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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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Students win bursaries
2009-02-24

 
Altogether eight students from the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Department of Afrikaans, Dutch, German and French recently received bursaries from the “Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Neerlandistiek”  (SAVN). Six third-year students received bursaries to the value of R6 000 and two postgraduate students received a bursary to the value of R7 500 each. Here are, from the left, front: Lizanne Dippenaar, SAVN scholar, Esté Kemp, SAVN scholar; Lillian Strauss, SAVN scholar, and Camille Ferreira, SAVN scholar; back: Carika le Roux, SAVN scholar, Anita van Vuuren, SAVN scholar, George Wasserman, who passed an internationally known German language proficiency exam from the Goethe Institute on level B2 with distinction, Susan Conradie, SAVN scholar, Elmarie Lubbe, SAVN scholar, and Beate Gadinger, who passed the language proficiency exam of the Goethe Insitute and has a scholarship from Deutsche Academische Austausch Dienst (DAAD). She also received a Sur-place-Stipendium bursary to the value of R15 000 for German.
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