Postgraduate Development Imbizo


Our Inaugural Postgraduate Development Imbizo, drawing together key stakeholders in the higher education landscape in South Africa to critically discuss issues pertaining to postgraduate development, was successfully hosted on 17 April 2012 at the Johannesburg Civic Theatre in Braamfontein. The programme is provided below. Please click on each speaker’s name to download his/her presentation.


Inaugural Postgraduate Development Imbizo
(Attendance includes a free copy of the Postgraduate Toolkit on CD)

Presenters at the Imbizo are hands-on specialists in the field of academic and research development, management education and institutional transformation in South Africa


08h00 – 08h45: Registrations and refreshments
Dr Layla Cassim, Programme Director
09h00 – 09h30: Postgraduate Studies in South Africa: Challenges and Strategies
Professor Shireen Motala, Director: Postgraduate Centre, University of Johannesburg
09h30 – 10h00: Exploring the Powerful Role of Mentorship as a Catalyst in Accelerating the Career Growth and Mobility of Postgraduate Researchers and Academics
Ms Kudsiya Cassim, Managing Member, The Renaissance Network
10h00 – 10h30: Refreshment break
10h30 – 11h00: South African Universities: The transformation Challenge Â
Dr Sihle Moon, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Services SETA
11h00 – 11h45: Researchers are from Venus; Managers are from Mars. Can their Differences be Reconciled?
Dr Ed Stam
11h45 – 12h30: Building a Knowledge Management Capability in the Pursuit of Accelerating Postgraduate Development in South African Universities, Research Councils and Workplaces Dr Daisy Selematsela, Executive Director: Knowledge Management and Innovation, National Research Foundation
12h30 – 13h00: An Open Reflection and Discussion Forum
13h00 – 13h45: Lunch break
13h45 – 14h45: The Postgraduate Toolkit on CD: A Postgraduate Capacitation Initiative
Dr Layla Cassim
14h45 – 15h15: An Open Reflection and Discussion Forum
15h15 – 15h45: Closure and Vote of Thanks
Dr Layla Cassim