Latest News Archive

Please select Category, Year, and then Month to display items
Previous Archive
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. 

News Archive

Business people visit the UFS
2009-05-25

 
A group of prominent business people from prestigious companies recently visited the University of the Free State (UFS). According to Ms Cathy Castagno from the UFS, the aim of this visit was to introduce business people like these to the good work that is being done on the campus. The group visited, amongst others, the Unit for Students with Disabilities, the new Computer Laboratory and the Beds of Hope Project. After visiting the Beds of Hope Project and the Unit for Students with Disabilities, Dr Phogolo Sethole, Director: Business Development of Prudential Portfolio Managers, said that there were certain things that one could not change but that one had to add value to. Mr Ram Barkai, CEO of the Cadiz Financial Strategy Group, was also impressed by the work that is done at the UFS. Present at the occasion were, from the left: Mr Barkai, Prof. Teuns Verschoor (Acting Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the UFS), Mr Jospeh Kganakga (Managing Director: Recruitment and Advertising from Saatchi & Saatchi) and Dr Sethole.
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

We use cookies to make interactions with our websites and services easy and meaningful. To better understand how they are used, read more about the UFS cookie policy. By continuing to use this site you are giving us your consent to do this.

Accept