First year varsity students – advice from a pro

After their first semester and first major university exams, many first year students are sitting with an unenviable conundrum – the realisation that they may not have made the best choice about what to study for the next 3 years of their life. And now they have a major decision facing them, the decision about whether they should continue on their current path and see things through, or whether they should cut their losses and try again in a different field next year. “Many of these students may, for the…

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Belfast-Machado roadworks on course


The extensive upgrade between Belfast and Machadodorp on the N4 Toll Route is progressing well, with 14% already complete. The R400-million project commenced in March this year and will see 30km of Section 5B rehabilitated and upgraded to a four-lane carriageway. The entire project is expected to take 36 months to complete, and the contractor, WBHO Construction, has confirmed that no delays or complications have been experienced so far. This is good news given that the project was suspended in 2018 due to community unrest. However, months of negotiations between…

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