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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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Inaugural lecture: Judge Fritz Brand
2006-03-10

Judge Fritz Brand, Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal and for the past ten years involved in training High Court judges, delivered his inaugural lecture, titled Latest developments in liability for omissions and for pure economic loss at the University of the Free State (UFS), this week.

 

With reference to case law judge Brand demonstrated that a confusion of ideas often exists when determining the concepts of wrongfulness and negligence. His striking inaugural lecture contributed to clarify this matter.

 

At his inaugural lecture was from the left Prof Johan van Schalkwyk ( Head of the UFS Department Private Law), the honourable appeal court judge Fritz Brand (professor extraordinary in the Department Private Law at the UFS), the honourable judge Faan Hancke (from the Free State High Court and chairperson of the UFS Council) and Prof Johan Henning (Dean: Faculty of Law at the UFS).

Photo:  Stephen Collett

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