We are pleased to announce our PGFSA executive committee for the period 2019 – 2021. From 1 April 2019, the following members will serve on the EXCO:
Dr Mamadi Matlhako, Director of Postgraduate Studies, University of Fort Hare
Prof Ahmed Wadee, Research Professor, Vaal University of Technology
Prof Bloodless Dzwairo, Grants Manager, Durban University of Technology
Dr Pia Lamberti, Manager Capacity Development, Postgraduate School, University of Johannesburg
Mrs Alison Bucholz, Head Postgraduate Skills Development Programme, Postgraduate Office, Stellenbosch University
Prof Elphina Cishe, Director of Research, Walter Sisulu University
Dr Anneke Harmse, Senior Lecturer, ICT Department, Vaal University of Technology
Ms Corina du Toit, Programme Manager, African Doctoral Academy, Stellenbosch University
Ex officio member:
Dr Henriëtte van den Berg (UFS)
Find the names of the PGFSA members who were recently nominated to be PGFSA chairperson or additional PGFSA EXCO members below. Voting by PGFSA members will open soon. Members will receive an email shortly in this regard.
Nominees for EXCO positions uploaded 13 March 2019
The activities of the Forum have expanded significantly over the last two years. During the annual general meeting in November 2018, the decision was made to expand the EXCO by adding additional members. The current chairperson and one of the additional members will also step down at the end of March 2019. Therefore, we invite nominations from our member institutions for the following positions:
Two additional members
We ask PGFSA members to distribute this invitation to colleagues – to identify staff members involved with postgraduate management and capacity development who are passionate about enhancing postgraduate education in South Africa, and to nominate them for the PGFSA EXCO. Find the nomination form (with a cover letter and summary of the responsibilities of the EXCO) here.
The deadline for nominations is 10 March 2019. Any questions or requests for more information can be directed to the current PGFSA chairperson, Dr Henriette van den Berg, at email@example.com.
To be a member of the PGFSA and to reap the benefits of PGFSA workshop discounts, receiving regular newsletters and institutional bench marking information, sign up here. To renew your membership for 2019, fill out this form.
Taking place the day before the Postgraduate Supervision Conference 26 – 29 March 2019 to enable interested parties attending the Postgraduate Supervision Conference to attend a broader range of workshops over 5 consecutive days, the PGFSA workshop on the 25th ties in with the Postgraduate Supervision Conference theme: The global scholar: implications for postgraduate studies and supervision.
PGFSA workshop topic:
International postgraduate students: Strategies for the support and development of international students and their supervisors
25 March 2019, 8.30 to 16.00
Spier Conference Centre, R310 Baden Powell Drive,
Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch, 7603
Find more details and how to register here and secure your place!