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They who hesitate are lost – the psychology of vaccine hesitancy and refusal

Charlie Molepo to lead Library and Information Association of SA

FARMOVS – 47 years of bioanalytical experience leads pre-clinical and clinical trials

Political influences on university governance structures are necessary and inevitable

Mini-Symposium on the role of UFS Grid Related Research

Advancing food security; doing it differently

Heritage Day 2021
Celebrating Heritage Day with colours and food

Is it important to promote South African Sign Language?

Prince Matova receives international Young Scientist Award

Agriculture sector in good health

African Knowledge: Not yet uhuru

Human resources webinar sheds light on COVID-19 vaccines

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UFS again appeals for information regarding hit-and-run incident on 24 April 2021

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Identifying early warning signs is critical

Team UFS walks away as winner at national animal sciences competition

Dr Molapo Qhobela to speak at International Summit on SDGs

Remembering Prof Klaus von Delft, German scholar, and stalwart

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Suicide – Underrated and Misunderstood

UFS continue to excel in Computer Science

UFS Qwaqwa staff embrace vaccination message

Sophia Gray lecture: ‘New national urban development strategy needed’

Why Universal Access and Disability Support matters

Webinar: Hearing you, hearing me

Traditional medicines should be equally supported and fairly researched

Underlying societal ills fuelled recent looting and protest

UFS Law Clinic celebrates Women’s Month through transformation

Our 2020 Journey: UFS visibility and impact

Engaged scholarship goes to the movie screens

UFS Academy for Multilingualism adds voiceovers to first-year Political Science and Governance course

New variants of COVID-19 may prolong the duration of the virus

A changing world where inequality remains

New facility enhances responsible waste management at UFS

Is a paramilitary-type policing structure the endgame of the chaos in SAPS?

Best of the best competes for a place in 3MT

Prof Carlien Pohl-Albertyn encourages women to reach their full potential

Protect breastfeeding – A shared responsibility

Prof Hendri Kroukamp receives esteemed Donald C Stone Award

Recovery after the riots: how small businesses can bounce back from adversities/external shocks

‘Wokeness’ could threaten our constitutional democracy, says Helen Zille

2020 UFS Annual Report

UFS partners in programme that promotes internationalisation and virtual exchanges

Gift of the Givers nutrition packs ensuring that no student goes hungry during lockdown

Human Rights Violations in Africa’s last absolute monarchy, Eswatini

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Professoriate Mentoring Programme offers great support for emerging scholars

Water pollution
Research to fight water pollution in the eastern Free State

Dr Robert Hansen
Dr Robert Hansen appointed as Director of Centre for Mineral Biogeochemistry

Dougie Heymans
Dougie Heymans left huge boots to fill at KovsieSport

Prof Philippe Burger (Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, UFS) and Mr Busani Ncgaweni (Principal, NSG) at the NSG signing ceremony in Pretoria, 3 June 2021.
UFS expands learning opportunities for public servants through NSG agreement

Anthropology research team highlights xenophobia at international conference

Nthabiseng Kotsokoane to lead activities of international library association

Annelize Oosthuizen
Beware of important changes in tax legislation or face being convicted if you are negligent

Dr Bekithemba Dube recognised for his scholarly impact

Modern dilemma: How workplace bullying and sexual harassment leads to depression

Supporting healthcare workers with their crazy socks

Retiring after 41 years: It was a privilege – Prof Magda Mulder

Professoriate Mentoring Programme fundamental for young academics

Africa Day reflection – Africa’s crisis of leadership and lack of credible institutions

ARU extends mountain research across Africa

#AfricaMonth: The state of LGBT rights in Africa

Yet another Science Oscars nomination for UFS’ Prof Paul Oberholster

An African university that cares – UFS engagement on the continent

Book chronicles ANCYL’s fall from prominence

Why do we not speak of ubuntu for warriors?

Kovsie receives prestigious award for plant sciences research

A tale of sheer resistance and of never giving up

Charges against Frederick Mhangazo for Cape Town fire criminalise poverty

Prestigious Ali Mazrui Award for Prof Serges Djoyou Kamga

Is the school curriculum letting us down in postcolonial South Africa?

UFS contributes to discussion on food integrity, animal welfare, and antibiotics

Voices from the Free State: UFS alumnus Frikkie Meintjes a global team leader

Engaged citizenship towards enabling and training

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Celebrating Africa Month

Ups and downs, gains and losses, and an LLB degree later

Tiisetso Mokoena tops the Management Development Programme class of 2020

COVID-19: Our Experts

Land Court Bill: A step in the right direction for land reform

ARU researcher Ntebohiseng Sekhele guest edits journal on montane rangelands

Honouring Moshoeshoe I’s decolonial philosophy

Department of Economics and Finance took hands with alumni students in writing a book

Restorative justice lies at the heart of how we ought to think about water management

UFS Academic Crest
Motion of Confidence in UFS Leadership

2021 UFS Academic Calendar

Six Kovsie players selected for national teams

Overcoming COVID-19 with the strength and resilience of Sharpeville

Student Affairs: Humanising lived experiences in higher education

Juxtaposing human rights and human trafficking in South Africa

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Additional financial concessions for UFS students

Opinion: Swinging pendulum of trust in Public Protector

Opinion: Police corruption and criminality put South Africans at risk

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Letter from Prof Francis Petersen: Update on the 2021 academic programme

‘I Am’ wellness programme sets the table for employees to thrive

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Online registration period for senior students extended until 12 March 2021

Four new extraordinary professors for the Free State Centre for Human Rights

Episode two – featuring Bertus Jacobs

Student-turned-lecturer among the many new master’s graduates

From Chief Director in Northern Cape Government to Doctor Mangalane du Toit

Prof Rodwell Makombe on Qwaqwa migrants and their connection to home

Changes in Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences contribute to food security

UFS Research – the link between human population growth and mountain ecosystems

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#Opinion: SONA 2021 – A dream deferred yet again

Dr Alice Ncube: ‘I desire to make a difference’

Prof Lizette de Wet, pioneer in the field of Human Computer Interaction

Politics and legalities of land reform unpacked in UFS/IRR webinar

Prof Hendri Kroukamp serves on international accreditation body

UFS Library Loan services recognised for excellence

Communitas features wide-range of articles

Close encounters of the planetary kind

UFS preparing clinical trial protocol to determine efficacy of Ivermectin for COVID-19 in randomised controlled study

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From the Rector and Vice-Chancellor: Update on the 2021 Academic Programme

Indigenous South African oral cultures a potential environmental knowledge system

An architect’s journey in finding a uniquely African mode of design

Dr Tshepo Moloi co-edits new book on guerrilla radios

Prof Abdon Atangana
Prof Abdon Atangana receives World Academy of Sciences award

Understanding the red meat export markets
Understanding the red meat export markets

Dr WA Lombard
Dr WA Lombard wins international award for his stock-theft research

Kovsies brewing up a storm

UFS partners with local radio stations to address community issues

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UFS 2021 academic calendar

The problem with mourning COVID-19 and GBV concurrently

Journalism Lifetime Achievement Award for UFS’ Zubeida Jaffer

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16 Days of Activism in Lockdown

Faculty of Health Sciences celebrates history in new book

Passionate Entrepreneurs win Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards

South Africa adopts innovative Policy Framework for Internationalisation of Higher Education

UFS launches R8 million US Embassy and Consulates-funded research project

UFS team makes it to top four in CFA University Research Challenge

World Prematurity Day, 84,000 babies born premature in South Africa

ISG researcher awarded prestigious Colin Murray Prize

The Best of the UFS: The National Control Laboratory for Biological Products

Odeion alumna offers free online music classes to Grade 12s

Medical student’s photo highly commended at international competition

#EndSARS: Frustration among Nigeria’s youth and the poor

Next level awaits Lefébre in Europe

UFS alumna turned her passion into action

Lecturer empowers students to take control of their studies

Monique Tangah – this year’s winner of UFS ‘3MT’

Study can increase conviction rate of sex offenders

Do we have a culture of violence in South Africa?

It’s okay not to be okay

Former Deputy Justice discusses SA’s legal and political landscape post-1994

Corruption in South Africa: The politics, the law and all the shenanigans in between

Player management key to netball team

COVID-19 has widened the gap between cities and rural areas

Kgalalelo Motlhabane
Kgalalelo Motlhabane: Master of her own destiny

Broadening the heritage landscape

UFS Council member Leah Molatseli releases legal tech book

Mojalefa Mosala and Haneke van Zyl part of top-35 2020 SAICA finalists

Police brutality has emerged as a serious issue of national concern

‘Embrace technology for competitive advantage’

Can COVID-19 change us for the better?

Social Work Student Association raise funds for Sunflower House

The importance of the first 1 000 days of life

Legalising communal artisanal small-scale miners

International Cultural Diversity Festival connects cultures

Can we use African Indigenous Knowledge to tackle COVID-19?

You too can get behind Ubuntu

Teaching and Learning at UFS

The ignored threat of fungal infections

Plant breeding enhances crop improvement

Lights, Camera, Action

Black women’s hair: A political battlefield

UFS and CUT research projects get funding

'Kamphoer' author delivers another compelling novel

Call for contributions: 2020 International Cultural Diversity Festival

‘People must be at the centre of what we do’

Faculty of Health Sciences donation of PPEs
Faculty of Health Sciences welcomes donations of PPEs

UFS postdoctoral fellow Dr Satyajit Tripathy wins medal at international webinar
UFS postdoctoral fellow wins medal at international webinar

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SAA, fly me to the moon

Prof Ivan Turok
Lack of economic density is the problem, rather than high population density

SADAG and UFS Student Counselling and Development launch 24/7 healthline

#WomensMonth: Nicole Morris: Always live your truth

Betsy Eister – Keeping the main thing the main thing

‘Embrace your setbacks, as they allow you to evolve towards success’

Stegmann Gallery hosts Sam Nhlengethwa collection in virtual exhibition

UFS Transformation Week: Call for Submissions

Book explores Middle East and North Africa crises in the time of Covid-19

Important second semester dates

2021 NSFAS applications open

#WomensMonth: Dr Stephanie Cawood passionate about the women of Africa

#WomensMonth: Dr Tsakeni: This is for you grandma!

What are we really celebrating this Women’s Day?

UFS athletes unite against GBV

UFS again receives Level-4 BBBEE rating

#WomensMonth: Champion woman help communal wool growers excel

Breastfeeding best for babies, best for the planet

UFS scientists part of international COVID-19 study published in peer-reviewed scientific journal

Confronting the COVID-19 crisis with curriculum relevance

First ‘I Am’ Wellness programme cohort shares their experience

COVID-19: Humankind has ignored warnings of coming pandemics for years

UFS alumnus in top position at Sky News Australia

Hope is a never-ending story

Librarian Ronet Vrey invests in students' academic journeys

Ataxia no hindrance for future lawyer Tau Tladi

Two UFS researchers nominated for Science Oscars

Education dominates Qwaqwa Campus Teaching and Learning Awards

UFS receives R1,3 million grant from Oppenheimer Memorial Trust

GBV: Men need to challenge these insidious forms of violence

Dedication and good facilities make for fine Geology education

Innovative approach towards education can improve student engagement

Prof Solomon appointed as visiting professor to Osaka University in Japan

UFS expands virtual support services for its students

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Notice regarding the nomination and election of a representative of the Convocation to the UFS Council

Protecting South Africans’ personal information starts now

2020 supplementary budget: The road map to the revival of the economy

Tracing food safety between farm and fork

Loss of income due to COVID-19 significantly affects nutrition and hunger in the home

Human rights, world-making, and living under COVID-19

Prof Hussein Solomon on pandemics, plagues, and security

UFS graduation ceremonies

Prof Nico Luwes honoured with Gerhard Beukes Prize for drama

Urban and regional planner receives prestigious Stals prize

One Africa #COVID-19 Africa unite

Are universities regaining public trust?

Fast-tracking the recovery of school learning

UFS academics on COVID-19

Pandemics, new initiatives, and social work

Internationalisation at home: Perspectives from abroad

Godfrey Tenoff
National honour for Kovsie football director

Autism in the time of the novel Coronavirus

iKudu Project launches Blog

Covid-19: The impact on the education system

Coronavirus: Travelling across borders

Faculty of Education inaugurates Academic Advisory Board
Faculty of Education inaugurates Academic Advisory Board

Prof Gert van Zyl
Faculty of Health Sciences kicks off 50-year celebrations with cocktail and stories

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Welcoming postgraduate students

Daniela and Stefan
Kovsie students recognised by national quantity surveying organisation

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ARU strengthens ties with Japanese universities

Graduation Ceremonies information 2020
Bloemfontein Campus April 2020 graduation ceremonies

Student Counselling staff members
UFS Student Toolkit first of its kind in South Africa

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Strong transformational focus at faculty opening, celebrating 40 years

UFS Qwaqwa Campus opening
Qwaqwa first-year students formally welcomed to the UFS

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Clarification of urgent notice regarding accredited and non-accredited accommodation

Fragility latest news new
Symposium bridges the gap between students, staff, and management

Kovsie Act vehicle parade
2020 Kovsie ACT programme rounds off on an electrifying note!

Rassie Jacques latest news
Three Kovsies in Springbok coaching team

Everything you need to know about NSFAS Funding

Odeion to host international artists at Clarinet Extravaganza

New way for staff and students to learn third language
New way for staff and students to learn third language

Prof Brownhilder Neneh
‘Success is tied to the company you keep’

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Important information for prospective UFS first-year students

Kweku Bremen
Kweku flies Kovsie flag high at Universität Bremen

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Making the First 1 000 Days Count

When Academic latest news
When academics and economics meet

OSM Outreach
Music outreach programme teach valuable lessons

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UFS Campus Choirs make a full comeback in 2020

SK Luwaca at Safety Summit for off-campus students
Off-campus students at the centre of Safety Summit

Prof Jaap Steyn book
Jaap Steyn: Book pays tribute to leading Afrikaans academic

Human Settlements
Humans the focus of human settlement conference at the UFS

#WorldFoodDay: Access to water and food is a social justice issue

Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French, Gert Coetzee, Volksblad, Adv Henriette Murray, Free State High Court, African Sun Media, Prof Angelique van Niekerk, Angelique van Niekerk
Expert panel shares knowledge with UFS Department of Afrikaans

Mental health
Mental Health not a conversation reserved just for October

New astrophysics infrastructure place UFS in ‘elite bracket’

Odeion Camerata
Odeion Camerata end the year on a high note

EBW building
BCom Business and Financial Analytics qualification now open at UFS

MICT Seta Journalism grant
MICT SETA gives UFS Journalism students a stepping stone

Genetically diverse
SA animal population genetically more diverse than Europe

Khanyisa and Lefebere
Netball captain rewarded, Chawane gets UK contract

Prof Prakash Naidoo and Pakiso Mthembu
Kovsie sports stars crowned

Matriculant of the Year
2019 Matriculant of the Year hails from Polokwane

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Nomination of representative from the Qwaqwa Campus convocation and alumni to the UFS Council

Old Mutual Agricultural Student of the Year Competition
Two UFS students are winners in Old Mutual Agricultural Student of the Year competition

International conference on Right to Development
UFS hosts International Conference on the Right to Development

Latest News: Prof LenkaBula promotes partnership with German University
Prof LenkaBula promotes partnership with German University

Latest News Marne Mentz Cross-Country
UFS are new student cross-country champions

Kovsies women end fourth in Varsity Football
Kovsie women end fourth in Varsity Football

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Festival celebrates growing global footprint at UFS

Going green: Kovsies plant 150 trees in 30 days

Smoothie Bike challenge
Kovsies pedal smoothie bike for #MentalHealth

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UFS position statement on xenophobia

Kovsies netball team building up towards play-offs

Student dialogue
Student dialogue on xenophobia, cultural appropriation, and xenocentrism

Dr Hannah Gibson and Dr Kristina Riedel
Research project examines variation between Sesotho, Setswana in Free State

Louzanne Coetzee
Yet another national record for Louzanne

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UFS/UCT workshops equip MMed students with research skills

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How British imperialism shaped South Africa’s education

Lynique Bredenkamp and Yolandi Stander
Two medals for Kovsie athletes at African Games

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Opening of 2020 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications

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Notice regarding the nomination and election of representatives of the Convocation to the UFS Council

3MT competition
UFS 3MT-thesis winners braced for national contest

Student Toolkit
UFS launches its first-ever Student Toolkit

Kovsie Netball
Varsity Netball 2019: Follow 2018’s recipe, says UFS captain

Shoes project
#KovsieCare: UFS student requests tackie donations for poor school kids

Yoga Yodas create calm and improve mental fitness at UFS

Entrepreneurship Intervarsity
Two Kovsies in Entrepreneurship Intervarsity finals

Prof Albert Weideman
Lifetime achievement for UFS language guru, Prof Albert Weideman

Research Group
New research forum to serve as interdisciplinary umbrella network

Red Square
Eco-friendly facelift for Red Square

Drone Research
UFS researcher makes MAGIC for the mining industry

Student Safety
Student safety top priority at Kovsies

HR Kovsie Care
#KovsiesCare: HR prioritises mental health in the workplace

Dave Lubbe
Prof Dave Lubbe honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Human Rights KovsiesCare
#KovsiesCare: Human Rights Ambassadors programme creates open dialogue

Ivor Swartz
#KovsiesCare: Former gangster touches lives of Heidedal learners

Latest News Monyetla Winter School
FSDoE praises inclusive education on UFS South Campus

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Solid performances by Kovsies at USSA Championships

Prof McCowan
The role of universities in a post-development world

Dr Ufok Samson-Akpan and Dr Ekaete Benedict.
Education is the thread for PhD graduate’s family

UFS students progress to next stage of Entrepreneurship Intervarsity

Drilling rig
Geology receives funding to explore most valuable mineral provinces on Earth

Braam van Wyk
Kovsie coach to assist Ghana hockey

Universities Consortium Launch
UFS hosts launch of Universities Consortium

The Future Is Here: Download the KovsieApp

Physics research
Research explores solution for electricity generation

Economics of air
What are the economics of air?

Tough, but good, says Louzanne about marathons

Judge President Musi
'Courts must embrace 4IR', says Judge President Musi

Epistemic Justice
Epistemic justice is crucial for a sustainable democratic future

Outeniqua residence
Housing and Residence Affairs promotes quality accommodation for students

Absa supports UFS graduates
Absa supports UFS students through to graduation

Open Day
Your future is here; this is the place to be, future Kovsies are told

Lefébre Rademan
More success for netballers in different competition?

Crime dialogue elicits commitment to ensure tighter security

Lynique Beneke
Long jumper Lynique dreams big

Government to enhance PhD production
Government to enhance PhD production

FNB Grant
Students with disabilities thrive with support of FNB grant

Social Justice week
Important discussions during UFS Social Justice Week

Art exibition
National Lotteries Commission funded projects, the pride of UFS

Spontaneous Science ambassador
Spontaneous Science ambassadors bring message home

Andrew Lane
Industry expert Andrew Lane talks future of Mining industry in SA

Dr Faith Mkwananzi
Book gives compelling account of migrants’ education

Vishuis aiming for number seven

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Agreement between UFS management and the ISRC regarding deregistration process

Career Services
UFS Career Services develops employable students

Disability support taken up a few notches on Qwaqwa Campus

Ergonomics – making your space practical and comfortable

Leading women honoured at faculty opening —STORY EUGENE SEEGERS
Leading women honoured at faculty opening

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UPDATE: General NSFAS information

Tsietsi Ngobese
Graduate survives horrific road accident


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