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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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Life Healthcare presents its first lecture at the UFS
2008-02-19

 

The University of the Free State’s (UFS) Sports Medicine Programme presented the first annual Life Healthcare sports medicine lecture with Mr Mike Flemming, Managing Director of Life Healthcare, as guest lecturer. His lecture was on: "South African private health care - Asset or liability".

During the lecture a charter was presented to Mr Flemming for the Life Healthcare sponsorship of the Master’s Programme in Sports Medicine. The programme presents a masters degree in sports and exercise medicine for doctors, including specialised preventative and lifestyle care, medical care of the athletes and patients with chronic diseases.

At the lecture were, from the left: Mr Flemming, Prof. Teuns Verschoor (Vice-Rector: Academic Operations at the UFS), Dr Louis Holtzhausen (Programme Director: Sports Medicine at the UFS), Mr Lourens Bekker (Manager: Life Rosepark Hospital), and Dr Stephan Pretorius (master’s student in Sports Medicine).
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

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