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All systems go for the EDHE Lekgotla 2020

14 September 2020|

The 4th Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Lekgotla, starts today. This event is being anchored from USAf’s offices in Hatfield and freely live-streamed on the...

Board elects a new Chairperson

20 November 2019|

At their third and final sitting for 2019, the USAf Board of Directors elected Professor Sibongile Muthwa, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of Nelson Mandela University as the...

Board News from 24 October 2018

21 November 2018|

At the USAf Board of Directors’ last 2018 meeting on 24 October, new decisions ranged from endorsing new members to USAf structures to approving the 2019...

USAf Programme Updates

21 November 2018|

A. Higher Education Leadership Programme The Board heard that HELM got off to a good start in 2018, thanks to funding secured from the Department of...

Audited financial statements approved

20 July 2018|

Among other major decisions emerging from the 2018 AGM, the Board accepted annual financial statements as audited for the USAf Group (including those of the Committee...

Student matters

20 July 2018|

Tuition fees for 2019: Agreeing that determining an acceptable tuition fee increase for 2019 was urgent, the Board tasked the Funding Strategy Group (FSG) to urgently...

National skills development

20 July 2018|

The Board decided that USAf, through the Future of Work Strategy Group (which is in the process of being formed), should seek a meeting with the...

New Board members welcomed

20 July 2018|

The USAf Chairperson, Professor Thandwa Mthembu, welcomed three new members of the Board. From left, Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg...

Common Campaign Days

20 July 2018|

The Board approved the recommendation to dedicate the month of August to a Common Campaign Days event, themed “Social inclusion and wellbeing”. The 2018 theme is...

Dr Max Price bids peers goodbye

20 July 2018|

The second ordinary meeting of the Board for 2018 was also an occasion to bid farewell to Dr Max Price, who, on account of vacating the...

Racism in a digital age

7 May 2018|

On Wednesday, 2 May 2018, the Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted a panel discussion titled: Racism in a digital age, in which Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor at...

The Transformation Strategy Group

6 April 2018|

In line with the Board’s decision of October 2017 to add two new focus areas to the work of the Transformation Strategy Group, the TSG will,...

Other Board decisions of 20 March

6 April 2018|

Entrepreneurship programme within universities This programme, a brainchild of the DHET, was conceptualised with the strategic purpose of a) building a culture of entrepreneurship on our...

New Board members welcomed

6 April 2018|

The Board welcomed Prof Sibongile Muthwa into their midst, following her assumption of the Vice-Chancellorship at Nelson Mandela University as of 1 January 2018. Prof Sibongile...

2018 Letter to All University Students

14 February 2018|

As teaching and learning get underway at all our 26 public universities, the Chief Executive Officer for the Higher Education and Training Health Wellness & Development...

Commonwealth Scholarships

15 December 2017|

Universities South Africa (USAf) is the Nominating Agency for South African citizens who wish to apply for the Commonwealth Scholarships tenable in the UK for the...

Transformation Strategy Group

31 October 2017|

Implementation in 2018 of the transformation barometer in public universities: the Transformation Barometer is essentially a self-monitoring and reporting tool that enables institutions to set transformation...

Study on Emerging Researchers:

31 October 2017|

There is deep concern about the fact that many young scholars who have graduated with doctorates are not developing into NRF-rated researchers. There is a strong...

Research and Innovation Strategy Group

31 October 2017|

National Site Licence for Journals: One of USAf’s signature projects in 2018 will be the move towards a national site licence for journals. First calculations indicate...

Curriculum transformation:

31 October 2017|

At its first meeting of the year in 2016, the TLSG identified curriculum transformation as a strategic issue for discussion. Under the theme: “Curriculum transformation in...

Teaching and learning technologies:

31 October 2017|

It was reported at the TLSG meeting on 30 May 2017 that there is a significant move by publishers towards the development of custom digital publications,...

Teaching and Learning Strategy Group

31 October 2017|

Enhancing the student experience at public universities: Following an indication by the TLSG, that enhancing students’ learning experiences was not receiving adequate attention through the Quality...

Projects of Strategy Groups

31 October 2017|

Funding Strategy Group The study to determine the appropriate level of funding of South Africa’s higher education sector: This study will take into account what the...

The 2018 Operational Plan

31 October 2017|

The Board approved the USAf Operational Plan for 2018, which lays out priority projects of strategy groups as well as transversal projects co-ordinated by the office...

Important Notice

31 March 2017|

It has come to our attention that a website unknown to Universities South Africa (http://saadmissions.com/) is using our corporate identity to promote information on SA universities...

Students must draw lessons from the late Ahmed Kathrada

31 March 2017|

At the time when there is so much concern about what is going on at our public universities , students would do well to take lessons from the life of the late stalwart and political activist, Ahmed Kathrada. of the late stalwart and political activist, Ahmed Kathrada.

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