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Naledi Pandor convenes a colloquium on transformation in Higher Education

Staff Reporter

Higher Education and Training Minister, Naledi Pandor, will on Monday convene a one-day colloquium on advancing transformation in higher education.

The conversation is set to take place on 05 November 2018 at Emperor’s Palace in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

It will be attended by various stakeholders, including the Ministry; Departmental officials; representatives of University South Africa, the Council on Higher Education; the South African Union of Students, the Transformation Study Group; the Transformation Managers Forum; the Higher Education Transformation Network; the Commission for Gender Equality, and the South African Human Rights Commission and others.

The aim of this colloquium is to examine the concept of transformation and assess its varied application in the higher education system in South Africa.

More importantly, the colloquium will seek to identify and escalate the successful examples of transformation as well as develop strategies to fast-track transformation in higher education.

The colloquium will focus on are the themes of: institutional culture; governance, management and leadership; monitoring and evaluation (barometers); architectures (institutional transformation designs); transformation competencies (interface between academic and staff competencies and student aspirations and needs); challenges and transformation strategies that work.

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