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UFS represented at the 3rd IBSA academic seminar in Brazil
2008-09-26

 

Prof. ‘Mabokang Monnapula-Mapesela and Prof. Lucius Botes from the University of the Free State (UFS) recently presented academic papers in their respective fields during the 3rd India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) academic seminar held in Florianópolis, Brazil. They were part of 12 academics chosen to represent Higher Education institutions in South Africa, facilitated by the International Office and the Directorate Research Development.

Prof. Monnapula-Mapesela’s paper titled "Macro-politics of higher education in contexts of periphery: Policy dynamics at macro-, meso- and micro-levels" was under the theme of higher education and society, access and massification and deepening quality. "Service delivery protests in South Africa: a Challenge to human security and social cohesion" was the title of Prof Botes’s paper which was aligned to the theme social transformation and social cohesion.

IBSA is a trilateral, developmental initiative between India, Brazil and South Africa aimed at promoting South-South cooperation and exchange programmes.

Photo: Stephen Collett

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