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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
cater for about 70 children.
                                          Lltits Student that she has
   Neither fees nor criteria for          received many inquiries about
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.
                                         Paediatrics by Meadow which is
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 Med Head
                                                                                        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
 their houses.The leadershioof
                                                           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
were loaded on to Ciovernment
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
                                                                           for                   task
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
                                                                                                                     Nadine Gordimer;
                                                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                      Admissionsand
                                                                                                                      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
                                                                                                                                                                                  academic criteria rise, so fewer

        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
                                                                                                                                                                                  blacks will make the grade.'
                                                                                                                                                                                    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 -
                                                                                                                                        r                                                     ol academic potential
 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
                                                         r u n t h e c a n t c c nt h a n i n p r o v i d -                                                                       i s s u e sg r i e r a n c e s e e nt o a l t h e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                s
 Director of Canteen Services                                                                                     prograntn'res lhat will ensure
                                                         ing a serviceo the students.
                                                                              t                                                                                                   highest level.
 refused to talk to VltitsStudent,                                                                                our courses rneL't up to the                                        Ta ke representation            seriouslv
 saying that he had been pre-                                -l                                                   changing naturc ol                        careers
                                                                h e f e e l i n ga m 0 n g n t a n y s t u -                                                                           b e a C l a s sR e n .
 viously misquoted.
                                                         d e n t s i s t h a t p r i c e sa r e t o o h i g h
   Ian Saxton, the Deputy Director
 listed some of the overheadsas
 being wages and salaries, fixed
                                                         Ior certain tilods. Cornplaints
                                                         a b o u t t h e q u a l i t l ,o f t h e f o o d i n
                                                                                         '
                                                                                                                  SaspuCongress Wits
                                                                                                                              at
                                                         r e l a t i o n o i l s p r i c eh a r c a r i s e n .
                                                                        t                                         Student journalists from five                                   between members of the pro-
assetreplacement             and losses       due        c s p c c i a l l y v i t h r e g a r dt o c h i p s ,
                                                                            r
 to pilfering and breakages.Al-                                                                                   campuses met to discuss                                         gressive press, and generated
                                                         hanrburgcrand pics.  s                                                                                                   lively debate which was sus-
 leged breakages alone reach                                                                                      policy in an intense two-day
 R3 000 a month. With regardto                                                                                    session in November last                                        tained throughout the congress.
                                                            The strengthof vour response
 wages,the canteen has no con-                           will affect whether student                              year.
                                                                                                                                                                                    At the cnd of the congress,
trol over how much a worker is                           o p i n i o n i s c o n s i d e r e di n t h i s             More than thirtl, all'iliatc                               the 1983 SASPU president,
paid, nor can a worker be dis-                           matter or not. lf the interested                         p u b l i c a t i o n sn t e t a t t h e a n n u a l           Annette Griessel,handedover to
 missed. These actions are the                           SRC member, Nick Leonsrn                                 c o n g r e s so l t h e S o u t h A f r i c a n               the newly appointed executive:
jurisdiction of the universit;'                          receivesletters and support he                           S t u d e n t s r c s s( J n i o n .P o l i c yf o r
                                                                                                                                  P                                              Guillietta Fafak:      president
                           .
a d m i n i s t r a t i o nD u r i n g v a c a t i o n   will have greaterinfluencein his                                  u
                                                                                                                   1 9 8 4 , a sd i s c u s s c a n d a d o p t e d
                                                                                                                                                   d                             Charles Kent: UCT. Stefanie
                                      c
t h e c a n t e e no v e r h e a d s o n t i n u e       d e a l i n g sw i t h r h e a d m i n i s r r a -       h v t h c d c l e g a t c sS e s s i o n s e r e
                                                                                                                                                 .               w               Sycholt: Pietermaritzburg,Elaine
a l t h o u g ht h e r ei s n o i n c o m e .            tlon.                                                    h c l d f o r t h e e x c h a n g eo l i d e a s               Renertsc:Durban. Ray Chur-
                                                                                                                  bclween the ol'l'icial student                                 chik: Rhodes and Em Beale:
                                                                                                                  papcrs ( lL'i t.sSt u tlen t.,'Vrr.rfronr                      vice-president and member for
                                                                                                                  P i c t e r m a r i t z b u r g ,l ) o t t t t f r o m         Wits.
                                                                                                                  [)urban. lllntlco from Rhodes
                                                                                                                                                                                     I9U4 looks prornising firr
                                                                                                                  and I ar.rrrl l'r-orl [JC'T).facul$'
                                                                                                                                                                                 S A S P t I a t W i t s r v i t hl 3 a { l i l i a t e
                                                                                                                  council papers and religious,
                                                                                                                                                                                 p u b l i c a t i o n sf,u n c t i o n i n g r s t i l l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             o
                                                                                                                  womens' and labour publi-
                                                                                                                                                                                 i n t h c p i p c l i n e . 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.




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                                                                                                            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
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    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.
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ich co-          Police intervene during 19T6 School Boycotts. The
cilsand                                                            crisis continues
                     DET explains that resources                            clearthat in order 'to meetthe                                                           R I 0 4 8 p e r a n n u m o n e a c hw h i t e
                h a v e b e e n s p r e a do u t o w i n g t o                                                                                                                                                               damaged,because rnstituti
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the
      '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
ual and                                                                                                                                                                                                                      seents lead only to deadend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   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
                                                                                                                          class-rep guide and in add
  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:
                                                                   made me increasingly irate as 1                        either becausethey had orderec
  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
 Cathy Sladler                    Paul Jammy
                                                                   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
Lisa Lashasky
                                  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
                 Bansi is Dead'now on
ren-      Downstairs    at the    Wits
em-       Theatre   is considered by
r'oul     director lan Steadman as
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-
          nature the play doesn'tadhereto
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.



          Wide spreadof fine arrt
                                                                                                                                                                                          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'
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            A disturbing photographic sequence and P Melliers'                                                           awsrd'winning, sculpture                                           Monday 30 April.
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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
                                                                                                                                                                   cakes(the symbol for bread)
  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
                                                                                                e                        Nagisa Oshinra strugglesto find
Japanese goalers, rnore. it                                                                                                                                      w'emo-f all share b.y its grou
                                                           toll'ards death                       Westerners              a balance between Japanese-                  -Ihis
t e c o m e sa b a t t l e o f c o n t r a s t i n g                                                                                                                        film does nor exploit
                                                           s e e l n gl t a s a n ' o c c a s i t t n ' t h e  ,         American styles,with thi result
wills and philosophies. Bl                                                                                                                                       surface drama and horrificr
                                                                             .
                                                           J a p a n e s ea s s o m e t h i n gn a l u r a l             that some scenes seem awk-
attempting to destroy Cellicrs'                                                                                                                                  war. but penetrates     deepinto
                                                           and uneventful.                                               ward and incongruous. For
spirit. the Japanese re. in a         a                                                                                                                          origins or war in the hur
                                                                Often the Britrshare unableto                            example. the flashbacksusedto
s e n s ed e s t r o y i n g h e v e r y ' t h i n g
            .                  t                                                                                                                                 spirit. Merry Christmas
                                                           comprehend Japanesethinking                                   recall Celliers'past ruin the feel-
theyworship.                                                                                                                                                     Lawrence is an unflinchit
                                                           and motivation (eg Lawrence                                   ing and continuityof the care-
                                                                                                                                                                 honest work of art.



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                  olts set to
           gallop to victory
           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
                                                   which has already started, takes
                                                                                                       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
                                                                                                       most advancedlevel.
                                                                                                                                                          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
  suggestlons or criticisms about the sports pagespleasefeel
  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
to beat Arcadia in the next                                    Wits ahead by 2 goals and made
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,
 wrote off the Wits squad. To                                  area. The resultant penalty made                                                                                                       ton, baseball, basketball, boat-
 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
                                                              lead.                                                                           your fees is directed towards                           water (scuba), sPearfishing
  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
the squad's new coach, had                                     of 1978.The future of the squad
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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