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NEWS: Nelson Mandela University Council Seminar Series

We are thrilled to invite you to Nelson Mandela University's Council Seminar Series: Seminar One: The Political Economy of South African Higher Education, on Thursday, 13 June 2024.

Event Details

  • Date: 13 June 2024

  • Time: 16:00 - 18:00

  • Format: Online - Click here to register.

As part of its commitment to understanding the broader context of higher education, the Nelson Mandela University Council is initiating a series of seminars designed to delve into the critical issues affecting our sector today. These seminars are open to everyone, reflecting our dedication to inclusive dialogue and comprehensive exploration of these important topics.

The official invitation can be found below:

Council Seminar Series Invitation
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Seminar Focus

This Council Seminar Series will address a range of crucial themes, including:

  • The political, economic, social, cultural, and technological influences on the higher education sector

  • Transformations in the organisation, purpose, and rationale of higher education institutions

  • Issues of autonomy, legitimacy, and public accountability within universities

  • The role of higher education in national development and the evolving world of work

  • Challenges of corruption and maladministration

  • University funding mechanisms

  • Institutional efforts towards social justice

Join Us

We invite you to join us for this engaging and thought-provoking session. To participate, please register for the Zoom event in advance here. Your early registration will help our organising team ensure a smooth experience for all attendees.

For any questions or additional information, please get in touch with Lindie Davids at (

We look forward to your participation in this important conversation about the future of higher education in South Africa.

Stay tuned for more updates on upcoming seminars in this series!


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