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The Crime Against Women in South Africa Report by Statistics SA shows that femicide (the murder of women on the basis of their gender) is five times higher than the global average.

In light of the ongoing violence against women, and the recent surge in femicide in South Africa, the UFS recommits itself to challenge, fight, and eradicate all forms of gender-based violence on its campuses and in our country.

With the introduction of the new KovsieApp, critical numbers and information for your safety have now become even more accessible.

  1. Download the KovsieApp on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
  2. Click on the Emergency Info button on your KovsieApp home page to access all UFS Emergency Numbers, i.e. Protection Services, the Sexual Assault Response team’s numbers, Student Counselling, Kovsie Health, as well as steps on how to report an incident from all three campuses.

More info on the KovsieApp: See details and videos on the page below.

Screenshot right: See how to navigate quickly to the Emergency Info in the new KovsieApp.
Photo: Lelanie de Wet

KovsieApp Home/Landing Page


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The Future Is Here: Download the KovsieApp

Are you ready to turn your device into the #IronPhone?
The new KovsieApp is now available to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for your iOS or Android mobile device. Just search "KovsieApp" (one word, note capitalisation). The KovsieApp will enable you to access information from the UFS website on your mobile phone at no cost while connected to the on-campus Wi-Fi network. Let the #GameOfPhones begin!

Once you have downloaded the KovsieApp via one of the links below, you will need to log in with your student credentials by clicking on the "Student Login" button in the app. An OTP (one-time pin) will then be sent to the cell number that is linked to your student profile. If this number is not up-to-date, you will not be able to access your personal information in the app. For detailed instructions on how to amend your details on KovsieLife, please consult this document.
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Data Accuracy

Please note: To ensure the smooth functioning of the KovsieApp, it is essential that your student data be up to date. This will be critical when displaying personalised, private information such as timetables and marks. Therefore, students are encouraged to update their contact details and other information using the Student Self-service page on KovsieLife.

Instructions: For detailed instructions on how to amend your details on KovsieLife, please consult this document.

Alternatively, you can visit Student Academic Services for assistance (remember to take along your ID or passport as identification). Any errors in your information can cause the KovsieApp to function unpredictably, with the result that you will be restricted to a public view, with only limited access to basic personal information.

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Get ready: #WinterIsComing❄️, so is the #KovsieApp📲

Let the #GameOfPhones begin!

Don’t get left out in the cold. Get ready for a whole new online experience. Cosy up with the #KovsieApp this winter.

#GameOfPhones | #WinterIsComing

This Winter, the University of the Free State presents the #KovsieApp. Available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Download the mobile app from 31 May 2019.

#GameOfPhones | #WinterIsComing | #WinterIsHere

Winter is Here - Download the KovsieApp now

Send the ravens! Let it be known throughout the realm that the KovsieApp is here.

#KovsieApp #WinterIsHere #TheFutureIsHere #GameOfPhones

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