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Invitation: Prof Thuli Madonsela, Nokwanda Siyengo and Nic Spaull talk social justice and access to education

Social justice and access to higher education remain part of the national discourse in South Africa. The Development and Alumni Relations Division at Stellenbosch University takes great pleasure in inviting you to join Prof Thuli Madonsela, Law Trust Chair in Social Justice, and Nokwanda Siyengo, Programme Manager of our SciMathUS university preparation programme, as they table these all-important issues.

Dr Nic Spaull, senior researcher in economics at Stellenbosch University and research fellow at Research on Socio-Economic Policy (ReSEP), will facilitate this discussion.

Stellenbosch University is committed to diversity and multilingualism. And we really want our diverse student body to succeed because they all have the potential to do so. Make no mistake, our academic excellence is maintained through our diversity. For this reason, the work that SciMathUS does in creating access to higher education for school leavers from educationally disadvantaged environments by helping them to overcome educational barriers to their success, is central to our vision. Our work extends even further through advancing equal participation and improved performance in reading, mathematics and the natural sciences at school level.

The questions remain: What role should the university play in broadening access and ensuring success, advocacy and policy development? Why is it important to be involved in these activities and who are the stakeholders?

Do join us online.

Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Time: 17:30 (SAST)

Venue: Online (MS Teams) (The link to the event will be provided per email on Tuesday, 29 June.)

RSVP: RSVP by Monday, 28 June to Sarah Archer, sarcher@sun.ac.za

We look forward to welcoming you.

Kind regards

Karen Bruns Senior Director Development and Alumni Relations


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By Chair in Social Justice team
Published 28 June 2021


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About the Chair:

Professor Thulisile “Thuli” Madonsela, an advocate of the High Court of South Africa, is the law trust chair in social justice and a law professor at the University of Stellenbosch, where she conducts and coordinates social justice research and teaches constitutional and administrative law.

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