If it's Friday, wear your Bafana Bafana shirt

04 March 2010 | Story by Newsroom

Prof Mike Worma & Freda Williams

It's time to get into the spirit of the soccer world cup by wearing Bafana Bafana shirts. This is the challenge to the campus community laid down by the acting dean of commerce, Professor Mike Wormald, in picture with his personal assistant Freda Williams.

"In the interests of national reconciliation I invite you to get into the spirit of The Beautiful Game," Wormald said. "We need to get behind the national team, so please wear Bafana Bafana shirts on Fridays."

International staff and students are invited to wear the shirt of their home countries, to reflect diversity within the university.

It's also time to blow our own vuvuzela about UCT becoming the country's largest hotel for the world cup, said the head of UCT's 2010 task team, Emeritus Professor John Simpson. Staff and students should invite relatives to stay in residences during the world cup, he added.

"They will have access to the university's extensive shuttle system which will transport them to and from the airport and world cup fixtures. As a signatory to Cape Town's Tourism Code of Responsible Pricing, UCT will provide accommodation that offers excellent value at fair prices." (Single rooms are going at R550 a night excluding VAT.)

Proceeds will be channeled into legacy projects including programmes that enable financially-needy students to complete their studies.

Visit www.campus2010.co.za for further information. And for more information about Campus Accommodation 2010 please contact:

  • Jackie Ardinois by email or at 0861 226 787
  • Celeste Gaskin by email or at +27 21 591 1260 or 0765517125.

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