UFS: AIDS Awareness Month: ‘Know Your Status’
The University of the Free State (UFS), along with the rest of South Africa, commemorates AIDS Awareness Month during December 2018. This year’s AIDS Awareness Month theme is ‘Know your status’, while the country celebrates the 30th anniversary of the campaign that pioneered global health by being the first to be... Read more
Graduate professionals who can impact society
Former Group CEO of Mediclinic, Danie Meintjes, gave a riveting guest speech at the opening ceremony of this year’s final graduations on 4 December 2018. “I know no-one who is both extremely successful and lazy. Hard work does not necessarily refer to long hours but to what you achieve within... Read more
Transforming communities through peace leadership
A young democracy such as South Africa is defined by a desire for better relationships, interconnectedness, inclusivity, cohesion, justice and a shared understanding. Peace Leadership: Self-Transformation to Peace offers a practical framework for all leaders, as well as for the average person on the street, on how to achieve this... Read more
University of Free State student’s travels inspire Corobrik award
Creativity and innovation go hand in hand – and recognising excellence in design comes naturally to Corobrik which is leading the way when it comes to investing in technology that will have a massive impact on South Africa’s future built environment. Musa Shangase, Corobrik Commercial Director said that he... Read more
University of the Free State council approves relocation of MT Steyn statue
The Council of the University of the Free State (UFS) approved the relocation of the statue of President MT Steyn to a site off campus during its quarterly meeting on 23 November 2018. Council furthermore requested that the relocation must be done in complete cooperation with the family of... Read more
University of the Free State: Grassroots Champions rising above challenges
Reciprocity. That’s what it’s all about when it comes to engaged teaching and learning in a community context.  Everyone must benefit – which includes getting recognition for what you’ve achieved,” says Karen Venter, Head of Service Learning in the Directorate: Community Engagement. This conviction was put into practice at the recent... Read more
Itumeleng Tsatsi: Using Occupational Therapy to tackle mental health
Polokwane-born Itumeleng Tsatsi, junior lecturer in Occupational Therapy at the University of the Free State (UFS), pledged to improve the quality of life of South African citizens through her study and practice of Occupational Therapy. Itumeleng Tsatsi was named in the Mail and Guardian Top 200 list of South Africans under the age of... Read more
University of Free State launch student business incubator project
The University of Free State has recently launched a Student Business Incubator Project that will provide impetus to students with business ideas. The initiative, which is under the management of the Directorate for Research and Development (DRD) was conceived a few years ago with objective of untapping the entrepreneurial potential of... Read more
New Senior Professor joins UFS Department of Agricultural Economics
Prof Ashok Chapagain has recently been appointed as Senior Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS). Water hub key in collaborations with research institutes According to Prof Chapagain, the position provides a unique... Read more
World Anti-Doping Agency: SA Doping Control Laboratory regains accreditation
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced the immediate and full restoration of the South African Doping Control Laboratory’s (SADoCoL) accreditation as of 21 September 2018. The laboratory was suspended on 2 May 2016 and its accreditation was revoked on 31 July 2017. During this time, SADoCoL has retained its... Read more