The heart of RAG 2017 lies in giving back and having fun

Belinda Bantham -- Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:50

The heart of RAG 2017 lies in giving back and having fun

The countdown for one of the most anticipated student events of the year has begun, and in less than two weeks, students from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark will be getting together for RAG 2017.

RAG – which takes place on 14 October 2017 at the NWU RAG Farm – is an annual campus initiative organised by the campus’ Student Campus Council (SCC) alongside Masia Sounds Productions. This year the event will consist of two parts, namely a charity drive and a music festival.

Giving back to the community

The first part of the event sees the student community come together to raise 10 000 tins of canned food. These will then be distributed to local orphanages in the area. The RAG committee have set up stalls at local supermarkets where members of the community can donate canned food, while students and staff are also more than welcome to donate at various stations across the campus:

  • Building 5D G06 (SCC Office)
  • Building 7 G12
  • Building 4
  • Building 14K
  • Student Supervisors of all campus residences

Celebrating a good cause

As a way to celebrate the success of the food drive, and as a final celebration for students before the end-of-year exams commence, the SCC will hold a music festival with the purpose of creating social cohesion among students.

The festival will see live entertainment ranging from the campus’s very own talented students, to national performers such as Lulo Cafe, Harrison Crump, Mo Flava, Kandy Koated, Ms Flexy, DJ Major League and DJ Dimplez to name but a few. The MC’s that will be keeping the crowd entertained are Bugy, Happ K and Quizy.

The event will begin at 13:00 on Saturday, 14 October 2017 until 02:00 on Sunday, 15 October 2017. Ticket prices range from R100 for bona-fide NWU students and which can be purchased at the Finance Department on campus, and R150 at all Computicket[N1]  outlets for non-students. Entrance on the day for bona-fide students will amount to R120 and  R150 for non-students.

For more information, contact Thami Mangezi: