A pre exam stress alleviation event for CCT residents was recently held at the Tshwane University of Technology’s Soshanguve North Campus. The students were encouraged to bring whichever talent they have and share it with others – this was to expose them to rest of the campus and also offer relief from their studies for just a few minutes.
Event organiser and Residence Committe member, Samukelo Ntombela, says the event was inspired by the talent he saw at university hostels.
“As an RC I was that when we were giving away tissues in the student’s residences, I saw that many of our students had posted poems, pictures and lyrics on their walls. It’s useless for them to write while their work remains on walls because one knows their works,” says Ntombela.
Simphiwe Khumalo, inspired the crowd with his poem titled, “Darkie (Black man)”.
“Apartheid left a scar on us and I think we have to work on that because people seem to be waiting for people to give then opportunities to be handed to them,” explains Khumalo.
It wasn't just poetry on offer as rappers, dancers and other types of entertainers were also on show. Winnie Mtsweni, an education student who came to the event in her pyjamas says such events are needed for stress alleviation during this time of the year as campus life should not just be about studies.
“After all is important work hard and play hard,” she adds.