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Siphila Dlamini
Siphila Dlamini represented the UFS at the 15th Southern Africa Scout Youth Forum.

During the short April holidays, first-year BA student, Siphila Dlamini, led and participated in the 15th Southern Africa Scout Youth Forum and the 41st Southern Africa Scout Conference. Siphila previously also represented South Africa in the 8th and 13th World Scout Youth Forums in Baku, Azerbaijan and Harare, Zimbabwe respectively. He also participated in the 2018 International Leadership Training in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Siphila was elected as a member of the Southern Africa Youth Committee for the term 2017-2020, with the mandate of representing young leaders in decision making and youth engagement at Zonal level of the Southern Africa Scout Youth Forum.

He formed part of the forum committee and chaired several sessions of the proceedings since the tender age of 14. Youth leaders from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries such as Botswana, the Kingdom of Eswatini, Malawi, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe attended the conference. 

This 15th forum was themed ‘The Role of young people during emergencies’. Throughout the forum, young people deliberated on strategies to improve decision making in national scout organisations within their respective countries. The Southern Zone Youth Forum empowers young people by equipping them with good decision-making skills and increasing youth engagement on the African continent. 

According to Siphila, the Southern Zone Youth Forum is an effective tool for youth engagement and the continuation of skills development among young people in Southern Africa. It allows the youth to reflect on their growth and achievement, while broadening the unique impact of scouting in the world. 

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Classes commence in the Programme in Governance and Political Transformation
2009-01-23

 
Classes for the Programme in Governance and Political Transformation in the Faculty of the Humanities commenced this week on the Main Campus of the University of the Free State (UFS). The opening address was delivered by Mr Thabo Motsohi, Director in the Department of Tourism, Economic and Environmental Affairs in the Free State. The topic of his address was: Catalytic effects of the tourism industry for transformation of the provincial economy. There are currently 35 registered first-year students and 100 second-year students in the Master's programme and five students are registered for the Ph.D. in Governance and Political Transformation. At the programme opening were, from the left: Antoinette Eyth, Pittsburg Pennsylvania in the United States of America, recipient of an Ambassadorial Scholarship from the Rotary Foundation and Master's student in the programme, Dr Choice Makhetha, Acting Dean: Student Affairs at the UFS, Dr Tania Coetzee, Director of the Programme Governance and Political Transformation, and Mr Motsohi.
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

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