Below is the current line-up of speakers.
Professor Nyna Amin
Professor Nyna Amin is associate professor in curriculum studies, university distinguished teacher, and an NRF-rated researcher at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. At present she is the academic leader of research in the School of Education. Apart from publications in accredited journals, and chapters in books, she has co-edited a special issue in the journal ‘Alternation’ on teaching and learning in higher education each year for the period 2012-2019.

She is co-founder and co-editor of the journal, ‘African Perspectives of Research in Teaching and Learning’ and has co-edited the books, " Disrupting higher education curriculum: Undoing cognitive damage" and (Re)learning to teach in situations of crises’. She has supervised to completion, 13 PhDs and 20 Masters studies.
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Professor Daniela Gachago
Daniela is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Innovation for Learning and Teaching (CILT) at the University of Cape Town. Her current research focuses on academic staff development for designing blended and online learning in higher education, with a particular focus on developing socially just learning and curriculum designs based on co-creation and equity-oriented compassionate design principles. She completed a Masters in Adult Education at the University of Botswana and received a PHD from the School of Education at the University of Cape Town. She is a C1-rated researcher and 2022 Fulbright Scholar who has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She is the managing editor of CriSTaL, the journal for critical studies in teaching and learning in higher education. She blogs at and tweets under @dgachago17
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Dr Matete Madiba
Dr Madiba holds a PhD degree with University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

She is currently appointed Director: Student Affairs at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Prior to this appointment, Dr Madiba was Deputy Director in the Department for Education Innovation in the same university. She previously served as Acting Director: Curriculum and Development Support at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) before joining the University of Pretoria’s Department for Education Innovation. Prior to the TUT appointment she also served as I lecturer at MASTEC (Mathematics, Science and Technology College of Education).

Dr Madiba participates in the Tuning Africa Project (African Higher Education Harmonization and Tuning Project) as subject specialist and coordinator of the Teacher Education Subject Area Group and serves on the management team of the Tuning Africa Project.

Her career in higher education has focused on academic and educational development in its broadest sense, including curriculum development, eLearning technologies, holistic student success and student development.

Dr Madiba has served on the UP institutional task team for Curriculum Transformation, and currently chair the UP Institutional Transformation Committee and is a member of the National Executive Committee for SAASSAP, serving as Research Development Officer. She is also an affiliate at the UP Faculty of Education, supervising M&D students, and guest lecturer at New York University, USA.
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