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Title:The legal framework for establishing private universities in Swaziland
Authors:Mbanze, C.V.
Coetzee, S.A.
Periodical:Africa Education Review (ISSN 1753-5921)
Geographic term:Swaziland - Eswatini
private education
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2014.934999
Abstract:This article draws on a doctoral study which investigated the legal and management frameworks required for establishing a private university in Swaziland. The focus is particularly on the legal framework for the establishment of the Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU), a new university that was launched in 2010 by bringing together three colleges, the Nazarene College of Nursing, Nazarene Teacher Training College and the Nazarene College of Theology. Managers involved in establishing SANU encountered a lack of both specific legislation dealing with private higher education and legislation regulating higher education in Swaziland in general. They disagreed on whether the legality of a private university derives from a private Act of Parliament or from a Certificate of Registration. The researcher, C.V. Mbanze, designed the study as action research and acted, as one of the managers, as an insider researcher. After investigating the problem through a literature review, focus group discussions, participant observation and personal conversations, the researcher concluded that, to ensure that the legality of SANU would not be questioned, the best option was to follow a dual process of adopting a private Act and engaging in a registration process. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]