Campus Life

Learners get a taste of TUT

  Around 40% of South African students drop-out of university in their first year due to poor career choices, among others (www.universityworldnews.com). To address this unfortunate statistic, Information Services at the Pretoria Campus hosts school visits to TUT, this year’s second one was on 18 March. Approximately 50 learners (Grades 10, 11 and 12) from Rantobeng Secondary School in Sekhukhune, Limpopo, visited the University for an information session about TUT. The aim of the session was to inform prospective students of the numerous career choices and services offered by the institution. Jack Papo, Information Officer, gave a vibrant presentation on a number of topics, including the various campuses, faculties, programmes, admission requirements and how to apply for for financial support. “Presenting to the leaners makes me happy. It gives me a chance to show them that TUT paves the...

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City empowers councillors with leadership traits

A total of 25 Councillors were conferred with accredited TUT Certificate, during a prominent graduation ceremony. With great passion and vigour, the recipients were delighted when awarded certificates, for the Short Learning Programme – Political Functionaries/Senior Management Executive Leadership Municipal Development Programme, offered by TUT. Apprehended at the prestige Auditorium on a Tuesday evening, 28 October, the event kick-started on high note, with various performances from …,before heading straight to the ultimate purpose of the event. Speaking to eTUTor before the event Prof, Enslin J. van Rooyen said, this auspicious occasion marks the culmination of the first roll-out of this Programme for City of Tshwane Councillors. He said the Programme forms part of an extended partnership between TUT and the City of Tshwane. Taking us through the inception of this programme, Prof said the subject content covered in this...

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Peer Educators rewarded for selfless efforts

  The Directorate of Health and Wellness at the Pretoria Campus held a prestigious year-end ceremony to honour Peer Educators at Batterboys Caterers on Saturday 25 October. The Directorate conferred 45 certificates and trophies to Peer Educators for their hard work and dedication in serving students. Annah Sefolosha, Head of Department at Health and Wellness said the way to enforce institutional response, in Higher Education Institutions, to problems such as HIV and AIDS, unplanned pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, alcohol and drug abuse and other health dilemmas is to focus on appropriate educational and leadership programmes such as Peer Education. “Through comprehensive training, experiential exercises, coaching, mentoring and group activities, our Peer Educators were trained and guided not only on HIV and health-related issues but on personal development, leadership effectiveness, moral and ethical issues,” said...

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Spelling Bee, a fun way to learn

Amogelang Chaane (aged 11) from Phuthanang Primary School in Soshanguve and Olebogeng Sebotsa (aged 15) from HL Setlalentoa High School in Ga-Rankuwa, were crowned the 2014 annual Spelling Bee champions during the event held at the Soshanguve South Campus on 25 October. More than 90 learners from 24 local schools participated in the competition. The pair, together with their parents received a holiday retreat from Inkwazi Country Lodge, cash prizes, trophies, medals, and stationery packs from Super Spar Soshanguve Crossing. The Marcia Lebambo Foundation, in partnership with major stakeholders like the Faculty of Economics and Finance (Office of the Executive Dean and Campus Director), TUT FM 96.2, Office of MMC Health and Social Development (City of Tshwane) and the Directorate of Accommodation Residence Life and Catering (Soshanguve Campus), hosted the Spelling Bee competition. This year’s event was bigger and...

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Distant campuses to steer boat

  ThePolokwane and Emalahleni male teams have qualified to participate in the USSA Football National club championships that will be held in Durban from 1-5 December 2014. This is after the favourites (all Pretoria male teams) failed to qualify. The Polokwane Campus team is coached by the former National under 23 skillfull midfielder, Richard Rantjie, he also played for Supersport United “Matsatsantsa a Pitori”, Bidvest Wits and Mpumalanga Black Aces. Emalahleni Campus team is also led by former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates midfielder,Dumisa  Ngobe. Both the male teams proved to be technically prepared in their last encounters. The Polokwane team humbled a frustrated University of Venda (UNIVEN) 3-0 on the brink of their club championships qualifier, while Emalahleni won 4-2 on penalties against sister Campus team Mbombela. Speaking to e-TUTor Senior sport organiser at TUT Jerry Laka said,...

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Gym at TUT

  Join for only R250.oo   R200 @ Bld.21 cash couters, R50 @ the gym office.  *Price includes: Joining Fee 1 Month Gym Physical Evaluation (Body Fat, Fitness Level) Membership Card Exercise Programe   Terms: You need 2 × I.D. photos Price only valid for students& staff of TUT Monthly fee thereafter is R100.00 Non staff/students: R250 Bld.21& R50. With a monthly fee of R150      ...

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