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Reith Hall ladies residence held a Speed Dating Fundraiser for the One Million One Month campaign on Friday night.
“This year we saw the need to take the money to the SRC as we can see that our fellow students are suffering, so we just wanted to help…we also believe that charity begins at home,” said the house committee’s entertainment officer, Mompumelelo Matsimane.
“Last year I had outstanding fees so I went to the SRC and they helped me … if we can also contribute to the SRC then they can come back and help us.” said Matsimane
The ladies were seated on one side and the gentlemen on the other. The couples then had three minutes to get to know each other before they moved on to the next potential candidate for their affections.
“While they were speaking to each other, they scored each other out of 10 in terms of appearance, personality and romance… whichever girl and guy got the highest score we gave prizes”, explained Matsimane
The students were supplied with refreshments to go with the romantic atmosphere, including strawberries and a chocolate fountain. The evening was met with enthusiasm and cheerful mood with many students hoping to meet that special someone.
Kamogelo Khatle, a BA Law student said “It seems like a very fun experience and I’m hoping to find someone…who makes me laugh, who asks different questions, who doesn’t talk about school or what I’m studying.”
But despite the candles and heart shaped balloons not all the students were there to find a potential partner, like Esselen Residence’s house committee member, Lerato Ramotshela who said he was there to support his sister res.
“Currently I’m not single, I’m here tonight for the ladies and gentlemen looking for love because I’m in love.”
The event was also meaningful for many of the students who were either themselves affected by funding or knew someone who was.
The event raised R3200 after participants donated more money to help their fellow students complete their education.
The speed dating event is an annual charity fundraiser which raises money through ticket sales.
A fire broke out last week at Wits Junction when an iron melted and exploded inside a student’s room.
The unidentified student left his iron on a stove plate while both appliances were switched on.
Clifford Chauke, a staff resident at Junction, said he received an emergency call at 12.00am early last week. Two security guards and a warden were already at the scene.
“We broke and entered into the room and the fire extinguisher was applied,” he said.
When they entered the room and the smoke had cleared, they realised the stove and the student’s iron had been left switched on.
Only the stove and the student’s iron were damaged “the iron itself had burned completely and the room was pitch black from all the smoke from the cables,” said Chauke.
The student was moved to a visitor’s room while the burnt walls in his room are being painted and a new stove is being installed.
Chauke blamed the fire on the student as management has sent emails asking students to remember to switch off all appliances.
Wits Junction manager Nazime Randera declined to comment on the fire and referred questions to Campus Housing and Residence Life head Selina Pendihama. Pendihama said she was unable to comment on the fire.