HELTASA/CHE Teaching Excellence Awards – 2014

The Council on Higher Education (CHE) is a co-sponsor of the National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards because we believe that it raises academics’ awareness of the importance of quality university teaching and helps to steadily raise that quality. The awards also provide a strong link to the Quality Enhancement Project, which the CHE launched in February this year, especially to Focus Area 1: Enhancing academics as teachers.

Congratulations to all of you who have won awards and received commendations, who have shown that you are not just good, but excellent teachers. We honour you for your high level of competence, creativity and commitment to your students and your profession.

Professor Diane Grayson
Director: Institutional Audits
Council on Higher Education
November 2014

Once again, HELTASA is delighted to partner with the Council on Higher Education in offering the National Teaching Excellence Awards for 2014.  These awards are an important national initiative not least because they contribute to conferring the same prestige on teaching in an academic career as has traditionally been conferred on research.

As HELTASA President, I salute the winners of the 2014 Awards and congratulate them on their achievements.  Even more importantly, along with many others, I look to them to provide the leadership and direction in teaching and learning our country so badly needs.

Mandy Hlengwa
HELTASA President
November 2014

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Award Winners

Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk – Senior Lecturer, Centre for Film and Media Studies, and Director
of the African Cinema Unit, University of Cape Town (UCT)

June Pym – Director, Education Development Unit (EDU) Commerce Faculty, UCT

Lindsay Clowes – Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies Department, University of the Western Cape

Simon Mukwembi – Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Sunitha Srinivas – Associate Professor, Rhodes University


Herman Viviers – Senior Lecturer, Taxation, North-West University

Ismael Nabbi – Lecturer, Accounting, Mangosuthu University of Technology

Sibusiso Mdletshe – Head of Mechanical Engineering Science Department, University of Johannesburg

Thea de Wet – Professor of Anthropology and Development Studies, and Director of the Centre for Anthropological Research,University of Johannesburg

Robert Pattman – Sociology Lecturer, Stellenbosch University

Sarojini Nadar – Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Download a PDF of the full programme of the HELTASA/CHE Teaching Excellence Awards 2014.

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