Five UFS postdoctoral fellows benefit from Carnegie funded scholarships
An unprecedented total of five postdoctoral fellows from the University of the Free State’s International Studies Group (ISG) recently heard the good news that they have been selected for the prestigious African Humanities Programme (AHP), presented by the American Council of Learned Societies. The programme is funded by the well-known Carnegie Corporation of New... Read more
ACCA Accredits UFS Accountancy Programmes
The quality of the following University of the Free State (UFS) Accountancy programmes is internationally recognised, as it has been accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) after a thorough review of the modules offered: • Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc)• Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Accounting (BComHons in Accounting)•... Read more
National honour for Kovsie football director
An honour, but also a stern test, says Godfrey Tenoff on his appointment as the head coach of the South African student men’s soccer team. According to Tenoff, the head of soccer at KovsieSport, this is the highest coaching position of his career. At the University of the Free State, he... Read more
Kovsie students recognised by national quantity surveying organisation
The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) plays a vital role in the building industry in South Africa and aims to advance and promote the science and practice of Quantity Surveying and cognate matters in the country. University of the Free State (UFS) second-year Quantity Surveying students, Daniela... Read more
UFS Mental Health Student Toolkit a winning formula
With the vision to promote, enable, and optimise students’ self-direction, the University of the Free State (UFS) Student Counselling and Development (SCD) launched the first edition of the UFS Mental Health Student Toolkit on Friday, 23 August 2019 – in an effort to assist students in coping with challenges they... Read more
Free State matric class of 2019 breaks own pass rate record
The Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) applauded the Free State Department of Education for breaking their pass rate record and setting up a new record of 88.4%. This historic achievement makes Free State the only province in the country to have achieved the NSC pass rate above... Read more
Prof. Fidelis Emuze inducted into the ‘academic hall of fame’
Professor Fidelis Emuze, Head of Built Environment and Head of the Unit for Lean Construction and Sustainability was inducted into the ‘academic hall of fame’ when he was inaugurated as a full professor on 07 November 2019. His address was a summation of his expertise as a distinguished scholar... Read more
“South Africa belongs to all …” says Chief Justice
“The government of the day should be based on the will of the people and must be led by people who deserve to lead us.” These were the words of Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, the Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, during a prestige lecture delivered in the... Read more
World reimagined after feminism and gender
An unconventional gender studies lecture has called for society to imagine a changed world in which “we should rethink gender, sexuality and the body and how we must get rid of the world in which gendered and sexual embodiment operates in the way it does”. This is how Prof Jack... Read more
UFS trumps SAICA’s national average pass rate
Students from the University of the Free State (UFS) School of Accountancy achieved an 84.2% pass rate compared to the national average of 76.2% during the Initial Test of Competence (ITC) examination facilitated by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). A total of 64 out of 76... Read more