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WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY

PROMISING future LIES AHEAD Professor LR van Staden, Administrator


PRESENTATION outline

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Terms of reference October ‘11

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Infrastructure audit, SEP, success rate March ‘12

Research: Pillars to support turnaround

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Feasibility study for National Treasury April ‘13

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HEQC improvement plan April ‘ 12

Turnaround Framework

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WSU statute 17 January ‘14

Challenges ahead


PRESENTATION outline 1

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National 8

jewel


TERMS of REFERENCE

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Administrator GUIDELINES • gazetted on 31 OCTOBER 2011 • 12 GOALS

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TERMS of REFERENCE P1

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Take over authority of COUNCIL and MANAGEMENT

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Steer institution back to OPERATIONAL & FINANCIAL STABILITY

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Assess IMPACT of the MERGER

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Manage the CHALLENGES of HARMONISATION


TERMS of REFERENCE P1

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Develop workable GOVERNANCE model for MULTI-CAMPUS INSTITUTION

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Reduce BANK OVERDRAFTS

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Conduct FORENSIC AUDITS

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Initiate establishment of NEW COUNCIL


TERMS of REFERENCE P1

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Increase REVENUE streams

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Analyse the ACADEMIC project

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Restore SYSTEMS, PROCESSES - Finance, human resources, governance, ICT, academic enterprise, student governance

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Deep, through RESEARCH undertaken in the beginning


RESEARCH

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Research and development to support the pillars of the Turnaround

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INFRASTRUCTURE audit P3

March 2012 207 pages

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INFRASTRUCTURE audit P3

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Building RENEWALS, ALTERATIONS

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Building RENOVATIONS

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New INFRASTRUCTURE

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Disabilities, sport, RESIDENCES, for example


INFRASTRUCTURE audit P3

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TEACHING, LEARNING with TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT - Faculties - Academic support - Administrative support

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HEQC improvement PLAN

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Higher Education Quality Improvement Plan • April 2012 • 48 pages 30 recommendations from institutional audit, 2011 Embedded into turnaround framework

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FEASIBILITY study to motivate for EXTRAORDINARY funding from NATIONAL TREASURY

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April 2013 81 pages

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FEASIBILITY study to motivate for EXTRAORDINARY funding from NATIONAL TREASURY

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BANKRUPT heritage institutions

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UNSUSTAINABLE payroll

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MISAPPROPRIATED ring-fenced funding

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ARREARS maintenance


FEASIBILITY study to motivate for EXTRAORDINARY funding from NATIONAL TREASURY

P5

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IT upgrades

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Technology-enabled TEACHING

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New infrastructure

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Human resource HARMONISATION


FEASIBILITY study to motivate for EXTRAORDINARY funding from NATIONAL TREASURY

P5

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DHET’s Infrastructure and Efficiency Fund R485 million to commence addressing infrastructure BACKLOGS

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New R40 million RESIDENCE Mthatha campus – FIRST to be built since 1976

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NEW statute FOR THE UNIVERSITY

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Developed over 12 MONTHS

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GOVERNMENT Gazette no 37235, vol 583

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LEGAL framework for restructuring


NEW statute FOR THE UNIVERSITY

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DIVISIONAL governance, management system

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Innovative, GROUND-BREAKING

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Currently being ROLLED OUT


TURNAROUND framework DOCUMENT

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Finalised April 2012 - Ongoing 77 pages

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TURNAROUND framework DOCUMENT

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PROJECT 1

PROJECT 2

PROJECT 3

PROJECT 4

INSTITUTIONAL

ACADEMIC

STUDENT

FINANCIAL

governance

enterprise

governance

management


TURNAROUND framework DOCUMENT

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PROJECT 5

PROJECT 6

PROJECT 7

PROJECT 8

ICT

HR

TEACHING, learning,

PHYSICAL

infrastructure

management

TECHNOLOGY &

infrastructure &

equipment

resource PLANNING


TURNAROUND framework DOCUMENT

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MILESTONES achieved 1


INSTITUTIONAL governance

project

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New STATUTE for WSU

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Divisional GOVERNANCE, management system

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New WSU COUNCIL underway


INSTITUTIONAL governance

project

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Institutional MANAGEMENT Committee

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Corporate COMMUNICATION strategy to support turnaround - Introduction of SOCIAL MEDIA, quarterly face-to-face MEDIA engagements, external STAKEHOLDER engagements

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ACADEMIC enterprise

project

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New ACADEMIC ARCHITECTURE, academic SUPPORT SERVICES structure - - approved by Senate, 25 February 2014

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Structure of SENATE streamlined

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Programmes under REVIEW


ACADEMIC enterprise

project

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Need to meet three FUNDAMENTALS: - Financial viability, socio-economic responsiveness, quality control

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DATA clean-up

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Higher Education Data ANALYSER


ACADEMIC enterprise

project

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SCIENTIFIC Resource Allocation Strategy

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Budget PLANNING and ALLOCATION model

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Student ENROLMENT plan, performance TARGETS up to 2020

10. All WSU’s 175 academic programmes fully ACCREDITED

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ACADEMIC enterprise

project

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Health sciences programmes professionally ACCREDITED by Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) 12. ENGINEERING programmes professionally ACCREDITED by Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)

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ACADEMIC enterprise

project

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COMPREHENSIVE university, WSU offers both ACADEMIC programmes, TECHNOLOGICALLY-FOCUSED programmes

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Provides UNIQUE, VALUABLE programme and QUALIFICATION mix

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ACCESS with SUCCESS remains core value


STUDENT governance

project

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New SRC CONSTITUTION May 2012

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SUCCESSFUL SRC elections 2012 – first time in two years.

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2014 SRC elections WILL TAKE PLACE on 3 April


STUDENT governance

project

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Student GOVERNANCE stabilised

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Student LIFE a fundamental VALUE


FINANCIAL management

project

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BREAK EVEN budget 2014

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UNQUALIFIED AUDIT 2012

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Bank OVERDRAFTS CLEARED 2012

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Internal CONTROLS VERIFIED


FINANCIAL management

project

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Asset VERIFICATION

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Efficient MANAGEMENT of infrastructure GRANTS

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Student DEBT REDUCED from R271 million to R40 million

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ICT infrastructure

project

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ICT EFFICIENCY Audit and Strategic Plan

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2,000 NEW COMPUTERS for staff

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NEW server rooms

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DATA CENTRES


ICT infrastructure

project

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WI-FI ROLL OUT for students

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UPGRADE of management INFORMATION SYSTEMS

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STATE-OF-THE-ART software (Integrator 3)


HUMAN resources

project

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COMPARATIVE analysis of REMUNERATION data

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Forensic AUDIT of staff and QUALIFICATIONS

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HARMONISATION assessment – R34.3 million


HUMAN resources

project

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HR policies REVIEW

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GRADE anomalies COMPLETED

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NEW ORGANOGRAM for divisional WSU


TEACHING, learning TECHNOLOGY & equipment

project

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FUNDING-DEPENDENT

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AUDITORIUMS

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COMPUTER labs


TEACHING, learning TECHNOLOGY & equipment

project

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Resource centre EXTENSIONS

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HEALTH sciences FACILITIES


PHYSICAL infrastructure, RESOURCE planning

project

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PROJECTS Office under PERMANENT manager

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PHYSICAL infrastructure, RESOURCE planning

project

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MTHATHA CAMPUS

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Elevators, RAMPS, toilets R5m

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Student FINANCIAL AID premises R6,5m

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FIRE station R2,9m


PHYSICAL infrastructure, RESOURCE planning

project

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MTHATHA CAMPUS

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Atlanta RESIDENCE R2,9m

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New RESIDENCE R40m

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Revamp AUDITORIUM and GREAT HALL R19m


PHYSICAL infrastructure, RESOURCE planning

project

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MTHATHA CAMPUS

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HEALTH SCIENCES faculty R62m

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Nurses LAB R1,6m

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HEALTH SCIENCES facility R75m


PHYSICAL infrastructure, RESOURCE planning

project

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MTHATHA CAMPUS 10.

Zamukulungisa LECTURE THEATRES R60m

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Teacher education INFRASTRUCTURE R30m (Zamukulungisa)

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Residence RENOVATION R20m


PHYSICAL infrastructure, RESOURCE planning

project

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BUTTERWORTH CAMPUS 1. 2.

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RESOURCE centre phase 2 – R20m Old library to LEARNING SPACE R7m


PHYSICAL infrastructure, RESOURCE planning

project

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BUFFALO CITY CAMPUS 1.

CONSOLIDATION of Buffalo City Campus R37m

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OFFICE block R14,3m

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Student RESIDENCE R100m


PHYSICAL infrastructure, RESOURCE planning

project

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BUFFALO CITY CAMPUS

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East London PROJECTS OFFICE R5m

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ROBOTICS workshop R750k

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Shared LIBRARY (Fort Hare, UNISA) R20m


PHYSICAL infrastructure, RESOURCE planning

project

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BUFFALO CITY CAMPUS

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CCTV cameras R4,3m

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Engineering INFRASTRUCTURE R52m


PHYSICAL infrastructure, RESOURCE planning

project

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GENERAL

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SECURITY upgrades R15m

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ITS UPGRADE R20m

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Computer LABS R30m


PHYSICAL infrastructure, RESOURCE planning

project

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GENERAL 4.

Student ACCOMMODATION R16m

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Teaching and learning EQUIPMENT R30m

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Improved ACCESS for people with disabilities R5m

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PHYSICAL infrastructure, RESOURCE planning

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GENERAL

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Well-founded LABORATORIES (BC and Mthatha) R2,5m

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Teacher education INFRASTRUCTURE (Butterworth, NMD) R20m

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Infrastructure BACKLOG R100m


CHALLENGES ahead

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INCOMPLETE merger – another 4-5 years

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WSU now STABILISED

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Stable FINANCIAL position to be maintained

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NEW council, management to drive into the future


CHALLENGES ahead

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JOINT COMMITMENT of all stakeholders

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Cash INJECTION dependent

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BACKLOGS of arrear maintenance

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Merger UNDERFUNDING


CHALLENGES ahead

9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

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Further teaching and learning INFRASTRUCTURE development SHORTAGE of student residences Staff qualifications, research BELOW sector benchmark UNSUSTAINABLE payroll National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) unable to meet DEMAND


IN conclusion ...

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RARE OPPORTUNITY to re-define focus

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Introspection, assessment, intellectual debate has produced SOLID FOUNDATION of research, development and forward planning

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WSU NATIONAL JEWEL with immense regional impact


IN conclusion ...

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RURAL and URBAN footprint

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Mthatha, Butterworth, Queenstown, Buffalo City

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Millions of STAKEHOLDERS – regional, national international

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MAJOR socio-economic IMPACT – R5bn assets; R1bn annual budget

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IN conclusion ...

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Major job creator Meets country’s SCARCE SKILLS demands: - Medical doctors, clinical associates, nurses, engineers, scientists, accountants, lawyers, teachers ‌


IN conclusion ...

She BELONGS to our people She is FOR our people She NURTURES our people. Path now MAPPED for the FUTURE WSU CAN, MUST fulfil her PROMISE to our PEOPLE.

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