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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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Protest march planned for Thursday, 6 March 2008
2008-03-06

The management of the University of the Free State (UFS) has not received any applications from any organisation to have a protest march on the Main Campus in Bloemfontein tomorrow (Thursday, 6 March 2008).

Although the university’s management was informed of a national protest march by Nehawu tomorrow (Thursday), we have not been informed of such a march on the Main Campus. The management shares Nehawu’s sentiments to have a protest march and to express their views about the video.

We are aware of Cosatu and outside organisations’ plans to have a protest march tomorrow. The university management also shares their sentiments in this regards.

Our students are currently in a test period which will continue next week as well. It is extremely important to us that calm is restored on campus in order for academic activities to continue as normal.

We are prepared to receive a memorandum at the main gate to the UFS in Nelson Mandela Drive tomorrow (Thursday), but no one will be allowed on campus as no permission for a protest march on campus has been applied for.

Media Release
Issued by: Anton Fisher
Director: Strategic Communication
Tel: 051 401 3422
Cell: 072 207 8334
E-mail: fishera.stg@ufs.ac.za  
5 March 2008

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