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Community Engagement in the Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Pretoria regards Community Engagement as an essential component of its on-going commitment to foster active engagement with individuals, groups and communities. As part of its perceived mandate, it is concerned to produce graduates who are able to play leading roles in a country that continues to face many social and other challenges. The Faculty is committed to embed Community Engagement in Teaching and Learning and Research. Community Engagement, chaired by Prof Reineth Prinsloo, resorts under the Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee, chaired by Prof Rehana Vally.

The Faculty of Humanities has 26 curricular community engagement modules. Continual efforts are being made to support links between teaching and learning, research and community engagement. Ms Mary Shibambu and Ms Gernia van Niekerk from the Department of Community Engagement from Education Innovation provide assistance.

Contact person:

Prof Reineth Prinsloo

+27 12 420 2601

[email protected]


Community Engagement Security

Ensuring thesafety of students

The University of Pretoria considers Community Engagement as an essential curricular component and part of the core responsibilities of higher education in South Africa. To this effect, the university has the following support system in place:

For any issues relating to the safety and security of the students during a community engagement project of the Faculty of Humanities please contact:

24-hour Operational Centre: 012 420 2310 or 012 420 2760

24-hour Operational Manager: 083 654 0476

Crisis Service: 0800 0064 28


For more information on individual community engagement projects please click on the following links:


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