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Universities South Africa

Universities South Africa (USAf) is an umbrella body representative of the 26 public universities in SA.

USAf endorses a comprehensive and equitable national higher education system that is responsive to the challenges facing South Africa. Through lobbying and advocacy, USAf promotes and facilitates an optimal environment conducive for universities to function effectively and efficiently. It promotes cohesive but diverse public universities in service of society, recognising the need for strong and effective universities.

Who we are

We facilitate collaboration through providing platforms for the universities to debate on common challenges, share best practices among one another and with various stakeholder groupings. We also encourage working together for stronger public universities. We offer a vital platform where all 26 public universities and other higher education institutions, whether public, private, local or global can converge and engage on common issues and to collaborate for the common good. Through this role, we are able to strengthen South Africa’s universities and demonstrate their value.

USAf is the mouthpiece of all public universities and ensures that the universities’ views are heard in public debates, hence adopting the tagline: The Voice of South African Universities. In that context, we are a thought leader influencing role players and providing commentary and advice on national legislation and policies.

News Headlines

Event Headlines

05-06

Dec

2023

Two Day Event

21-22

Sept

2023

Two Day Event

24

Aug

2023

One Day Event

Programmes

Matriculation
Board

Programmes

Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE)

Programmes

Higher Education and Learning Management (HELM)

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