SAJS Commentary (Volume 116| Number 7/8 July/August 2020) - Prof David Walwyn
You might well ask, what more could or should be said about COVID-19? Don’t we all have COVID-fatigue? Is it not clear that everything, not just universities, will change post-pandemic? Yes, to all of these questions, but in this latest edition (number 5) of the ASSAf Presidential Roundtables on ‘Science, Scholarship and Society’, Professor Jonathan Jansen, ASSAf President and Distinguished Professor in Education (Stellenbosch University), chaired a lively, engaging and important discussion on ‘The future of universities in a post-COVID-19 world’.
The panel consisted of Professor Ruksana Osman (Deputy Vice Chancellor: Academic, University of the Witwatersrand), Professor Laura Czerniewiecz (Director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, University of Cape Town) and Mr Stafford Masie (General Manager of WeWork South Africa): two academics with backgrounds in pedagogy and teaching methods, and a technopreneur with a background in private education and entrepreneurship.