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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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UFS presents short course on dairy
2010-05-02

The University of the Free State (UFS) will present a one-day short course titled “Adding value to milk and milk products” in the Board Room in the Agriculture Building on the Main Campus in Bloemfontein on Wednesday, 19 May 2010, from 08:15 to 17:00. The cost per person is R950,00 and it includes refreshments, lunch, practical experience and course material. The course will be presented by Prof. Celia Hugo and Dr Maryna de Wit of the UFS.

The after the course the attendants will be able to produce cheese, cottage cheese, feta cheese, maas (Amazi) and yoghurt. In South Africa milk is produced on a large scale.  With the basic knowledge anybody is able to add value to this product by further processing of the milk.

For registration contact Anita at 0836698435 or vwsdairy@ufs.ac.za. Please note that registration closes on 7 May 2010. For more information on the course contact Celia at 0514012692 or hugocj@ufs.ac.za or Maryna at 0514013261 or dewitm@ufs.ac.za.

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