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Executive Development Workshop at University of Pretoria

Eighteen members of the USR Network from 9 different universities visited the University of Pretoria (UP) on 9-12 April 2017 for exchange of ideas and reflection on the undertaking of social responsibility activities. 

Campus Tour & Welcome Dinner (9 April)
Group photo in front of the Old Arts Building
Campus tour led by student of UP
Welcome dinner
Dinner hosted by Prof. Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UP
Opening Remarks & Sharing (10 April)
Opening Remarks by Prof. Norman Duncan, Vice-Principal: Academic
Sharing by Mrs Gernia van Niekerk, Manager Community Engagement
Sharing by Prof. Antoinette Lombard, Head, Department of Social Work and Criminology, Faculty of Humanities
Sharing by Prof. Jannie Hugo, Head, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences
Sharing by Mr Tebogo Mphelo, President of UP Enactus (Enactus: a global non-profit student community initiative)
Sharing by Mr Manchala Sithole, Mechanical Engineering student
Sharing by Mr Frans Haupt, Director of Law Clinic, Faculty of Law
Sharing by Ms Susan Thuketana and Mrs Charlotte Lewington, Lecturers, Department of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education
Sharing by Dr Attie van Niekerk, Director, Centre for Sustainable Communities, Faculty of Theology
Sharing by Dr Liezl-Marie Kruger, Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Sharing by Prof. Melanie Wiese, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Sharing by Dr Martina Jordaan, Senior Lecturer, Community Based Project, Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment & IT
Fruitful exchange about community engagement projects
Sharing (11 April)
Visit to Mamelodi
Meeting with Dean and representatives of the Faculty of Veterinary Science
Sharing on Community Engagement by Faculty of Veterinary Science
Introduction plus visit to social responsibility projects on the Mamelodi campus
Briefing by Ms Meleney Berry-Kriel, CEO of Viva Village (left)
Visit to Viva Village
The village is in the Alaska Informal Settlement in Mamelodi
Wrap Up (12 April)
Wrap up by Prof. Norman Duncan
Fruitful exchange by delegates
The delegation enjoyed a successful programme in Pretoria