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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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Shimlas & Kovsie Netball reign at SASSU 2007
2007-07-25

Various sporting codes of the University of the Free State (UFS) participated in the SASSU tournaments over the past June/July holidays.

 

 
Shimlas

Rugby:
The Shimlas won their first game against Walter Sisulu University (Buffalo City) 69–0. The game was stopped 20 minutes before the end.

In their second game, the Shimlas won UJ 24-20.

The Shimlas won the final match against Pukke with a convincing 28-13. 

 Hockey:
The UFS woman’s team ended 6th in die A division
The UFS men’s team ended 5th in die B division

Squash:
The UFS men’s team ended 5th in the A division
The UFS woman’s team ended 1st in the B division

Karate:
Johann Rourke – 1st – Men above 80kg Kumite
Deidre West – 1st – Ladies open Kata Section
3rd – Ladies above 60kg in Kumite

Cross Country:
Women 4km – 2nd (Esté de jager came in 2nd)
Men 4km – 2nd (Boy Soke came in 1st)
Women Road Relay – 4th
Men Road Relay – 1st

The teams were as follow:
Esté de Jager
Thandi Malindi
Rone Reyneke

Boy Soke
Johan Cronjé
Michael Tlhoro
Dumisane Hlaselo

Netball:
Won the tournament.

Compiled by
Ansu Colditz
KovsieSport: Sports Officer
 

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