• July

  • 21

    Jul
    UFS Reflections Series: South Africa in COVID-19 Times

    RSVP to Sibongile Mlotya at MlotyaS@ufs.ac.za no later than 19 July, upon which you will receive a Business for Skype meeting invite

    Read more here 

     

  • 28

    Jul
    UFS Reflections Series: Gender Inequalities and Gender-based Violence
    The impact of COVID-19 comes on the back of a society and economy that was already under significant pressure following years of low economic growth and poor government performance. Many commentators have already questioned the social compact South Africans made in the mid-1990s, which marked the end of the apartheid regime. 
    In this second of four webinars, academics from the UFS as well as invited experts reflect on the constitutional commitment South Africans made to one another two and half decades ago. Is it time for a new deal?  This webinar will focus on gender inequalities and gender-based violence.
    Join us from 14:00 to 15:30 on 28 July. 
    RSVP to Sibongile Mlotya at MlotyaS@ufs.ac.za no later than 26 July, upon which you will receive a Business for Skype meeting invite.

  • August

  • 13

    Aug
    UFS Reflection Series: The quality of our democracy under COVID-19 and beyond
    The impact of COVID-19 comes on the back of a society and economy that was already under significant pressure following years of low economic growth and poor government performance. Many commentators have already questioned the social compact South Africans made in the mid-1990s, which marked the end of the apartheid regime. 

    In this third of four webinars, academics from the UFS as well as invited experts reflect on the constitutional commitment South Africans made to one another two and half decades ago. Is it time for a new deal?  This webinar will focus on the quality of our democracy under Covid-19 and beyond.

    Join us from 14:00 to 15:30 on 13 August 

    RSVP to Sibongile Mlotya at MlotyaS@ufs.ac.za no later than 11 August, upon which you will receive a Business for Skype meeting invite

  • 27

    Aug
    UFS Reflection Series: Urban living post-COVID-19
    The impact of COVID-19 comes on the back of a society and economy that was already under significant pressure following years of low economic growth and poor government performance. Many commentators have already questioned the social compact South Africans made in the mid-1990s, which marked the end of the apartheid regime. 
    In this fourth of a series of four webinars, academics from the UFS as well as invited experts reflect on the constitutional commitment South Africans made to one another two and half decades ago. Is it time for a new deal?  This webinar will focus on urban living post-covid19.

    Join us from 14:00 to 15:30 on 27 August 

    RSVP to Sibongile Mlotya at MlotyaS@ufs.ac.za no later than 25 August, upon which you will receive a Business for Skype meeting invite.

  • 09

    Aug
    Surgical Obstetrics Webinar: Hosted by the UFS  Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Date: Sunday 9 August 2020

    Time: 10:00-16:00

    Session chairperson and moderator: Dr Martiens Schoon

    OVERVIEW:
    In this free webinar, we focus on the obstetric complications that require surgical intervention, and how to minimise its impact on maternal morbidity and mortality. Beginning with an introduction to the impact of surgical obstetric complications on maternal morbidity and mortality in South Africa, our expert panel will take us through the evidence-based care of surgical obstetrics and then give us a glimpse of several exciting applications being developed to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in obstetrics. The panel discussion will be followed by our ethics session, featuring ‘litigation and obstetric clinical practice’. We cannot prevent litigation completely, but we can reduce it tremendously if we stick to best-practice methods. 


    10:00-10:10: Welcome and introduction 
                                  Prof Shisana Baloyi

    10:10-10:40: Impact of surgical obstetric complications on maternal morbidity and mortality in South Africa
    Dr Owen Gavi

    10:40-11:10: Surgical obstetrics ultrasound and placental abnormalities 
                                Prof Lawrence Chauke

    11:10-11:40: Surgical conditions that complicates pregnancy and lumbosacral plexopathy
                              Prof Shisana Baloyi

    11:40-12:10: Surgery in the COVID-19 era
                              Prof Thifhelimbilu Luvhengo

    Q and A session: 12:10-12:30

    Break: 12:30-13:00

    Session chairperson and moderator: Dr Brenda Kubheka

    13:00-13:30: Managing obstetric patients during the COVID-19 pandemic 
                    Dr Martiens Schoon

    13:40-14:10: Pitfalls associated with the OBS ultrasound, potential areas for improvement in reducing litigation in obstetrics and gynaecology
                                Professor Lawrence Chauke

    14:10-14:40: The role of ETHICS in reducing the most common cause of litigation in surgical procedures
                              Dr Brenda Kubheka

    14:40-15:10: Medicolegal case: surgical errors that may be interpreted as malpractice
    Dr Ntlopi Mogoru


    Q and A closing session: 15:10-15:30


      

  • September

  • 22

    Sep
    Perspectives on Decoloniality and Transformation Webinar

    The webinar discussion is hosted by the Free State Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of the Free State

    Decoloniality amounts to a process to halt the reproduction of inequalities and marginalisation of people subject to colonisation, apartheid or other forms of domination. On the other hand, the concept of transformation refers to changes so fundamental that the identity of a system or institution itself is changed. If the majority of African countries managed to achieve some kind of political independence from former colonisers, there is still a need for genuine structural reforms, rethinking and restructuring, especially at the economic, cultural and socio-political levels where the transtemporality of inhumane socio-economic conditions of the past remain persistent. From this context emerged the narrative around decoloniality and transformation. From South Africa, to Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ghana, Burkina-Faso, Ivory Coast and other African states, modernity, that is, the hegemonic Eurocentric tradition seems to have invaded every sphere. From the global curriculum in education to the framing of human rights, environment and international law, from globalisation to the setting up of international institutions including among other, the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund, the current atmosphere has paved the way to heated debates on decoloniality and transformation. But what does this really mean?

    Please RSVP to kamdemkamgage@ufs.ac.za by 20 September 2020 upon which you will receive a Skype for Business meeting invite and link to access the webinar.


    Panellists:

    Dr Linda Harms-Smith, School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University
    Scotland.

    Dr Moorosi Leshoele, Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, South Africa.

    Moderator: Dr Gerard Kamga, Free State Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of the Free State.

     

  • 23

    Sep
    Heritage Day Webinar with Prof Mongane Serote

    The Centre for Gender and Africa Studiesin collaboration with the Department of Sport, Arts & Culture and the University of the Western Cape, has the pleasure of inviting you to a webinar in celebration of Heritage Day.

    Title: Going to Basics: The Reconstruction and Development Program of the Source

    Invitation

    To join the webinar click here


     

     
  • 23

    Sep
    Book discussion: Encountering Apartheid’s Ghosts From Krugersdorp to Constitution Hill.
    The University of the Free State Library and Information Services invite you to the launch of Encountering Apartheid’s Ghosts – From Krugersdorp to Constitution Hill. 

    On the day, the author Leon Wessels will be in conversation with Don Makatile from the Sunday Independent. 


    You will receive a mail with the Zoom link and details. 


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