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2024 Siyaphumelela Conference - Register Now!

On behalf of Saide, the coordinating body for the Siyaphumelela initiative and the Kresge Foundation, we invite you to participate in the 2024 Siyaphumelela Network Conference. This event will take place from 25-28 June 2024 at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg.

This conference will celebrate 10 years of the Siyaphumelela Initiative, marking its expansion from five grantee universities in 2014 to 20 of South Africa’s 26 public universities from June 2024. In so doing, we also recognise the generous support from the Kresge Foundation throughout this journey.

The conference will provide a platform for key South African role players and international experts in student success to discuss evidence-based practices and national systemic interventions.

Important dates:
Call for proposals:
1 April 2024 - 10 May 2024
Notification of Acceptance:
3 June 2024
Registration :
1 May - 15 June 2024

2024 Siyaphumelela Conference :
25 (12h00) - 28 (12h00) June 2024

Draft Conference Programme

The Siyaphumelela 2.0 Network

1
Learn about the National and Regional Networks
2
Meet the Saide Siyaphumelela members
3
Meet the Siyaphumelela Advisory Committee members
4
View Siyaphumelela Workshops and Workstreams
5
Who are Siyaphumelela Partners and Participants

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