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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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Faculty of Law presents research conference


The Faculty of Law at the University of the Free State (UFS), Rhodes University and the Potchefstroom and Mafikeng campuses of the North-West University presented a research conference on the UFS Main Campus in Bloemfontein to discuss the progress of research at the law faculties of the respective universities.

Attending the conference were, from the left: Mr Bradley Smith (organiser from the UFS Faculty of Law), Prof. Rob Midgley (Dean: Faculty of Law, Rhodes University); Appeals Court Judge Ian Farlam (guest speaker); Prof Johan Henning (Dean: Faculty of Law at the UFS); Appeals Court Judge Fritz Brand (guest speaker); Prof. Elizabeth Snyman-Van Deventer (organiser from the UFS Faculty of Law), Prof. Christa Rautenbach (Potchefstroom campus, University of the North-West) and Prof. Philip Iya (Mafikeng campus, University of the North-West).

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