About Conference 2016

The 2nd Siyaphumelela Conference was held in Durban at the Protea Hotel Edward on the 29th-30th June 2016 and boasted a registration of more than 150  delegates,  with 28 SA Higher Education institutions  represented as well as representatives  of  organisations such as SANRC , Sahela, Inyathelo , DHET , USAf and CHE also in attendance.

The conference was preceded by 3 pre-conference workshops, from which emerged recommendations that were then carried through, for wider dissemination and engagement, to the actual conference in the respective sessions.

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From 23 to 26 February 2016 a South African delegation, sponsored by the Kresge Foundation, participated in DREAM 2016, the Achieving the Dream’s Annual Institute on Student Success, in Atlanta (USA).

“Started in 2004 by a group of founding partners and national and regional philanthropic investors, Achieving the Dream was revolutionary at that moment, catalysing a national conversation around student success and completion.

Student Transitions

According to Montgomery and Hirth (2011), transition is a point at which students move from one phase of the education process to the next. Transition programmes are of particular importance in supporting students who are minorities or disadvantaged, students with disabilities, first-generation students, and provide services that include academic enrichment such as tutoring or supplemental instruction, as well as academic advising, information sharing, mentoring, career guidance, and social enrichment (U.


The development of the UP Career App·tizer was one of the Kresge projects of the University of Pretoria in 2015. The Career App·tizer is a career exploration tool aimed at high school learners and first year students. As the name suggests it aims to get high school learners to start exploring different courses and careers offered by the University of Pretoria.
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