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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 Law Clinic produces high quality attorneys

Samantha Britz, Shawn Phillips and Roxanne van Niekerk
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs
24 February 2012

The UFS Law Clinic in our Faculty of Law is proud of the three candidate attorneys who have been admitted to the High Court in Bloemfontein.

Samantha Britz, Shawn Phillips and Roxanne van Niekerk completed their studies at the UFS, as well as their acticled clerkships. According to advocate Inez Bezuidenhout of the UFS Law Clinic, the trio - now admitted attorneys – are true homegrown products.

The youth support programme of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development made it possible for the UFS Law Clinic to appoint candidate attorneys in 2009 and 2010. Samantha, Shawn and Roxanne did community service under supervision of the Law Clinic, as well as providing legal services to disadvantaged members of the greater Bloemfontein area.

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