26th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
20-23 AUGUST 2024

NAVIGATING INTERNATIONALISATION IN CHALLENGING TIMES

2024 SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

Sponsor South Africa’s largest international higher education conference

IEASA is excited to announce sponsorship opportunities for the 26th IEASA Annual Conference.

We are more than happy to tailor a bespoke package to specifically meet your requirements.

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Adapt IT Education offers an Enterprise Resource Planning solution that assists the Public Higher Education & TVET Colleges with student enquiry, and registration, allowing the administrators, lecturers, and management to effectively manage the entire student lifecycle through customised solutions. It covers the project implementation, application hosting, and post-implementation support. The software is designed to integrate with third-party applications through our Application Programming Interface (API).

Our solutions are focused on automating and integrating administrative, financial, and academic processes within the institution in order to simplify its operations, improve agility and productivity, facilitate organisation, and improve communication.

Institutions are able to optimise infrastructure resources and increase student intake, by integrating face-to-face as well as distance learning. Finance and HR/Payroll modules assist management to drive institutional and individual performance and compliance by enabling detailed budgeting and reporting.

Providing a responsive solution that services over 2 million students in public and private institutions, Adapt IT Education has a tried and tested System Development Life Cycle SDLC approach to projects. Our international footprint includes Europe, Ireland, Botswana, Mauritius, and Kenya.

Flywire has been solving complex payment problems for students and education institutions since 2011. Today, we are the trusted choice of millions of students, thousands of institutions and hundreds of education agents and partners worldwide. Backed by our powerful global payment network, first-class security, and around-the-clock multilingual support, Flywire’s comprehensive receivables solution delivers on the most important and complex payments by enabling institutions to seamlessly receive and reconcile payments from anyone, anywhere in the world–at any time.

For over 32 years, the safety and security of all our members have been our top priorities. That is why we have given over 1 million students access to quality, affordable, private healthcare to ease them through the day-to-day hassles of student life. Momentum Medical Scheme has been the approved and accredited medical aid partner of the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA) for the past 22 years. We aim to provide more affordable healthcare benefits for more students for less.

With Momentum Medical Scheme’s Ingwe Option for a mere R495 per month, students get unlimited access to any private healthcare institution for things such as doctor consultations, dental consultations, eye care, blood tests, medicine, emergency care, and consultations with specialists. We offer a first-of-its kind study visa benefit plus free complementary lifestyle benefits from Momentum. Our lifestyle benefits also offer students the leeway to save more on their healthcare benefits while tracking and keeping up with their wellbeing.

Momentum Medical Scheme is South Africa’s third-largest open medical scheme, covering nearly 160 000 families. The Scheme is the largest healthcare provider for South African and international students. Students who choose Momentum Medical Scheme get the best healthcare providers and the backing of a trusted brand.For more information call Rikki Wooding +27 83 457 3192 or email Rikki.erasmus@momentum.co.za

Ensuring a bright future for the leaders of tomorrow starts with good health.  In safeguarding this valuable asset, CompCare Medical Scheme takes pride in its status as an approved and accredited medical aid partner of the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA). 

CompCare also continues to offer the most affordable student medical scheme option on the market, and that’s a fact.

Say hello to Umbono from CompCare. This fresh take on our student healthcare option delivers essential coverage and quality care within our trusted provider network. Plus, it comes with exciting wellness benefits for 2024. Umbono is here to help students live their best, healthiest lives.

With Umbono, students will continue to receive the high level of service and reliability for which CompCare has become known in over four decades of unwavering healthcare service to its members.

CompCare also continues to offer the most affordable student medical scheme option on the market, and that’s a fact.

Say hello to Umbono from CompCare. This fresh take on our student healthcare option delivers essential coverage and quality care within our trusted provider network. Plus, it comes with exciting wellness benefits for 2024. Umbono is here to help students live their best, healthiest lives.

With Umbono, students will continue to receive the high level of service and reliability for which CompCare has become known in over four decades of unwavering healthcare service to its members.

Umbono does more than simply check the essential healthcare boxes. Our wellness offering is market-leading and it is never too soon to get proactive about preventative care for the young men and women who are our continent’s future.

What’s more, Umbono members have access to unlimited telephonic psychosocial counselling sessions through the Universal Wellness Care Centre, which provides much-needed support and bolsters the mental healthcare needs of often-stressed students.

With CompCare in their corner, access to quality healthcare is one huge weight off the new generation’s shoulders. For more information, contact 0860 73 53 63.

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. UJ has transformed into a diverse, inclusive, transformational and collegial institution, with a student population of +/- 50 000, of which more than 4000 are international students from 80 countries. This makes UJ one of the largest contact universities in South Africa (SA) from the 26 public universities that make up the higher education system.

The phenomenal success story of the University is one that has surprised critics and won over sceptics. Being an institution that prides itself on its accessible excellence, after only 19 years UJ has established itself as an institution of global excellence and world-class stature. UJ is the first and only African university admitted to the highly respected consortium of 28 research-intensive universities in the world, Universitas 21 – an important endorsement of the growing international stature of UJ.

 

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. UJ has transformed into a diverse, inclusive, transformational and collegial institution, with a student population of +/- 50 000, of which more than 4000 are international students from 80 countries. This makes UJ one of the largest contact universities in South Africa (SA) from the 26 public universities that make up the higher education system.

The phenomenal success story of the University is one that has surprised critics and won over sceptics. Being an institution that prides itself on its accessible excellence, after only 19 years UJ has established itself as an institution of global excellence and world-class stature. UJ is the first and only African university admitted to the highly respected consortium of 28 research-intensive universities in the world, Universitas 21 – an important endorsement of the growing international stature of UJ.

UJ boasts world-class, internationally recognised academic programmes based on curricula informed by cutting-edge developments in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. The University has 7 faculties and a college viz. Education, Law, Humanities, Art, Design and Architecture, Health Sciences, Science, Engineering and the Built Environment as well as the College of Business and Economics, housing the Johannesburg Business School (JBS). The University has four campuses, namely the Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus; the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus; the Doornfontein Campus; and the Soweto Campus.

University of KZN

The University of KwaZulu-Natal was formed on 1 January 2004 as a result of the merger between the University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal. The new university brings together the rich histories of both the former Universities.

The University of Durban-Westville was established in the 1960s as the University College for Indians on Salisbury Island in Durban Bay. Student numbers throughout the 1960s were low as a result of the Congress Alliances policy of shunning apartheid structures. This policy gave way in the 1980s to a strategy of education under protest which sought to transform apartheid institutions into sites of struggle. Student numbers grew rapidly and in 1971, the College was granted University status. The following year, the newly-named University of Durban-Westville moved into its modern campus in Westville and was a site of major anti-apartheid struggle. UDW became an autonomous institution in 1984, opening up to students of all races.

Founded in 1910 as the Natal University College in Pietermaritzburg, the University of Natal was granted independent University status in 1949 owing to its rapid growth in numbers, its wide range of courses and its achievements in and opportunities for research. By that time, the NUC was already a multi-campus institution, having been extended to Durban after World War 1. The distinctive Howard College building was opened in 1931, following a donation by Mr T B Davis, whose son Howard Davis was killed during the Battle of Somme in World War I. In 1946, the government approved a Faculty of Agriculture in Pietermaritzburg and, in 1947, a Medical School for African, Indian and Coloured students in Durban.

The two KwaZulu-Natal universities were among the first batch of South African institutions to merge in 2004 in accordance with the governments higher educational restructuring plans that will eventually see the number of higher educational institutions in South Africa reduced from 36 to 21. Confirmed by a Cabinet decision in December 2002, the mergers are the culmination of a wide-ranging consultative process on the restructuring of the Higher Education Sector that began in the early 1990s.

The University of the Witwatersrand (aka Wits University, a prestigious institution located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Renowned for its academic prowess and research excellence, Wits stands at the forefront of innovation, social justice, and the advancement of the public good, ranking in the top 1.5% of universities globally.

Wits University is a campus like no other. It boasts an impressive infrastructure:

  • Over 400 buildings spread across 7 campuses, including the Wits Rural Campus.
  • 12 libraries, 18 residences, 2 commercial companies (Wits Health Consortium and Wits Enterprise), and 1 short course company (WitsPlus).

Wits is at the heart of Academic Excellence being the home to over 40,704 students (as of 2023). The University offers a vibrant academic community:

  • 24,575 undergraduates and 16,129 postgraduates (40% of the student body).
  • 5 faculties, 33 schools, and 3,000 courses available.
  • 11,090 students enrolled in Commerce, Law, and Management.
  • 6,906 in Engineering and the Built Environment.
  • 7,408 in Health Sciences.
  • 9,925 in Humanities.
  • 5,375 in Science.
  • Supported by 17,739 staff members, including 6,962 academics and 2,092 joint staff.
  • 1,510 international students make up 4% of the student body.
  • Wits disburses R1.5 billion annually in financial aid, scholarships, and bursaries, ensuring that a range of support is available to students.

Shaping Future Leaders

Every year, about 10,000 highly employable graduates enter the workforce, with 96% securing employment within six months. Wits has produced over 200,000 graduates in its 101-year history and ranks 98th globally for Alumni Employability (CWUR) and 54th for the number of Fortune Global 500 CEOs (THE Alma Mater Index). In the QS World University Rankings 2024 for Employment Outcomes, Wits stands 21st worldwide.

 

A Legacy of Luminaries

Wits University has been the nurturing ground for many notable figures, including Donald Gordon, Johnny Clegg, Gail Kelly, Thuli Madonsela, Sibongile Khumalo, Patrice Motsepe, Robert Sobukwe, Ruth First, Maria Ramos, William Kentridge, Robbie Brozin, and Adrian Gore. The institution also prides itself on its four Nobel laureates: Nelson Mandela (Peace), Sydney Brenner (Medicine), Nadine Gordimer (Literature), and Aaron Klug (Chemistry). Learn more at Wits Alumni.

Wits. Research for Good

The University is committed to impactful research, conducting work that spans discovery, translational, and innovative research:

  • 434 National Research Foundation (NRF)-rated researchers, including 26 A-rated global leaders.
  • Hosts or co-hosts 4 Department of Science and Innovation-NRF Centres of Excellence.
  • A 17% increase in research output over the past five years and 72% over the last decade.
  • 97% of Wits-authored publications appear in international journals.
  • 64 specialized research entities and 19 South African Research Chairs.
  • Innovations like the secure data transmission through light by the Structured Light Laboratory.

Wits. Innovation for Good

The Wits Innovation Centre links innovative systems within and beyond the university, spearheading advancements in digital business, AI, robotics, supercomputing, and quantum computing. Key initiatives include:

  • WitsQ, Africa’s first Quantum Initiative.
  • The Wits DigiMine, a digital mock mine for testing underground technologies.
  • The upcoming Wits AI Institute (2024/2025).
  • The Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct for incubating startups and commercializing research.
  • Notably, Wits alumni Pelonomi Moiloa and Shakir Mohamed were named among TIME magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People in AI in September 2023.

Wits. Healthcare for Good

Wits’ Health Sciences students receive top-tier training in facilities such as the Phantom Heads Laboratory, Zola Wits Dental Clinic, and Surgical Skills Lab. They interact with leading researchers across public hospitals and the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre. Discover innovations like the “Pelebox” smart locker by Wits graduate Neo Hutiri, named one of TIME’s best inventions in 2019. 

Wits. Advanced Teaching and Learning for Good

Wits excels in adapting to modern teaching methods, offering smart classrooms, future libraries, simulation labs, and more. Wits Plus provides a range of short courses for lifelong learning. Programs like Afretec and the Wits-Edinburgh Sustainable African Futures Programme drive digital transformation and research capacity in Africa. 

Wits. Social Change for Good

Wits is a catalyst for societal transformation, fostering diversity and creating solutions to global challenges. The university’s commitment to sustainability aims for a net zero-carbon economy by 2050, with ongoing analyses of its carbon footprint.

Wits. Diversity and Inclusion for Good

Wits’ research centers and support units, such as the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, and the Disability Rights Unit, work towards a more equitable society. The Emthonjeni Centre provides therapy and training, while the Centre for Deaf Studies supports the Deaf community.

Wits. Arts and Culture for Good

Wits’ cultural spaces, including the Sterkfontein Caves, Origins Centre, and various museums, celebrate history and diversity. The Wits Theatre Complex and Wits Art Museum showcase experimental and historical works, reflecting the university’s rich artistic heritage.

Wits. Sports for Good

With over 30 sports codes, Wits students excel nationally and internationally. The new R250 million Briand and Dorothy Zylstra Sports Complex, opening in 2025, will offer state-of-the-art facilities for training, research, and clinical practice. Learn more at Wits Sport.