÉ LINDEN: It’s been six years since Greg Carlin burst onto the local music scene with a solo-written album under the name of Zebra & Giraffe. After a recruited band, two more albums and a change in members, they’re presenting us with their fourth musical offering Knuckles.
Van T topped this week's TuksFM's SA Top 10 with What do you do.
Van T knocked previous number 1, Shortstraw - Mo Money (ft. Zubz Last Letta), down to second position, while Sweef by Van Coke Kartel rose 2 positions to claim third position.
See below to see who else is topping the SA charts on TuksFM and give their songs a watch or listen.
SABRINA MWAURA AND RODNEY XABA: UP’s annual Spring Day will undergo major changes this year. According to outgoing SRC President Enwee Human, the event will now be a sport event.
The event will take place at the Rag Farm on 10 September, where games and mini-sport events will be played. The inauguration of the new SRC will take place between 11:00 and 12:00.