Southern African Universities Learning and Teaching (SAULT) Forum SIG

Arising as a partnership of ICED and Heltasa, the SAULT Forum is a regional network which aims to support dialogue and collaboration for the development of teaching and learning in higher education in Southern Africa. The ‘Region’ of Southern Africa is defined as including the following countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Teaching Advancement at University (TAU) Fellowships Programme

The TAU Fellowships Programme seeks to build a cadre of teaching fellows in a wide range of disciplines over a 19-month programme, involving block week contact sessions, individual projects in own teaching and learning settings, group projects and reflective reports; participants are drawn from all South African universities.


DHET Teaching Development Grant

FUNDANI, CPUT and SANRC are proud to announce the publication of ‘The First Year Experience in Higher Education: A Good Practices Guide’, a guide to practices that are working in selected FYE programmes in South African Higher Education Institutions.

South African University Teachers (SAUT)

The National Framework for Enhancing Academics as University Teachers (NFfEAUT) was developed by representatives from universities across South Africa. The Framework was approved in 2018 by the Minister of Higher Education and Training (Naledi Pandor) and is implemented as part of the University Capacity Development Programme (UCDP). To oversee the implementation of the Framework, a National Coordinating Committee (NCC) was established in 2019. In 2020 the NCC proposed projects that it will lead at a national level to strengthen university teaching across the sector. The projects were submitted and approved by DHET.

Professionalising Undergraduate Academic Teaching (PUAT) to address SDGs in multiple academic disciplines

The PUAT, an Erasmus+ initiative that HELTASA is a part of, introduces “SDGs Off-Campus: Engaging with the Academic Community” aiming to advance the SDGs into Higher Education via innovative ideas and continuous capacity building. Higher Education institutions can benefit from having an SDGs Champion for professionalizing academic teaching to address the UN 2030 Agenda on sustainability.

The Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) is a professional association for educators and other significant stakeholders in the Higher Education sector.

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