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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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Varsity Cup launched at the UFS
2008-02-14

 

Eerste Nasionale Bank (ENB) het onlangs die ENB Varsitybeker-kompetisie, waarin Suid-Afrika se top-universiteite teen mekaar gaan meeding, aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat (UV) bekend gestel.

Die Varsitybeker-konsep bestaan uit agt spanne wat op Maandae teen mekaar sal meeding, gevolg deur twee halfeindstryde en ‘n eindstryd. Die wedstryde skop 18 Februarie 2008 af en die laaste wedstryd sal op 7 April 2008 gespeel word. Die Shimlas se wedstryde (4) begin op 25 Februarie 2008 teen die Universiteit van Johannesburg en eindig op 15 Maart 2008 teen die Nelson Mandela Metropolitaanse Universiteit.

‘n ENB Varsitybeker-feestoernooi word oor die Paasnaweek in April vanjaar in George beplan waar al agt spanne elk drie ligawedstryde sal speel. ‘n Koshuis van elk van die agt spanne se universiteit sal ook die geleentheid kry om teen mekaar in George te speel. Dit sal die eerste keer in die Suid-Afrikaanse rugbygeskiedenis wees dat universiteitskoshuise in ‘n toernooi teen mekaar sal meeding.

By die loodsing was, van links: prof. Frederick Fourie (Rektor en Visekanselier van die UV), mnr. James Letuka (Direkteur: KovsieSport) mnr. Francois Pienaar (voormalige Springbokkaptein en direkteur van die ENB Varsitybeker), en mnr. De Wet Ras (KovsieSport).
Foto: Leonie Bolleurs

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