The new journalism honours students of 2012 were greeted warmly at a welcome party held at the journalism department last night.

New additions to the class of 2012 were added to the mid- career and career entry levels of the honours course. Franz Kruger, the acting head of the school of Journalism and Media studies assured the new students that they would be working hard throughout the year.

“If you want the full benefits of this course the only way to do it is full–time,” Kruger said.

Dean of Humanities Prof. Tawana Kupe made sure the students were comfortable by assuring them that the programme was the best in the country.

“You could have gone anywhere, to Stellenbosch [University], or to the Eastern Cape. But you chose [to come] here, and for that I’m glad.

Bursaries were also handed out to the career- entry students, who will begin class on Monday the 13th. These students will form part of the new Vuvuzela team.

Franz Kruger welcomed new students to the Journalism honours course

From left to right: Akin Oyedele (Reuters), Lebogang Mdlankomo (Media 24), Luyanda Majija (CNBC Africa) and Marsha Moodley (Independent)