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CHE > Media and Publications > Che Events Presentations > National imperatives and the micropolitics of higher education change: Institutional voices - case study of Stellenbosch University
Edna van Harte
November, 2004
Stellenbosch University

Presentation by Dr Edna van Harte (Dean of Students, Stellenbosch University) at the Colloquium on 10 Years of Democracy and Higher Education Change held 10 to 12 November 2004.

Thank you very much for the opportunity to address such an informed audience on matters of institutional change, particularly in the domain of higher education. Your expertise in these matters is reassuring and allows me to share more frankly my ideas about the need for change and transformation at Stellenbosch University. The issues that I will share, admittedly, are my own observations and experiences, which I have reflected upon whilst seeking to act as a catalyst for change within an environment with a strong culture and tradition of doing business in their particular way – attempts which are not often in step with the national imperatives for change in the higher education sector. Against this background, allow me before I continue to make three specific comments in order to contextualise my observations of our institution.

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