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Old 03-16-2017, 11:36 AM   #1
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Christians on Campus had been on the University of Pretoria for many years, as far as I understand. As some of you know I attended it for my entire first year and a part of my second year, after which I left.

Last week a friend of mine who still attends the LC it told me that they are no longer allowed on campus as a society. This is not for political reasons. Rather, they and every other official group have to register as a society, and for that at least 60 members are needed. They did not get the 60 members this year. This means that they can now longer use university rooms for "overflow" and that non-student LC members are no longer allowed on campus.

I don't think this is a fatal blow, unfortunately, as their Pretoria branch is just down the street from campus.

Perhaps I should not say "unfortunately". I recognise that the majority of them are true believers and that this is detrimental to some students as the CoC did function as good support for them.

Though in all honesty I am glad they are gone. It was their continuing presence on campus which kept me active on this forum. Now that they are gone I can finally clear my mind of them.

Edit: I do however think this is a fatal blow to their growth. University access afforded them many opportunities to reach out to new students. Without this I doubt they will be able to attract many people.
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:47 PM   #2
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This is not for political reasons. Rather, they and every other official group have to register as a society, and for that at least 60 members are needed. They did not get the 60 members this year. This means that they can now longer use university rooms for "overflow" and that non-student LC members are no longer allowed on campus.
The thing that always bothered me about some of the various Christians on Campus clubs that I was familiar with is that sometimes the majority of those participating in club activities had no connection to the campus whatsoever. If a campus club is not something initiated by and run by students, then it really has no place on campus.
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