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28 May 2019 | Story Xolisa Mnukwa
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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Shimlas beat TUT by a convincing 52-26

Charl Weideman
Photo: Van Zyl Naudè

In the second last match before the semi-finals, which will be played later this month, the FNB Shimlas made a clean sweep when they beat the team from Tshwane University of Technology by 52-26. Pieter Labuschagne, Shimla flank, scored the first try for his team, after which there was no stopping the Shimlas, who taught the FNB TUT team a good lesson at their own TUT Rugby Stadium.

With a halftime score of 26-5, the Shimlas smelt victory and very quickly George Whitehead, who is very successful with his kicks, contributed to the scoreboard with six successful goal kicks. Other Shimla players who excelled were the scrumhalf Enrico Acker and eighth man Erik Le Roux.
The FNB Shimlas are playing against the FNB NMMU team next week at the Xerox NMMU Stadium.

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