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Community Development Unit - Capacity Building for the Eastern Cape

University of Port Elizabeth

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $26,400
  • Grant Period October 1, 2002–December 31, 2004
  • Location Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

In December 2002, the South African Ministry of Education released proposals for the transformation and restructuring of the institutional landscape of the higher education system in South Africa. The proposals called for a consolidation of higher education institutions in all South African provinces. As a result, the University of Port Elizabeth will be merging with Port Elizabeth Technicon to form the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, beginning January 1, 2005. This grant increase will provide support to the University of Port Elizabeth for the Community Development Unit through the end of the year, so that it may continue its work until the merger takes effect.