The Central Region (Gauteng and surrounds) kicked off the annual MACE regional programme during a recent workshop, which saw 30 representatives from five MACE member institutions converge at Wits University.
The workshop provided attendees with the opportunity to network and to get valuable insights on various topics from industry experts. Speakers included Kate Wilson, a senior researcher at Africa Check who delivered a presentation on the changing face of SA’s public universities, and Jerome September, the then Deputy Dean of Student Affairs at Wits University who shared his views on the student experience.
A highlight of the event was the election of the new regional structure, which includes of the following MACE
- Regional Chairperson: Deborah Minors, Senior Communications Officer, Wits University
- Deputy Chairperson: Kgaugelo Pule, Social Media Coordinator, UNISA
- Secretary: Annette Willemse, Corporate Communication Practitioner, North West University
The newly elected regional structure are looking forward to collaborating with universities and TVETs in the Central Region. “We who work to advance our universities and TVETs do important work. I am committed to extending MACE’s leadership function through skills development to TVETs in particular, and to invigorating the central region. Geographically and strategically, the central region is significant for higher education in South Africa,” says Minors.