Festival of knowledge and insight ....

2017-11-30 06:01

Cornerstone Institute will host its third annual Festival of Learning from 4 to 9 December 2017.

The Festival of Learning is a week-long celebration of inquiry into our world, our environment and the social spaces we occupy.

It focuses on both the challenges we face and the solutions we are discovering together to change our world for the better.

The Festival of Learning programme includes the acquisition of new academic knowledge and skills in areas such as community development, theology, business, organisational leadership, entrepreneurship and psychology.

The Festival features authors, academics, scientist, theologians, artists and students who will share their insights in various for a covering a wide range of topics under the theme: Healing our World.

The speakers include Dr Ruben Richards, Patricia Fahrenfort, Beulah Thumbadoo, Emma Arogundade, Prof Sharlene Swartz, Gail Van Breda, Prof Shaun Viljoen, Sindiwe Magona, Dmitri Jegels, Dr Sharon Johnson, Narissa Philander, Dr Sarah Henkeman, Wanelisa Albert, Mandla Klanisi, Fatima Swartz and our own Dean of Humanities, Dr Rudi Buys.

This Festival is a popular event to boost dialogue on the academic and social issues we face.

It also builds on Cornerstone Institute’s existing programmes in Humanities, Entrepreneurship and Economic Transformation.

CEO of Cornerstone, Noel Daniels, said that: “We also explore and showcase new programmes in fields that we are incubating such as Health Sciences, Sustainable Development and Data Science. We place the special Cornerstone stamp on all of our programme endeavours, ensuring the integration of practical applications and that we develop ways and means of solving real problems.”

The week will be filled will panel discusses, speakers and accredited as well as non-accredited short courses. Most of the events are free and a few have a cost recovery element.

The week ends with a free youth market and live music concert as part of our Open Day on Saturday 9 December, 10h00 - 16h00.

We will be featuring an exciting line up of musicians including Odwa Bongo, BlokHouse and Wade Adams. Prospective students will be able to spend time on our campus where our Faculty members and Student Advisors will help them to sign up for a certificate, degree or short course programme that will set them up for success.

This will not only be a time of sober enquiry but also of a moment of hope and celebration, as together we find ways to make our world a better place. We invite you to take part in this Festival.

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