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Wits babesout of woods
It's happened at last - the                mlneo.
University      Administration               The    establishment of a
has confirmed that 1985 witt              campus child-carecentreconsti-
see the establishment of a                tutes a major victory for the
child care centre at Wits.                S RC. which spearheaded an
But although the adminis-              intensive crbche campaign last
lration has agreedto the projecr,         vear.
it has not yet undertaken to                4 000 students signed a
grant the child care centre an            petition in support of the child
official subsidy.                         care cenlre. attestlng to the
Various potential venues are           urgent need for this facility.
currently being investigatedfor
Sue Albertyn, holder ol the
the crdche, which will initially
SRC Women's Portfolio, told
Lltits Student that she has
selection have yet been deter-            the centrefrom anxious parents.

Medic book brawl
An    independent                          A notice in the window of
medical
bookshop has opened on the               Westdene King GeorgeStreet,
in
Medical School campus. The               Hillbrow declares       that any com-
rival new Medical Book Sup-              petitor's prices will be matched.
pliers has forced the estab-             Certain priceshavebeenslashed,
such as Clinical Pharmacolog.t,
lished Westdene Services to
by Girdwood which has been
cut its prices.                          reducedfrom R31,55to R27,50.
Negotiations with Medicas             Medicas' price is R28,50.Other                   zines.                                             1984 as compared to last year's
began in February 1983. After a          examples are Lecture Notes on
year of planning and discussion                                                             Westdene Services,which be-                      figures.
with the Medical Srudents                R 14,95at Westdene          and R 17,95         longs to Literary Services(Pty)                       Mr Fagan's closing statQment
Council and the registrar of the         at Medicasand the third volume                  Ltd, is managed by Mr Fagan.                        was, 'Medicas are here to stay
university, Medicas Book Sup-            of Man's Anatoml, by Tobias                     He commented cautiously that                        and so are we.'
pliersopenedin early January             and Arnold which is R35,00 at                   their mark-up varied from 0 to
I984.                                    W e s t d e n e n d R 3 7 , 5 0a t M e d i -
a                                 4070 as determined by the
Mr Reznik, owner of Medi-                                                             various publishers.When asked                        Alan Pelkowitz, representative
cas.                                                                                                of the MSC, stated,'I definitely
cas, stated that he has already             Mr Reznik proudly announc-                   if Medicas was providing stiff
cut the prices of books to a                                                             competition or whether West-                        will support Medicas as West-
ed that during the six weeksthat                                                                    dene refused to negotiate about
minimum. He is not preparedto            they have beenin operationthey                  denewould Iower their prices,he
enter into a price war with                                                              repliedthat he had no comment.                      lowering their exorbitant prices
have not had one complaint,                                                                         after having been approached.
Westdene.Westdenehas lower-              businessis flourishing and the                  However he did admit that there
ed the cost of many ot the               servicereceivedby cusromersis                   was a reductionin the number of                     As long as medical students
medical text books by several            excellent. They also have a                     students who bought at West-                        continue to support Medicas, it
rands.                                   selectionof international maea-                 d e n ei n J a n u a r ya n d F e b r u a r vi n    will go from strength to strength'.

New Medical School Dean                             several years and in 1957 beg,n
Prof McGregor, past dean of                         working at McGill in Canada.de
McGill    Medical   School,                         is head of the McGill Univerity
Montreal, has been appoint-                         clinic and has written over 130
papers on cardiovascular pnysi-
ed as Dean of the Wits
ology and heart disease.
Medical Faculty.
Wits   has granted Prof
His term of office began on                      McGregor an honoran degree
D e c e m b e rl s t I 9 8 3 a n d e x p i r e s    - MD Honoris Causa,-.hrough-
t\
at the end of 1985.                                 out his years of overcas study
Prof McGregor graduatedat                        and work, he has vis.ted South
Wits Medical School in 1942.                        Africa frequently and has main-
studiedat a British postgraduate                    tained a close contact with the
medical school in London for                        University.

Tutors needed
The South African Institute                         simply do not exist.
of Race Relations will once                            Consequently, the scheme
again be holding its 'leap'                         enables concerned           to
students do
tutorial schemeat Wits this                         something constructive about
year. The Leap Scheme is                            the situation. They themselves
designed to supplement the                          are able to learn, at first hand,
teaching received by black                          somethingof the realitiesof the
school pupils at stateschools                       lives of black people in South
Africa.
in the Johannesburg   area.
The quality of                so-called           Anyone who would like to find
'Bantu
education' is notoriorr.lv
Auret suesSP
for R113 000
Auret van Heerden, an ex-                reasonablylengthy periods
SRC and Nusas President, is               o b e i n g e x p r e s s l ya n d l o r i m -
suing l0 members of the                   plicitly threatenedwith torture
Security Police for injuries he           o being compelled to srand for
sustained during his l0 month             unreasonably lengthy periods,
period of detention dating                w i t h s i m u l t a n e u s s u b j e c t i o no
o                       t
severecross-questioning
from September 1981.
o being held in solitary confine-
Van Heerden's allegations               ment for exter-rded           periods.
against certain high-ranking                  Van Heerden is sueing for
officials of the security police           damages      amounting to Rl l3 000
include:                                   in respect of shock. mental
anguish, residual physical and
o strangling of the Plaintiff with
psychological injury, extreme
a wet towel                                exhaustion and impairment of
r the placing of a tight-fitting,
dignity.
wet bag over the plaintiffs head,
causinghim to suffocate.Simul-                Many such allegations have
taneous application of elcctric            been levelled in the past, but this
shocks and extensive interro-              is the first case which has been
gation                                     brought to court by the detainee
o whipping of the soles of his             concerned. All past actions have
against the defendants in their                               during and after detention.
feet with a sjambok                        either been inquests or been
personalcapacity.                                                He felt that the precedent set
o handcuffing of the plaintiffs            settled out of court.
by doing so might act as a
wrist to his ankle for at least 12            Van Heerden,however,is not                            He is particularly concerned                                deterrent to members of the
nours at a tlme                             prepared to accept any settle-                        that the casebe heard in courr in                             Security Police.
o pummeling of his head with                ment out of court, unless the                         order to give the public a                                      'They
might think twice before
an open hand                                Security Police admit full guilt.                     personal account of the suffer-                               torturing a detainee in the
o deprivation of sleep for u n -              He is bringing a civil action                       ing undergoneby detainees  both                               fut u re.'

Signatures                                CrystalthreatensSuttner
pour rn                                  Russel Crystal, Chair of the                                                                                           gorng to press re-registered              for
Student's Moderate Alliance                                                                                            4th vear LLB this year.was seen
for UDF                                  (SMA) has missed, for the
third time, a disciplinary
o n c a m p u sd u r i n g O r i e n t a t i o n
Week.
hearing.                                                                                                                  T'he charge against Crystal is
The UDF Million Signature                                                                                                                                       that he threatened Ms Suttner
Campaign launched recently                  Sourcesallegethat Crystal, a                                                                                        after he approached her for
appears to have captured the             lieutenant in      the SADF.                                                                                           pern.rission distribute SMA
to
threatened SheilaSuttner.rvarden                                                                                       pantphlets about Namibia in
imagination of the public
of Jubilee residence.                                                                                                 Jubilee Hall. Suttner showed
with signatures pouring in
Crystal simply did not appear                                                                                      Crystal a table in the entrance
from all over the country.               at the first disciplinary earing.
h                                                                                             hall where he was allowed to
According to Lloyd Vogelman,             and for the second, sonteone                             Crystal - 'picked on'                                        p l a c ct h e p a m p h l e t s .
an executiveon the UDF; the               claiming to be his mother                                                                                                 Crystal was not satisfied,and
main aims of the UDF signature            phoned the university and said                          receivednotification ol the oare                              an altercation occurred. It is
campaign are 'to educate the              that Crystal was in the army and                        of the next hearing.                                          allegedthat Cr1'stal          said that Ms
general public about the New              could not makethe hearing.
N e r e r b e f o r eh a s t h e u n i r c r -             Suttner was 'picking on him
Constitution and the Koornhof                Crystal was registered as a                                                                                        because her son'-
sity tolerated such actions. A                                             of
Laws and to show that they are            law studentat the time.                                                                                                   H e r s o n . R a v m o n d S u t t n e ri s
part of the government system;               For the third hearing. he                            precedentwas set rn 1979,rvhen
a lecturer in the Criminolosv
they are oppressive  and further          merely sent. the unirersity a                           a student misseda single disci-
d e p a r t m e n l .H e s e r v e da 7 r e i r
entrench the apartheid laws.'             photostat copy of an airline                            plinary hearing.The studentwas
jail sentence        after being convict-
The UDF was launched last              ticket to America. The ticxerwas                        expelled.
ed under the suppression of
year in August by various                 purchased 8 days after he                                    Crystai,who hasnot at time of                            Communism Act.
organisations in South Alrrca,
who felt the need to get together
to discuss various problems
facing the country and ways to
Seftelrapped over knuckles
overcome them.                           After a sensational series ol                           conflict situationover changes              in                 tent' wasalsodropped.
events, David Seftel, class rep                         the 2nd year tinre-table.             bur this                   T'he charge sheet stated. .the
Although UDF is a non-
of MBBCh      4 and MSC                                 w a s e v e n t u a l l yr e s o l v e d .                    resultingconfusioncreated
violent organizationmany of its                                                                                                                                                                           great
officials have faced harassment.         member, was recently sum-                                   One of tl.re charges held                                 ditl'iculty in organising the
At presentthe UDF presidentis            moned before a disciplinary                             a g a i n s tS e f t e l w a s t h a t h e h a d              e x a m . i n m a r k i n gt h e s c r i p t s n d
a
being detained, meetings have            committee.                                                              t
d i s o b e v e dh e d e p u t v - d e a nP r o f
.                 in the careful assessntenrol
been banned and venues have                                                                       Moir. who had told hinl not to                               students' perlbrmance'.
He was accusedby the disci-                        meddle with exam timetables.
not been made available, and                                                                                                                                         I he final resolution of the
p l i n a r y c o m r n i t r e eo f c h a n g i n g
violence has been used against                                                                   M o i r h a ds a i dt h i si n c o n n c c t i o n                                   ,
d i s c i p l i n a r lc o m m i t t e ew a s t h a t
the 4th year exam time-table                            with the 5th year exams and
UDF members. Furthermore.                                                                                                                                      a l l m a n e r so f t h i s n a t u r es h o u l d
without going through the neces-                        Seltel had not undcrstood it tt'r
the UDF allegesthat the public                                                                                                                                 i n . " l v e S R C a n d f a c u l t yc o u n c i l
o
s a r vc h a n n e l s .                                m e a nt h a I a l l o t h e r e r a n r I i r n e -
has been misinformed as to its                                                                                                                                 members nd that no individual
a
motives. Future campaigns by                I he controntation between                           l a b l e sc o u l d n o t b e c h a n g e d .               s h o u l i 6 s s i n g l e d( ) u t f ( ) r r c p -
the UDF are expected to deal             Seftel and the medical adminis-                            Seftel explaincd this in the                              r e s e n t i n g t u d e n ti n t e r e s t s .
s
w i th   m i l i t ar y  conscription.   tration began years ago u,hen                           hcarrng and thc chargc rr'as                                      Neverthelcss.prof Shear of
resettlement,       and free and equal   Seftelbegannegotiating              changes             dropped.'fhe chargeof' deli-                                 t h e d i s c i p l i n a r l c o m m i t t e e. s t i l l
,
compulsory education for all             l n e x a m t i m e t a b l e s .[ _ a s tv e a r                                                         (
b e r a t c l v t r v i n g t o d c c e i r . ' eh c         sau lit to rap Seftel <_.r,er                    the
South Africans.                         Seftel nd Prol Tobia: reachcd
a                                     a                                l
d e p i l r t m e n u i l h ' n r a l i r ' i o u ri r r -   knuckles.'ahc            s
Magopafoiceffi move
The last 250 families at                                      On WednesdayI5 Februarl'.
Mogopa were removed under                                  C o l o n e l a a pV e n t e r , f t h e S A P
J                    o
strict police surveillance to a                                                o
D i r e c t o r a t e f P u b l i cR e l a t i o n s .
relocation camp at Pachsdraai.                             denied that Mogopa had been
declared an 'operational area'.
Pachsdraai is I00km away,                              'Thereis
n o t h i n gs i n i s t e r b o u t
a
near the Botsrvanaborder.                                  this operation. Any black
It is 'a beautiful part of                              reporter is welcome to go to
the bushveld' officials say. The                           Mogopa . . . thosereporters                  who
new inhabitantssav it is remote,                           are not black rvitl oLrviouslv
d r y . a n d u n s u i t a b l eo r [ a r m i n g .
f                         requile a permit.'
A m o o d o f d e s p a i rp r e v a i l sT h e.              Mogopa residents were not
people do not know how much                                given leaveto appealagainstthe
c o m p e n s a t i o nt h e v r v i l l r e c e i v e     removal order. The residents
f o r t h e i r h o m e s .n o r w h e n t h e y           have repeatedly insisted that
will be paid.                                              they have not moved volun-
At 4.00amon Tuesdaymorn-                               tarily.
i n g I 4 F e b r u a r y h eG o v e r n m e n t
t
removal squad, backed by a                                      Lawyers have initiated a peti-
special police task lorce of 90                            t i o n t o t h e C h i e f J u s t i c eo f t h e
men arrived. They sealedoff the                            A p p e a l C o u r t t o h e a ra n a c t i o n
a r e a ,d e c l a r i n gt a n ' o p e r a t i o n a l
i                                 questioning the validity of the
zone'.                                                     State President's          removal order.
i s s u e d o n l 8 N o v e m b e r .T h e
A voice over a loud hailer                            M i n i s t e r o f C o - o p e r a t i o na n d
warned people to stay inside
Devetopment, r Piet Koorn-
M
hol, has allegedly broken an
the community and iheir.
u n d e r t a k i n gn o t t o r e m o v et h e
lamilies were then lorced onto                            community until the legal pro-
buses. while their belongings                             cesshad run its full course
t r u c k s .G e o r g eR a m p o u .a t r i b a l           T h e M o g o p a r e s i d e n t sn s i s t
i
commrttee member, who at-                                  that they were not moved
tempted to resist removal, was                             voluntarily. Major A Scheepers,
surrounded by police, hand-                                spokesperson the special
cuffed and taken to Pachsdraai                             force at Mogopa, confirmedthis
in a policevan. Villagers who                              view when he said that therehad
ventured out of their houses                               beenno resistance 'but if they
-
were allegedly beaten with                                 don't want to move voluntarily
batons. Some people. who had                               we'll just take them.'
decided to go to Bethanie                                    The Black Sash has vowed to
instead, (the ancestral land of                                                  p
d o e v e r v t h i n g o s s i b l eo b l o c k
t
the entire tribe near Brits) were                         the Government's'plogramme
forced into buses bound for                               of evil removals'.The UDF has                             'If they don't want to move
voluntorily we'll just take
Pachsdraai.                                               supported this decision.
them.'- Mai A Scheepers
UNMERSIWOFTH€ WTWAIERSRAT{O                                                                                          Julie Frederickse,               author of the

HISTORYWORKSHOP
b o o k o l t h e s a m en a m e ,
a  'Diagonal Street':
mentary on the effect of bureau-
a docu-         Deskless
Pop history                                                                                                          cratic decisionson the lives of
ordinarv people, scripted by
dilemma
What has the average History
The Third History Workshop                                                                                           o 'M ayfair': a video in which the                        and Appreciation of Music
was held at Wits at the                                                                                              residents respond to the pro-                             (HAM) student got in com-
beginning of February this                                                                                           clamation of Mayfair as an                                mon with the average Zulu
year.                                                                                                                IndianGroup Area.                                         student? Well, they both use
ed to people who rvere contrl-                               According to Professor                   Bonner,       their laps as desks.
The Workshop encourages
there was a very positive res-                                 f ntensive ll'its Student in-
the study o{'popularhistory,and                            b u t i n g t o t h e w o r k s h o pi n s o m e
p o n s et o t h e W o r k s h o p . ' T h e r e           vestigationshale revealed that
provides an alternativefor con-                            way           either plesentingpapers,
is generallya greaterawareness                            the caseof the missinedeskshas
.
v e n t i o n a lh i s t o r i c a la n a l y s i s I n    s l i d es h o w s .p l a y so r e n g a g e dni
of history,' he said.'People                              not yet been officially reported,
the South African context. this                            research       rmmediately       relevantto
relate it to their present sit-                           let alone rectified. The Zulu
means moving the emphasisof                                the workshop. The fourth day,
comprising a wide range of                               uation, so it is a very living thing.                     department is not even aware
study away from purely white                                                                                        W h a l w e n e e di s p e o p l ew r i t i n g
ditferent displays and presen-                                                                                     that their students have been
political history to economic
about their own lives. This                               taking notes without desks for
and social history, and in                                 t a t i o n s .w a s o p e n t o t h e p u b l i c .
would provide us with a remark-                           t h e p a s tw e e k .R o o m a l l o c a t i o n s
particular, to the study of black                               Over 3 000 peoplecameto the
able mosaic of personal ex-                               k n o w s n o t h i n g ;n o r d o e s B u i l d -
history.                                                   open day held on Saturday 4
perience.People are using our                             ing Care.
Professor Phil Bonner of the                            February. Venues were packed
(all
resources, the visualmaterial                                 The music department says
History Department at Wits                                 throughout the day, as people
presented at the open day is
said, 'We aim to record popular                            attended from schools, trade                                                                                       that the desks were moved to
available at the Wartenweiler                             another room last year under the
culture and to return it to the                            unions and community and
Library) but we need a more                               supervision of one of the lec-
cr,nstituency         which produced it.                   cultural organisations a wide
ongoing programmeto back up                               t u r e r s ,b u t a s t h e H A M s t u d e n t s
For example, African Jazz and                              variety of slide shorvs, plays,
the work presented at the                                 will attestthe deskshave not yet
Marabi dancing are being for-                              talks and poetry readings.
Workshop.                                                 been replaced.
gotten.Our objectiveis to record                               Among the works presented
What we really need is a                                    14/its Student investigations
what remainsof past popular                                were:                                                    permanent presence for the                                                 .
c o n t i n u e W h a t i s t h e s o l u t i o nt o
culture and of course, what is                             o 'None But Ourselves:Masses                             W o r k s h o p a p e r m a n e np a r t -      t         t h i s d e s k l e s s i l e m m a ?I s i t t h e
d
being generated the moment.'at                              vs Media in the Making of                               time rnember of staff. but of                             u o r k o l a n r a s t ec o n j u r o ro r i s i t
r
T h e W o r k s h o pc o n s i s t e d f 3   o           Zimbabwe'. a slide show on the                          c o u r s e .f i n a n c i a l l vt h a t ' s o u t o f   iust    another.r{e            ^f    st,'.lphr
subsidiesshock
Wits stands to lose close on                                   Representative Council, Bren-
R2.6 million this year - the                                   dan Barry feared that the em-
government has cut its sub-                                    phasis on researchmight favour
sidy by 2/6.                                                   science ubjects t the universi-
s      a
ties.
O u t o t a b u d g co l R 8 0m i l l i o n ,
t
a n d a n a n n u a li n f l a t i o n a t eo f
r                            Students might also suffer
a b o u t1 5i.. t h i s c p r c : e na s i z e -
r                t                      from the new systemif lecturers
a h l es c t h a c k o r ( h c u n i r c r s i t t ,
f                                      Decome more concerned with
Tran:lared into                     practir'al             r e s e a r c hh a n w i t h t e a c h i n g .
t
l er m s . l t m e a n s l e s s n t o n e v l o r
alreadl' understafTed                dcpart-                      Barry said that the new sub-
n r e r r t s .l r dI i t t l cn c u e q u i p n r e n t .
u                                                  sidy formula would encourage
W h a t e v e r m o n e y i s a v a i l a b l ei s             universitiesto become lncreas-
b e i n g c h a n n e l l e di n t o t n e c o n -             ingly stricr in their admission
version of thc Milner Park                                     requirementsat the exDenseof
S h o w g r o u n d si n t o W i t s ' W e s t                black students.
Campus.                                                          'T-hey
are the ones most likely
Students say,'what price quality?'                                                                                                                                              to have borderline marks be-
l h i s 1 ' o l l o w sa n a n n o u n c e -
ment b1, the government to                                     c a u s eo f p o o r s c h o o l i n c .A s t h e

prices
Canteen     up
c h a n g e h e i o r r n u l at h a t i t u s e s o
t
decide how much to grant each
unrversitl,.The old lormula.
basedalntost exclusivelyon stu-
t
Prof Tober, Vice Chancellor.
said Wits seeks to ensure that
'students
d e n t n u m b e r s v i l lo n l y b e s c r a p -
Are Wits canteen prices rea-                            g r e a t b u l k . t h u s r e d u c i n gc o s t s .                                                                  who have been educationallv
peddin l9il5.
sonable?                                                 ll'its Stutlenr was unable to as-                                                                                      disadvantaged are not placed at
According to a brief llits                            certain manageme                nt      salaries              l he new formula takesthe ac-                             a disadvantage in respect of
Student survey, canteen prices                          which of coursehavean effecton                           c c n t o f f t h e n u m b e ro f s t u d e n t s .           admission to the university'.
are between | Zwcand 3416higher                         the markup ol products.                                  but highlights the number of                                      Wits is the only rvhite English
than supermarketprices.                                     'I-hc                                                studentsthat pass.Also research                                speaking university in the coun-
c a n t e e nh a d a c a s h t u r n -        is highlv rewarded.                                            try not to have raised its ad-
Super-          over of tu'o and a hall ntillion                             l ) r e s i d e no f t h e W i t s S t u d e n t
t                                         mission requirementsthis vear.
Wits market               rand last year. l-his meansthat
1br the I40 days that \\/its u,as
Coca-Cola(340m1)
Coca-Cola (250m1)
Yoghurt (Bliss)
4lc
45c
Super-M (500m1) 74c
36c

33c
o p e n . t h e c a n t e e nm a d c a b o u t
Rl8 000 per dav.                                         Come on classreps
49c            Colin Brinkworthis in charge                         NUSAS and this SRC believe
Liquifruir                                   27c                                                                 that class representatives are
.
o l C a n t e e n er v i c e s H i s o u t l o o k
S                                                                                                        In choosing class Reps stu.
Milk (500m1)                   42c           J-rc
i s i m p o r t a n tt o s t u d e n t s s i t a l -
a              the most important form of                                     dents should look for somebody
As a serviceorganisation,the                       f e c t sh o w t h c c a n t e c n s r u n a n d
i                   student representation.                                        who is responsible, reasonably
canteen should only mark-up                            w h a t p r i c e sa r c c h a r g e d . e r v a s
H                                                                             efficient and prepared to report
Students are therelbre urged
on the basic cost of the food to                       b r o u g h ti n u ' h e nt h c c a n t e c n a s
w                                                                        back at all times to studentson
t o t a k e t h e e l e c t i o n so f C l a s s
cover its overheads. However.                           r u n n i n g a t a h u g e l o s sa n d h a s                                                                          classissues.
R e p s s e r i o u s l l .T h e c l a s sr e p r e -
Canteen Services would not                              r e v e r s c dh i s t r e n d .T h i s l e a d s s
t                                  u       sentatlve         can plav a dynamic role                           The Class Rep rvill, through
divulge its mark-up percentages                         to qucstion rvhether Colin                               i n f a c i l i t a t i n g h e s m o o t h e rr u n -
t                                    the Faculty Council systemand
or the cost of its overheads.In                         Brinkworthismoreinterested                       in      n i n go l ' c o u r s e s a n d i n h e l p i n g
s h o r v i n gh o u ' p r o f i t a b l y h e c a n                                                                     Edcom be able to have class
fact Colin Brinkworth,                        the                                                                t h e p o t e n t i a lc o u l s c e r . a l u a t i o r . r
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A S P [ , ic a n b e S cations. contacted through or via the T h e o p e n i n gs e s s i o no o k t h c t nioennhnla nn fhp.-^^-l n^^- Natal Med school closed The University of Natal Medical School has been closed after a student bovcott of classes. bnb , Ctasg, thts ru,e hqs olar*s The students are protesting Cx,stled. tts \4 iusE elleL tleye, rEvef against the Administration's re- enfaced it be{ore. peated failure to attend to student grievances. ./ These grievancesinclude: .---f ?-^ o the growing failure rate, and especially the 4570failure rate of the 2nd year class; . the implementation of a previously non-existent rule of 'conditional passes' which results in students repeating subjects they have already passed; o unexplained changes to the curriculum; r t h e i n c o n s i s t e n tp r o m o t i o n u n t i l t h e udent Body returned criteria, especiallyfor 4th year students; o the confusing exclusion cri- to classes. ,. T h e s t u d e n t o d yc a l l e d n r h e b o No entry for black med u n r v e r s l t yt o n e g o t i a t e i t h t h e w teria for 2nd, 3rd. 4th and 5th studentsrepresentatives Twenty-four first year medic- gained entrance'. immed_ year students. iately.They resolvedto rerurn ro al students have not been '[he The Medical School SRC classes rheir short-term sriev_ if granted permission by the Minister's action is see (MSRC) says 'the presentcrisis ances (the inconsistentp.lorno_ Minister of Education and as an attempt to forcestudents tr ls not an arrogant gestureon the t i o n a l c r i r e r i a p p l i e dr o 4 r h y e a r Training to attend Wits attend Medunsa, a recentl a part of students,and the griev- formed 'black' medical schoo students,and the exclusion of 2 Medical School.'Black'stu- ances presented have not of the 3rd year studentsunder a Unfortunately Medunsa ir dents still require ministerial developed overnight. Over the previously unused rule) were already full. consentto study medicineat last 2 yearsthe Student Body has considered. and provided that a Wits. Many students whom some of been progressivelyantagonized wntten guaranteebe given that by the attitude of the Adminis- are bursars.are forcedto reqiste all their other grievances would Deanof the Faculty Medi- of tration and the Faculty Board.' f o r o r h e r f a c u l t i e si n o r d i r t o be attended to as soon as cine,Professor MacGregor, said remain at Wits. These facultie The MSRC used all avenues possible. that'therehad beena consider- open to it before resorting to a often bear no resemblance what- At 11.45 on February 3 the able refusalrate', but that the boycott. It presenteda memor- soeverto medicine. Principal closed the Medical y u n i v e r s i tw a sa p p e a l i na g a i n s t g andum of grievances to the S c h o o l . S t u d e n t sw e r e i n s t r u c t - the rulings. He also told Lltits University authorities are Faculty Board, but this was nor ed to leave the University Student that 'nearly all those reportedly negotiatingwith the given adequateattention. It then i m m e d i a t e l y .a n d s t u d e n t s i n who had applied for para- Minister, on students' behalf. presented the Faculty Board residences had 2 days to pack medical and nursing degrees The outcome is uncertain. with a petition signedby B6Vo of and leave.Studentsare required the students. to re-registeron February 20. This called on rhe Faculty Board to meet with studeni representativesand attend to This registration will be con- ditional and will requirestudents to sign an undertakingtg attend Grassis greener their grievances,and it man- lectures. The Administration Students may have been the Environment and Aesthetics dated the MSRC to expose the says that the Durban Vice- perturbed by the lack of grass committee said .The lawn was U niversity'sunsympathetichand- Principal and rhe Registrar. ling of the matter. The Faculty on the library lawnsat the end very old, not madefor the heavv togetherwith the Faculty Board Board, however, maintained its of last term. traffic ir was receivinq and the tudents. will undertake intransigentattitude to the stu- This committee has also allo- to investigate the matter from cated RI0 000 to fix the leak in dent's demands. February 2 l. For those that have yet to the fishpond outside Centra. On January 3l the students The Registrar states, .These open their eyes, that brown BIock. After being filled with resolvedto boycott classes until decisions have been necessitated dustbowlhad beenreplaced by water a whole ecos-vstem be will their grievances had beensettled by the refusal of the student lushgreenkikuyu grais. established. 'lt is my job to by the Administration. The body to terminate the boycott Nick Leonsins, RC reo on S restockthe fish pond,,Nick said. MSRC said that it has used all and return to lectures that the so possible channels to convey student grievancesto the Ad- ministration, but that thesewere investigation of their concerns on certain academicmatterscan commence.' ( Do1t, goujusi Een- 'r"'Etffiz not treatedwith the urgencythey At 5pm on February 3 the \ grand deserved. They said that the entire Student Body met at the \--'g problem stems from the lack of United CongregationalChurch. \ significant student representa- They resolved to call on the go ao o tion on the Faculty Board. University to begin negotiations eg o By February 2 the Faculty w i t h t h e s t u d e n tr e p r e s e n t a t i v e s Board had failed to meet to i m m e d i a r e l y .T h e y a l s o u n a n i - discuss student demands. The mously reaffirmedtheir support Oa Vice-Prinjcipalhad also refused to negotiate with the MSRC for the MSRC as rheir irue representative body. :E 4, Mass Meeting Thursdayl /3 \-4-.r*_ NUSAS theme launch Meeting the Challengeof Change Great Hall 12h30 DAL'T DA.FAI(I A new right-wing think-tank According to Dr Spegele, There already exists an lnter- on campus is still'very much suggestions have beenmadethat national Relations research 'the institute, on campus. the South alive', Prof Kunert, head of South African Defence the International Relations Force would like to consultwith African Institute of Internation- certain internationalfigures,but al Affairs (SAllA). Prof Kunert department, told l(its Stu- could not do so openly. denied that there would be a dezl this week. conflict of interest between Thesepeoplecould be invited This lollows a claim by Dr SAFARI and SAIIA, but Prof by SAFARI to lecturein South Roger Spegele, former lecturer Barratt, director of SAIIA, Africa, where clandestine meet- in the department, that he was described it as 'inappropriate' ings could take place.' sacked becausehe opposed the that there should be 2 such Classrep proposed institute. This uas There is no evidencethat this similar researchbodies operat- proposal was ever developed- ing on the same campus, albeit denied by the University in a statementlast month. 6r Spegele, who was describ- independently. Professor Kunert, together with Mr Colin Vale. a senior lecturer in the department ed by Prof Kunert as having been 'deeply involved' in the formulation of SAFARI, des- cnDed tt as 'A propaganda A leading academicrvho des- cribed as'unusual' Prof Kunert's plan to supplementhis teaching time O stalT with personnel from planned to establishthe South African Foreign Affairs Re- search Institute(SAFARI) on vehicle to whitewash govern- ment actions'. SAFARI, said that insritures were usually confined purely to agaln Wits campus. research projects, and that During the third week of term Prof Kunert's department has teaching'spin-offs' were inci- class reps will be elected. I/i!s experienced resignations and Several meetings between dental. Student spoke to Brian Leve- dismissals before. Mr Keith Prof Kunert and government Campbell, another lecturer rn I he question remains as to son. holder of the SRC officials in Pretoria have taken the department,wrote an article why Prof Kunert did not follow Edcom portfolio which co. place,ostensibly gain support. to for Paratus, the SADF maga- the University'slaid down pro- ordinates faculty councils and The institute is expectedto cost zine last year, praising cross- cedurelbr the gatheringoffunds the class rep system. nearly R500 000. border strikes. After a l* its for research projects.lt has been I n d e f i n i n gE d c o m ,h e s a i d ' i t Prof Kunert has confirmed Student article on the matter, suggested that Prof Kunert was is an EducationalCommittee that he held meetingswith Dr lecturer Mr Michael Sinclair ignorant in regard to the pro- representing students' educa- Eschel Rhoodie. a former Sec- resigned, saying that he could . cedureSAFARI iscurrently'on tional grievances. retary of Information, and with not associatehimself with the ice' largely because funding was 'lt Iooks into issues such as other governmentofficials. departmentany longer. not lbrthcoming. course content, quality of lec- tures and lecturers. supple- Comm students up tied mentary exams and sexual and racial discrimination. 'The cornmittee comprises a The Commerce Students The studentson the CSC exec charr- and vice-charrperson, ano Council recently purchased however failed to do this al- a representative eachfaculty, for 2 000 ties, amounting to though they are all experienced electedat faculty elections. Class students with responsibleposi- Rl I 700 without obtaining an reps are also elected.' tions. official requisition from the Brian said 'due to the Univer- '\lhen Financial Co-ordinator of the l4tits Student spoke to sity Administration's hierarchic- SRC, Mrs Cairns. Andrew Heale (Vice president) al structure. direct individual about the failure to obtain a negotiation is impossible and This illegal act in terms of the requisition he said 'Mrs Cairns t h e r e [ o r e t u d e n tr e p r e s e n t a t i o s SRC financial by-laws and also was not availableat the time of ls necessary. i n t e r m so f t h e C S C c o n s t i t u t i o n ordering the ties.' 'To ensure success. it is is beinginvestigated the SRC.by iifrii M r s C a i r n s ' c o m m e n t a s :' I t w important I'or all studentsto co- In September last year the was a calculated, deliberate operate. lhus securing their CSC obtained quotes for prices violation of the student by- i nterests. 'There of various ties. A decision had laws.They wereall well awareof is strengthin interested been made within the council to the by-laws'. students and class reps when purchase Commerce ties. A takenseriously.' The CSC has a history of past Bye bye sample was requested by the Projects Officer, Mr Rob irregularities involving -finance. In one case R835,48 of the Because of past collective s t u d e n t s u p p o r t s u c c e s s e sn - i Urquhart which was received on c l u d et h e i n t r o d u c t i o n f c o u r s e s o elections Decemberl5 1983. The order for council's funds was allegedly 'misappropriated'. This involved such as African Literature and I n d u s t r i a lS o c i o l o g v .t h e e s t a b - 2 000 ties was then confirmed a post exam-paper scheme in over the telephone by the l i s h m e n to f S R C s u b - c o m m i t By-elections for a dentistry which a number of papers had Projects Officer a day later, tees and five minutes extra representative and a general apparently been taken without a p p a r e n t l yw i t h t h e p e r m i s s i o n t e x a m - r e a d i n gi m e . representative on the SRC payment. of the Presidentof the CSC Ms Edcom has also conducted are to be held next week. v a r i o u s s u r v e y sa n d i n t e n d st o Dianne Nicholson. During Orientation Weer 'fhese h o l d d e b a t e s n d s e m i n a r sn t h e a i lollorv the resignatrons The ties arrived on February2 only l7 ties weresold.A decision o f C o e n i e W e s s e l i n k .a n e n - was taken to include in SIAS future to increase studentaware- and a day later Mrs Cairns and nessof pertinent issues. g i n e e r i n gs t u d e n tl a s t y e a r ,a n d Ian Lowitt (SRC Treasurer) membership(a subcom of CSC) Richard Lunz, the dental reo. the sale of a tie or a Commerce He added 'although anyone were shown the packageslip. At can beconre a class rep. it Both \\cre clected in SRt the time of purchasingthe ties T-shirt. This way R3,042,50 was g e n e r a l l e c t i o n sa s t A u g u s t . e l raised,but only 339 ties sold. r e q u i r e sd i p l o m a c l a n d i n i t i a the CSC had under R800in their tive'. Wcsselink resigned 'lor aria- account (which has not been ' T h e s t r o n g e sp o s s i b l e t action t B r i a n e m p h a s i s e dh e i m p o r t demic reasons' last 1'ear. and has frozen). must be taken against the CSC ance of using one's time at since de-registered and ls n()w by the SRC. A call for rhe university not merely to gain a s a i l i n g r o u n dt h e w o r l d . M e a n - a The usual procedurefor buy- resignation of the CSC, SRC degree,but alst-r developas an to w h i l e [ , u n z h a sc h a n g e d o a B S c t ing items by a committee or a supervised elections of a new i n d i v i d u a l ,a n d m e n t i o n e dt h a t d e g r e em a k i n g i t i m p o s s i b l eo r l c o u n c i l i s t o o b t a i na r e q u i s i t i o n CSC. disciplinaryaction for Ms the larious SRC sub-commit- h i r n t o r e p r e s e n tt h e d e n t a l from the Financial Co-ordi- Nicholson', said Ian Lorvitt. p t e e sa n d o t h e r s o c i e t i e s r o v i d e faculty. nator. SRC Treasurer. t h e o p p o r t u n i l rt o d o s o . Pwe E r/\ r-..1^,.-....... //lol 'Let us useour education positivelyor Barry 'Let us move away from the the SRC have over the years problems we do today', Barry notion of the university as an been committed to the protec- saro. isolated, neutral temple of tion and extension of student The Vice-Chancellor and learning, and let us ground it rights. For more than 60 years, Principal, Prof Tober, in wel- both Nusas and the SRC have firmly in the realities of our coming the new students said made constant strides in giving 'Do society' said Brendan Barry, not allow anyone to restrict students more reresentationand SRC president, to 4 500 new power. I think this is testimony your freedomof speech. You are first year studetns and their to both organisations in this entering a Universitl' which parents. regard.' welcomes a diversity of op- 'Let us inions.' The officialinaugurationcere- e n s u r et h a t w e e q u i p mony was held in a filled Old ourselves to face the future You will find that as an The Yice-Chancellor,ProJ Mutual Sports Hall on the confidently in a land of huge institution we shall not take a Karl Tober Monday of OrientationWeek. potential, yet great misery, a formal stance in regard to many The Vice-Chancellor. Karl Prof Tober and the SRC president land of health and wealth, yet at the same time, of sicknessand contemporary issues, not be- cause we lack the courage, but SRC combi spoke. poverty. Let us use our educa- tion positively, so that our becausewe feel that a university has to rise above the politics of vandalised Barrystressed 'Nusas that and children need not face the the day.' The SRC combi had its two front wheels stolen last week. Disorientntionweek? If you wanted to join the Sky Movies shown included: The music. held. for the first time at The combi. parked behindthe Student's Union Building, was vandalised late on Monday night. Diving club, or learn to play French l-ieutenant's Woman, Milner Park. This follows an attempt by underwater hockey, or sample One flew over the cuckoo'snest. 'The persons unknown to seriously committee wants to start some of South Africa's wines, Women in love, and many more. injure the occupantsofthe com- working now towards next ,Y'its Studeil spoke to Liz year's Orientation Week, so that bi when the bolts on one of the the 1984 SRC Orientation Walker, Secretary of the SRC wheels were loosened last week was your chance. many of the beaurocratic hassles Orientation Committee.'The month. can be ironed out with the Designed to introduce first week was very successful, and authorities long before the The combi, able to be usedby year students to university life, some events, like the Jazz actual date' Walker said. all SRC clubs and societids, is the week was filled with activi- evening on the Tuesday were resting on its front axle. Cost of ties. Movies, seminars, razzles, well attended.' During the week, social hitory damage is unknown. but front live music, mass meetings and The week culminated in the tours to Soweto were organised brakes, axle and undercarriage much more was packed into the SRC Free people'sConcert, 14 and many varieties of T-shirts will have to be repaired,and two week. hours of live. South African and food was sold. wheelsand tyres replaced. READER A fullybilinguol person is required o leoding by Sondton PhototypesettingCompony, os o full timeProofreoder: Theresponsibilities be the will reodingond checking of AnnuolReporls,Mogozines ond quolity printwork. Thecompony offersexcellent Brendan Barry, Wits SRC President, Kate Philip, NUSAS President and Oscar Mpetha, UDF President, focilities modernoffices of in open NUSAS Congress 'Students meeting the chall- Sondton, initiof high sofory also lor broader reform in enge of change',the NUSAS soclety. plusmedicol ondpension oid themefor 1984,embodiedthe The chief areasdiscussed were student services, political and fund. content of discussionat the annual NUSAS Congress social issues and educational held at Wits from November changes. Particular emphasis was also placed on the impor- lf you ore interested, pleose 28 to December3 1983. tance oI class representatives telephone Allcock Ken Thetherne the reflects imoort- and facult5t councils working a n c e f t h c r o l eo f s t u d e n t s t h e o in within the SRC framework. The for search a democratic solution launching of a national faculty to SouthAfrica's challenge change problems. exists not only for withinthe University The but council publication to deal rvith issuescommon to studentswas a l s od i s c u s s e d . 29-764 Contrilception: I Birth control is life control. Contraception allows us to choose is they who are most immediately affected by the issues of con- whether or not to engage in sexual relations, without the risk of traception. ourselves or our partners becoming pregnant. But the choice is On the one hand, elTective not a simple one. It involves countless emotional, moral' birth control giveswomen great- religious and practical considerations. er control over their bodies and Orthodox religionstend to view ceptive. It is administeredevery their lives. It enableswomen to contraceptionin a negative light. three months to stop ovulation. enjoy sex rrithout having to Becagsesex before marriage ir lt has. been proved to be worry about falling pregnant. lt . . . n i . i m m o r a l .a n y t h i n g h i c 6 w p o t c n t i a l l l c a r c i n o g e n i c .a n d therefore gives them greater facilitatesit is condemned. may proouce permanent lnter- freedom in the way they run their Even within marriage.contra- titity' The American Food and lives. ceptiot id often frowned upon Drug Administration has not approved this drug for general On the other hand, contraceP- (by certainrelifions)because is it tion has servedto rob women of i..n to interfere with our God- use as a contraceptive. and yet it is siven to Third World women control over their bodies and givenr capacity 1o reProduce their lives in some instances. throughsex. r -lhese ttth..- w.men are also often In the past a woman could use n.go,ir. Iight in which pressurised into sterilization the fear of pregnancy as an mosi relis]ousand-other autho- againsttheir will' excuse for not becoming sex- rities viJw contraception has Birth control is also a political ually involved with a man if she resulted in restricted inform- issue becausethe responsibility didn't want to. That excuseno ation. Sex. is still something 'discussed largely falls on women. More longer exists.And many women which, if at all. is scientific researchis done into have been so conditioned into spoken on in hushed or crude female birth control than male submission to men, that they rones. conlraceptlon' find it almost impossibleto say: opl s B e c a u s e f t h i s . m a n y p e s u ee o 'is 'No. because don't want to.'A I know very little about Various hormonal methods ^ woman who is protected is surroundingcontraception.At a for male contraception have beendiscovered' but not market- assumedto be available and is more practical level. they have pressurised into feeling that if l i t t l e i d e ah o w t o f i n d o u i a b o u t e d b e c a u s eo l u n p l e a s a n ta n d she can, she must. contraception.dangeroussideeffects.Thepill' T h i s a r t i c l ed o e s n o t a t t e m p t however' stays on the market Ultimately, this attitude leads t o p r o v i d ea d e t a i l e dd i s c u s s i o n w h i l ei t s . l o n g t e r m e f f e c t s a r e s t i l l to the devaluingof our secuality o f a l l t h e i s s u e ss u r r o u n d i n g ln questlon and sexual relationships.Con- contraception.Nor docs it claim No completely safe method traception should give people to offer a comp.ehensive guide has yet. been invented' Drug choiceabout sexualinvolvement to every method of contricerr- companies. spend thousandson - it should not limit their choice tion available.lt merelyhopesto contraceptive research. How- b y p u s h i n gt h e m i n t o i t . raisesome of the issues which we ever, the research is mainly Of course there are no easy ieel are important, and ro outline the pros and cons of Various guided by the profit motive,and is la.rgely.funded. directed and answers.Nobody can statecate- gorically whether or not to use Finding ot m e l h o d so l b i r t h c o n t r o l . Birth control is not merely u conducted y men' b Even if an effectivemethod of contraception, and if so, what kind. What is crucial though, is (someposs were devis- p e r s o n a il s s u e i.t i s a l s op o l i t i c a l T l : : : o r t r a c e p t i oposition would n that we make our decisionfrom Our Bodies, Our Se Lspccially in third *o.ld .oun- :d' diffic.ult' She would need to 1!":,y?.t"n's an informed position. Collective. tries. population control it .bt Although there is a wide This book is highlYreco have absolute trust in her viewed ai a priority. In their of selection contraceptives avail- preparation of this feat 'popr- paJ:l:r. e a g e r n e \ sr o c u r b i h e -he man who is taking able, there is no perfectmethod. t, l a t i o ne x p l o s i o n 't,h o s e, n p o i " . , . , e p i!l,l i' t f o r e x a m p l e ' a n d h e lf 1 Each one has its particular Man's Bod.t'- an own th are foisting methodsot: birth advantages and drawbacks. Woman's Bod.t' forgets or lies about it, it is still control which are tar lrom safe Effectivenessis usually the the woman who becomespreg- The Struggle for Wom onto large numbers of women. first criterion, but it is closely nan-t'. An eiample of this is the interwoven with safety, comfort Depo-Provera - A notorious Depo-provera. 1-his Quite literally' she bears the and convenience, much com- so consequences. Becausewomen Provera (Available in druc has been used as an promise is needed. injeitible, long-aiting contra- are susceptible preganancy, to it The pill is the contraceptive most frequently recommended Where to Family planning clinir by doctors, as it is effective (95- - Campus Health C 98Vd and simple. The pill 15 De Villiers Str controls the woman's hormone - Simmonds Street level through the intake of Old Children's Ht artificial ones.This causes her to Civic Centre (777 experience a simulated preg- nancy, which inhibits the devel- GP or g1,naecologist opment of the egg in the ovary Western Areas Health and so prevents her liom be- Northern Areas Healt coming pregnant. This means that some of the side effects of the pill are similar to those of the necessary physical e early pregnancy. nations nd questions bo a a There are quite a few different and your family's medic kinds of pills and it is important tory. Once on the pill. it isi that doctors recommend and idea to have a medical che prescribe the pills best suited to at least once a year. The condom and foam. Together their elfectiveness Despite the pill's conve e a c hw o m a n .P i l l sa r es o m e t i m e s opproaches that of the pill prescribed hurriedly, without and effectiveness, thereis ( goyemassacres: injured, 50 of them criticallv, Buthelezi, Chief Minister of I when Inkatha'impis' attack- Kwa Zulu, and head of Inkatha ed students at The Universitv was to be the main speaker. ofZululand,Ngoye,intheBecausethereisnoSRCatthe zl. 'nlu:t:l'.v-'.3 crisis Committee' rarly morning oio.tou.r representativeol' the student 19g3. tt"t set up to block the lmpiswieldingknives,pangas, l:o*. knobkieries"nd assegais, lrrst Students Detitioned prof went to the women's residences, Clarence.Recior of the Univer_ a n d f i n d i n g t h e m l o c k e d , . s h o u t - s i t ' o f N a t a l a n d a m e m b e ro f 'at ed insults and abuse the Council at Ngoye to persuade residents. Directed by one or prol.Nkabinde-, Rectorof Ngo1,e two Inkatha supporting stu- v. Frof t o d i s a l l o w t h e r a l l"lrlkabinde. dents, they then moved to the Clarencespoketo prof men's residences. but Nkabinde relusedto cancel Impis draggedstudentsout of the rally,.Studentsthen sought showersand toilets and assault- an indictment to stop Buthelezi ed them. The 'warriors' broke coming to campus. down locked doors, ransacked fnisiia alsoiailed. so on the rooms and beat up all students F r i d a y ,t h e d a y b e f o r eB u t h e l e z i trl,ing to hide. Many students *u, io have come ro campus jumped from their windows and students staged a peaceful de_ fled into the hills behind the monsrrarion againit rhe.rally. campus Police werecalledto Ngoye,and ,. The first student to die rvas the protest was broken up. stabbed and dragged out of his Students were siambokked. room' He was then beaten teargassed and detained.on the beyond recognition in the pre- *oining of Saturday 29, sence of the police and the Inkatha'imois attacked. p u b l i c .H o w e v e rn o - o n e a m et o c . O n t h e T u e s d a y N o v e m b e rI , hisassistance. .1.. D^^.^- 8,oyecampus on therouowing (Sunday |?i"o['olii,n:'..)-r:::' day 30 October) more studentsdied in hospitalfrom injuriessustain- ed during the attack. returned to Ngoyi. and an_ ".:::l from campus during the artack, nounced that eiams would be Gatshabuysloyalty Catsha Buthelezi, Chief t h e l ' s u p p o r t e dA Z A S O o r t h e In the week preceding !1.. postponed ro early -lanuary Minister of Kwa Zulu has I t l ) F u e r ci n { o rh a r a s s m ea n d nt attack, lnkatha supportersdis- ISX+. H. s'moathisid wittr ttri ordered that all holders of u c r e q u c s t i o n e do r a l t l n gt i m e I tributed inflammatory and pro- bereaved fumitie, but did not s t l e r e n t u a l l r s t u d e n t s. j u s l vocative pamphlets at Ngoye. Kwa Zulu bursarieso well as as condemn Inkatha's action. began say'ingthat they had ncr The pamphlets, propagatingan all trainee-teachers theUni- at Catsha Buthelezi. Chief Mini_ s t r o n g p o l i t i c a l b c l i e f sa n d t h a t extreme Zulu nationalism, ster of Kwa Zulu. head ol' both v e r s i t y o f Z u l u l a n d oN g o y e , t h c v w o u l dj o i n I n k a t h as o o n . ' threatenednon-Zulu students on the Zululand Leeislative As- sign a pledge of loyalty to A t t h i : p o i r r t\ i t t a l ( ' n i r c r . i t r the campus. In response, Azaso scmblv and of Inlitha said rhat himself, the Zululand l,egis- , M e d i c a lS c h o o l ( c u r r e n t l lc l o s - (the Azanian Students Organi- .merelv l a t i v eA s s e m b l y n d I n k a t h a . a the imois were Dreserv- ed because a studen(bo!'cott) of sation) issueda pamphlet which ins mv honour.. I n t e r a l i a , t h c p l c d g el b r i n t e r v e n e d .c l a i m i n g t h a t t h e stated:'South Africa belongsto "1he actions ol the Universitv s t u d e ntte a c h e r s a t c s : 'u n d e r - st l plcdge rcprescntedan inlnnge- all who live in it, black or white, authorities. lnkatha and ttre t a k et h a tI s h a l n e v c i n u ' o r do r l r ment ol' Academic Freedonr. whether Zulu, Xhosa, -l fo1ho, policehavebeencondemnedby. d e e dd i r e c t l v r b r i r n p l i c a t i o n , . o he pledgervasthen rnodified etc. Whether or not you belong u*onnrr others. NUSAS. the v i l l i l '.1d e n i g r a l e r i n a n ) 'w a ) ' o t h e I n k a t h a c l a u s c r v a sr e - to any of the above, it is not Unite; Democraric Front, The s p c a k n c o n t e l n po l t h eI n k a t h a i l moved but students still important. That you are of Natal lndian Congress and liberation movement and its differenttribesdoesnot meanwe AZASO. l e a d e l s h i pa 1 \ ' a r i o u s l c v e l s i n are enemies.' On the Monday a demonstra- a n d o u t s i d eK r v a Z u l u s c h o o l s . On Thursday 27 uctober, tion was broken up by the police i n p u b l i co r i n p r i v a t e . studentslearnt that lnkatha was who siambokkedand fired tear- ' N c i t h e ls h a l l I u t a n v t i n t e planning to hold a rally at Ngoye gar ai prote.ting students. r e f ' e r ' 1to e h o n o u r a b l c h e C h i c l h t r resnerweeKsmears TAII M i n i s t e r h y h i s n a r n e .b c i t i n p r i V a t eo r i n p u b l i c . ' l s h a l l r e s i s t a c t i v i t i e sa n d Three smear pamphlets were d i s t r i b u t e d n t h e W e d n e s d ao f o y political machinations and distributed on campus during Orientation Week. Thc one, movements alculatedo create c t Orientation Week. b e a r i n gp h o t o s t a t s f t h e S R C o chaos and unrcst to divert 'SRC A p a m p h l e tb e a r i n ga p h o t o - letterhead and headed studcnts l-ronr thcir srngle- stat of the Nt.r,S,1.t Aerr'.rlogo Statement', called on black stu- nrinded der"otion to their 'reconsidertheir asso- and purportedly coming from dents to s t u di c s . ' t h e ' D e m o c r a t i cS t u d e n t ' s o m - C ciation' with the Black Students Bursarv holders.suntntoned m i t t e c 'w a sf o u n d a t a n u m b e ro f Society. i n d i v i d u a l l l ' b 1 ' t c l c g r a n r .l i r s t -Ihe p l a c e s n c a m p u s u r i n g t h ef i r s t o d other pamphlet.in the h e a r d o l ' t h e l o i ' a l t v p l c d g ea t a d a y o f O r i e n t a t i o nW e e k . form ol' a citrtoon, appcaredto m e e t i n g t U l u n d io n . l a n u a r l4 a r e l u s e dt o s r g n .s a v r n gt h a t t h c have been distributed at thc 'l The pamphlet describcd u l 9 i J 4 h c s t u d e n t s ' e r ci n t e r t < t - d u c u m c n t h a d b c e n c h a n g c di n NUSAS as 'a group 01'students samc tilIc. While' purportcdll, g a t c d i n d i v i d u a l l l ' a st o t h c i r w o r d , b u t n o t i n s p i r i t .T h e ya l s o rvho travelaround the countrv issued b1' thc Wits Wonrcn's p o l i t i c ah c l i c l s . l r e l u : e dt o a t t e n da t h i r d m e e t i n g havinga good time'. The pam- Mol'erlcnt. thc panrphlct appcars 'Wc tlclc Onc studcnl said. a t L l l u n d io n l : c b l u a r r8 . p h l e t a l s o a l l e g e dt h a t N U S A S t o b e a n a t t e r n p t 1 o r i di c u l e a s k c d u h e t l r c r r r e h c l o n g c dt t t As tct ntt ac(ion has becn does'verv little lbl the average feminisrn. lnkatha.ll ric said 'no'. thc) t a k e na s a i n s t h e r nb 1 ' t h c K u a \ l u d c n t ' u n d t h a t i t o p e r a t e :i n ol O n l v s n r a l lq u a n t i t i e ^ s ' c a c h a s k c du ' h v n o t . a n d r r h e nu c r c c Z u l u I - c g i s l a t i vA s s c r n b h . u t b a n u n d c r t t o c r a lm a n n e r . ic p a m p h l e ta p p c a r t o h a v e b c e n \\c g('in! l() i()ttl. \l:,r il ttits l i : : tr s ; r r c r i l i ' I h : r I 1h r ' l r r r r c ' : " i - . , ' , ' Contrilception: T Birth control is life control. Contraceptionallowsus to choose is they who are most immediately affected by the issues of con- in whetheror not to engage sexualrelations, without the risk of ourselves our partnersbecomingpregnant. or But the choiceis traception- not a simple one. It involves countlessemotional, moral, On the one hand. effective birth control giveswomen great- religious and practical considerations. er control over their bodiesand Orthodox religionstend to view ceptive. It is administeredevery their lives. It enableswomen to contraceptionin a negative light. t h r e e m o n t h st o s t o p o v u l a t i o n . enJoy sex uithout having to Becaqsesex before marriage is It has been proved to be worry about falling pregnant.lt seenas immoral, anythingwhich potentially carcinogenic and therefore gives them greater facilitatesit is condemned. may produce permanent infer- 'Ihe freedomin the way they run their Even within marriage.contra- tility. American Food and lives. ceptioi iri often frowned upon Drug Administration has not (bv certainrelifions)because is approved this drug for general On the other hand, contracep- it use as a contraceptive. and yet it tion has servedto rob women of seen to interfere with our God- i s g i v e nt o T h i r d W o r l d w o m e n control over their bodies and givenr capacity 1o reproduce their lives in some instances. t h r o u s h S e X ., r en masse. -fh,e- These women are also often In the past a woman could use negative light in which mosi religiousand other autho- pressurised into sterilization the fear of pregnancy as an rities view contraception has againsttheir will. excuse for not becoming sex- resulted in restricted inform- Birth control is also a political ually involved with a man if she ation. Sex. is still something issue becausethe responsibility didn't want to. That excuseno which. if discussed at all, is largely falls on women. More longer exists.And many women sooken on in hushed or crude scientific researchis done into have been so conditioned into tones. female birth control than male submission to men, that they Because this, many people s of con{raception' find it almost impossibleto say: ^issue 'No. because knorv very little about Various hormonal methods I don't want to.' A ^ surroundingcontraception.At a for male contraception have woman who is protected is more practical level, they have beendiscovered. not markel-but assumedto be available and is ed becauseof unpleasant and pressurisedinto feeling that if little idea how ro find ouiabout dangerousside effects The pill, she can, she must. contraception. This article does not attem't however. stays on the market Ultimately, this attitude leads to provide a detailed discussion while its long term effects still are to the devaluingof our secualitv o l ' a l l t h e i s s u e ss u r r o u n d i n g ln cluestlon' a n d s e x u a l r e l a t i o n s h i p sC o n - . contraception.Nor doesit clairi No completely safe method traceptlon should give people to offer a comprehensil'e guide has yet. been invented. Drug choiceabout sexualinvolvement to every method of contracep- companies. spend thousandson it should not limit their choice tion available.It merelyhopesto contraceptive research. How- by pushing them into it. raisesome of the issues which we ever, the research is mainly Of course there are no easy guided by the profit motive,and leel are important, and to outline the pros ind cons of various is la-rgely-funded, conducted y men. directed and answers.Nobody can statecate- gorically whether or not to use Finding out: m e t h o d so l ' b i r t h c o n t r o l . Ilirth control is not merel' u b Even if an effectivemethod of m,ale;contraception were devis- contraception, and if so, what kind. What is crucial though, is somepossib personalissue.it is also politiial 'Especially that we make our decisionfrom in third *o.ld .oun- p e d . t h e . w o m a n ' s o s i t i o nw o u l d Our Bodies, Our Selves an informed position. triis, population control i, diffic.ult.She would need to Collective. P. Although there is a wide viewed ai a priority. In their have absolute trust in her This book is highly recomm 'popu- pulllct' selectionof contraceptivesavail- preparation of this feature e a g e r n e \ st o c u r b t h e able, there is no perfectmethod. l a t i o n e x p l o s i o n 't,h o s ei n p o w e r If it,isthe man who is taking , Each one has its particular Man's Bod.y'- an ownersI are foisting methodsof birth the pill' lor example' and he forgets or lies about it. it is still advantages and drawbacks. Woman's Bod.t' control whlch are far from safe Effectiveness is usually the o n t o l a r g en u m b e r so f w o m e n . the woman who becomespreg- The Struggle for Women's first criterion, but it is closely An example of this is the nant'. interwoven with safety, comfort Depo-Provero - A rePo nororious Depo-provera. T'his Quite literally. she bears the and convenience, much com- consequences. Because women so Provera (Available in SRC drug has been used as an promise is needed. Whereto go injeitible, long-atting contra- are susceptible preganancy, to it The pill is the contraceprive most frequently recommended Family planning clinicsf ce by doctors, as it is effective (95- - CampusHealthClinic 987a) and simple. The pill 15 De Villiers Street(l controls the woman's hormone - Simmonds Street (836 level through the intake of O l d C h i l d r e n ' sH o s p i artificial ones.This causes to her C i v i c C e n t r e( 7 7 7 - l l l l experience a simulated preg- nancy, which inhibits the devel- GP or gvnaecologist opment of the egg in the ovary Western Areas Health Cen and so prevents her liom be- Northern Areas Health Ce comlng pregnant. This means that some of the side effects of the pill are similar to those of the necessaryphysical exam early pregnancy. nationsand questions about yo There are quite a few different and your family's medical his kinds of pills and it is important tory. Once on the pill, it is a goo that doctors recommend and idea to have a medical check-u .The condom ond toam. Together their etlectiveness prescribe the pills best suited to at least once a year. e a c hw o m a n .P i l l sa r es o m e t i m e s Despitethe pill's convenien opprooches that o! the pitl prescribed hurriedly, without and effectiveness,there is often lhe new factsof lllb betes. Many people feel that the woman can only relax and There are other less serious. diaphragm is the imporlant participatefully ifshe can rely on but still important side effects- part of the contraceptive - her partner to withdraw immed- headaches, depression,lowered however, it exists only as a iately after ejaculationso that no resistance minor vaginal and to means of keeping the spermi- semenescapes. urinary infections, irritability cidal cream or jelly in the right There are also natural birth and often a lessening in the position,and must NOT be used control methods.Thesecan only intensity of sexual desire and without it. be used by women who are able response. Just as important: the cream to pay careful attention to the Apart from side effects, or jelly is hardly effective with- phasesof their menstrualcycle. women generally need to get out the diaphragm - even less and rvho are willing not to be used to changesin their bodies: so than foam used on its own. perfectly spontaneousin se.x. possibly, a lighter menstrual You might want to combine There are three methods in flow, light bleeding between the diaphragm with other types this category: the 'rhythm periods,weight gain. of birth control, such as the method', the ovulation method There are some beneficial 'rhythm and the symptothermic ethod. m method',the condom or effects:Periods will be regulated, coitus interuptus. All depend on the woman's premenstrual tensions and When getting a diaphragm, recognition of bodily signs;and crampscan be decreased, benign it is important that a doctor of when her fertile and infertile breastgrowths are lessfrequent, selects the size suitable for days of the month are. as is iron deficiencyanaemia. the woman's particular ana- There are certain methodsof A problem with the pill is that tomy, and fits it. lt is also a birth control which are frequent- all the responsibilities associated good idea to practise fitting it ly practisedbut do not work verv with it fall on the woman: it is she correctty in the presence of well. One of these is t'oilrs who must remember to take it, the doctor so that you can be interuptus, or withdrawal of the must seethe doctor and feel the completely confident when ac- man just before ejaculation. This (possible)side effects. tually using it. This synopsisis not intended to put anyone off the pill if they feel it is the method bestsuited to them. lt merely sets out the associatedpossibiltiesand pro- lems. The inter-uterine device(lUD), or 'loop', is second only to the .,lli pill in effectiveness, with a 79o i=if".*1 failure rate. The insertionof the IUD in the uterusinterferes with conception. Like the pill, though, the IUD has not beenin wide use for long enough to be siblebooks to read sure about its long term effects. Most women experience only e/ves : Boston Women's Health Book initial and minor discomfort,but a few have painful cramps and :ommendedand was used extensivelyin the bleedingwhich should be taken A clutch of controceptives ature. to a doctor ifit continues. Young Vaselinemust never be usedas only is it difficult lbr a man to be women who have not had rnersmanual : Diagram Group a lubricant for a diaphragm or sure when he is about to children are advised not to use condom as it can deterioratethe eiaculate. but drops of semen are the IUD. releaseda while before eiacu- rubber. Gynaecologists recom- nen'sLiberation : Beatrix Campbell When the diaphragm was lation. mend KY jelly. invented in 1882,it gave women As early as 1350 BC, the Finally, there is srerilisation, report by the campaign against Depo- a sexualfreedom not experienced Egyptians wore condoms as the permanent means of birth SRC Resource Centre) before becausethey were finally decorative covers for their control. For both men and go: able to take full responsibility for their own bodies: they could penises.By the eighteenthcen- tury, men were using them for women, sterilisationis irrevers- ible and should not be done ics centres f fall pregnant when they wanted contraception, and to prevent unless the person is sure that Clinic to, and did not need to be genital diseases. Condoms can s/he does not want any/more reet (836-2232) burdened with unplanned for be bought lubricatedor unlubr! children. : (836-5974) - and so possibly unloved - cated,and most kinds are for use Whatever method of contra- ospital(642-7554) babies. '-llll) once only. c e p t i o ny o u c h o o s e . t i s i m p o r t - i Ironically, after the advent (There is a standard condom ant that both partnerssharethe of the pill and IUD in the size,so if your chemistaskswhat responsibilities fully and discuss 1960's, many women now re- sizeyou want, s/ he is referringto r Centre(35-91l8) all related issues frankly. It is th Centre(788-1520) spond to the diaphragm as the size of the packet.) ' m e s s y ' a n da ' h a s s l e ' . also worth remembering that Many people complain that there is much more to love- Yet the diaphragm is pos- condoms restrict their enjoy- making than having sex. )xamr- price to pay - and people sibly one of the best con- ment of sex, forgetting the less ut you should consider both sides of a traceptives available. It is 85- visible, but frequently more al his- deceptively simple coin. 90Vo effective, depending on problematic effects of other l good Some major problems con- 'proper fit and proper care, methods.The condom, the only :ck-up nectedwith the pill are increased as well as consistent and care- short term contraceptive for incidences blood clots, risesin of ful use'. It has no side effects men, is one which puts them in nlence blood pressure, and in some at all, except in rare cases, the position of full responsi- lften a women, the possibility of dia- where it may irritate the vaqina. bilitv. This means that the - Irss of )84 Stones fly, classrooms are smashed, windows are shattered. l'he DET announcedhar the D t w a r ) t st o g r v e 1 ' o u n g e s t u d e r Restless of crorvds schoolchildren mill outsideschoolgrounds. H Peta High r.vasto be shut m o r c o l a c h a n c c . u r e l yt h e r S Police dispersemobs with teargas,dogs and sjamboks.It is dou'n inde{initclv. more ilppropriate solut happeningagain.[Jnresthas broken out in black schools. What lies behind thc dis- w o u l d b c t o b u i l d m o r es c h o This time turmoil has broken out in Pretoria's black townships. ruption'l ls it. as is f'requently [ - o u d p r o t e s t sh a v e b e e nv o r Four schoolshave beenclosedfor over a month. The lessons c l a i n r e d .t h c r v o r k o f ' o u t s i d c a g a i n s t t h e 1 9 8 - lb l a c k m a r of a g i t a t o r s " lA r e t h c s c h o o l c h i l d - results. Ol ovcr 70 000 mar 1976, 1980 and l9E3 have not been learnt. Once again, the r e n i n v o l v e d s i m p l y 'm i s g u i d e d c a n d i d a t e s . p p r o x i m a t e l yr a simmering dissatisfaction with Bantu Education has burst to troublemakers ho are, in the w half passed. and fewerthan 8 ( the surface. rvords o1'the SecretarvGeneral (about lloh) received mal The current unrest in the The next day. Februarl9. all o l F d u c a t i o n ' h a r m i n g e i ro u n Ih e x c m p t l o n ( u n i v c r s i t ye n t r a Pretoria township started only h e l l b r o k e l o o s e .P u p r l sf r o n r t h e fut u re"l p a s s e)s. one week after schools started three schools.rviulding sticks 1 ' h e p u p r l sh a v ea l o n g l i s t o f t h i s t e r m . 5 0 0 s t u d e n t sa t t h e a n d s t o n e s .i n v a d e d t r v o o t h e r grievances: Saulsville Secondary School s c h o o l s ,t h e N k o m o H i g h a n d a S c h o o l a u t h o r i t i c sp r r s i \ t e n 1 - boycotted classes. T'he1, refused the D P Peta Senior Secondary. ly rcject demandslirr g(nuine to return to class until 90 s t u d e n tr e p r e s e n t a t i o n . 2.000students abandoned school. s t u d e n t s ,s o - c a l l e d ' r o w d y e l e - The boycotters demanded that o Little ol no dialogue takes ments' who were expelledat thc- other schools boycott in soli- placebetrveen stafl'members and end of last year had been re- daritv student leaders. i nstated. 0n l--ebruary unresterupt- 10, o Pupils l'eel that they are A week later. the entirE ed at the Flavius Mareka High. sub.jected excessive to corporal student body of the Hofmeyr T h i s w a st h e 6 t h o f t h e 7 s c h o o l s High School in Atteridgeville . p u n i s h m e n t ( l n a r e c e n tc a s e , a i n t h e a r e at o e x p e r i e n c e d i s t u r b - y o u n g g i r l w a s a l l e g e d l l l,a s h e d boycotted classes.They had a a llces. long list of grievances. but l5 times. and then further On February I I camethe first assau lted.) school authorities refused to death. Pupils at the D H Peta . School facilities are inade- negotiate with student leaders. High School locktd the gares Within a week another High quate: Classrooms are over- a n d d e m a n d e dt o t a l k t o t h e c r o r v d e da n d l c x t b 0 o k 5 4 p ! ' i n School, Saulridge. joined the headmaster- boycotts. This rvas precipitated r s h o r ts u p p l l ' .S p o r t sl ' a c i l i t i ea l e The police arrived. Srones often non-existeut. by the alleged assault of a were hurled. The pupils report student by a teacher a T here are too l'erv teachers. t h a t a p o l i c ev a n d r o v e t h r o u g h The teachers there are often Pupils from all three schools the closedgates,and toward the unqualified and incapable of ignored warnings from author- schoolchildren.Police deny stu- teach ng.i ities to return to classes.The dent claims that l5-year-old -l-he Department of Education(DET) Emma Sathekge was killed when kel issue in the current threatened to close down the run over bl the van. admitting unrestis that of Age l-egislation. schools. onlv that she died from internal N e w D E T r e g u l a t i o n se x c l u d e 0n the 8th February. school- injuries, and refusing to release all pupils over I8 from re- children assembled outside further details. a d m i t t a n c ei n t o S t d 8 . P u p i l s Hofmeyer High School. de- 8 pupils were admitted to over 20 cannot be re-admitted manding to speakto the staff of h o s p i t a la f t e r t e a r g a s a n n i s t e r s c into matric. This ignoresthe fact the school. Police were called in were hurled into a crowded that becauseof home pressures to disperse them. Later that day. classroom. Later that day, the and bad teaching, many pupils t h e D E I o f l i c i a l l y c l o s e dd o w n p r i n c i p a l ' s o u s e a sw e l la ss o m e h , are unable to complete their all 3 schools. 'passing' policecars werestoned. schooling belbre turning 20. vhites : 957.pass lnotric blocks ; Four to a desk: resentment is inevitable 5O7.W.ss mo,t,rig$N
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'it                                                                   d e m a n d s( o f t h e ) e c o n o m i cl i f e                                        pupil. and Rll8,25 on each
e said          the rapid increasein matric                                                                                                                                                                                  ls seenas a symbol of the entr
of South Africa. it was necessary                                                        black pupil. The ratio remains
mmittee        candidates. Certainlv. this fac_                                                                                                                                                                              education system.
that the blacks be allowed a                                                             r o u g h l yr h es a m ef o r t h c l 9 g 3 rg 4
educa-        tor, as well as difficult socio_                             place 'above the level of certain                                                        budget.                                                    The violenceand disruption
economic circumstances, con_                                 forms of labour'. In resrronse                                                               -[he
suchas                                                                                                                     ro                                                                                                 Bantu Education schooli is tl
t r i b u t e sl o t h e a p p a l l i n gr e s u l t s .    t h e s k i l l e d l a b o u r s h o r t a g ci n                                                     t e a e h e rp u p i l r a r i o a l
of lec-                                                                                                                                                                                                                     final expression of fr\rstrat
But the explanation musr go                                  South Africa, increasingnum-                                                             r v h i t es c h o o l s s I 8 . 2 : 1 .A t b l a c k
i
supple-                                                                                                                                                                                                                      pupils against a sJ/stemwhic
furt her.                                                    bers of Blackshavebecnallowed                                                            schools, it is 42J:1. I n the
to
to attend universityover the last                                                                              ,
bantustansthe situation is as
An examination of past
few years.                                                                               bad, if not worse.                                          Police are called in to disner
pilses a       Matric Statisticsreveals
that the
matric exemption rate decreases                                                                                                                           Black pupils have no olTicial                       a n d d i s c i p l i n e n g r y p u p i l s .B
a
o n ,a n d                                                                    Black school pupils are aware                                                                                                                  unrest will onlv stop whe
almost in proportion to the                                                                                                                           c h a n n e l s f o r e x p r e s s i n gt h e i r
facultv,                                                                   of the cynical and oppressive                                                                                                                     draslic changeshave beenmad
increase in candidates. The                                                                                                                           grievanccs. Persistent protests
Ls.
Class
number of pupils obtaining                                  n a t u r eo f ' l l a n t u E d u c a t i o n ' .                                        u r u a l l Sr c s u l t i n e x p u l s i o n . r
o       to the education system. Blac
exemption has risen in a very                                                                                                                         t h e c l o s i n gd o w n o l ' s c h o o l s .        pupils will nor be sarisfiedunr
Univer-                                                                       At the end of 1982, the                                                                                                                        South Africa has free and equ
controlled fashion.
archic-                                                                     governmcnt  was spending                                                                    School property is frecluentlv                       e d u c a t i o nf o r a l l .
lividual          Students at rhe Saulsville
le and         High School have made a
ntation       s t a r t l i n g a l l e g a t i o n- m a n v o f
t h e p u p i l s w h o f a i l e de x a m sl a s r
it is      year discovered on return of
i to co-      their papers, that their papers
their     had not been marked at all.
Others were amazed to have
srested       passeddespitevery clear f'ailure
when         marks.

lective            These allegations call the
es in-        e n t i r e x a mm a r k i n g ; s t e m n t o
e                        s          i
ourses        q u e s t i o n .S o m e s t u d e n tl e a d e r s
re and        c l a i m t h a t t h e D E T w i r r p a s sa
estab-        specific anrount of people re-
g a r d l e s s f t h e n u m b e ro f m a t r i c
o
mmlt-
extra        candidates. This forms a par,
they suggest, of the govern-
lucted        men('s policy of mainrainirrg
rds to        t i g h t c o n t r o l o v e r t h e s i z eo f t h e
ln the       s k i l l e dl a b o u r f o r c e .
ware-             Verwoerd. the creattlr ot
'Bantu
Education'.said when
lyone       introducinghis masterplan in
p, ir        1954:'The school must equip
nitia       him (the 'Bantu') ro meet the
demands which the economrc
,port       lit'eof South Africa will rmpose
re al       upon him . . . There is no place
aln a       f o r h i m i n t h e E u r o p e a nc o m -
asan        m u n i t l a b o r c t h e l e r e lo f c e r t a i n
that       forms of labour.'
nmit-
B u t a s t h e e c o n o m yo l s o u t h
ovide
Africa developcd. it became                                   Pupils continue to reject their gutter education
Nusasservices
I would like to introduce the                         ccommodation, clothing er
services which NUSAS is offer-                        through the National Stude
Auret van Heerden,a former NUSAS President suing l0
is               ing for 1984. Firstly, the Stu-
Security Policemen for assault. Last week in court, he                                                                  Discount Scheme.
dents Services Committee at the
describedvarious torturesowhich he claims wereinflicted on                                                                 The NUSAS SRC Resour,
I983 NUSAS Congress,recom-
him over a period of 36 hours at Benoni potice Station in                                                               Centre gives students acce
mended the idea of electing a co-
to pamphlets and newspap
November 1981.                                                    ordinator to be responsible for
cuttings which cannot be four
Theseincluded:                                                 initiating, maintaining and co-
in the library.
a blows to the genitals                                           ordinating student services.
NUSAS has plans for
o electric shocks                                                   The South African Studenrs
Book Price Commission whit
o being forced to stand for long periods of time with his         Travel Service (SASTS) is a
will investigate the book indu
non-profit travel agency, con-
wrist handcuffed to his ankle.                                                                                          try and the soaring pricesofte:
cernedwith cheaptravel.SASTS
Van Heerden is suing each policeman in their personal                                                                books.
offers reducedflight and railway
capacity. This means that should the accused be found                                                                      In 1983 NUSAS ran su
tickets, low cost accommoda-
guilty, it will not be the Minister of Policeousing public                                                              cessful campaigns to establis
tion, insurance       and much
money, who pays the damages, but the policemen                                                                          crbches for the children r
more.
themselves.                                                                                                             students and teachers.
The Handbook produced by
NUSAS has drawn up
This is particularly significant as it would make              SASTSINUSAS conrains a
individual membersof the police personally responsiblefor        guide to aspectsof SA. It also
tion NUSAS will be conce
their actions - they would no longer be able to hide behind      contains relevant information
trating on building up facull
the skirts of the Minister.                                      regarding students' needs eg
councils for 1984.
contraception.
Students can have access                                             Brendan Barr5
Magopa has hit the news again.                                   to discounts on stationarv. ac-                                         SRC Presiden
The SADF moved in and forcibly removed the community
of Magopa from its home and dumped it in a barren piece of
land called Pachsdraai.
The people of Magopr resisted removal defiantly until the
Campuswatchdog
SADF declared it an 'operational area'.                          According to a recent report                           on campus. ('lhis event, I ar
What is the rationale behind this brutality?                  in the campus underground                              told, was reported on oversea
Magopa has to be. seen in the context of the entire           press,membershipof then BSS                            television, thus bringing ou
homeland system. Magopa is not an isolated incident. It is       is restrictedon the basisof race:                      university into disrepute inter
only the latest example in a long string of removals.Already     strange indeed, at a university                        nationally.)
over 2,5 million black South Africans have been removed          committed to non-racialism.                               Perhaps Llits Student cou\
and relocated to the bantustans.                                 Does this mean that a similarly                        conduct (and publish) a thor
Magopa demonstrates how the new constitution is planned       constituted SS would alsobe
W                                   ough investigationinto the BSI
only to streamline apartheid. The government is simply           tolerated?I doubt it.                                  and their access to the above
accelerating the process of dumping South Africa's 'excess'         This same BSS, it will be                           mentioned ominous privileges
population in barren, remote reachesof the country.              recalled, escaped censure last                         Students deserve to be told.
The removals at Magopa have precipitated a storm of           year for their disgusting be-
international protest. Those countries which welcomed the        h a v i o u r i n d i s r u p t i n ga m e e t i n g                     PeterKidson
1983 constitution as the first steps towards true reform have
been re-awoken to the reality of life in South Africa, and to
the fact that while the facade may have changed marginally,
the foundations of the apartheid monolith are as solid as
Furiousover Campus
ever.                                                               The blatant exploitation of                          of prescribedbooks (estimates o
llits Studenl extends its solidarity to the people of         WITS students by Campus                                 quantitiesaccompanythis list)a
Magopao and to all those who live in the shadow of               Bookshop - the Universities                             least six months before the star
apartheid'saxe.                                                  official suppliersoftextbooks -                         of the academicyear. This year
has led me to write this letter.My                      was unable to get hold of z
past dealingswithCampus have                            number of my prescribedbooks
CONTRIBUTORS:
Matthew Kentridge               Michelle Fourie                  unsuccessfuly attempted to gei                         too few copiesor because   they'
Karen Jochelson                  Jane Rees
hold of prescribed      books.When,                    not bothered to order at all
Peter Rosendorff                 Kate Greenburg                  on the few occasions. book I   a                         Many of my fellow studentshavt
required was in stock I was                            found themselvesconfronted b1
Clive Glaser                     Julie Gordon
forced to pay high prices.                              a similar situation, I am not. I
Janet Hersch                     Karen Zwi                           I did not use the above                             assureyou, alone in my plight.
Amanda Cohen                     Carol Rilkin and friend         expression 'forced to pay' un-                             It is up to the Wits students
I.izz van der Riet               Tony Wende                      thinkingly: Campus, it seems,                           through their SRC and thei
Derek Spitz                      Cathy Burns                     are committed to making utmost                          student newspaper,to publicis
Grant Gordon                     Shaun De Waal                   u s e o f t h e i r m o n o p o l i s t i cp o -        their objections, only then per
Debbie Abrahams                  Peter Lazarus                   sition at the expense students.
of                          haps will some type of concret
Denise Dreyer                    Bettina von Lieres              H owever,what angeredme even                            action pertaining to Campus be
Sean Jacobs                      Katy Burke                      more than their prices,was the                          taken.
Neville Hoad                     Gabby Ozyrlski                  complete lack of efficiency -                              Campus exploits, Campu
Philippa Garson                   Zarina Jeena                    perhaps also resulting from                             takesadvantage,   CampusSucks
Linda Berkowitz                   Diane Schwikkard                theing being monopolists.
Adam Gordon                       Arran Valkin                       Campus. being the official                                             David Crook
Jon Driman                        SharleneTilley                  Universitysupplier,is givena lisl                                             B.A.III
Shaun Kopel                       Elizabeth Freitag
Steven Kane                       Tara McKee
Srrr,Johnson
l
t.ary Moscow
Eliza Galgut
Raquel da Silva
NUSAS ThemeLaunch
Mark Segal
Marguerite Saceo
Lea Gratch
ThursdayI March 1984
Jenni-Lou van Heerden
Maxime Marx
Paul Segal
Heather Jersky
GreatHall
Vicky Bronstein                   Tim Marchant
Tiego Moseneke:AZASO President
DesireeChimes                     Angela Northover                         Nadine Gordimer:South African novelist
David Lipschitz                   Karen Brodie
Paul Strathern                    Heidi Zingel                                 Kate Philip: NUSAS Presidenf
I
Long live Sizwe Bansi
'Sizwe
ren-      Downstairs    at the    Wits
em-       Theatre   is considered by
ersi-     Athol Fugard's best play.

Exposing the limitations rm-
rffer     posed on blacks in South Africa
rers      by the pass laws, the play is a
,vith     product of a workshop-process
by Fugard. John Kani and
Winston Ntshona. The story,
sub-      with an entertaining dialogue
rage      revolvesaround identity and its
'eas-
documentation in the form of
sion      the pass book.

ii'ilN
eof         Because of its workshop-
kely      any particular style. The direct
be-      and natural language highlights
rthe      the reality of the problems
ewer      explored by Fugard.
It is pertinent to note that the
Ilor.     interpretations of drama stu-
that      dents Paul Luruli and Jeremiah
ntial     Mofokeng show perceptiveand
liir
rally     sensitive insight into the roles
rd at     previously designed and work-                          Droma students (l to r): Jeremiah Mofokeng (as Sizwe                                                                     and paul Luru6 @s Styleg
lof       shopped for Kani and Ntshona.                          S t e a d m a nw e n t o n t o s a y t h a t                  sensitivedirectionolascriptthat
Ian Steadman was concerned                          looking at distinctions uch as            s                   e x p o s e s o u t h A f r i c a ' sr e a l i t i e s .
S                                              The Wits Performing                             Arts
r'
iri,      about a recent press article                           theseis reductionistand simolis-                              make this an enrichingtheatrical                           Film Society has launched its
)un-      which implied that he made a                           tic. He stressed               the importance                 experience.                                                programme of great cinema
ad-      distinction between black "aca-                        o f i n i t i a t i n gi n d i g e n o u s o r k s a s
w                       Performances        run on MondaY                       classics and interesting and
3ar.      demic" actors and black 'in-                           part of the drama school re-                                  to Saturdal' at 8pm until 4                                important new films.
tuitive" actors presently per-                         petolre.                                                      March. I'here are matinees on
One of the highlights for the
forming in South         African                           l-uruli's and Mofirkeng'sper-                             Saturdal' and Sunday at 3pm.
first quarter of the year is The
theatre. "This is a ridiculous                         formances. play'edwith insight                                Student discounts are available
Last Supper by the Cuban
distinction to make," he said.                         and cnersv and Steadman's                                     at all oerformances.
director. Tom6s Guti€rrex Alea.

The film is both a re-evaluation
stu-                                                                                                                                                                                     o f t h e r o l eo f t h e ' b l a c k ' i nC u b a n
rody                                                                                                                                                                                      society and an examination of
ably                                                                                                                                                                                      the church in the unchristianand
port                                                                                                                                                                                      hierarchical Cuba of the eight-
An exhibition of work from                             the many rvorksrhat lined the                                                                                            eenth century.
son       the Fine Arts Department                               walls.Technicallv nd stylistic-  a                                                                                           After the recentsuccess the               on
was recently held in the                               ally, these were varied, with a                                                                                          l o c a l c o m m e r c i a lc i n e m ac i r c u i t
rugh      Gertrude Posel Gallery in                              vast cross-section of media on                                                                                           of Merchant and lvory's Heat
and       Senate House. As expected,                             shorv. Examplesol fairly natur-                                                                                          a n d D u : t , a n o t h e ro f t h e i rn e w e r
:lass     media and subject matter                               a l i s t s t y l e sc o n t r a s t e dw i t h t h e                                                                    films is also bound to attract
the                                                             m o r e a b s t r a c tw o r k s .                                                                                       a t t e n t i o n .I t i s t h e i r 1 9 8 2m o v i e ,
varied widely.
-fhe                                                                                                                 The Courtesans o/ Bomba.t'.
usly'          Sculpture ranged from pink                                       photographv rvas mostly'                                                                                      All screenings are held in
sol'aswith human legs to more                           monochromatic. u'ith move-                                                                                              Senate House Lecture Theatre
t r a d i t i o n a l b r o n z e n u d e s .C o m -    m e n t b e i n ga n i r n p o r t a n lt h e n r c .                                                                   on Mondays at 17h30 and
p l e t ea b s t r a c t i o n a s e v i d c n t r n
u                        Distancedperccptionand the                                                                                              20hU0.A specialdiscount mem-
b o t h t h c s u b t r a c t i v es c u l p t u r e   j a r r i n g . i u x t o p o s i t i o no l ' s o n t c
b e r s h i po f R 2 5 . 0 0f o r t h e y e a ri s
u
a r r dt h c m a n l r n u l l i - m e d i e o r r -    i m a g e sc r e a t e da n a i r o l ' u n e a s e
lro-                                                                                                                                                                                     being offered to Wits students
r
s t r u c t i o n s .T h e s Y m b o l i s u $, a s i n m a n y p i c t u r e s .( ' o l o u r u a s lted and staff. Temporary member- e a s i l vu n d e r s t o < l id r v o r k ss u c h n used to sinrilal eltlct in sorne sus- ship of R6.00 for -l consecutive 'ess. a s a n c n a m e l l e dl e m a l e t o r s o . silkscrecns d paintings. un films. is alsoavailable. rvhich opened out to reveal F i l l i n g t u , o I ' l o o r s ,t h i s a b u n - 'lntolerance' s h c l v e s f b r a s sc g g s .H o w e v e r , o d a n c c o l m a t c r i a l .w i t h i t s g r c a t J \,{61 ess. i n m a n r c a s e st h e i m a g e s h a d rarien'. madc for irrtcresling D W Griffithi 3nt, b e c o m e t o o p e r s o n a l i s c dt o v i c t ri n g . m a r r e d o n l v b v t h e USA/I9I6 rto facilitatc ornmuniualion. occasional sell'-indulgence t he ol l2 Mar 'The Courtesans f o ive: T h i s t r c n d * a s a l s o D r e s e nitn ar t is t s . Bombay' Merchant ent l v o r y ' iI n d i a i 1 9 8 2 nle l 9 M a r ' T h e [ . a s tS u p p e r ' rine l-6mas Guti6rre Alea/ ur- lle: C u b a r1 9 7 6 for 26 Mar 'Ale.xanderNevsky' S e r g e iE i s e n s t e i n l U S S R iI 9 3 8 or 2 A p r i l ' C i t i z e nK a n e ' Orson Wellesl ilr U S A, I 9 4 I be Screenings for the Second :he rOf Quarter will commenceon A disturbing photographic sequence and P Melliers' awsrd'winning, sculpture Monday 30 April. Brexking the sound is$${e 36ooo leepp- favd b Cna be6e &rA1 Afric.an must2 n Uze. tnast t:nuap--$rez. aoa SucesstLl        opt at7 @ncErt ut       held th S4 .
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Under the unique circum-
tully constructed atmosp
stances of war, people can
of the POW camp.
become unrecognisable. Their                                                                                                                                         Thematically, several sc
spirit can regress, devoid ol                                                                                                                                    associated with         Christia
any purpose other than des-                                                                                                                                      (with Celliers portraying a J9
truction. Yeto out of the                                                                                                                                       figure1 are visible: Celliers'r
violence, bitterness and mis-                                                                                                                                   as he faces the firing squa
ery of war, a strange inexplic-                                                                                                                                 cruciform. As he is dying in
able human affinity is poss-                                                                                                                                    pit he is bathed by a shaf
ible. It is an affinity that not                                                                                                                                light. And most importantly
'Holy
only transcends culture, but                                                                                                                                               Communion' scene
also transcends the relation-                                                                                                                                   which Celliers hands our rrr
ship between captive and
the red flowers (the symbol
captor . . .
red wine) just as Christ did at
South African born Sir                                                                                                                                       Last Supper.
Laurens van der Post's novel.
The idea of homosexuali
The Seetl and the Sou.er, is
also fairly predominant. Tl
d e l i c a t e l yt r a n s f o r m e d l n t o a n
exists a powerful bond
enthralling film experience
attraction between Celliers
Merry ChristmasMr Lawrence.

'ffi
Capt Yonoi (Ryuichi Sakamt
Set in a barrcn and hopeiess
with Lawrence even remark
p
J a p a n e s e r i s o n e r - o t - u a rc a m r )                                                                                                             'l
rhink he'sIaken a shine to.v
in Java in 1942, the four
protagonists interact in a power-                                                                                                                                Whether this can be interor
ful pnrtrayal of the meeiing of                                                                                                                                 as homosexualityor not. is
two cultures.                                                                                                                                                     batable, as perhaps the inten
Lt-Col John Lawrence (Tont                                                                                                                                    of the unsubtle ooening sce
Conri) assumes the role of                                                                                                                                      was to influence our Der
mediator between East and                                                                                                                                        tion of the film.
West. He alone. seemsable to                                                                                                                                          Whenever Celliers does I
understand, and thereby com-                                                                                                                                     Yonoi, although subordinat
municatewith, the Japanese a                                                                                                                                     the captor-captive context,
on
level above that of his com-                                                                                                                                     seems,in his defiance, to h
p a t r i o t s . A l t h o u g h e n j o y i n ga n                                                                                                             the upper hand. When ea
uneasy relationship with his                                                                                                                                     flowers in front of yonoi,
captors.their respect nurtured                                                                                                                                   digging his bayonet into
is                                                               ,:t;.i,,'fi                                                ground when challenged, (
by his apparent ability ro com-
prehend them. However they                                                                                                                                      liers' manner is always mock
continually atrempt to test him                                                                                                                                  and antagonistic.
by pushing him into confront-                                                                                                                                         The climax, when Cell
ation with their culture and                                              Bowie:port si                                                                           finally triumphs, is. cine
moral justice.                                                  l'he clashing ol the rwo                                                                          tically, a masterpiece.     The us
havingto die io preserve    yonoi's
With the arrival in camo of                            cultures is evident throughout                                                                        the staggeredslow-motion ir
senseo1 order). Ho*,ever. Law-
Major Jack Celliers ( D'avit)                                                                                                                                     powerful that it leaves
t h e f i l m . A c l e a re x a m p l eo f t h i s           rence himself later expiains:
gutless. Director of             ph(
Bow,ie),and knowing his powers                                                         6
i s i l l n 5 1 1 3 1 sb y C e l l i e r . s j u s r
.          'The.r're
a natiutr oJ anxious         graphy, Toi<-hiro Narush,
of resilience (from their servtce                          before he facesthe firing-squad.                              people. The.t' tan't do anl'thing    '. painstakingly
days in North Africa), Lawrence                             He plunges into an elaboralc                                                                                             creates the r
indivicluall.t'. So thel, v,eil maa     ment, and expertly conveys
realises the Japanese will do                              mrme sequence. baftling his                                   en tnosse-'
Japanese         guards.in rvhichhe has                                                               transferral of "spirit" betw
everything in their power to
hreak him,                                                                                                                                                       Celliers and Yonoi. Lawre
a last shave.a last meal. a last                                 This East-West dichotomy
What follows is not merely a                                                                                                                                 later remarks to Hara (Taket
cup of tea. and a lastcigarette                               also permeates rhe cinematil            'It's
battle for survival between the                                                                                                                                          as if Celliers, b.t, his de,
helore he is ready..l'.his igh-                 h             techniquesof the film. Director
British prisoners and their                                                                                                                                      sou,eda seed in Yonoi such i
l i g h t st h e d i f l ' e r e n c i n a t t i t u d e s
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The Wits Colts (Under 19)               top of the table when the points
soccer team are going all out           are counted up.'
1o prove a point this year.                This year's team has been
At the end of the 1983season         strengthened by the arrival of a
the side finished top of the            number of new players,   amongst
second division, and then went          them Eric Koseff. an ex SA
on to win the Champion of               Schoolsplayer.who hasregister-
Champions tournament in                 ed as a first year BA student.
'Our aim at the Club is not
which all the League and Cup
winners took part.                      only to run a successful side, but
To add to this, for the first        also to give players a solid
time in Wits history, two Colts         grounding in the game so that
players were selectedto repres-         they can go on to play in our
ent the University at the SAU           senior professional and amateur
tournament, which was won by            teams,as well as in the lntervar-
Wits.                                   sity side', said Blanckensee.
Any players that were under
'Even
after these successes,        l9 on th first ofJanuary, and are
our critics are still saying that we    interested in playing for Wits,                     Arriving in style

The High-flyers
did well only because fo the            should see the soccer adminis-
of
weakness the opposition,and             trator, Doug Podesta, down-
not because were a good side',
we                        stairs in the gym between9.00am
said Derek Blanckensee. the             and l.00pm, or phone him on
team's manager.
For those of you who missed                        people who have joined a
7 16-3020(mornings). Training.
'This year we intend to prove                                                             the opportunity of a life-time,                     anyone interestedin joining t
to be gently thrust out of an                       club should consult the not
year's     that we are not onlY good               place at Marks Park on Tuesday
aeroplaneat 2 000 ft, and did                       board in the Student Union I
enough to play in the first             and Thursday evenings, and
not join the skydivingclub, it                      reports of what's happening.
division but we aim to drive the        matches are played on a Sunday
tement     point home by finishing at the                                                              is not too late. The Wits                               To all those who dMainful
afternoon.                                                                                              told us during OrientationWer
to stay                                                                                                Skydiving Club runs courses
that they were -

ntative
finitely
Wits crush RAU                                                                              every weekend and offers
training from the basicsto the
o scaredof heights
o not mentally instableor ma
rn any way
For thelasttwo years Wits     the              o planning to join the unde
West-    On Wednesdayevening, 15th                                                                   Club haswalkedawaywith the                          water club -
: about    February 1984, at the RAU                                                                   intervarsities   trophyand in 1982                we really suggest that yo
. pnces    Rag Athletic Meeting, a                                                                     t h et e a mc a m e i r s ti n t h ej u n i o r
[                              give skydiving a chance. Tr,
,ached.
Wits University team, con-                                                                  nationals.                                        i t . a n d d i s c o v e rh o w m u n d a n
sisting of Markus Pingpank,                                                                     160 students have already                     and boring your life has bee
ldents
Anthony Grendon and Nor-                                                                    joinedtheclub thisyear.Those                      up to now.
cas,it
:ngth'.    man Harroway, streakedto a
300 metre win in the l0 000
metre team relay event.                                                                                         SPORTS RESULTS

The Wits team, a team with-
out a track, took the lead from                                                                                 Wits A beat Wanderers bv 40 runs   A
€prll                                                                                                                     w i t s 2 8I a l l o u t
the start,and for the 25 lap race
r. rle    were never headed.They beat                                                                                     W a n d e r e r s2 3 9 a l l o u t
,rdry
Tukkiesinto second   placeand a                                                                                                                   figures:
t30                                                                                                                                                                         84
very strong West Driefontein                                                                                   Andy Rosselli
flysi-
team into third place and                                                                                      Craig Benadie                                       4l
actuallylappeda RAU team,a                                                                                     John Perrot                                         4E
Prof                                                                                                                                                                         46
Germiston Callies team and a                                                                                   John du Plessis
gree
'lgh-    Goudstad Training College                                                                                      R Ellison                                        4/30
:udy     team.                                  Marcus Pingpank                                                         P Botha                                          4/ 44
ruth
ain-
the     Wits tennis club calls for new members
'fhe
Why not get involved in one                     tennis year for all South                   who receivedher South African                     of the rewards will be a tour I
of the university's largest and        African Universities ends each                                            s
U n i v e r s i t i ec o l o u r s .              Zululand where the leamsw
most active clubs - the tennis         D e c e m b e rw i t h a n i n r e r v a r s i r y       Another highlight promrses                    compete in two tournamen
club.                                  tournament. Last vear it rvas                        to be the Wits closed toumament                   The top eight plaversfrom bot
held in Durban. The men'steam                        which this year will boast                        l h e w o m e n ' sa n d m e n ' ss e c t i o
me                                             was weakenedby injuriesto two
Last year club membership                                                                increased priz.e money. Last                      also have the opportunity t
do
amounted to 400 students and           of its playersand only managed                                                                         receiving professionalcoachi
)ut                                                                                                 t,ear,five teams were enteredin
,es     staff members. and this year           to finish seventhin a field often.                   the SouthernTransvaalLeagues                      from George Rudman, one r
should see the 500 membership          The women's team. however.                           and it is hoped that thrs year                    South Africa'sforemostcoach
'd,
mark surpassed.The standard            managed a credible fifth place.                      more teams will be entered.This                       Another important aspect (
he
amongst the top players varies                                                              will dependon interestshown by                    the club revolves around .il
th                                            Congratulations Chris Naidoo,
to
from year to year, but the first                                                            club members. It must be                                 I
socia activities. The bigge
teams have always found them-          the captain of the men's team,                                                                         e v e n ti s t h e a n n u a ld i n n e rd a n t
stressedthat the lower leagues
selvesplaced in the premrer or         and Peter Reinecke on being                                                                            It is hopedthat at leastonerazz
rd                                                                                                are ol a standard that the
first division leagues. One            unbeaten as a doubles corn-                                                                            a term rvill be heldas rvell.            Socia
le                                                                                                majority of the club mtmbers
notable ex-Wits      player is         bination in the men's scclion.
)e                                                                                                s h o u l de n i o r , .
SPORTSBDITORIAL:
Yes, this is the last page of llits Student The sports section
'sussout the sports scene'.We will
now has a larger staff to
endeavour to cover      campus sport as well as issueswhich
affect sport on a more general level. If you have any
free to approach the sPorts staff.

Birds bushed
Without a doubt the Wits                                      by the discipline and determin-
victory over Moroko Swal-                                     ation of a wellJrilled Wits
lows in the final of the BP Top                               Squad. Undoubtedly the man of
E competition,       the major                                the match was Nelson Castro
NPSL      competition     which                               who      performed       faultlessly
drew a crowd of 150 000 has                                   throughout the game.
been the greatest Wits sports                                     ln the 2 leg final the scoresof
victory this year.                                            both matchesare added together
to determine the winners and
In the previous rounds of the                              thus Wits having lost the first leg
tournament Wits, in an incred-                                 I - 2. neededto win by a margin
ible display of strength and skill                            of at least 2 goals, for the cup
beat the Soweto glamour club ,                                victory.
Kaiser Chiefs and then went on                                     Goals by Moca and Anley put
round.                                                         victory an obtainable goal. Even
Contrary to general opinion                                 the intrusion into the standsofa
that the squad is just a lot of pro                            dove, no doubt sent by some
players carrying the.rname of                                  spirit to give inspiration to the
Wits, the squad actually com-                                  side,locally known as'the birds'.
prises 8 Wits students, those                                  This sent the birds' supporters
being Barnard, Nathan, Anley,                                  into a wild frenzy but did not
Kosoff,    Nthombela,      Rilley,                            inspire their team to the heights                                            Greg Foasen of the Wits Squad
Comitis and Pomroy.
The final was played over 2
needed to counter the driving
Wits squad. But alas, the feud                                                     needsYou
Someone
legs, the first in Durban where                               was still by no means over when                                                People remark that the                                     Sports facilities include:
'hapless
Wits, watched by 40 000 people,                               a           Nathan' clumsily up-                                               average Wits student is only                            Aquatics (swimming, diving
lost l-2. After this defeat the                               ended one of the Swallows                                                                                                              waterpolo and sYnchronized
interested in food (especially
Press and most critics simply                                 forwards in the Wits 18 yard                                                                                                           swimming), athletics, badmin-
canteenchips), making money,
make matters worse the regular                                the score 2-1.                                                                 windsurfing and doing as                                ing canoeing, cricket, fencing
goai keeper, Milja Alexsic was                                    The issue was prit beyond
little academic work as poss-                            ttyrng, golf, gymnastics, hockey
ruled out with a brokenjaw and                                doubt when Bush in the second
ible. Even if this description                          judo, karate, keep-fit (women
the manager was forced to field                                half fired a winner past the                                                   doesn't suit you, have you                               only), mountaineering, netball
an untried reserve, Nelson                                    Swallows captain in goals to give                                               thought ofjoining Wits sport?                            rowing, rugby, skiing, skydiving
Castro into the Cup final.                                    the studentsthe required2 goals                                                    After all, a fair proportionof                       soccer, squash, tennis, under
The 2nd leg which drew a
sport on campus why not use
so                                   volleyball, weightlifting, wind'
crowd of 30 000 was played at                                    This NPSL title is the first
the facilities?                                         surfing and yachting.
Ellis Park. Contrary to every-                                 major title the Wits squad has
one's expectations,Julie KaPlan                                attained since the Mainstav cuo
managed to bring something                                     is bright with a number of                                                                                                             /:69J5fr!?t ,
new into the squad's tactics and
the final flair and skill of the
'supbi' Swallows was neutralized
talented young players coming
up through the ranks into the top
leasue.
ts                                          fuw\t-s-ss
Sailor acesteam
Five members of the Wits                                       her guest (a sailor).
tennis team were recentlY                                          Also drunk, he chased the
students by car, and tried to run
found guilty of misconduct by
them down three times. On the
the Wits Student DisciplinarY                                          attempt, one of the
third
Committee, for bringing the                                    students, Peter ReYnecke re-
name of the University into                                    taliated. He kicked out and
disrepute.                                                     damaged the car. and was then
The students committed the                                   almost run over a fourth time.
offence while playing in an                                     He took evasive action bY rolling
intervarsitycompetitionat Natal                                under a nearby car.
Lniversity, Durbart. from De-                                                                                                                team manager reported the                                unfairly treated. Apparentl
The sailor threatened to lay
cember 5th - l0th.                                             charges, but as yet, the students
incident to the University                               they have each had to pay a
One night. in a highly intoxi-                                                                                                            authorities. The students were                           additional RlO damages to r
have heard nothing. The Natal
cated state, they sprayedshaving                                                                                                             then fined an additional R30 by                          Durban residence, for which
University Discipline Commit-
cream in the men's and women's                                                                                                               the Student DisciplineCommit-                            they claim, they were not res
tee settled the matter of the
residences. UnfortunatelY one of                                                                                                             tee of Wits.                                             ponsible.In addition, they alleg
damaged room, by charging
the victims in the women's res                                                                                                                                                                        incidentsof victimisationby th
each of the studentsR30.                                                    The students involved. how-                               Wits Sports Administratio
happened to be a residence
'varden. The action provoked                                        On returnrnghome,the tennis                                             ever, feel that they have been                             againstthe tennis club.
\.        W i t s S t u d e n t i s e d i t e d b y M a t t h e w K e n t r i d g e a n d K a r e n J o c h e l s o na n d p u b l i s h e d b v l h e S r r r a c . t . ' D - - - ^ - ^ - . - '


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