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Monday, August 23, 2010

Powder Keg (Strike On Campus)

Some situations are as dangerous as they can get. That is what I like to call “powder keg”.  This blog  is more about my views and also my experiences on strikes. As you may know about the strike that happened in University of Limpopo-Turfloop campus (from 26th July 2010 to about 6 august 2010). Listen to my side of the story.

This is how it started. On the 23 July 2010 (Friday) there was a mass meeting at the campus. The agenda was hot water, Increased Fees, NSFAS Allocations and Lack of Residential Management and a memorandum was submitted.

The coming Sunday (25th July 2010) another mass meeting was posted to be held on the 30th July 2010 (Friday)and on the same day as the poster, late at about 19H30 the Power at the Campus was out until at about 03H00 on Monday. Monday Morning the posters for mass meeting on the 30th July 2010 were replaced by a mass meeting poster for that day (26th July 2010).In the meeting they were a feed back from the Vice-chancellor/Principal of the University of Limpopo.

It stated thing like the head pumps are working optimally, the increase fees was a mistake, NSFAS Allocations are still on the minister of higher education’s hands and that the residence problems is common to many South African universities. The respond did not satisfy the students, and then they decided to speed up the reaction. I remember the last words were “Comrades, is either today or never!” The march started there.
Later that day the leaders were arrested from the admin building (A-Block) Third floor was the vice-chancellor’s office is. Thing went up after then. The police were all over the place and stones were thrown at them. The housing department was also attacked by stones and all the bins on the campus were burning.

Late at about 22H00 the department of housing office were set ablaze, the reaction was high for the whole night with a common scream “Waaaaaaaaaaaar” .it took about week for everything to cool down. The SRC were suspended until further notice and charges were laid against some students.The following week-end M5 lecture hall war burnt to black. That’s when the police were even stricter to anyone walking in the academic area especially at night.

During the strike more than 200 students were arrested but released within a few days. Some were injured as the police were attacking everyone in the residences; break into their room when they are asleep. I lost my phone in the process, while running for cover and many tests were postponed, increasing the pressure. Turfloop was left leaderless and very soon the election for new SRC will start. It is said by those who were here a bit long that this was nothing compared to the one of 2007.
Everything just went down and the police evacuated the campus but the matter of the strike was not fully resolved. So the question remains, will it start again?

I'm Getting Older

I'm an uncle to another child again! That just increased my age credibility. Today my only sister just had a second child and this time is a girl. That makes it a total number of 5 kids I am uncle to and that i know of.  Talking of being old and kids, it makes me wonder when I am going to have one of my own and also reminds me of a hectic situation that I experienced last year when I was in grade 12, but I can not speak about it now. Maybe soon I will have to blog about it.Wow!  Its just Amazing How fast we grow.

The Missing Puzzle

As much as I can reflect the bright smile on my face but with acts in my aim. No matter how many friends I have around me, beside the slow brewed glory and fame. I could do anything to feel the flame.I would do anything I can to kill the pain.Always when I walk around I hear a deep voice saying “boy you have a problem, and you aren’t fooling no one but yourself, although you have some other problems but with this one you aren’t killing anyone but yourself”.

I told her Pheli if you ever do that again I don’t ever want to see you anymore.  Yes I am in love with them but I can’t be with them tomorrow or very soon, so I walk over trying to chill myself and get a couple of stew starts, but the result is just negative. I can say I want to be with them but I can’t be with ‘em all, as some may disregard my presents. Does my properties matters?

I’m trying to do it all right, I got plans but everything should go as right as it can. I got certain that it will last for life but only if it happens and as it stands. I am trying to shoot down my blinds, before it hurts. Is it just the raging though of life, I mean success?

The mass of the fact is loneliness.  You see to me is normal to have that what we call “relationship problems”, as much as I put myself on the line something’s just happens as their designated record time. I should feel packed with a lot of homies around but instead it is extra less. I so high, then I go down. I meet a lot of beauty questions as they remain, are they meant for my pleasure or torture. This is something I know but now I don’t know. Every time I find myself in that situation, I feel like could pause and play some old records again. So how do I move from  A to B, beside I have changed to soft, well that’s what my  closest friend tells me, but maybe in time, I’d finally fill the fragmented piece of the puzzle, Mara gona bjale I have a missing link in my position.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Presure as Major

I always though that the previous semester was the worst and that this second one will be less since I will have enough experience. Time is almost totally absorbed than last semester.

What I mean is that if you evaluate my courses, all requires time understand and all requires practice. In addition to everything the tests, the assignments and also the quizzes. For example in statistics you have to write a test almost about every week, plus tutorials every week. Computer Science has two parts programming and theory, both act independently since in programming they might be quiz/homework in addition tutorial and practical sessions weekly and an assignment which all acts in the same level of work, theory usually deals class tests/quizzes. Math and applied math are entitled to tutorials, quizzes, tests and practice.

So you could imagine if you were in my shoes, what if an addition comes in the way?  I guess it will have to pay off when I am working.