- Program Civil Society
- Program Area Special Initiatives
- Grant Amount $180,000
- Grant Period May 1, 2004–April 30, 2007
- Location Westville, South Africa
- Geographic Focus KwaZulu-Natal, Province of
About this grant
In early 2004, the formerly white University of Natal and the formerly black University of Durban-Westville merged to form the University of KwaZulu-Natal, an integrated and nonracial institution. Due to the long history of racial and ethnic tension, however, there is a vital need to assist the new institution to resolve its challenges in the most constructive way. A special Office of Organizational Culture has been established to promote the transformation process and ensure a smooth transition.Multiyear funding will support activities of the new office, including taking the lead in developing a vision for the new institution; promoting understanding and support for the vision; conducting seminars for all stakeholders on issues of race, ethnicity and cultural identity; and advising the academic departments and other structures within the new institution to prepare the staff and students for the merger.