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SATICA Encourages Students To Graduate ‘Alive’

SATICA Encourages Students To Graduate ‘Alive’

The second day of the SATICA Eisteddfod 2017 competition was well-received with 14 institutions participating in the event, showcasing their musical talents at the Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Fred Crookes Sport Centre.

Besides the choirs engaging in sing-offs, the event is also about educating students about surviving life at tertiary institutions. The aim, through events such as SATICA, is to find strategies to decrease the percentage of new HIV/Aids infections through awareness campaigns and to encourage students to graduate ‘alive.’

On day two, the event included a ‘Living Healthy Lifestyle and Graduate Alive’ programme. This saw universities such as Tshwane University of Technology – Ga-Rankuwa Campus, University of Johannesburg and host, Durban University of Technology, singing songs that addressed matters of the heart, amongst others.

Sphamandla Ngubane, Deputy Secretary General of SATICA, said the competition was not just about singing but also about making an impact to the lives of the students and communities. “This is our way of spreading messages to the people. We do it through our voices, through music. One of SATICA’s goals is to remind students of the eternal value and pertinence of selflessness, patriotism, community engagement, unity and Ubuntu, values which the late Oliver Tambo espoused,” he said.

Pictured: Members of the DUT Midlands choir singing on matters of the heart during the SATICA Eisteddfod competition on day two.

Noxolo Memela

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