Umalusi is in deep grief after the passing of Professor Dan Kgwadi, a former member of Umalusi Council
Professor Kgwadi was appointed by the Minister of Basic Education to serve two terms in the Umalusi Council. His first term was from 2010 to 2014 while the second one was from 2014 to 2018. During his tenure, Professor Kgwadi was assigned various roles including being Deputy Chairperson of Council, member of Executive Committee of Council (EXCO), Chairperson of Assessment Standards Committee (ASC) of Council.
Professor Kgwadi’s term in office helped to transform the shape and form of Umalusi. It was during his tenure that Umalusi Council responded to the evolving NQF landscape through the development of its sub-framework of qualifications and re-conceptualising existing quality assurance approaches and processes.
As the Chairperson of the ASC, Professor Kgwadi presided over deliberations with distinction, facilitating robust discussions and accommodating divergent views. Professor Kgwadi, as Deputy Chairperson of Council, participated actively and led discussions which resulted in the attainment of important milestones. Umalusi benefited immensely from his broad understanding of education, appreciation of the challenges that plague the South African education system and willingness to engage in robust discussion.
Professor Kgwadi was a dedicated and committed member of Umalusi Council. The general and further education and training as well as higher education sectors have lost a transformative leader. Umalusi Council extends its deepest condolences to the bereaved Kgwadi family, friends, and colleagues.
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