Siyaphumelela 2019

25 - 27 June 2019

The Wanderers Club, Johannesburg

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This conference will provide a platform for experts from the international community, as well as key South African role players, in the field of higher education data analytics to engage in conversations around evidence-based practices and national systemic interventions aimed at student success.

Inportant dates:

Call for proposals:
1 February - 1 May 2018
Notification of Acceptance:
14 May 2018
18 April - 28 May 2018

Call for proposals

We invite proposals from a range of disciplines (such as ethics, learning design, academic advising and STEM fields) that make use of data to support an integrative approach for student success. In particular we are keen to receive proposals of projects taken to scale over the past four years. Proposals should ideally demonstrate the application of learnings from the Siyaphumelela programme in their project and present empirical evidence of the intervention improving student success.

In particular the conference supports

● Leadership and innovation for student success

● Use of data for change

● Learning design for todays' students


Keynote Presentations

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Karen Stout

Achieving the Dream, USA
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Michael Sorrell

Paul Quinn College, Dallas
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John Volmink

Chairperson, MIET Africa
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Marietjie Potgieter

University of Pretoria


25 June 2019

Helping Students to Succeed through Holistic Student Supports
09:30 - 12:30

Karen Stout
(President & CEO, Achieving the Dream)

Solving the problem of tertiary mathematics: A team effort
09:30 - 12:30

Marietjie Potgieter and colleagues
(University of Pretoria)

Using evidence to scale student support for success
09:30 - 12:30

Francois Strydom and colleagues
(University of the Free State)


A number of reserved places are available for the
Siyaphumelela partner institutions.

  • Delegates
  • R2760
  • The price includes attending a half-day pre-conference workshop (Tuesday morning) and the conference (two-and-a-half-days). Lunches, refreshments and the cocktail evening are included in the fee.
  • One workshop
  • All sessions
  • Refreshments
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Protea Hotel by MarriottĀ® Johannesburg Wanderers
Corlett Dr and Rudd Rd, Illovo, Sandton, 2196
Phone: 011 770 5500

Booking: Conference Group Rates