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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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Varsity Hockey semi-finals in Kovsies’ grasp

Photo: Johan Roux

Despite suffering their first loss of the Varsity Hockey tournament against Tuks on Sunday, Kovsies managed a dominating 4-1 comeback against Rhodes University at the UFS Astro on Monday.

Kovsies’ Jaco Fourie struck the first goal of the match on Monday on a rebound from a short corner. Shortly into the second chukka, Fourie rounded the goalkeeper for his second goal. The visitors did attempt to fight back, but shortly after scoring their one and only goal of the match, Kovsies scored a third time.

The final chukka saw our Kovsie team put pressure on the Rhodes goal box until, eventually, Ruan Kleinhans shot at goal for the home side’s fourth point.

Kovsies are currently ranked among the top half of the log and will next be facing UCT on Saturday at 11:45 at UJ for round seven of the tournament. It is likely that Kovsies should also make it into the semi-finals on Sunday and if the UFS hockey boys could secure a win there, the final awaits them on Monday 19 May.

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