Report on the Colloquium on 10 years of Democracy and Higher Education Change - Full version (161Kb ~ 1 min)
Chairperson's Welcome - Mr Saki Macozoma (87Kb < 1min)
Address by the Minister of Education, Naledi Pandor, MP, at the opening session of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) colloquium on 10 years of democracy and higher education change (101Kb ~ 1 min)
Global Patterns, Local Options? Changes in Higher Education Internationally and some Implications for South Africa - Prof. Colin Bundy, Principal - School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London (118Kb ~ 1 min)
Institutional Autonomy, Academic Freedom and Public Accountability Towards Conceptual Clarification: A Thought Experiment - Prof. André du Toit, University of Cape Town (23Kb < 1min)
Towards a Policy on Internationalisation of Higher Education for South Africa: Global, National and Institutional Imperatives - Dr Roshen Kishun, President - IEASA (42Kb < 1min)
The context of HE development of personpower: The importance of the FE-HE interface - Dr André Kraak, HSRC (1.7Mb ~ 9 min)
Conceptions of a Transformed University: 'South African', 'African', 'Engaged…' - Prof. M W Makgoba, Vice-Chancellor - University of KwaZulu Natal (19Kb < 1min)
Conceptions of the Transformed University: South-African / African Engaged - Prof AT Mokadi, Vice Chancellor and Rector - Vaal University of Technology (37Kb < 1min)
National Imperatives and the Micro-Politics of Higher Education Change - Prof Reggie Ngcobo, Interim Vice-Chancellor and Principal - Tshwane University of Technology (27Kb < 1min)
10 years of HE Change: Instruments and Strategies in Relation to the Context and Goals of Transformation - Retrospects and Prospects - Dr Rolf Stumpf, Interim Vice-Chancellor - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (27Kb < 1min)
National Imperatives and the Micropolitics of Higher Education Change: Institutional Voices - Case Study of Stellenbosch University, Dr Edna van Harte, Dean of Students (26Kb < 1min)
The Internationalisation of South African Higher Education - Dr David R Woods, Vice-Chancellor - Rhodes University (215Kb ~ 1 min)
|Report on the Colloquium on 10 years of Democracy and Higher Education Change
|10 November 2004
|Held at Glenburn Lodge, Muldersdrift
Report and Papers
The Council on Higher Education (CHE) was of the view that the tenth anniversary of South Africa’s democratic dispensation created a unique and timely opportunity for reflection on a decade of policy making and policy implementation towards the goal of transforming South African higher education. The specific goals of the colloquium were1
- Critically identifying and discussing national and institutional weaknesses and shortcomings and issues and trends of concern, and the reasons for these;
- Defining ongoing systemic, institutional research and development challenges, cognizant of constraints but also the bounds of possibility;
- Celebrating, appropriately, progress and achievements;
- Renewing commitment to higher education transformation.
The intended emphasis was on critical intellectual engagement that highlights current paradoxes, ambiguities and tensions in the higher education transformation process and facilitates the effective pursuit of the higher education transformation agenda.
The agenda for the colloquium was developed and enriched through a period of consultation and discussion with key actors in the sector. A thematic dialogue thus began well before the colloquium.