Our Strategy Groups, made up of experts from the university system (and also from Universities South Africa’s partners in the broader higher education and related sectors) play a vital role in the development and implementation of strategies within their respective areas of focus. Universities South Africa has four strategy groups. A fifth group reflected here is the former HIV & Aids Strategy Group which has evolved to become an advisory board, in line with structural changes taking place within the organisation.
The responsibilities of the Strategy Groups are to:
- Present regular reports to the Board for discussion and adoption;
- Conceptualise specific projects on behalf of the Board;
- Support the EXCO with advocacy and related work, particularly on issues relating to their specific portfolios; and
- Deal with any other matter referred by the Board or EXCO (including to commission studies around agreed priority issues to inform strategic discussions and decisions).
Universities South Africa’s Strategy Groups meet three times a year, prior to Board meetings – depending on their scope of work.