The University has just released a 90-page publication – Scholars research writings – that shows off the writing skills of six of the University’s Next Generation of Academics Programme (nGap) cohort.
The six nGap protégés attended the first retreat held by the University earlier this year which set out to improve the writing abilities of selected academic staff.
nGap, a national higher education and training programme, aims to grow the presence of women and black academics at the senior levels.
In the publication’s foreword, Vice-Chancellor Prof Yunus Ballum says that since 2014, SPU has successfully participated in each call for applications.
He explains that writing for young academics is intimidating and this retreat helped to build the confidence of these academics.
The academic backgrounds of those attending ranged from anthropology, creative writing, education, entrepreneurship, palaeontology and statistics (data analytics).
The academics featured in the publication are Itumeleng Masiteng, Laura Arnold, Galaletsang Gail Motlhaudi, Lethani Ldwandwe, Nyebe Mohale and Sabata Mokale.