Another event happening on 18 October is the Trademarx Punch Party. Punch will be served and certain res partnerships have been invited to take part in the event. A portion of ticket sales will go to charity and there will be a canned food drive that will be donated to charity. The event is an independent event organised by Trademarx.

A group of independent students in the Hatfield area who wish to preserve the ethos surrounding traditions such as Pot en Pons are planning an event which is set to take place in February 2015. The event has backing from Capital Craft and Afriforum Youth has indicated its affiliation by means of sponsoring event costs and the management of all documented affairs. The event is non-profit and any proceeds will be donated to charity. The main idea of the event is to allow any group of students, whether they are residences, societies, dayhouses or any other organised student body, to make stalls where there will be punch and poitjie. The format will be similar to that of Pot en Pons. One of the event organisers, Lohann Pretorius, said that, “The event is not associated with the UP in any way and is entirely a private student organised function that aims at students from Tuks.” He further said, “Such private events with traditional Tuks labels can cause tremendous damage to the reputation of the UP and its student body, therefore our alternative was created to sustain a safe and controlled environment but without association and liability to the UP brand. Pot en Pons, although the same, will also be rebranded in association with the participating structures as to mark the start of a transformed event.”

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Note: Due to the fact that not enough tickets were sold for the event, SpringRush which was set to take place on 18 October has been cancelled. [Correction published: 16 October 2014] 

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