Strategic Plan digimag v2 - Page 25

advance our teaching and
learning, and research
agendas, coincides with
the growing problem of the
funding of higher education
nationally, combined with
new constraints on fee
increases. Obviously, ensuring
the financial sustainability of
the university is critical for
our long-term survival.
that we can invest at least
R150 million over the fiveyear plan in new strategic
programmes. In fact, though,
many of the strategies
contained in this plan will
not require additional
financial resources, but
rather changes in approach,
structures and practices.
We also anticipate that
the alignment of this plan
with Department of Higher
Education and Training
(DHET) priorities (for
research and teaching
development and funding
the pipeline of future black
academics) will protect
the ring-fenced DHET
development grants that
we receive.
Austerity, greater efficiencies
and new income generation
are necessary to put the
institution on course towards
generating a surplus that
can be used for the strategic
investments required to
meet the goals of the plan.
The current financial plans
are expected to ensure

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