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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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Faculty celebrates growth in research outputs
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The Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS) has achieved more than a third of the growth in accredited research outputs of the entire university for 2006. The faculty's average accredited outputs for 2006 increased remarkably as compared to the period 2000-2005. Nine of the research articles were presented as papers during a research day held recently to celebrate this achievement. Some of the people attending the celebrations, were from the left, front: Prof. Frikkie Booysen (Department of Economics), Prof. Doreen Atkinson (Centre for Development Support), Ms Marina Marinkov (Department of Economics), Ms Ekaete Samson-Akpan (Department of Business Management), Prof. Helena van Zyl (Director: School of Management), Ms Igna du Plooy, (Research Co-ordinator); back:Prof. Frederick Fourie (Rector and Vice-Chancellor), Prof. Moses Sindane (Departement of Public Management), Prof. Rudolph van Buuren (Department of Business Management), Prof. Lucius Botes (Director: Centre for Development Support), Prof. Coen Bester (Department of Industrial Psycology), Prof. Lochner Marais (Centre for Development Support) and Prof. Cobus Rossouw (Centre for Accounting).
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