The Eastern Cape’s universities will gather for a celebration of student activities when the annual intervarsity takes place at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth on Friday and Saturday.
While the sporting fixtures will be a big attraction, Madibaz director of sport Yoliswa Lumka said the occasion lent itself to a wider programme of events, which they were excited about hosting this year.
Starting in 2017, she said the institutions – Nelson Mandela University, Rhodes, Fort Hare and Walter Sisulu – had discussed the pathway for the annual intervarsity.
“We crafted a document to showcase the purpose of intervarsity, as well as the inclusion of other events that will involve a lot more students of the four institutions,” said Lumka.
“For instance, this year a fashion show, a flash mob and a Women’s Day mentoring programme have been included.”
She added that it was a once-a-year opportunity for the students to participate in as many activities as they