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On Monday, October 13th 2014 UCT’s Department of Student Affairs (DSA) hosted the 12th annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony. The event took place in Molly Blackburn Hall and featured distinguished guests, such as the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price, and all four Deputy Vice-Chancellors of the university. Other attractions of the event included live performances by UCT’s Jazz Band and the UCT Choir.

On September 23rd, the ANC National Executive Committee officially boycotted the security company G4S, cancelling all of its existing contracts. This decision follows similar actions by institutions, organisations and companies in protest against the occupation of Palestine. This has placed additional pressure on UCT to review its existing contract with G4S.

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) resumed lectures on Monday, September 29th, after violent strike action persisted on its campuses since Wednesday, September 10th. TUT’s Student Representative Council (SRC), alongside student body members, boycotted lectures and engaged in strike action against the lack of funding for financial aid students from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), racist lecturers, outsourcing of cleaning and transport services as well as a demand for a financial disclosure on the salaries of the University’s executive management.

The Fossil Free UCT Campaign held two events on campus during meridian on Tuesday, September 30th, and Wednesday, October 1st. The Campaign was officially launched on July 30th and proposed the possibility of divestment from fossil fuels at UCT and investment in renewable energy sources. The events served as an introduction to the proposal and aimed to make UCT aware of its investment in fossil fuels and the impact that this has on the environment.

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Sports

After six months of grueling training, coordinating gymnastics to music, as well as perfecting routines on each apparatus (beam, bar, floor and vault), the girls of UCT Gymnastics prepared for District and Western Cape trials with the hopes of competing at the SA National Games hosted in Cape Town this year. 

Kilindini Residence, lower campus, competed in the semi finals of the UCT Knockout Cup against the UCT Thirds on Tuesday night at the UCT AstroTurf. They were the only first tier residence to make it this far in the competition.

On Friday the 17th of October the UCT Sports Awards 2014 were held at Kelvin Grove. The annual event highlights the successes of UCT Sports players and teams throughout the year and this year was no exception. The glitzy event was attended by the majority of UCT’s sports clubs as well as Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price.

On Friday the 17th of October the UCT Sports Awards 2014 were held at Kelvin Grove. The annual event highlights the successes of UCT Sports players and teams throughout the year and this year was no exception. Here are the winners of the awards:

In the past international sport was always regarded as the pinnacle of the sporting world, however in light of recent investment into sporting clubs and franchises, club sport is becoming more competitive, lucrative and popular among supporters.  Club sport, is at its most popular in America, where an event like the Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event of the year. But club sport is also popular across several sporting codes all over the world.