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13 February 2012

Students Khanyisile Masango and Phathiswa MaganganeStudents Khanyisile Masango and Phathiswa Magangane during the O-week HAICU Condom Fashion Show.

The academic year swung into gear in late January and early February, with seasoned Summer Schoolers rubbing shoulders with hundreds of newbies getting to know their campus for the first time. Here's a round-up of the activity in numbers.

  • 1 The number of new residences opened in 2012 - this being Obz Square, home to 880 senior students, in Main Rd, Observatory.

  • 10-38 The unflattering score in the Ikey Tigers' opening Varsity Cup match against the Free State Shimlas. Enough said.

    Countless: Hearts that sank as UCT players fumbled the ball at crucial times.

  • 34 Estimated (but incorrect!) temperature, in degrees Celsius, on Monday, 6 February - the day O-Week kicked off. (The Monday Paper team has the sunburn to prove it.)

  • 54 The world ranking of the Graduate School of Business' full-time MBA - this according to the Financial Times (FT) of London's Global MBA Top 100, released in January. The GSB was also voted best value for money yet again.

  • 200 Orientation leaders called on to welcome the newbies to campus - students from around the globe, representing over 100 nations.

  • 565 Energetic semester-study abroad students who will spend time at UCT.

  • 2 500 Attendees at the Summer School, which ran from 17 to 28 January.

  • 4 200 Freshers expected to register in 2012.

  • 6 600 The tally of students expected to check into residence life.

  • 25 200 Undergraduate and postgraduate students expected to fill every nook and cranny of the campus this year.

  • 45 000 Copies of Sax Appeal were up for sale on Thursday 9 February, as droves of students took to the streets in all manner of becoming - or unbecoming - garb, while several of the Mother City's streets were being prepped for the opening of Parliament.

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