NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE


CSIR ICC, Pretoria | 2-4 October 2019

P R E S E N T A T I O N S

Reinventing South Africa’s Universities for the Future

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 2019
Pre-conference workshops
08:30– 11:45 Student success (participation by invitation only)HELM (participation by invitation only)
Conference
10:30 – 11:45RegistrationTea and coffee on arrival
12:00 – 12:30Opening and welcome:


Prof Wim de Villiers, USAf Vice-Chairperson and Stellenbosch University Rector and Vice-Chancellor.

Diamond
12:15 – 13:00Opening plenary:

The Honourable Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr Bonginkosi Emmanuel (Blade) Nzimande
Diamond
13:00 – 14:00LunchDiamond
14:00 – 15:30

Session A

Ruby

Ethics and integrity in research publishing

Speakers:

Dr Molapo Qhobela, Chief Executive Officer: National Research Foundation

Prof Stephanie Burton, Vice-Principal: Research and Postgraduate Education, University of Pretoria

Prof Narend Baijnath, Chief Executive Officer: Council on Higher Education

Session B

Emerald

New Technologies and the Labour Market (provisional)

Speakers:

Dr Surendra (Colin) Thakur, Director: NEMISA KZN e-Skills CoLab, Durban University of Technology

Ms Amy Thornton, Researcher: Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town

Session C

Diamond

The production of Institutional Culture in South African Universities and the limits of transformation

Speakers:

Prof André Keet, Chair of Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation: Nelson Mandela University

Prof Pamela Dube, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Development and Support, University of the Western Cape

Mr George Mvalo, Director: Social Justice and Transformation, Vaal University of Technology
15:30 – 16:00Afternoon teaFoyer
16:00 – 16:30

Plenary 1:

South Africa’s Adventures into Open Access

Speakers:

Prof Ahmed Bawa, Chief Executive Officer: Universities South Africa

Dr Molapo Qhobela, Chief Executive Officer: National Research Foundation
Diamond
16:30 – 17:00

Plenary 2:

New priorities for the CHE for the MTSF period

Speaker: Prof Narend Baijnath, CEO: Council on Higher Education
Diamond
17:30 – 19:00Welcome receptionCSIR ICC
THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 2019
08:30 – 09:30

Plenary 3:

Towards a National Plan for Post-School Education and Training: process, parameters and possibilities

Speaker:

Dr Diane Parker, Deputy Director-General: University Education, Department of Higher Education and Training

Diamond
09:30 – 11:00

Session D

Emerald

From gatekeepers to gateways: the opportunities and challenges of high risk courses

Speakers:

Prof Francois Strydom, Senior Director: Academic, Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of the Free State

Dr André van Zyl, Director: Academic Development Centre, University of Johannesburg

Ms Tsitsi Mpofu-Mkweta,PhD candidate, University of Cape Town

Session E

Ruby

Student funding – past, present, future

Speakers:

Ms Thandi Lewin, Chief Director: Governance and Management Support, Department of Higher Education and Training

Ms Chantyl Mulder, Co-CEO, Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP)

Mr Simon Trupp, Co-CEO, ISFAP

Prof Philippe Burger, Pro Vice-Chancellor: Poverty, Inequality and Economic Development, University of the Free State

Mr Sizwe Nxasana, ISFAP presentation

Session F

Diamond

Transformation by design – Staff and Student Centrism as ‘architectural’ principles of social justice change in universities

Speaker panel:

Ms Sebenzile Matsebula, Transformation Oversight Committee

Ms Fundisile Nzimande, Transformation Oversight Committee

Prof Puleng LenkaBula, Vice-Rector: Institutional Change, Student Affairs and Community Engagement, University of the Free State

Mr Jerome September, Dean: Student Affairs, University of the Witwatersrand

Mr Thabo Shingange, National Spokesperson of the South African Union of Students (SAUS

Mr Jackie Shandu, Activist Intellectual
11:00 – 11:30Morning teaFoyer
11:30 – 13:00

Session G

Diamond

Repositioning graduates as creators of work

Speakers:

Prof Sibusiso Moyo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Engagement, Durban University of Technology

Mr Stuart Hendry, Convenor of Genesis Project: Applied Management, Faculty of Commerce, University of Cape Town

Prof René Pellissier, Director: Strategy and Internationalisation, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Session H

Ruby

Higher Education funding: realities and parameters

Speakers:

Dr Diane Parker, Deputy Director-General: University Education, Department of Higher Education and Training

Dr Vimal Ranchod, Chief Research Officer: Southern Africa Labour and Research Unit, University of Cape Town

Session I

Emarald

Remaking the University – Transformative Engagement as Embedded Practice in Local Contexts

Speakers:

Prof Crain Soudien, Chief Executive Officer: Human Sciences Research Council

Prof Xoliswa Mtose, Vice-Chancellor: University of Zululand
13:00 – 14:00LunchDeck
14:00 – 14:30

Plenary 4:

Generating talent: transforming support for the research landscape in South Africa

Speaker:

Dr Joanna Newman, Chief Executive and Secretary General: Association of Commonwealth Universities

Prof Ahmed Bawa, Chief Executive Officer, Universities South Africa
Diamond
14:30 – 15:00

Plenary 5:

Profiles, Partnerships, Problem-solving: reconfiguring university-society relationships in the 21st century

Speaker:

Prof Peter Maassen, Professor in Higher Education Studies: University of Oslo, Norway
Diamond
15:00 – 15:30

Plenary 6:

Designing a Higher Education system for the future: Optimising the role of Private Higher Education to enhance open access

Speaker:

Prof Alwyn Louw, President, IIE MSA

Dr Linda Meyer, Dean: Institutional Advancement, Boston City Campus and Business College

Prof Bennie Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, The Da Vinci Institute
Diamond
15:30 – 16:00Afternoon teaFoyer
16:00 – 17:30

Session J

Ruby

Imagining the exponential and entrepreneurial university of the 21st century

Speakers:

Prof Bavesh Kana, Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research, University of the Witwatersrand

Prof Brian Armstrong, Adjunct Professor: Graduate School of Business Administration, University of the Witwatersrand

Session K

Emarald

Technology in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: A futuristic view

Speaker:

Prof Paul Prinsloo, Research Professor: Department of Business Management, University of South Africa

Respondents:Prof Willie Chinyamurindi, Associate Professor: Department of Business Management, University of Fort Hare

Mr Mike Swanepoel, Coordinator: Interdisciplinary Studies & Lecturer: Graphic Design, Department of Applied Design, Nelson Mandela University

Session L

Diamond

Work Integrated Learning & Internships: moving from a gravel road to a highway for reinvention

Speakers:

Dr Henri Jacobs, Deputy Director: Work Integrated Learning and Skills Development, Central University of Technology (CUT)

Dr Jeanette du Plessis, CUT

Mr Gideon Potgieter, Chief Executive Officer, Resolution Circle Panel:

Dr Roelien Brink, Senior Lecturer: Department of Applied Information Management, University of Johannesburg
18:00 – 21:00Conference dinnerCSIR ICC
FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER 2019
08:30 – 09:20

Plenary 7:

The Challenges and Opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for African Universities

Speaker:

Prof Paul Zeleza, Vice-Chancellor: United States International University – Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
Diamond
09:20 – 10:50

Session M

Diamond

The State of Higher Education Research in South Africa today

Speaker:

Prof Johann Mouton, Professor and Director: Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology, University of Stellenbosch

Reflection:

Prof Rasigan Maharajh, Chief Director: Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, Tshwane University of Technology

Session N

Ruby

Curriculum for the Future

Speakers:

Prof Ylva Rodny-Gumede, Senior Director: Internationalisation, University of Johannesburg

Prof Vasudhevan Reddy, Dean: Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria

Prof Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Head: Archie Mafeje Research Institute and Full Professor: Development Studies, University of South Africa

Session O

Emerald

Infrastructure for a growing and evolving sector

Speakers:

Mr Thato Lehutso, Senior Manager: Business Processes, WitsICT, University of the Witwatersrand

Mr Ludwig Hansen, Member: Department of Higher Education and Training Macro-Infrastructure Framework (MIF) Infrastructure Development Support Team

Prof Heather Nel, Nelson Mandela University
10:50 – 11:10Morning teaFoyer
11:10 – 12:10

Plenary 8:

The Impact of the New, Integrated Technologies on Higher Education’s Future

Speakers:

Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor: University of Johannesburg

Prof Derrick Swartz, former Vice-Chancellor and Principal: Nelson Mandela University
Diamond
12:10 – 12:40

Plenary 9:

Beyond Engagement: the idea of Responsiveness

Speaker:

Prof Chris Brink, Emeritus Vice-Chancellor: Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Diamond
12:40 – 13:00Conference closureDiamond
13:00 – 14:00Lunch and departureDeck