Advice to the Minister of Higher Education and Training on the Establishment of a new Public Higher Education Institution and the Incorporation of the Medunsa Campus of the University of Limpopo into the new Public Higher Education Institution

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August, 2011

1. Introduction

1.1 The Minister of Higher Education and Training has requested the Council to advise on his intention to establish a new public higher education institution and to incorporate the Medunsa campus of the University of Limpopo into the new public higher education institution.

1.2 The Minister’s intention, which was announced in his speech on the Department of Higher Education and Training’s budget vote on 26 May 2011, was informed by the findings and recommendations of the report of the Ad-Hoc Task Team appointed jointly by the Minister of Higher Education and Training and the Minister of Health to review the impact of the merger in January 2005 of the Medical University of Southern Africa (Medunsa) and the University North, which resulted in the establishment of the University of Limpopo.

1.3 The Council has considered the Task Team’s report, Review Report of the University of Limpopo Merger (March 2011). The Council’s advice to the Minister of Higher Education and Training is outlined below...