If one were to ask the South African media to name some of the best institutions of higher learning in South Africa, one would most likely hear a handful of traditional universities whose legacy has long been associated with excellence. There is no doubt that these institutions deserve the high regard with which they are held. However, the accomplishments and feats of Universities of Technology or Technology Focussed Institutions have often gone unnoticed, if not ignored. While this can partly be attributed to the position these institutions have occupied in the country historically, their achievements and accolades, at both a local and global level, are not provided the attention that they deserve. In terms of our marketing and media outreach, one of THENSA’s primary objectives is to dispel certain myths and assumptions about the contributions of Technology Focussed Institutions in the landscape of South African higher education.

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