3rd National Postgraduate Development Imbizo

On 11 November 2014, we proudly hosted our 3rd National Postgraduate Development Imbizo at the Joburg Theatre. Once again, there was robust discussion on issues of transformation in higher education in South Africa, strategies to increase research output and a number of other important issues.

The programme is given below. To access each presenter’s slides, please click on that person’s topic.

08h00 – 08h30: Registration and refreshments

08h30 – 09h00: Welcome and Introduction (Dr Layla Cassim, Programme Director, Layla Cassim ERS Consultants CC)

09h00 – 10h00: Keynote Address: Transformation in Higher Education in South Africa: Challenges and Strategies (Dr Francois van Wyk, formerly from the University of Fort Hare)

10h00 – 10h45: The ASSAf Report and Beyond: Enhancing Supervision (Dr Layla Cassim)

10h45 – 11h00: Refreshment break

11h00 – 11h45: Increasing Research Output at the University of Venda: A Case Study (Prof. Jude Odhiambo, University of Venda)

11h45 – 12h30: My Postgraduate Experience (Ms Magalie Masamba, Lawyer and Independent Consultant)

13h00 – 13h45: Lunch break

13h45 – 14h30: The Changing Role of Women in Society and Implications for Academia (Dr Nozi Mjoli, Hlathi Developing Services)

14h30 – 15h15: Financial Fitness for Postgraduate Students (Mr Yegalan Chetty from Y Chetty Financial Consultants CC, and Jason van Rooyen from PPS)

15h15 – 15h45: An Open Reflection and Discussion Forum

15h45 – 16h00: Closure and Vote of Thanks