Rhodes Scholarship recipient Nkahiseng flies UFS flag high
Aspiring lawyer and political prodigy, Nkahiseng Ralepeli, will soon join a cohort of Rhodes Scholarship recipients at the University of Oxford in the UK later this year. He completed his LLB at the University of the Free State (UFS) in 2018, and it comes as no surprise that this young achiever has his eyes... Read more
University of the Free State: Status of the 2019 registration process
The on-campus registration process at the University of the Free State (UFS) has not yet commenced. Although the online registration process started on 7 January 2019, the on-campus registration process on the university’s Bloemfontein and Qwaqwa Campuses will commence on 21 January 2019. Some media reports that the registration process commenced... Read more
UFS: Important registration information for first-year and senior students
The UFS seeks to distinguish itself as an institution that pursues the delivery of outstanding quality graduates and knowledge through academic excellence, diversity, inclusivity, and innovative and transformative thought. We welcome all our first-year and senior students at the start of 2019. First-year students: Admission process 2019 What can... Read more
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