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New Generation of Academics Programme

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02006-4_926-1



The New Generation of Academics Programme is a policy by South Africa’s Department of Higher Education to address staffing ratios, funding for new academics and institutional transformation. The program also focusses on mentoring of new academics. The Department of Higher Education requires annual progress reports to monitor the implementation of the program.


The Staffing South Africa University Framework (SSUF) established the New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP). The framework was a response to the challenges in universities in the size, composition, and the capacity of academic staff (Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa 2015). The challenges faced by South African universities are mainly attributed to the colonial and apartheid-era policies. The policies also filtered into institutions of higher learning, and the impact thereof continues to be a conundrum for...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Commercial LawUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa

Section editors and affiliations

  • Eila Jeronen
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of OuluTampereFinland