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Student Entrepreneurs @Work

Written by Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:25

Courtney September is her own boss with her freelancing photography and design business in Cape Town that has been booming for the past few years. INFOCUS takes a look at Student Entrepreneurs @Work how she did it in this latest issue of 4Ward! Magazine.

LinkedIn Mobile Apps – iOS & Android

Written by Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:17

Our demand for info to be available “right here, right now” at our fingertips and figuratively ‘on hand’ has e-volved to the mobile device with which we just can’t live without.

In this latest issue of 4Ward! Magazine, YOUNG PROFESSIONAL takes a look at how LinkedIn have been e-volving with Go Pro Online and LinkedIn Mobile Apps for iOS & Android

Lameez Omarjee: The Wits Tang Soo Do came away with 10 medals at the national all-styles championships in Vanderbjilpark last weekend.

The outstanding performance of the team means that a few of them are now eligible for the world championships in September this year.  

Varsity Cup final at Potch tonight

Written by Monday, 07 April 2014 13:57

The 2014 FNB Varsity Cup title will be decided tonight when Potchefstroom hosts its first-ever final against the Ikey Tigers, who lifted the trophy the last time they made the final back in 2011.

Apart from the showdown between FNB NWU-Pukke and FNB UCT, the Steinhoff Koshuisrugby Championship final and the promotion/relegation battle between FNB UJ and the FNB UKZN Impi will also be decided at the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds - all televised live on Supersport One.

Read more to get the details for tonight's games, or have a look at our coverage of the last two finals:

Growing up on the dusty streets of Orlando East, Joseph Nong Thloloe never imagined himself standing on the stage of one of South Africa’s most prestigious academic institutions.

Known to many as Joe, Thloloe, one of SA’s most respected journalists, was awarded his honourary doctorate by Wits University earlier today.

Crimean Conflict: Another Cold War?

Written by Friday, 04 April 2014 01:00

Michelle Ramiah: Amidst growing tensions between Russia, the Ukraine and Western powers, many have been speculating that the Crimean crisis is has the potential to spark a new Cold War. Although it does have similar features, is the situation in the Ukraine a case of history repeating itself?

Oppi TV: Veranda Panda at Prime

Written by Thursday, 03 April 2014 17:14

Durban-based electronic duo, Veranda Panda, were hosted by Mixlab at Prime on the 26th of March and Oppi TV was there to capture the excitement.

The Oppidan Press recently ran a collection drive at the Kaif in the week leading up to National Cleavage Day on 27 March. Donations were collected in support of the Kyle Brinkmann South African National Cleavage Day Breast Cancer Survivor Project. The Project, in collaboration with activism and charity organisation PinkDrive, focused on providing breast augmentation surgeries to breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomies as well as transgender women in need. The Oppidan Pressraised R1808.95 towards the Project and offers its thanks to all who donated over the course of the week.

Textbook Revolution - a Lost Cause?

Written by Thursday, 03 April 2014 16:57

Claudia Harrison: You may have seen the advertisements on VULA (complete with a mainstream Ché Guevara image) about the “Textbook Revolution” but what is it really about and how can it help you?

Any UCT student will be able to tell you where second-hand textbooks are available from. Why don’t they just buy from the UCT store? Buying brand new textbooks is very expensive. This is even truer now that Protea Bookshop is managing the store and consequently increased all the prices.

Time to Jaboolie!

Written by Thursday, 03 April 2014 16:48

Megan Thomas: Everyone has heard the eerie legend of the “Jaboolie League”. The legend goes something along the lines of a free roaming Zimbabwean farmer named “Jaboolie”, a derivative of the Shona word for beer, “Chibuli”, who led his soldiers and instilled fear amongst his enemies as well as camaraderie and bravery amongst his soldiers. Though unsure the legend appears in your history books; the evolved “Jaboolie” continues instilling courage in the soldiers (students…) of UCT, through a more liquid form of courage and not originating from a free roaming Zimbabwean farmer.

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