Developing networks is important in order to share insights and learn how to support student success better regionally (by leveraging local leaders in student success) and nationally to help set a national agenda and co-ordinate and integrate the local networks.
For the regional networks, six leader institutions co-ordinate and provide support to local institutions to enhance student success. Siyaphumelela Partner and Associate universities lead six national regions (Eastern and Western Cape, Central, KwaZulu-Natal, and Northern and Southern Gauteng). All South African Higher Education instituitions can participate in the bi-annual regional meetings to discuss issues related to student succes.
National Networks are managed by Saide and includes the convening meeting with Partner menbers; management of services, sub-networks, coaches and annual conference; engagements with educational stakeholder; and supporting Partner and Participant members.
The University of Cape Town supports the Western Cape regional network.