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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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UFS signs co-operation agreement with Thailand's Mahasarakam University
2009-02-26

 
The Higher Education Studies and Research Division of the Centre for Higher Education Studies and Development (CHESD) at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently had the honour of hosting an academic delegation from Thailand which visited the UFS from 19 to 24 February 2009. The Dean and Associate Deans of the Faculty of Accountancy and Management at the Mahasarakam University visited the UFS to discuss areas of co-operation and exchange and to sign a letter of intent between the two universities supporting the formalisation process. This follows a successful postdoctoral study by one of their colleagues, Dr Ubonwan Rawd-iam, at the UFS. Dr Rawd-iam has engaged in an interdisciplinary study in Higher Education Studies and Economic and Management Sciences. Dr Rawd-iam is also an associate dean at the Faculty of Accountancy and Management at the Mahasarakam University. Pictured are, from the left: Prof. Phapruke Ussahawanitchakit (Dean of the Faculty of Accountancy and Management, Mahasarakam University) and Prof. Teuns Verschoor (Acting Rector and Vice-Chancellor, UFS).
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

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