Translating national goals into global impact

As the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak continues to widen around the world, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the THE  Southern Africa Impact Forum due to take place 1-2 April 2020. The forum will now take place 3-4 February 2021. Our primary concern remains the well-being of our staff, delegates, speakers and partners and we believe this to be the most appropriate precautionary course of action. If you have any questions or are an existing delegate who hasn’t heard from us, please contact

Southern Africa Virtual Impact Forum

The Southern Africa Virtual Impact Forum took place on 1 April 2020. You can watch the full recordings on the 2021 website.

Featured articles

Pandemic ‘will lead to rise in research funding with an agenda’

Speaking at the virtual THE Southern Africa Impact Forum, Prof. Bergman said: “On the one hand it is very likely that many countries, not only on the African continent but beyond, are going to invest much more in public health and health research-related issues.”

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 11:44 am

South African academics don’t want to decolonise the curriculum

Several years on from Rhodes Must Fall, the hoped-for revolution in South African university teaching has not happened, says Saloshna Vandeyar.

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Monday, July 22, 2019 at 6:33 pm

Higher education needs to be further up the development agenda

How do you build a good health system without doctors? Or a competent judicial system without lawyers? How do you combat climate change without biologists? As the UN reviews its SGDs, Åse Gornitzka and Sidsel Roalkvam argue that the push for quality education needs to go well beyond primary schools.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6:39 pm

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