Tuks Rag procession 2009

The Tuks Rag Procession is a spectacular event held at the beginning of each year allowing the students of the University of Pretoria to showcase their creative and technical design skills to the public by parading their floats through the streets.

The Procession itself is made up of 7000 students escorting 16 floats interspersed with a variety of performing groups and draws on average 30 000 members of the public thus making it one of the biggest events of its kind in Southern Africa.

Tuks Rag is a student driven charity organisation that actively participates in fundraising and community service projects. By enjoying the fun and spectacle of student wit, and opening their hearts and purses and giving generously on Saturday 31 January, the public will contribute to worthy causes such as the poly-clinic, soup kitchens for the elderly, homes for children, clothes for the needy, funds to help needy students to pursue their studies and numerous other charity organizations.

More than R4 million was paid to charity organisations in the past two years.

The 2009 Tuks Rag Chairperson, Andile Songo says, “The Tuks Rag Procession is one of the oldest traditions held by the University, it provides you the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than you will ever imagine.”

The Executive Officer of Tuks Rag, Ludwich Marx, comments, “Please join us in this fun filled event and support our students efforts which culminate in the floats paraded on this festive day.”

DETAILS OF THE PROCESSION:

Date: 31st of January 2009

Time: 4:30pm

Location Start: Roper Street, Hatfield

Location End: Hatfield Square, Burnett Street, Hatfield

Judging Function: Mitsubishi Showroom, Middel Street, Brooklyn

Theme: The Bucket List (that is, the things that you would like to do/achieve before you die)

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