Librarian Ronet Vrey invests in students’ academic journeys
She is affectionately called ‘Tannie Ronet’ by the dozens of students coming her way, and Faculty of Education librarian Ronet Vrey would not have it any other way. While Vrey loves to remain behind the scenes, her passion for students makes her a big hit with every student crossing... Read more
SU co-leads groundbreaking TB research project
Professor Samantha Sampson, a senior researcher with the Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics at Stellenbosch University, is one of three eminent researchers who has received an award from the American National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research on therapies aimed at the eradication of tuberculosis. The research... Read more
EMS faculty successful recipient of Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme
The Department of Business Management within the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences is one of four successful recipients of the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (NESP), which aims to recruit honours graduates who demonstrate academic ability and express an early interest in the possibility of an academic career.   “The NESP is a mechanism... Read more
5 post-doctoral fellows awarded prestigious African humanities scholarships
An unprecedented total of five post-doctoral fellows from the University of the Free State’s International Studies Group (ISG) have recently heard the good news that they’ve been selected for the prestigious African Humanities Programme (AHP) presented by the American Council of Learned Studies. The programme is funded by the... Read more
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
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
Kovsie selected for Banyana Banyana
Whether she takes to the field or not, being part of the senior national women’s soccer team is already an accomplishment, says Nomsa Mathontsi.  The BAdmin student in Economic and Management Sciences has been chosen for the Banyana Banyana squad for the first time. They face Lesotho on Sunday, 8 March... Read more
Cutting-edge research can improve Africa: Dr Ocaya
With the Fourth Industrial Revolution becoming a reality, Dr Richard Ocaya’s research is receptive to the fact that Africa and the world need to re-imagine their research. His research focuses on electronic instrumentation design for scientific measurements, computational physics on atomic nano-atomic structures, and semiconducting organic compounds materials built on silicon... 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

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