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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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Break in UFS registration process
2007-01-18

(Issued by prof Niel Viljoen, Chief director: Operations)
 
The University of the Free State (UFS) is currently experiencing problems with its computer system, which caused a break in today’s (18 January 2007) registration process.
 
Technical staff from the UFS are busy attending to the fault and the registration process should continue tomorrow (19 January 2007) according to the normal programme.
 
Today’s registration programme has been rescheduled for Saturday 20 January 2007. On this day, students can register as follow in the Callie Human Centre on the Main Campus:
 
11:00
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences: B Acc and B Com (Accounting).

 
13:30
School of Education: B Ed (Pre-school and Foundation Phase), B Ed (Intermediate Phase), B Ed (Further Education and Training) and B Ed (Further Education and Training Phase – 5 year curriculum).

 
15:00
Faculty of Theology
 
The UFS management apologises for the inconvenience caused by the rescheduling of today’s registration process.
 
Media release
Issued by: Lacea Loader
Media Representative
Tel: (051) 401-2584
Cell: 083 645 2454
18 January 2007
 

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