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Boekenhout HK meet with Prof. De La Rey
James Johnston
Posted on 31 May 2014

On Thursday, 15 May, 4 members of the 2013/2014 Boekenhout HK had the privilege to meet with Prof Cheryl De la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, in her office.

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Letters from his father, a discussion with Mr Francois Groepe (Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of South Africa)
Yankho Likaku
Posted on 27 Apr 2014

The meeting with one of the deputy governors of the reserve banks Mr Francois Groepe was organized by the eldership program. Five leaders from Huis Boekenhout had the opportunity to attend his thought provoking discussion.

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Dialogue with Dawie Roodt, leading economist
Marco Koch
Posted on 16 Sep 2013

On the 16th of May 2013, Dawie Roodt visited Boekenhout (at Urban Nest) as part of a Leadership Dialogue Program, which is coordinated by Boekenhout in collaboration with the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible leadership, TuksRes and the Department of Student Affairs. The program is focused on providing exposure for a selected group of students to some of the most prominent leaders in South Africa.

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Connect honestly with your people says model leader, Brand Pretorius
Marco Koch & Bernard Slippers
Posted on 16 Sep 2013

On Monday 29 July five student leaders from the University of Pretoria had the privilege to spend time with one of South Africa’s model leaders, Brand Pretorius.

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Leadership?
Dr Willem Fourie
Posted on 16 Sep 2013

Dr Willem Fourie, associated with the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership, has been deeply involved in the development of the Boekenhout Leadership Program. He spoke at the inauguration of the Boekenhout HC for 2013/2014. Here is a summary of his inspiring message.

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Values and collective leadership: Marco Koch speaks at the launch of the TuksRES Elders Leadership Program launch
Marco Koch
Posted on 16 Sep 2013

On 14 September, Marco Koch (immediate past chair of Boekenhout) delivered the opening speech at the launch of the TuksRES eldership program. Here is his thought provoking message.

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Tuks Primaria's and Chairpersons go to Stellenbosch
Marco Koch
Posted on 20 Apr 2013

TuksRes organized a visit to Stellenbosch for all the Primaria’s and Chairpersons from the respective residences at Tuks. This visit took place over the weekend of the 5th – 9th of April so that we could support the Tukkies 1st Rugby team in the Varsity cup final. Tuks emerged victorious with a score of 44 -5, obvious evidence that our support helped a lot.

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Sharing our vision with the UP rector
Marco
Posted on 13 Mar 2013

On the 1st of March selected members of the Boekenhout House Committee had the privilege to meet with Prof Cheryl De la Rey,Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, in her office.

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Boekenhout HK Meet With Prof. De La Rey
Marco Koch
Posted on 04 Mar 2013

On the 1st of March selected members of the Boekenhout House Committee had the privilege to meet with Prof Cheryl De la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, in her office.

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Olympic gold medalist speaks to first years
Bernard
Posted on 04 Feb 2013

Matthew Britton, one of the Mens Lightweight Fours rowing team of South Africa, who won the Olympic gold medal in incredible style, spoke at an event organized by Boekenhout for the first years during the welcoming week. Matthew and the team are also proud Tukkies!

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Boekenhout celebrates 50 years of history in grand style
Bernard
Posted on 10 Oct 2012

The weekend of 21-23 September saw the return of numerous alumni of Boekenhout to the residence to relive their wonderful memories and celebrate the future of this great residence.

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HC inauguration
Bernard
Posted on 20 Sep 2012

On Tuesday 18 September, Boekenhout had its formal HC inauguration ceremony to honor its newly elected leaders.

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Soccer team makes Boekenhout proud
Bernard
Posted on 18 Sep 2012

The Boekenhout soccer team of 2012 made the house proud!

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Boekenhout leaders rub shoulders with Harvard Business School professors
Bernard
Posted on 10 Sep 2012

The three top leaders of Boekenhout, Chairperson (Marco Koch) and his two vice-chairpersons (Claudio Volpato and Herman Oosthuizen) recently attended a breakfast and seminar by two leading experts from Harvard Business School on business leadership.

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Serrie 2012 is ours!
Lugisani Ramudzuli
Posted on 14 May 2012

Boekenhout wins Serrie for the second time in a row!

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Boekenhout unbeaten in both chess and cricket!
Lugisani Ramudzuli
Posted on 15 Apr 2012

Its been a good year for sports so far, especially with both chess and cricket.

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Boekenhout Golf Day
Jan-Hendrik Hollenbach
Posted on 20 Mar 2012

Are you intersted in joining us for the Boekenhout Golf Day? Here is some information that should help you out.

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Boekenhout celebrates golden jubilee year with symbols
Bernard
Posted on 17 Feb 2012

The Boekenhout golden jubilee year was officially launched with the raising of the Boekenhout jubilee flag, alongside the South African flag and in the shadow of a golden Eiffel! A special jubilee wall also welcomes everyone to the residence.

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Boekenhout at first light
Richard van der Merwe
Posted on 14 Feb 2012

An interesting insight into the 2012 O-week experience.

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Boekenhout wins Ienkmelodienk!
Lugisani Ramudzuli
Posted on 14 Feb 2012

It has beeen a long time coming, but we finally got it!

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Dis mos ZEF ou!
Lugisani Ramudzuli
Posted on 14 Feb 2012

The marriage of a male and a female residence is a truly wonderful thing, but time it was really something special

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Boekenhout has a new Residence Co-ordinator
Lugisani Ramudzuli
Posted on 18 Nov 2011

Boekenhout is happy to introduce its' new Residence Co-ordinator.

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Waglys CD launch
Lugisani Ramudzuli
Posted on 17 Nov 2011

Boekenhouts very own rockstars give a good show.

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Boekenhout wins U20 Rugby!
Bossie
Posted on 05 Sep 2011

House Boekenhout has added to the very successful year by winning the under 20's house rugby league trophy.

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Boekenhout Wins Serrie........AND Serenade in 2011
Bernard
Posted on 31 Aug 2011

This year Boekenhout has done what was deemed impossible by winning serenade and serrie the two biggest culture events on the Tuks Culture calendar.

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In Loving Memory
Marno Kirstein
Posted on 14 Jul 2011

It is with great sadness that we report the passing away of Ronel Laas, building co-ordinator at Boekenhout for the past 8 years.

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THE SEMESTER THAT WAS!!!
Warona "Dynamite" Ramotlhwa
Posted on 05 Jun 2011

Looking back at all that we have been put through this year, it is pretty evident that Boekenhout is headed in the right direction for future success and fortunes.

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Battle of the Minds: Tuks Residences 'Check their Mates'
Godfrey Kgatle
Posted on 30 May 2011

On the 26th of March 2011, ten of the University of Pretoria's residences went on head to head in an exciting chess tournament hosted by TuksChess at Sci-Enza.

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Boekenhout wins the Chess tournament
Nemahagala Dakalo
Posted on 05 May 2011

Boekenhout came first on on the Chess...

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Serrie Winners 2011
Nemahagala Dakalo
Posted on 05 May 2011

It all began on the night of our prelims: our hearts pumping as we waited outside the massive Nerina hall to begin with our show.

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Boekenhouter Graduates with Cum Laude Amongst Top Acheivers of The Faculty of Health Sciences
Nemahagala Dakalo
Posted on 11 Apr 2011

Nuno Costa Mousinho got his BSc(Hons) Pharmacology degree with Cum Laude on the 8th of April 2011 at a graduation ceremony held at the Rembrandt Hall.

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Raffle competition winners
Dakalo Nemahagala
Posted on 28 Feb 2011

Congratulations to the first years who won the prizes for the raffle for our CD project.

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My First Step Into The World Of Exploration
Masina Mpumelelo
Posted on 07 Feb 2011

Being allocated a place to stay at Huis Boekenhout is an honour for me. As a first-year who had just matriculated in 2010 and had no experience of campus life. I felt a bit nervous and uncertain of what was coming ahead of me as an Yster at the legendary Huis Boekenhout. Curiosity made me feel like an infant, who is ready to start a new journey. The December holiday was long and I just could not wait to come to Huis Boekenhout.

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Orientation Week: The Yster's Experience
Claudio Volpato and Bruk Tessera
Posted on 07 Feb 2011

During the past few months a daunting decision laid heavy on my shoulders: choosing a university to take me from being a boy to the man I am destined to be. I always knew that the right university and hostel would choose me. And so it was. When the acceptance letter from Tukkies and House Boekenhout found its way to Tulbagh, Cape Town, I knew that I would be spending the next 4 years of my life in Pretoria.


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Save a Sole campaign with Pierre Spies
Bernard
Posted on 30 Nov 2010

Boekenhout and Katjiepiering recently started the Save a Sole campaign with the help of Pierre Spies.
See the YouTube video!

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Boekenhout's Prestige- Part 1
Posted on 02 Nov 2010

Our annual Prestige event took place on 14 October. This year our Prestige evening was coupled with our exam dinner. Prof. Roelf Visser, Director of TuksRes, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice chancellor and Rector of Tuks, and Mr Peter Martin, Director of Tuks Food Services, attended our Prestige evening.

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Boekenhout's Prestige- Part 2
Barend Taute
Posted on 02 Nov 2010

The Prestige event took place on 14 October and was attended by Prof. Roelf Visser, Director of TuksRes, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice chancellor and Rector of Tuks, and Mr Peter Martin, Head of Tuks Food Services. Prof. Visser is happy with the progress Boekenhout has made during the last few years and he expects the residence to continue succeeding in all things.

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Boekenhout Tops Sport & Culture
Posted on 10 Oct 2010

The annual Prestige Evening (Prize Giving Ceremony) took place on Thursday, 7 October at the Rembrandt Hall. Boekenhout once again was amongst the top achievers in the Sport & Culture External categories. We came second in sport and second in culture external (which includes the big cultural events- Serrie, Serenade and Ienkmelodienk).

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Boekenhout- 3rd place in Serenade
Nuno Costa Mousinho
Posted on 11 Aug 2010

The Serenade finals took place on Saturday, 7 August. Once again, Boekenhout delivered a brilliant show, astonishing the crowds and set a high standard in terms of singing, musicality and arrangement of the show. Boekenhout came 3rd at the end.

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In Loving Memory of Leander
Nuno Costa Mousinho
Posted on 30 Jun 2010

It's with great sadness that we inform everyone that Leander du Preez passed away on Monday 28 June, in a car accident.

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Another Revolutionary Boekenhout Serrie
Posted on 12 May 2010

Serrie is the biggest culture event on the Tuks calendar. Throughout the years Boekenhout has set a high standard,ever so often redefining them, setting goals for others to try to reach and beat. The 2010 Boekenhout serrie proved to be a worthy successor that had the crowd on their feet.

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Celebrating the spirit of Kenneth
Bernard Slippers
Posted on 04 May 2010

Kenneth Mabula is the first blind Boekenhouter. At first, this was a strange thought. How well would he be able to fit into the usual busy residence life, get to classes three blocks away and do all the other things that students with normal vision do?

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Boekenhout statement of unity
Boekenhout management and residents
Posted on 20 Apr 2010

Amidst a media frenzy in recent days on racial tensions in South Africa, Boekenhout stands united. We are friends, we are brothers; we are not black or white, our blood is blue*!

* Blue is the corporate colour of the residence

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Boekenhout website tops at Tuks
Tanya Le Roux
Posted on 17 Mar 2010

It is official - Boekenhout has the top residence website at the University of Pretoria. The residence won the award for its website in a fiercely contested competition ran by the UP Web Office in March.

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In Loving Memory of Benjamin
Nuno Costa Mousinho
Posted on 09 Mar 2010

It is with great sadness that we inform everyone that Benjamin van Rensburg passed away on Tuesday 9 March after a long struggle with brain cancer. We have lost a friend & brother. A light in the world has gone out and returned to its Source.

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Ienk Athletics
Marius Hollenbach
Posted on 12 Feb 2010

Tuesday evening (9 February) promised a night filled with fun, tough competition and packed stands of blaring supporters. Ienk athletics certainly lived up to those expectations. All the Tuks residences were drawn to the LC de Villiers by the fading sun; prepared to compete on and off the field for top honours and another year's bragging rights.

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Life as an Yster
Reino de Lange
Posted on 06 Feb 2010

2010 has started and has started with a BANG! We barely had time to settle in before the true Boekenhout spirit got hold of us...

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My first two weeks in Boekenhout
Barend Taute
Posted on 06 Feb 2010

In some South African cultures, there are certain emotions that do not even exist in English. Most South African's don't really know what these emotions are or what to call them. For example, the Tswhana culture has an emotion described as: something has just happened or is about to happen, what do I do now?

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Boekenhout Res, A 1st Year's Experience
Barend van der Walt (BJ)
Posted on 31 Jan 2010

Boekenhout is more than a residence; it's a mindset, a way of living life to the fullest.

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Boekenhout's Prestige
Posted on 09 Nov 2009

Our annual Prestige event took place on 27 October 2009. This was a time where the residence was united to celebrate our 2009 accomplishments, in particular celebrating the award we got for Residence Excellence and also a time where the top academic achievers and the people who contributed to the residence were honoured with certificates and prizes.

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Memoirs of Boekenhout- Director's Message
Posted on 23 Oct 2009

"It is an exciting day indeed when Boekenhout decided to re-start the wonderful idea of compiling a yearbook. All current and X-Boekenhouters as well as other role players should be proud of this initiative of high quality.

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Memoirs of Boekenhout
Nuno Costa Mousinho
Posted on 21 Oct 2009

A yearbook is a book to highlight and commemorate the past year of a school, university or company. Tradition comes from the Latin word traditione, which means handing over; passing on. It represents certain customs taught and passed on to the next generation [Wikipedia.com]

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Talk about Boekenhout, Talk about Excellence...
Nuno Costa Mousinho
Posted on 11 Oct 2009

Excellence is defined as “superiority: the quality or state of being outstanding and superior”. [Microsoft® Encarta® 2006. © ]

Huis Boekenhout was awarded with the Director’s Award for Residence Excellence on 8 October 2009 at the Prestigious Evening (Prize Giving Ceremony) held at the Rembrandt Hall.


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Boekenhout wins two awards at the Serenade Nationals
Nuno Costa Mousinho
Posted on 01 Sep 2009

The 2009 Serenade Nationals took place on Saturday 29 August. It was hosted at the University of Johannesburg.

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Boekenhout to represent Tuks at the 2009 Serenade Nationals
Nuno Costa Mousinho Featuring Roger Player
Posted on 04 Aug 2009

The night of the Serenade Finals was filled with excitement and anticipation. It re-marked our entry into the Serenade arena, as we took top honours on Friday night at the Serenade Finals.

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Boekenhout flag raised high
Francois van Wyk
Posted on 25 May 2009

In South Africa today every person has the right to hoist a flag as long as he or she hoists the national flag next to it.

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Freek Robinson motivates Boekenhout to focus on values
Kenneth Sithole
Posted on 20 Apr 2009

Freek Robinson, a respected public figure and inspirational South African, who is also a Boekenhout alumnus, paid a visit to Boekenhouters on Tuesday 14 April.

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Boekenhouter plays TUKS first team tennis
Webcommittee
Posted on 02 Apr 2009

Francois van Wyk is Boekenhout's HK member for Spiritual matters, Culture Internal, and Administration for 2008/09. He is also a talented tennis player.

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Boekenhout joins forces to create a better future
Nuno Costa Mousinho
Posted on 02 Apr 2009

The members of Huis Boekenhout came for a series of workshops hosted by The iGubu Leadership Agency (www.igubu.co.za) during the past weeks. The workshops dealt with leadership development, diversity of cultures, learning to give guidance to people and how to create a future.

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Boekenhout Joins the Fight Against Cancer
Nuno Costa Mousinho
Posted on 08 Mar 2009

Friday, 6 March 2009, marked an important day for Huis Boekenhout as we took part in the sixth national CANSA Shavathon. More than a 120 Boekenhout guys sprayed their hair blue to support this worthy cause!

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Ienk Athletics
Fortune Kupemba
Posted on 24 Feb 2009

Thursday the 19th was declared Ienk Athletics day, where both Men's and Ladies residences came together to compete for a common goal...


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Boekenhout floods
Kenneth Sithole
Posted on 14 Feb 2009

Wednesday the 11th started like a normal day, with clear skies from which one could not anticipate the kind of thunderstorm and uncontrollable floods to come...
Eventually the ceilings started leaking and some caved in, causing gushes of water to run down the top floor corridors and down the steps to the main entrances.

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Boekenhout floods
Kenneth Sithole
Posted on 14 Feb 2009

Wednesday the 11th started like a normal day, with clear skies from which one could not anticipate the kind of thunderstorm and uncontrollable floods to come.... During the violent storm water from the blocked gutters overflowed onto the ceilings which eventually caved in, causing gushes of water to run down the top floor corridors and down the steps to the main entrances...

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RAG week
Kenneth Sithole
Posted on 03 Feb 2009

RAG is not about ostentation only, the main objective of this prestigiuos event is to give back to the community.

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JOOL week
Coert Odendaal
Posted on 03 Feb 2009

JOOLweek was awesome!

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End of Orientation week
Kenneth Sithole
Posted on 28 Jan 2009

Not only was the orientation program desisting, but it was a new beginning with challenges a novice has to face.

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Life as an Yster
Jason Hutchison
Posted on 27 Jan 2009

Welcome to Huis Boekenhout a place based on four principles: Pride; Respect; Tradition and Brotherhood. As an Yster — Boekenhout first year - it is my job to learn, understand, accept and then ultimately embrace the principles if I want to fit into my new surroundings.

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First week as an Yster
Eathon Maritz
Posted on 27 Jan 2009

Our first week as Ysters was nothing that we expected. And who can blame us for underestimating the res life.

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Boekenhout Res, A First Year’s Experience
Brian M Mothapo
Posted on 27 Jan 2009

Unforgettable memories have already been made!

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Kobus Smith
Bernard en Jana Slippers
Posted on 02 Dec 2008



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