|Journalism Student leaders find their rhythm|
as they prepare to work as a unit.
|On this exercise the students learnt to work as a unit to save one of their own from falling.|
They had their set programme and participated in various activities that forced them as leaders to work as a unit. They also went on a hiking trail up a mountain and reflected on the various journeys they have taken in their lives resulting in them finding a place in the student leadership structures of TUT. The student leaders’ characters were also tested during their weekend getaway when a misunderstanding led to certain individuals refusing to iron out their problems and talk to each other. Like true leaders they decided to sit down, apologise to each other and find solutions to their problems before departing for the high rise buildings of South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria. In 2011 those who were in Toppieshoek will have to find various solutions to other students’ problems and play a part in assisting in the academic, social and at times personal aspects of their lives. There were trying times on the final morning in Toppieshoek, but the students eventually proved that they have been chosen because they are the best people who can assist in the journey that many of their peers will be undertaking in 2011.