University of Pretoria
Mangosuthu University of Technology
Durban University of Technology
Walter Sisulu University
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Central University of Technology
Tshwane University of Technology
University of Venda
University of South Africa
Vaal University of Technology
University of KwaZulu Natal
University of Johannesburg
University of Limpopo
University of Mpumalanga
University of the Free State
Rhodes University
University of Cape Town
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
North West University
University of the Western Cape
University of the Witwatersrand
University of Zululand
Stellenbosch University

Welcome to Universities South Africa

Creating an environment where universities in South Africa thrive and succeed

Universities South Africa, formerly known as Higher Education South Africa (HESA), is a membership organisation representing South Africa’s universities. Our new name was launched on 22 July 2015 in order to reposition the organisation as a representative body of South Africa’s public universities, that aims to promote a more inclusive, responsive and equitable national system of higher education. This event marked a new dawn for South Africa’s public universities as our leadership re-committed themselves to advancing the key mission of research, teaching and learning and community engagement, in a consultative and transparent manner.

Universities South Africa was also refocused and rebranded in keeping with international conventions for similar organisations. To that end, this association will strengthen and enhance the work started by HESA, established in 2005, with the merger of the South African Universities Vice-Chancellors Association and the Committee of Technikon Principals.

Through lobbying and advocacy, we promote and facilitate optimum conditions for our universities to operate effectively and contribute to the social, cultural and economic development of our country. We are a non-profit, non-statutory, voluntary and membership association.
 

What do we do?  Our mandate is to:

Influence and contribute to policy positions regarding higher education;

Advocate and campaign for an adequately funded university sector

Facilitate effective dialogue among universities, government, business, parliament and other stakeholders on issues affecting universities;

Co-ordinate sector-wide engagement on major issues (e.g. transformation, differentiation, internationalisation, etc.);

Commission and disseminate research on key issues with implications for universities;

Provide value-adding services to member institutions;

Speak on behalf of universities on major issues with implications for their well-being;

Strengthen the creation of a Higher Education Governance System based on the principles of cooperative governance, institutional autonomy and academic freedom.

 

Creating an environment where universities in South Africa thrive and succeed

Universities South Africa, formerly known as Higher Education South Africa (HESA), is a membership organisation representing South Africa’s universities. Our new name was launched on 22 July 2015 in order to reposition the organisation as a representative body of South Africa’s public universities, that aims to promote a more inclusive, responsive and equitable national system of higher education. This event marked a new dawn for South Africa’s public universities as our leadership re-committed themselves to advancing the key mission of research, teaching and learning and community engagement, in a consultative and transparent manner.

Universities South Africa was also refocused and rebranded in keeping with international conventions for similar organisations. To that end, this association will strengthen and enhance the work started by HESA, established in 2005, with the merger of the South African Universities Vice-Chancellors Association and the Committee of Technikon Principals.

Through lobbying and advocacy, we promote and facilitate optimum conditions for our universities to operate effectively and contribute to the social, cultural and economic development of our country. We are a non-profit, non-statutory, voluntary and membership association.
 

What do we do?  Our mandate is to:

Influence and contribute to policy positions regarding higher education;

Advocate and campaign for an adequately funded university sector

Facilitate effective dialogue among universities, government, business, parliament and other stakeholders on issues affecting universities;

Co-ordinate sector-wide engagement on major issues (e.g. transformation, differentiation, internationalisation, etc.);

Commission and disseminate research on key issues with implications for universities;

Provide value-adding services to member institutions;

Speak on behalf of universities on major issues with implications for their well-being;

Strengthen the creation of a Higher Education Governance System based on the principles of cooperative governance, institutional autonomy and academic freedom.

 

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