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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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Workshop on human trafficking presented at the UFS
2008-02-27

 

A two-day training workshop on human trafficking was recently presented on the Main Campus of the University of the Free State (UFS) in Bloemfontein. The workshop was presented by the International Organisation for Migration's (IOM) regional office for Africa, in co-operation with the Free State Network on Violence Against Women and the Unit for Children's Rights at the UFS. The objective of the workshop was to enhance understanding of the human trafficking phenomenon in South Africa amongst civil society organisations and the community at large. Other topics included the prevention of human trafficking, the protection of victims and the laws available to combat human trafficking. At the workshop were, from the left: Adv Beatri Kruger (Facilitator, Unit for Children's Rights at the UFS), Ms Mamello Mahasela (Facilitator: Free State Network on Violence Against Women, and Ms Samantha Donkin (IOM).
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

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