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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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FSB recognises degree and diploma programmes at UFS
2009-02-16

The Financial Services Board (FSB) has recognised two qualifications – the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning and the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning – offered by the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Centre for Financial Planning Law in the Faculty of Law in accordance with the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act (FAIS). In addition to these the FSB has also recognised four degrees offered by the UFS’s School of Management. The degrees are:

  • B.Com. (Risk Management)
  • B.Com. (General Management)
  • B.Com. (Banking)
  • Bachelor of Management Leadership (BML)

All these qualifications are deemed fit and proper for compliance purposes by the FSB.

The Director of the UFS School of Management, Prof Helena van Zyl, says that the recognition of four degree programmes is yet another feather in the cap of the School of Management and the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

Prof. Van Zyl says the School of Management fulfils a vital role in providing excellent and approved financial and business education in South Africa.

Media Release
Issued by: Mangaliso Radebe
Assistant Director: Media Liaison
Tel: 051 401 2828
Cell: 078 460 3320
E-mail: radebemt.stg@ufs.ac.za  
10 February 2009
 

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