My first feature article, produced for my Print Journalism degree at UCT.
Sax Appeal. The name is likely to send most modest, God-fearing Cape Tonian folk indoors with a shudder and a vow not to set foot back outside until the sun sets. For undergraduate students at the University of Cape Town, however, the annual Sax Appeal is an excuse to dress badly (for the guys) and skankily (for the girls) and take to the streets in a display of jaywalking that literally stops traffic and causes many early risers to be late for work. In February each year, thousands of students contribute to the approximate R500 000 raised by UCT’s RAG (Remember and Give) organisation through the street sale of this politically incorrect, satirical and often irreverent student publication. In doing so, probably unbeknownst to them, they make up the majority of the funds donated by RAG to SHAWCO (the Student Health And Welfare Centres Organisation), its sole beneficiary.