Second episode of the ‘Young Academics Podcast’ of the HERE-SA project

One of the key objectives of the HERESA Project is to foster South-South-North cooperation amongst our members. This became especially relevant during the pandemic when an inability to travel and meet face-to-face called for closer collaboration between local and international partners. That we were all united in tackling challenges was a unifying theme that arose in the second episode of the ‘Young Academics Podcast’.

In this episode titled, The Great Equaliser: South-South-North Cooperation, Shared Struggles and Boundaries, we got to hear from Tanya Wainwright, lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography and a coordinator for Work-Integrated Learning at the Central University of Technology (CUT), Marta Gandiglio and Matteo Fasano, Assistant Professors in the Department of Energy at Politecnico di Torino in Italy, Kashmita Gayadin, a law lecturer at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) and Nomzamo Tshemese-Mwandaba, lecturer in the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Engineering at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), who talked to us about the journey of finding their teaching philosophy and style, as well as the importance of mental health and boundaries with students, family, and friends, as well as employers.

Click here to listen in to their riveting conversation.