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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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Training programme for high performing directors

 A training programme for high performing directors and corporate governance role players will be presented this year for the first time by the Centre for Business Dynamics at the University of the Free State (UFS). The duration of the programme is six months and participants will embark on situation-specific learning that will allow immediate application of knowledge in the workplace and the effective transfer of skills and competencies. The programme is presented in Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. The first group of 18 participants from Interstate Bus Lines and the Free State Tourism Authority started with the programme this week in Bloemfontein.

From the left, are: Mr Danie Jacobs (Head of the UFS Centre for Business Dynamics), Ms Annelize van der Zwaard (Interstate Bus Lines), Prof Dave Lubbe (Centre for Accounting at the UFS), Mr Moeketsi Tladi (Free State Tourism Authority) and Mr Quinten Eister (Interstate Bus Lines).

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