Well-spoken Chefter the talk of the campus

2016-02-17 06:00
ITUMELENG CHEFTER with the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Qwaqwa Chorale during a recent show. Photo: Supplied

ITUMELENG CHEFTER with the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Qwaqwa Chorale during a recent show. Photo: Supplied

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PHUTHADITJHABA. – Itumeleng Chefter is popularly known as the Queen of Talk on the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Qwaqwa Campus, simply because she is an advocate for open dialogue and discussion.

Chefter, who hails from Maseru in Lesotho, is the host of the Power of Speech shows on campus.

She says the idea behind the show came in August 2014 as a result of her love to preach the gospel. She likes to motivate and empower women, in particular.

The ambitious and motivated Chefter is a third-year Foundation Phase Education student.

“Ever since I started the show, I have never looked back. It has grown from strength to strength,” Chefter says.

“We aim to strengthen the inner beings of our students and the community at large.

“We strongly believe in the healing power of spoken things. There is so much power in speech.”

Chefter has acknowledged the campus management and her guests for their unwavering support.

“The shows could not have happened without the support of all the guests and the campus management.”

When asked which show stood out in her mind, it was not too difficult for her to choose.

“The show on the Qwaqwa Campus history was outstanding on many levels.

“Firstly, we had phenomenal guests. High-profile alumni of the campus were present, that included Mojaki Mojaki (who works in the Free State government), Dan Machesa (an entrepreneur) and Jack Vezi, the assistant director of Human Resources on campus.

“Secondly, our audience included some management and community members and very inquisitive students who were really intrigued by the history of our campus.”

On her next show she will host Dr Choice Makhetha, vice-rector: external relations and student affairs, and other leading personalities in Qwaqwa. The next show will be held on Friday (19/02).

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