We are always proud of our alumni – those in the limelight, but also those who contribute to a better world without their names ever being mentioned. Thank you all for being the outstanding Kovsies you are.

Mahube Molemela UFS Alumna

Mahube Molemela: First female Judge President of the Free State Division of the High Court of South Africa who completed an LLB degree at Kovsie (Photo: Mlungisi Louw).



Leon Schuster UFS Alumnus
Leon Schuster: Well-known South African filmmaker, comedian, actor, presenter, and singer who completed a BA degree at Kovsies (Photo: Twitter)


Antjie Krog UFS Alumna

Antjie Krog: National and international award-winning poet, academic, and writer who completed a BA degree with Afrikaans, Philosophy, and English at Kovsies (Photo: Antonia Steyn)



Sekoati Tsubane UFS Alumnus

Sekoati Tsubane: Actor and local celebrity who completed a BA Drama and Theatre Arts degree at Kovsies.



Heinrich Brüssow UFS Alumnus

Heinrich Brüssow: Award-winning Springbok rugby playerwho completed a BCom degree at Kovsies (Photo: Barry Aldworth).



Violet Phatsoane UFS Alumna

Violet Phatshoane: Northern Cape High Court Judge who completed her LLB and LLM degrees at Kovsies.



Crystal-Donna Roberts UFS Alumna

Crystal-Donna Roberts: Reputable actress who completed a BA Drama and Theatre Arts degree at Kovsies (Photo: Xinhua/Ye Pingfan)





Franco Smith UFS Alumnus

Franco Smith: Director of Free State Rugby and assistant coach for the Springboks who completed a BA degree at Kovsies.



Pauline Gutter UFS Alumna

Pauline Gutter: Award-winning visual artist of, among others, the ABSA L’Atelier, who completed a BA degree in Fine Arts at Kovsies.



Deon Meyer UFS Alumnus

Deon Meyer: World-renowned novelist who completed a BAHons degree at Kovsies. 

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Prolific Researchers Latest News
CTL hosts Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards

Both prolific and emerging researchers receive certificates for their efforts in 2018.

Many highlights for Quantity Surveying and Construction Management in 2018
Many highlights for Quantity Surveying and Construction Management in 2018

Melissa Moss won prestigious quantity surveyors gold medal award.

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Convocation representatives for the UFS Council

Election of representatives from Convocation for UFS Council postponed.

CUADS characterised by versatility for students with disabilities
CUADS characterised by versatility for students with disabilities

South Africa commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Mpho Makgalemele
Masters’s graduation marks a milestone for town planner

Makgalemele gains perseverance, tactical thinking and problem solving from studies.

Fraud Photos
Institutions unite in fight against fraud and corruption

Public sector role-players deliberate on eradicating fraud.

Dr Mandew latest news
Qwaqwa Campus inaugurates new Principal

Dr Martin Mandew welcomed to the Qwaqwa Campus.

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Business School gets prestigious CEEMAN IQA accreditation

Two years of hard work culminates in an accreditation.

Law home Latest News
What is a home?

Free State Centre for Human Rights gets a holistic, international perspective on a basic human need.

Book Launch Latest news
Transforming communities through peace leadership

The possibilities of “leading for peace” are endless

On Social Media, Racism, and Cannabis
On Social Media, Racism, and Cannabis

Thought-provoking topics at Fifth Annual International Mercantile Law Conference.

Our Relentless Water Dilemma
Our Relentless Water Dilemma

Environmental Law Association takes critical look at Bloemfontein’s water situation.

Grassroots Champions Rising Above Challenges
Grassroots Champions: Rising Above Challenges

Graduates of Global University of Lifelong Learning’s non-academic learning programme honoured.

PhD students compete in three-minute thesis competition
PhD students compete in three-minute thesis competition

Great minds showing what they’re made of.

Promoting postgraduate excellence in research and innovative thinking
Promoting postgraduate excellence in research and innovative thinking

Inaugural Postgraduate Academic Conference strives to empower and inspire.

UFS pays tribute to former Rector
UFS pays tribute to former Rector

Prof Stef Coetzee passed away.

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Occupational therapy promotes health and well-being

Occupational Therapy is deeper than we could see.

Kovsie Netball star selected to the national team
Kovsie Netball star selected to the national team

Testing her skills with the best on the international court.

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UFS Postgraduate Education students attend orientation programme

Showing prospective teachers what to expect.

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Conference evaluates impact of academia on public sector

A close look into the state and public administration

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Town planning: How McDonald’s did it

Top brand shares how to in town planning.

UFS launch student business incubator project
UFS launch student business incubator project

Prof Johan Venter monitors an experiment during a Chemistry magic
Chemistry lab on South Campus a UFS first

New facility will relieve the strain on existing venues.

Researching inequalities and higher education
Researching inequalities and higher education: towards human development for all

Scholars dissect education-related issues affecting development.

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New Senior Professor joins UFS Department of Agricultural Economics

University established at forefront of water research.

Empowering students to speak up about sexual violations-Small
Empowering students to speak up about sexual violations

Sexual and gender-based violence dialogue dissects policy.

UFS BRICS-PLUS tackles global challenges-Small
UFS BRICS-PLUS tackles global challenges

Conference convenes on water, food and health.

Better yourself at Adelaide Tambo Public Library-Small
Better yourself at Adelaide Tambo Public Library

Better yourself at Adelaide Tambo Public Library

Prof Charles Ngwena is a former professor
Book raises critical questions on meaning of ‘Africanness’

Prof Charles Ngwena’s new book delves into issues of decolonisation, race, ethnicity and identity.

Netball final at home lie in wait for Kovsies
Netball final at home lie in wait for Kovsies

Fifth successive hostel crown for Vishuis
Fifth successive hostel crown for Vishuis

National champ will again represent the UFS.

Nominations Representatives of the Convocation on the University Council
Nominations: Representatives of the Convocation on the University Council

Submit your nomination before 12 November 2018.

Fintech to change the future of banking
Fintech to change the future of banking

Client interaction with banks is to experience a complete overhaul.

Students urged to help combat crime
Students urged to help combat crime

Soccer ladies relish challenge in Potch
Soccer ladies relish challenge in Potch

Find themselves in difficult pool for Varsity Women’s Football.

International colloquium to assess human development feasibility
International colloquium to assess human development feasibility

Drama department gets moving with physical theatre
Drama department gets moving with physical theatre

European summer school provides opening act for new teaching techniques.

Application for 2019 NSFAS funding now open
Application for 2019 NSFAS funding now open

Apply for 2019 NSFAS funding now.

Haemophilia workshop the first of its kind at UFS
Haemophilia workshop the first of its kind at UFS

Department Haematology and Cell Biology invest in future doctors.

Celebrating 50 years of Health Sciences research
Celebrating 50 years of Health Sciences research

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UFS Rector and Vice-Chancellor responds to allegations in the media

MT Steyn
Public consultation on MT Steyn statue begins with exhibition

Teen motherhood is not childs play
Teen motherhood is not child’s play

Doll parents learn about raising babies.

Reitz the road to reconciliation nearly a decade later
Reitz: the road to reconciliation nearly a decade later

Book launch reveals some Reitz insights.

36th annual Chancellors Distinguished Alumni Awards call for nominations
36th annual Chancellor’s Distinguished Alumni Awards: call for nominations

Tennis the bright spark at USSA
Tennis the bright spark at USSA

The only sport to claim a gold medal.

AEVGI advances Next-Generation Sequencing in Africa
AEVGI advances Next-Generation Sequencing in Africa

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funding strengthens rotavirus research

Global Leadership Summit starts off on a high note
Global Leadership Summit starts off on a high note

Rynardt and Lynique selected for SA team at World Cup
Rynardt and Lynique selected for SA team at World Cup

Rynardt and Lynique off to London.

World and Africa record for Louzanne
World and Africa record for Louzanne

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SANAS rates UFS level 4 on BBBEE compliance

Moving up the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment ranks.

Learners at youth dialogue encouraged to know their human rights
Learners at youth dialogue encouraged to know their human rights

Youth month celebrated with a dialogue at UFS.

Reitz book wins sought-after UFS Book Prize
Reitz book wins sought-after UFS Book Prize

JC and Dionne get internal recognition for their book.

Kovsie netball out to break drought
Kovsie netball out to break drought

Kovsie netball tournament at home for the first time since 1998.

UFS part of international gender research project
UFS part of international gender research project

Gender in Higher Education research project for Southern Africa.

Justice Malala and Bernard Agulhas build students business acumen
Justice Malala and Bernard Agulhas build students’ business acumen

Auditing students learn receive pearls of wisdom from industry giants.

Flash Facts Competition reveals best of the best
Flash Facts Competition reveals best of the best

Research competition for staff and students.

Young researcher to jet out to UK
Young researcher to jet out to UK

The future of research on the Qwaqwa Campus is in safe hands.

Call for nominations Chancellors Distinguished Alumni Awards
Call for nominations: Chancellor’s Distinguished Alumni Awards

Call for nominations are now open.

Dr Hoppeners book explores sustainable development
Dr Höppener’s book explores sustainable development

Book demonstrates theoretical concepts.

17 newly NRF-rated researchers for 2018
NRF-rated researchers increase substantially

17 newly NRF-rated researchers for 2018.

UFSAfricaWeek Make this Africa Day a day of reflection
#UFSAfricaWeek: Make this Africa Day a day of reflection

Kovsies back Margo as Miss SA Top-12 finalist
Kovsies back Margo as Miss SA Top-12 finalist

Trauma and the role of dance in peace making
Trauma and the role of dance in peace making

Lecture on Trauma, Reconciliation and Peace-building held by Student Affairs.

UFS alumnus wins National Liberty Radio Award - Thabang Moselane
UFS alumnus wins National Liberty Radio Award

Thabang Moselane takes home the Night-Time Show Award.

Gosego Moroka Abe Bailey Travel Bursary Kovsie Alumni
Gosego Moroka reflects on being an ‘Abe’

Gosego Moroka shares his Abe Bailey experience.

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Posts on social media about alleged sexual harassment of former UFS employee

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Responses to the report on the handling of student protests during October 2017

Lecture explores African cultural practices that violate human rights
Lecture explores African cultural practices that violate human rights

Practices violating the human rights of women and girls discussed

Yet another victory for Kesa
Yet another victory for Kesa

Kovsie athlete brings home the gold.

What the difference between a historian and a historical novelist
What’s the difference between a historian and a historical novelist?

Irma Joubert investigates differences between historian and novelist.

UFS Debate Society to compete in upcoming World Championships_Small
UFS Debate Society to compete in upcoming World Championships

Debate Society flies Kovsie flag high.

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Decision of FSPHRA regarding possible covering of the MT Steyn statue

UFS special task team supports conditions stated in the FSPHRA’s permit.

Bright future for Two Oceans winner and former Kovsie Gerda Steyn_Small
Bright future for Two Oceans winner and former Kovsie Gerda Steyn

Two Oceans winner has fond memories from alma mater.

First accredited ICS training in SA presented at UFS_Small
First accredited ICS training in SA presented at UFS

CGAS awards second AS scholarship Chetima Melchisedek
CGAS awards second AS scholarship

UFS/AS Young African Scholarship aim to promote African scholarship.

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Call for submissions for covering of the MT Steyn statue: Deadline extended to 11 April 2018

Global genealogy explored at UFS guest lecture
Global genealogy explored at UFS guest lecture

Lecture on 2018 Database Projection project held at UFS Genetics department.

Large Kovsie contingent at Commonwealth Games
Large Kovsie contingent at Commonwealth Games

Eleven from UFS compete in Australia.

Stanley Trapido seminar interrogates being Chinese in SA
Stanley Trapido seminar interrogates being Chinese in SA

South-Africa born Chinese’s three-century history of exclusion.

Afromontane Research Unit welcomes new Director
Afromontane Research Unit welcomes new Director

Dr Clark plans to develop the ARU into the leading South-based agent.

Town and Gown programme to expand university reach in communities
Town and Gown programme to expand university’s reach in communities

Community engagement programmes to grow in 2018.

Final-year Fine Art students exhibit their work
Final-year Fine Art students exhibit their work

Talented final-year art students relate their work to their lives.

Interdisciplinary master programme in human rights launched at UFS
Interdisciplinary master’s programme in human rights launched at UFS

UFS leads in unique human rights academic programme in the country.

Experts engage in stimulating discussion on South Africa future
Experts engage in stimulating discussion on South Africa’s future

“Good education leads to economic growth.”

Research group rethinks white societies in Southern Africa
Research group rethinks white societies in Southern Africa

ISG hosts workshop in effort to uncover wider histories of race.

Pilot Wingman programme launched
Pilot Wingman programme launched

UJ to benchmark Kovsie CUADS operational services
UJ to benchmark Kovsie CUADS operational services

Psycad wishes to enhance the quality of services provided by their disability unit.

Student Wellness and Kovsie ACT provide food bank for students_SMall
Student Wellness and Kovsie ACT provide food bank for students

A provisional solution for food insecurity for Kovsie students

Theological faculty highlights reconciliation as Biblical imperative
Theological faculty highlights reconciliation as Biblical imperative

Annual event sparks discussion on reconciliation in South African context.

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Incident at Shimla Park during the Varsity Cup rugby match on Monday 26 February 2018

Future of South Africa discussed at UFS peace conference
Future of South Africa discussed at UFS peace conference

“The future of Africa will be determined by politics”

Histories of whites beyond whiteness the focus of inaugural lecture_Small
Histories of whites beyond whiteness the focus of inaugural lecture

Researcher proposes that histories of whites must more properly be histories of race.

Prof Sampie Terreblanche
Prof Sampie Terreblanche inspired many undergraduate students to become economists

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Returning and current students - Important information regarding 2018 UFS tuition fees

New book establishes link between spirituality and music education_Small
New book establishes link between spirituality and music education

Renowned OSM lecturers contribute passion and research to recent publication.

Louzanne and Marné included in national student cross country team
Louzanne and Marné included in national student cross country team

Two from Kovsies will make up two of the six spots in the women’s team in Switzerland.

Public lecture focuses on diversity as foundation for equality
Public lecture focuses on diversity as foundation for equality

The importance of diversity in the public square.

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