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Wag-'n-Bietjie: it’s a matter of style

Vision:

  • To praise God in all that we do.
  • To have a balanced student life, as well as maximum academic performance so that each resident has the opportunity to live fully.
  • To improve the internal spirit of the residence by creating opportunities in which every resident can share.

Mission:

  • To be an example in speech, behaviour, love, faith and purity.

Facts about Wag-’n-Bietjie women’s residence

1. During R&O the Wag-ʼn-Bietjie first years wear thimble hats to symbolise that they will not try to hitch-hike home
2. Wag-’n-Bietjie ladies are the perfect women on campus to marry and we have never had a divorce action with our dating residence.
3. The tortoise emblem of Wag-’n-Bietjie symbolises caring, understanding and long-lasting friendship.
4. Our mascot is a tortoise called Gogga Jompie.
5. The residence is 43 years old this year and in 2014 we had our 40-year reunion.

Traditions of Wag-'n-Bietjie ladies' residence

1. A Wag-’n-Bietjie lady never wears pyjamas in the foyer.
2. A Wag-’n-Bietjie lady may never appear in the foyer barefoot or with wet hair.
3. We do not do laundry on Sundays.
4. On Sundays a Wag-’n-Bietjie lady wears stylish, formal clothes.
5. A Wag-’n-Bietjie lady never drinks alcohol from a bottle.
6. The entire residence wears residence wear on Mondays.
7. A Wag-’n-Bietjie lady always behaves with style.