The pace of development has been so rapid over the last few decades that it has been estimated that everything we know today will constitute only 1% of the world's total pool of knowledge in 20 years' time.
In fact, a whole new knowledge-based society and economy has emerged which is constantly in the process of transforming. This means that the worker of the future may well have to change jobs seven or eight times in his or her lifetime and may retire in an occupation that does not yet exist. In the context of a developing country such as South Africa, universities play an important role in this process of knowledge creation.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is fully aware of the extent of this challenge and strives continuously through its creative strategies to make a significant contribution to a knowledge-based society and economy in Africa. Please browse around on this website and see how we could be of service to you.
Prof Johan Hattingh (Dean)