Posted on February 14, 2011
A pre-judging was conducted before the procession and the focus was on Rag is Going Green concept, which is an effort of students taking a conscience look at the environment. Through a series of engagements with the Rag committee and other relevant student groups, the principle was brought across that the first priority before even building a float was to preserve the environment and to ensure that all materials used in building a float were from recycled origin and can also be re-used in the future. This in itself is not only good for the environment but also cost effective.
The concept of Going Green resumed last year and will always be inculcated to students in the coming Rag festivities. The plan is to increase the 20 per cent sustainability in future to emphasise the importance of environmental friendliness of TUKS Rag.
The procession was resumed by Tshwane Executive Mayor Mr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, who delivered a short speech to much elated students. He hailed the student’s drive to raise funds with an intention to contribute to the needy and destitute.
The procession moved through the streets of Eastern Pretoria and ended at Hatfield where the students converged to party until the early hours of the morning.
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