The Annual Report is the most comprehensive tool via which Universities South Africa accounts to its membership and stakeholder groups. HESA published its first annual report in 2010.

USAF Annual Report 2015

HESA turned 10 in 2015.  The celebration of this milestone coincided with the organisation also adopting a new strategic direction, which translated into changing names, corporate identity and modus operandi. In this edition, the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer explain the changing HESA mandate and strategic direction; the rationale thereof and revisions in USAf’s game plan, going forward.

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HESA Annual Report 2014

During 2014, the issue of inadequate funding to universities was high on HESA’s agenda, as is extensively reported on in the Annual Report for the year. The report otherwise chronicles milestones and achievements realised in the context of on-going support to universities, while also sharing the outlook for 2015 and beyond.

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HESA Annual Report 2013

Among other matters, this Report reflects HESA’s preoccupation with the ageing professoriate; ongoing attempts at building the next generation of academics and the question of remuneration of academics. We report on our activities in support of the higher education sector; partnerships and strategic alliances as well as our governance structures and administrative systems.

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HESA Annual Report 2012

Following the publishing in the regulatory environment, of policy and legislative pieces with direct impact on the higher education sector, 2012 was a particularly challenging year. The Protection of State Information Bill, the Higher Education and Training Amendment Bill, the Review of the Funding Framework for Universities and the Draft Reporting Regulations for Public Higher Education Institutions, were some of the main themes for advocacy and stakeholder engagement. We report on HESA responses to these, and on other activities of the organisation in support of the higher education sector.

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HESA Annual Report 2011

With some of our member institutions placed under administration in 2011, this Report seeks to find common ground on the stewardship of our universities. There are calls for a closer working relationship with government in pursuit of common higher education ideals. We report on the substantial outputs of the HESA Board, Strategy Groups, Communities of Practice and Sector Support Programmes.

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HESA Annual Report 2010

With the formation of the Department of Higher Education and Training during the year under review, Vice-Chancellors compiled a Strategic Framework 2010–2020 to shape their work over the coming decade. We report on these developments as well as the achievements of the HESA Board, Strategy Groups, Communities of Practice and programmes in support of our member institutions.

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