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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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Global Leadership Summit closes as landmark event for UFS
2015-07-29

Dineo Gaofhiwe-Ingram, Head: Office of International Affairs

In the final week of the summit, delegates visited the Qwaqwa Campus, where they engaged in cultural activities, and attended presentations by staff and students.  To celebrate Mandela Day, they participated in community work in Heidedal, Bloemfontein at the Reach Our Community Foundation (ROC), where they painted facilities at the children’s after-school care centre.

The summit came to a close on 17 July 2015, in a ceremony held on the Bloemfontein Campus. Student cohorts presented videos depicting their experiences over the two weeks they spent in the Free State. These videos capture what they view as similarities in the struggle for human existence, and compared and contrasted the realities of day–to-day life in their home countries and in South Africa.

Click here to view a gallery of photos of the GLS.

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