The CHEC 2010 Working Group's Report on CHEC coordinated activities in relation to the 2010 FIFA World Cup describes the involvement of the CHEC member universities in this event.
CHEC has sent a letter supporting Cape Town's bid to become the World Design Capital in 2014. In addition, the four universities have collected information about qualifications / programmes as well as Centres and Institutes that contribute to making Cape Town a "design city", i.e. a city that uses design to develop solutions that make an impact in addressing socio-economic challenges.
The photographs below were taken at a recent workshop at the University of the Western Cape where the guests gathered to hear CHEC students' presentations on their work in Disaster Risk Science and where the new publication, RADAR, was launched.
The Cape Higher Education Consortium Joins the Call for the Withdrawal of the Protection of Information Bill
The Board of the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC), at its meeting on 28 October 2010, added its voice to the growing call from a wide range of organisations for the withdrawal of the Protection of Information Bill.
The programme for this event to be held at the Sports Science Institute includes three international speakers: Professor Geoff Scott, the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Quality) at the University of Western Sydney, A/Professor Simon Barrie, the Director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Sydney, and Dr Caryn Musil, the Senior Vice President at the Association of American Colleges and Universities who oversees the Office of Diversity, Equity and Global Initiatives.
On 1 February 2011, the Premier together with her Cabinet met the Vice Chancellors / Rector and members of the executive from the CHEC universities to discuss Provincial priorities, possible synergies and new areas for partnerships.
The first of these seminars was held at the Sports Science Institute on 2 December 2011. Professor Mark Swilling from the University of Stellenbosch drew on the newly released book he edited "Sustaining Cape Town - Imagining a Livable City" to frame inputs from City officials and the lively discussion that followed.