||PO Box 27392, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0132
||Cnr Rissik & Steve Biko Streets, Sunnyside, Pretoria
||012 481 2821
Universities South Africa (USAf), formerly known as Higher Education South Africa (HESA), is a membership organisation representing South Africa’s universities. Its mandate is to: influence and contribute to policy positions regarding higher education; advocate and campaign for an adequately funded university sector; facilitate effective dialogue among universities, government, business, parliament and other stakeholders on issues affecting universities; coordinate sector-wide engagement on major issues (e.g. transformation, differentiation, internationalisation); commission and disseminate research on key issues with implications for universities; provide value-adding services to member institutions; speak on behalf of universities on major issues with implications for their well-being; and strengthen the creation of a Higher Education Governance System based on the principles of cooperative governance, institutional autonomy and academic freedom.
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