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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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UFS students identified
2008-02-29

Statement by Mr Anton Fisher, Director: Strategic Communication at the University of the Free State (UFS)

Classes resumed today (Thursday, 28 February 2008) on the Main Campus of the University of the Free State (UFS) in Bloemfontein and everything is calm on campus following yesterday’s protest march in reaction to an extremely offensive and racist video.

The UFS has identified four students in connection with a video that shows black employees of the UFS having to undergo a mock integration ceremony.

They are: Roelof Malherbe (current student), Schalk van der Merwe (current student), Danie Grobler (former student), and Johnny Roberts (former student).

In another development, the UFS has officially reported the matter to the Director of Public Prosecution and supplied a copy of the video. An investigating officer has been appointed and the incident is now being investigated.

Earlier today a lawyer acting for the employees took statements from them concerning the matter.

Media Release
Issued by: Lacea Loader
Assistant Director: Media Liaison
Tel: 051 401 2584
Cell: 083 645 2454
E-mail: loaderl.stg@ufs.ac.za  
28 February 2008
 

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