Yeah neh……The heat in Bloemfontein tells you that we are entering the summer of 2012 as students begin to drift off home as most are done with their exams and the university prepares for the ANC’s historic Mangaung Conference on our Bloemfontein Campus.

This is not, however, the end of the academic year for many of us. Our staff members are working flat out to prepare for a smooth registration and book distribution process in 2013.


Our first-time applications are at record levels (16 000) already and staff members have worked hard to wipe out any backlogs so that we retain a competitive edge in attracting the best students.


The Gateway Orientation and the Welcoming Day are also two events that require massive planning.


And then of course there is the dedication of our staff committed to ensuring that the ANC Conference proceeds smoothly from the perspective of logistics, security, on-campus accommodation and the media centre.


The 53rd ANC National Conference will take place on the Bloemfontein Ufs Campus from Saturday 15 December 2012 to Thursday 20 December 2012.