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Negotiating learning and identity in higher education: access, persistence and retention

Negotiating learning and identity in higher education by Dr Bongi Bangeni and A. Prof Rochelle Kapp, is the latest addition to the collaborative books produced jointly by CHED and other faculties at UCT. The book addresses the issue of students’ multiple transitions in and out of the higher education system, and uniquely documents the agency [...]


Report on the 2017 Professional Development Special Interest Group Annual Workshop

The annual workshop of the HELTASA Professional Development Special Interest Group (PD SIG) was held on 7 and 8 August 2017 at the Nelson Mandela University. The Workshop, hosted jointly by the NMU and Rhodes University, addressed the theme, Growing ourselves, growing the field of academic development. During the two-day workshop fifty participants from sixteen [...]


Thought Piece: ‘Excellence’ in a climate of contestation and challenges by Prof Lindsay Clowes (UWC)

As underlined by recent student activism, Higher Education in South Africa faces a range of challenges.  The systemic legacies of our apartheid and colonial past, alongside global challenges of health, food and water security, environmental degradation and so on shape the futures of our students just as they continue to shape institutions of higher education. [...]


Notice to HELTASA members re: Executive Committee Nominations

The HELTASA Executive Committee hereby invites nominations for 4 members to the Executive Committee for the period 2018 – 2019.


Writing Centres in Higher Education: working in and across the disciplines

This collection of essays reflects on the ways in which writing centres in South Africa are working in and across disciplines.