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George Campus

05/03/2013

NMMU George Campus was once again a hosting station in celebration of the tenth annual CANSA Shavathon. The shavathon, which took place on campus on Friday, 1st March, saw staff and students demonstrate the value of Ubuntu and solidarity with cancer sufferers or survivors by shaving off or spraying their hair.

The activities of the day were all in support of cancer patients, and giving recognition to their daily struggle, of which hair loss is one of the most visible physical changes they have to deal with.

“It is always great to see staff and students come together to support a worthy cause, whether it is through volunteering as an assistant or being a participant in the Shavathon itself”, said Lenore van den Berg, Academic Life Skills Lecturer at NMMU George.

 

Shavathon

Sivuziwe Abraham bravely placed her trust in her friend, Awonke Kampie, while getting her hair shaven all off. Sivuziwe later returned the favour by giving Awonke a fresh new hairstyle.

Shavathon

Campus Librarian, Bertina Odendaal sports a colourful hairdo. Joining her are gentlemen from the SARU Eagles Rugby Academy.

Shavathon

Olwethu Maduna (middle) joined the CANSA assistants as a sprayer for the day. The students who had their hair sprayed are (from left) Yonela Mdudu (Wood Technology student), Sthembelo Ngcobo (Agricultural Management) and Sinethemba Kanana (Game Ranch Management).

Shavathon

Members of the public, Kym Rolfe and Elmari Booysen, joined the NMMU team and enthusiastically shaved off their hair in support of a friend who suffers from cancer. They received moral support from their children, Byronne Rolfe and Simoné Booysen.

Shavathon

Husband and wife, Christiaan and Brenda Viljoen (both BTech Nature Conservation students) displayed a team effort as they participated in the shavathon. Christiaan went bald while Brenda opted for spraying her hair in different colours.

Shavathon

Staff and students all joined in the fun as they had their hair sprayed. From left, back are Alicia Maclean (Marketing and Corporate Relations Intern), Lenore van den Berg (Academic Life Skills Lecturer), Shona Ruthman (student), Adele Potgieter (Marketing Lecturer) and Phindiwe Qungani (student). In front are Dee Manqidi, Constance Weber and Jene Vosloo (student).

Contact information
Miss Alicia Maclean
MCR Intern
Tel: 044-801 5081
Alicia.Maclean@mandela.ac.za