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18 April 2019 | Story Rulanzen Martin

The Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice IRSJ) has initiated a Social Justice Week at the University of the Free State (UFS), which started on Friday 12 April  until Wednesday 17 April 2019. 

Ten key events took place during the week. It ranged from dialogues, workshops, talk shows, debates, and interactive displays and events on issues of multilingualism and diversity, social innovation, engaged scholarship, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, gender sensitisation, sexual consent, sexual preparedness, universal access, disability, anti-discrimination, and security.

There was also a round-table discussion on 17 April 2019 with various UFS stakeholders on off-campus student security as well as an inter-institutional discussion on the same topic. The UFS Debating Society will take on the topic of the UFS Language Policy, while Olga Barends from the Free State Centre for Human Rights will host a dialogue on sexual consent.

The IRSJ has also designed and implemented SOJO-VATION: Social Innovation/ Social Change, which strives to create a foundational platform where ideas of social justice, innovation, and engaged scholarship at the UFS and in society can be hosted. SOJO-VATION partners with the Office for Student Leadership, Development, and Community Engagement.

The collaborating partners for the Social Justice Week includes various UFS stakeholders such as the Sasol library, the Gender and Sexual Equity Office, UFS Protection Services, the Free State Centre for Human Rights, the Student Representative Council (SRC), the Office for Student Leadership Development, Kovsie Innovation, GALA, the FFree State Centre for Human Rights, SRC Associations, the Office for Student Governance, Kovsie Innovate, Start-Up-Grind, EVC, EBL, Community Engagement, the Institutional Transformation Plan (ITP) Dialogues Office, Residence Dialogues, UFS Debating Society, Debate Afrika!, the Center for Universal Access and Disability Support (CUADS), and the Gateway Office. 

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Faculty of Law celebrates 100 years with young legal practitioners
2009-03-17

 
The Kovsie Law Alumni recently presented a centenary breakfast for young legal practitioners from the Faculty of Law at the University of the Free State (UFS). The faculty celebrates hundred years of legal education this year. Judge Corné van Zyl was the guest of honour at this occasion. “Grab every opportunity with courage and believe in your own potential,” was her advice to the group of young alumni. At the occasion, with the biggest number of young legal practitioners who recently completed their studies in the history of the faculty were, from the left, front: Judge Van Zyl, Prof. Johan Henning, Dean of the Faculty of Law; back: Mr Charles Moller, clerk at Horn and Van Rensburg Attorneys, Adv Corrie Ploos van Amstel, Chairperson of the Kovsie Law Alumni, Mr Lawrence Manye, pupil at the Bar, and Mr Jan-Harm Steenkamp, clark at A.P. Pretorius and Partners.
Photo: Stephen Collett

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