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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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Five universities gather together for National Serenades
2012-08-29

Date: Saturday 1 September 2012

Time: 18:00 – 19:00 (winners will be announced at 23:00)

Place:

  • Centenary Complex - 1st Performance
  • Callie Human Centre - 2nd Performance
  • Kovsie Church – 3rd Performance
    - Winners will be announced in the Callie Human Centre

This year, five universities will once again showcase their song and entertainment talent on the stage.

The serenade competition is an annual event between the University of Stellenbosch, University of Pretoria, North-West University, University of Johannesburg and the University of the Free State since 1997.

Each university has a men’s and ladies’ group taking part and each group consists of 10 to 20 members.

Participants only have 17 minutes to show what they are made of.

The serenade competition is the most popular cultural activity on each campus and more than 100 residences compete for a place in the final rounds.

The media are invited to attend the event.

Please confirm attendance with Amanda Tongha at tonghaa@ufs.ac.za

  • The final concerts will be streamed live via our website on Saturday 1 September 2012 from 18:30.
    Please click on the following link for the broadcast: www.ufs.ac.za/ufslivestreaming  
     
  • Twitter hashtag:  #UFSNationals
     

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