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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Healthy bodies for healthy minds

EDUTAINMENT: Student Development Officer Anette Grobler and Radio DJs TwinzSpin during the Holistic Wellness Day on the District Campus. EDUTAINMENT: Student Development Officer Anette Grobler and Radio DJs TwinzSpin during the Holistic Wellness Day on the District Campus.

CPUT puts a high premium on the wellness of both staff members and students.

Hundreds of students sampled the range of programmes offered by the Directorate of Student Affairs and Services during the recent Holistic Wellness Day on the District Six Campus.

They took part in demonstrations such as Martial Arts and Zumba dances presented by Virgin Active as well as played games such as mechanical bull riding and boxing in a jumping castle. Healthy and affordable eating/cooking were also demonstrated.

Student Development Officer Anette Grobler said the purpose of the event was to inform students about the different services freely available to them such as the Clinic, Student Counselling, Student Development, Sport, HIV/Aids Unit and the Disability Unit.

“I am happy about the students’ turnout at this event,” said Grobler.

Acting Head of Department: Student Health, Andries Slinger, said his department was affirming their commitment to provide a professional, high quality healthcare service.

“The aim is to contribute to the health and wellness of our students in a student-centred approach moving to one smart CPUT,” said Slinger.

The affected departments and units ran stalls which displayed the services they offer and conducted BMI and HIV testing. Other stalls offered information on social, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, emotional, physical and environmental wellness. The Green Campus Initiative attended to the latter while a number of religious structures provided assistance on spiritual wellness.

Good Hope FM’s DJs TwinzSpin ensured members of the audience put their dancing shoes to good use with trendy mixes. Established in 2010, the Cape Town duo are 23 year-old identical twins, Jade and Shad Isaacs.

District Six Campus Local SRC chairperson, Tumiso Mfisa, said the SRC support the services provided by the Student Affairs and Services Directorate and encouraged students to participate in the various department’s programmes so that they can benefit from the services rendered.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.