Proceedings of the 10th Focus Conference (TFC 2023)

Conference name: The 10th Focus Conference (TFC 2023) Date: 23–25 August, 2022 Location: Durban, South Africa (Offline) Website:

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we present the proceedings of the 10th Focus Conference titled “The Role of Higher Education in the Attainment of Sustainable Quality Education”, which took place from the 23–25 August 2023 in Durban, South Africa, and brought together scholars, educators, policymakers, and practitioners from around the country to engage in a thoughtful and constructive dialogue on a topic of paramount importance in today’s global landscape.

The pursuit of sustainable quality education has emerged as a critical imperative for societies worldwide. As we stand at the intersection of various social, economic, and environmental challenges, it is evident that education must play a central role in addressing these complex issues. Higher education institutions, in particular, hold a unique responsibility in shaping the future by equipping learners with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to build a more sustainable and equitable world.

This conference was conceived as a platform for the exchange of ideas, research findings, best practices, and innovative approaches that aim to leverage higher education’s potential in fostering sustainable quality education. The diverse array of presentations and discussions showcased in this proceedings volume reflects the depth and breadth of our collective commitment to this crucial mission.

Within these pages, you will find a rich tapestry of contributions that explore various facets of the theme. From examining pedagogical innovations and curriculum development to investigating the impact of higher education on community development and social equity, the papers herein offer valuable insights and perspectives. The authors draw on their expertise to shed light on the challenges and opportunities inherent in the quest for sustainable quality education and the pivotal role that higher education institutions can play in this endeavour.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the authors, keynote speakers, reviewers, and participants who made this conference a resounding success. Your dedication and contributions have enriched this intellectual exchange, and we are excited to share the outcomes with a broader audience through this proceedings volume.

As we navigate the complex and ever-evolving landscape of education, we hope that the ideas and knowledge shared here will serve as a source of inspiration and guidance for educators, policymakers, researchers, and all those committed to advancing the cause of sustainable quality education through higher education institutions.

Thank you for joining us on this important journey, and we look forward to continuing the dialogue and collaboration in the pursuit of a brighter and more sustainable future for all.

September 2023

Manyane Makua
Conference Chair