Branded goods on display at med school

06 September 2004

Check it out: Brain Books' manager Zaki Sallie and health sciences alumni officer Joan Tuff show off the new display cabinet in the Barnard Fuller entrance, packed with branded UCT goods to order or for sale every Wednesday.

It has been drawing passersby like bees to the proverbial honey pot, says health sciences faculty alumni officer Joan Tuff.

Stop at the new display cabinet in the entrance of the Barnard Fuller Building on the medical campus and you're probably won't be alone in admiring the display of memorabilia and branded UCT goods.

These include golf shirts, golf sets, sporty shorts and T-shirts. And if you thought branded goods were confined to more conservative items, ties, cufflinks and the like, look again. There are women's strappy camy tops, trendy cotton bandannas and fleecy sweatshirts (hooded and crew necked), scarves, lanyards and beanies. And with the Cape weather in mind, sturdy UCT umbrellas serve very well.

With hospitality in mind, there is also a range of glasses: tot measures, champagne flutes, and wine and beer glasses.

Introduced as a service to medical alumni, items from the range of goods will make suitable gifts for travelling academics. There are certificate frames, watches, badges, postcards, and CDs (such as the UCT Choir for Africa).

Good news is that these items will be on sale from 11h00 to 14h00 every Wednesday in the Barnard Fuller cafeteria area.

The goods are also available from Brain Books on upper campus and will be available during registration week and at medical class reunions.

There are plans to market the range to alumni worldwide via the health sciences website (

If you're keen to know more about this range, please direct enquiries to Brain Books manager Zaki Sallie or Charlene Ockhuis-Craig on 650 2485/6.

"We're also open to any new suggestions," Sallie said.

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