The Board heard that HELM got off to a good start in 2018, thanks to funding secured from the Department of Higher Education and Training (close to R26million from the University Capacity Development Grant for 2018-2020) and the Kresge Foundation (initial amount about R600K for Vice-Chancellors’ workshops and related events in 2018 and 2019).

Dr Oliver Seale, the HELM Programme Director, took up his position in August. For 2018, HELM had scheduled eight training events, of which five were completed by mid-November.