First graduates of TuksRes Women’s Leadership Academy (TRWLA) awarded

The first graduates of the TRWLA were awarded in a certificate ceremony on 22 February. Dignitaries in attendance included UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof. Cheryl de la Rey, Vice- Principal of residence and student affairs Prof. Themba Mosia, and Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela, who was also the keynote speaker. The academy was first launched in 2015 and this year is open to first- and second-year female students in UP day houses and residences.


TuksFM turns 35

TuksFm celebrated its 35th birthday on 9 February. Since its establishment in 1981, the station has produced many famous voices in the radio industry, such as Anele Mdoda, Gareth Cliff, Carmen Reddy and Sias du Plessis.

“The journey over the last 35 years has seen the station achieve many successes and become a formidable player in the South African radio industry. While we fondly look back at the formative years of the station and the people who made it possible, we look forward to new successes in future. Here’s to the next 35 years of innovation and excellence,” said station manager Dewald Noel van Niekerk.


UP gives recycling the green light

2016 started off with an intensive effort by the university to improve the amount of recycling done on its campuses. Having started such an initiative in June 2014, it has now grown to encompass the recycling of waste in residences.

According to the 2015 data, approximately 2.45 tons of recyclable waste material had been removed from the campuses on a daily basis. The university aims to increase recyclable output by five tons daily.

Students are urged to partake in recycling by disposing recyclable waste in the correct bins at the various recycling stations on campus and in the residences.


Photo: Marko Svicevic

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