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UJ, French Embassy celebrate democracy, sportsmanship with inclusive Sports Day

Staff members and students at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), together with staff at the French Embassy in South Africa, enjoyed a fun-filled Sports Day in celebration of 30 Years of Democracy in South Africa on Thursday, 14 March 2024. The event, which took place at the UJ Soweto Campus sports complex comprising UJ Sport […]

UJ men’s A and B teams secure bronze medals in 2023 USSA Rowing Championship

In an extraordinary maneuver for 5km without a functional boat rudder, the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Men’s A Team managed to win a bronze medal in Port Alfred during the 2023 University Sport South Africa (USSA) championship. UJ featured three contesting teams against teams from nine other South African universities from 7 to 9 September […]

UJ aims for gold in 2023 USSA Rowing Championship in Port Alfred

Ten South African universities’ rowing teams have descended to the small town of Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape Province to compete in this year’s University Sport South African (USSA) Rowing Championship from 7 to 9 September 2023. The boat race, which takes place at the Kowie River, promises to be a great showdown with […]

UJ athlete finishes in 4th place in Italy’s 17th Gavirate International Para-Rowing Regatta

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) para-rower, Lifa Hlongwa, has improved his 14th place performance he recorded in the 2022 16th Gavirate International Para-Rowing Regatta in Italy to finishing in 4th position in the 2023 edition. Hlongwa made his first appearance in the same competition in 2022. He moved up by ten places from the 2022 performance. Hlongwa represented South Africa […]

Para-rower Lifa Hlongwa to compete in Italy’s 17th global para-rowing regatta

Fourth-year BCom Economics and Econometrics student and para-rower at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), Lifa Hlongwa, will jet off to Italy to compete in the 17th International Para-Rowing Regatta from 9 to 11 June 2023. This will be his second appearance in the race. The race is a traditional sporting event in Italy, organised on Varese […]

UJ’s A 8+ rowing team finish in 4th place among top universities in Europe

The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Rowing Club’s senior men’s A 8+ team recently participated in the International Rowing Regatta of University Eights – St Dujam at the University of Split in Croatia from 13 to 14 May 2023. On Saturday, the opening day of the competition, the Orange Army (UJ) competed in the University Race, […]

First international regatta for UJ rower Lifa Hlongwa in Italy

Lifa Hlongwa learned a few lessons from competing in the international 16th Gavirate International Para-Rowing Regatta in Italy between 9 and 15 May 2022. Although he finished in 14th position in the first and 9th in the second regattas, this was a learning curve for the third-year BCom in Economics University of Johannesburg (UJ) para […]

Compulsory school sport helped UJ women’s rowing captain’s breakthrough

In her first week at Mondeor High School, a Grade 8 learner, Makungu Masangu, was mesmerised by rowing as a sport during the school ‘sports orientation. After being selected to join the rowing team in 2015, she took baton to a new spot. “Since I started rowing in 2015, I never looked back. This is […]

UJ men’s and women’s rowing teams lauded for medal finishes

The men’s and women’s rowing teams of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) scooped four gold, five silver and eight bronze medals in the 2022 University Sport South Africa (USSA) rowing championships at Eikenhof Dam in Cape Town on Saturday, 09 April 2022. These performances put the UJ men’s and women’s rowing teams in first and […]