The University of Fort Hare has answered the call from the Coega Development Corporation (CDC), to participate & partner with it in the rollout of its driver training programme. One of Coega’s key mandates is to boost economic development and the pool of skilled youth in the province and the country. This combined with the vision of the university of being able to produce graduates that can contribute to the economic and social imperatives of the country; The driver simulator projects becomes another step in answering the national call to institutions of Higher Education.
Two University of Fort Hare Masters students in the Department of Political Science and International Relations recently presented in the 8th Annual Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) Young Graduates and Scholars (AYGS) Conference in Johannesburg. The three-day conference entitled“Africa at the Crossroads: The continent’s future prospects 50 years after the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) / African Union (AU)”was graced by the Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises Mr Bulelani Magwanishe.
The FNB UFH Blues ran out 38-36 winners over a gallant FNB TUT Vikings in Alice on Monday, but it was not enough to book their place in the final.The Blues knew that they needed to win to keep their hopes of making the final next week alive and they achieved the victory, with a bonus point as well, but a 39-21 win for the FNB UKZN Impi over FNB CUT in the corresponding fixture meant that it was the men from Kwa-Zulu Natal, not Alice, that progress to the final next week.
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.