FNB UFH-Blues Captain, Onke Dubase, believes his players have taken in all the criticism and hope to use it as a motivation for their upcoming fixture against log-leaders, CUT Ixias on Monday 10 March 2014 at the Davidson Stadium in Alice. “It’s up to the players now. I’ve been with this team for three seasons now, and have seen it all but have never experienced what I saw this week”, said Dubase. “I saw resolve – its like now or never, and its visible from their faces and during practice sessions”, said Dubase.
UFH Blues Director of Rugby, Elliot Fana, feels the draw with UKZN was an opportunity missed by his boys. This after his boys, FNB UFH-Blues and FNB UKZN Impi played out an exciting 18-18 draw in their FNB Varsity Shield clash in Alice on Thursday, 27 February 2014. Fana feels that his boys lost their concentration in the last 15minutes of the first half and never regained it. “I agree with the fans that our second half performance against UKZN Impi was not great at all. Yes our opposition were very smart in how they went about the business in the second half.
The University of Fort Hare based Eastern Cape Audio Visual Centre (ECAVC) has launched a new record label to support upcoming artists from the Eastern Cape Province. Speaking at the press conference to pronounce the newly established provincial record label, known as Eastern Cape Audio Visual Centre Records, “the home of artists” the Honourable Member of the Executive Council (MEC) of Sport Recreation Arts and Culture, Mrs. Xoliswa Tom said it was a dream come true for the Eastern Cape Province to have its own record label that will ensure that Eastern Cape artists are recorded, released, distributed, marketed and promoted nationally and internationally. Having a provincial record label will also reduce the exodus of EC artists to Johannesburg, and encourage artists to stay in the province. “Artists who leave Eastern Cape to Gauteng and other provinces are like an uprooted tree. When you uproot a tree from its ground, it dies.
The University of Fort Hare registration process started in the East London Campus on Monday 20th January and will move to the main campus in Alice on 28 January. This follows after 14 800 application forms were received for all programs from prospective candidates with the most popular Bachelor of Social Work attracting 3 900 applicants way above its quota of 150 spaces. A smooth registration process as described by Acting Registrar, Mr Noel Knickelbein, (pictured left) started with a planning phase as early as June last year followed by numerous road shows at all its three campuses promoting the Student Web Online registration process.