South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum

An organisation representative of university staff responsible for a broad typology of community engagement expressions in Higher Education.


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How a Community Garden Can Be A Catalyst that Can Change A City

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SAHECEF Ten Year Celebrations and International Conference, 2-6 Dec 2019 at Mbombela ( Nelspruit ) South Africa

December 2, 2019 to December 6, 2019
THEME: Re-imagining Higher Education Through Community Engagement“Are we creating an enabling environment for engaged scholars?” University of MpumalangaMBOMBELA (NELSPRUIT), SOUTH AFRICA2ND TO 6TH DECEMBER, 2019R 8 000.00 per person  (Please note: Optional excursions are organized, but will be at own cost)Call for Abstracts closing 29 March 201931 May 2019 (expedited review can be arranged for International authors via email: Karen Venter (…See More
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Teaching & learning (including service learning, work integrated learning, short courses, etc)

This group focuses on all aspects of integration of the student learning experience as part of exposure and sensitisation to societal issues, justice and development.


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Community engagement in rural contexts

How are CE initiatives in rural contexts1. empowering?2. inclusive?3. purposeful?4. process-oriented?5. ethical?Continue

Started by Dipane Hlalele in Sample Title Jun 12, 2018.

24/7 Crisis Line at Childline North West

Please allow me to introduce you to ChildLine North West and request your support.South Africa has some of the highest incidences of child and baby rape in the world with more than 67,000 cases of…Continue

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    MOU signed with SARUA

    We have signed a MOU with SARUA to work on various activities to collectively stimulate and get support for CE and other HEI challenges in the SADC Region.

    Posted by BibiBouwman on August 7, 2019 at 2:26pm

    Practical tips to foster research uptake

    Dear Colleagues

     Please take a look at these blogs - some of them are really useful to follow from a community engagement perspective.

    Posted by BibiBouwman on April 10, 2019 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

    MEDIA STATEMENT SOUTH AFRICAN HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FORUM (SAHECEF)Date: 23 September 2016SAHECEF takes note of the current protests for free higher education at institutions across t…


    Date: 23 September 2016

    SAHECEF takes note of the current protests for free higher education at institutions across the country.

    SAHECEF expresses its concern that FREE EDUCATION has been on the nation’s agenda now for a long time as part of the liberation struggle and the political commitments made in the post-apartheid era.

    SAHECEF notes that these protests also happen in a context of…


    Posted by BibiBouwman on September 23, 2016 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment

    University Education for Transformative Leadership in Africa (UETLA)

    The University Education for Transformative Leadership in Africa (UETLA) seeks to support the ongoing learnings of the Youth Economic Participation Initiative, launched in 2012 to catalyze change in the way universities across the globe prepare students for economic life after graduation. The purpose of this program is to support those efforts by documenting the work of university education…


    Posted by Martina Jordaan on June 3, 2016 at 10:30am




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