22-25 AUGUST 2023



Sponsor South Africa’s largest international higher education conference

IEASA is excited to announce sponsorship opportunities for the 25th IEASA Annual Conference.

We are more than happy to tailor a bespoke package to specifically meet your requirements.

Ms Tohiera Bagus

+27 68 347 7917

The Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau is an independent body dedicated to promoting and marketing the regions’ many business events facilities, capabilities and assets, both nationally and internationally. Committed to transforming Durban, KwaZulu-Natal into South Africa’s premier meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions destination, the Convention Bureau provides organisers and planners as well as business tourists with the latest information, unbiased advice and assistance.
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The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality is a Category A municipality found in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. eThekwini is the largest city in this province and the third-largest city in the country. Its land area is comparatively larger than that of other South African cities and is topographically hilly, with many gorges and ravines and almost no true coastal plain.  It is a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city and is known as the home of Africa’s best-managed, busiest port. The world-class International Convention Centre in Durban has hosted a historic line-up of events, including conferences on a global scale. Durban has a turbulent history dating from ivory hunters in the 1820s and their conflict with the local Zulu monarchs. The province has the largest number of battlefields. It is also a major centre of tourism because of the City’s warm, subtropical climate and extensive beaches.  Durban Tourism is the leading domestic destination in South Africa. The estimated visitor number for the financial year 2010/11 is 9,95 million. The value of the domestic tourism economic impact on the region’s GDP is estimated to be 8% per annum. The hospitality industry consists of many fine hotels, nightspots, shopping malls, ethnic attractions, traditional villages, craft markets, sparkling dams, and big-game parks.
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Proud sponsor of the IEASA Conference bags.

Adapt IT Education offers an Enterprise Resource Planning solution that assists the Public Higher Education & TVET Colleges with student enquiry, and registration, allowing the administrators, lecturers, and management to effectively manage the entire student lifecycle through customised solutions. It covers the project implementation, application hosting, and post-implementation support. The software is designed to integrate with third-party applications through our Application Programming Interface (API).

Our solutions are focused on automating and integrating administrative, financial, and academic processes within the institution in order to simplify its operations, improve agility and productivity, facilitate organisation, and improve communication.

Institutions are able to optimise infrastructure resources and increase student intake, by integrating face-to-face as well as distance learning. Finance and HR/Payroll modules assist management to drive institutional and individual performance and compliance by enabling detailed budgeting and reporting.

Providing a responsive solution that services over 2 million students in public and private institutions, Adapt IT Education has a tried and tested System Development Life Cycle SDLC approach to projects. Our international footprint includes Europe, Ireland, Botswana, Mauritius, and Kenya.

For over 32 years, the safety and security of all our members have been our top priorities. That is why we have given over 1 million students access to quality, affordable, private healthcare to ease them through the day-to-day hassles of student life. Momentum Medical Scheme has been the approved and accredited medical aid partner of the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA) for the past 22 years. We aim to provide more affordable healthcare benefits for more students for less.

With Momentum Medical Scheme’s Ingwe Option for a mere R495 per month, students get unlimited access to any private healthcare institution for things such as doctor consultations, dental consultations, eye care, blood tests, medicine, emergency care, and consultations with specialists. We offer a first-of-its kind study visa benefit plus free complementary lifestyle benefits from Momentum. Our lifestyle benefits also offer students the leeway to save more on their healthcare benefits while tracking and keeping up with their wellbeing.

Momentum Medical Scheme is South Africa’s third-largest open medical scheme, covering nearly 160 000 families. The Scheme is the largest healthcare provider for South African and international students. Students who choose Momentum Medical Scheme get the best healthcare providers and the backing of a trusted brand.For more information call Rikki Wooding +27 83 457 3192 or email Rikki.erasmus@momentum.co.za

The world around us is changing fast. CompCare Medical Scheme remains consistently committed to putting the health and wellbeing of our members first by finding innovative ways to ensure healthcare that is financially accessible for the leaders of tomorrow while providing the support they need to become their best selves, now and well into the future.

The NetworX option from CompCare has been specifically designed for students and offers essential cover within a contracted provider network for both in and out of hospital services. What’s more, it is the most affordable student option in the South African medical scheme market.

Throughout our proud 44-year history CompCare has maintained its reputation for reliability and is today stronger than ever, ensuring exceptional value for the hard-pressed student.  

Our range of lifestyle benefits also include a mental health benefit and assists our student members in staying on track with their health and goals as they work towards a brighter tomorrow.  

At the very core of what we offer is meaningful healthcare cover for life’s unforeseen moments, so that every student who is part of the CompCare family has a medical scheme they can count on, time after time.

CEO and Principal Officer of CompCare Medical Scheme, Josua Joubert, has over three decades of broad management experience to his credit and is a seasoned professional in the healthcare funding industry.

Under his leadership over the past five years, CompCare has developed into a dynamic, forward-thinking medical scheme that is well-reputed for offering some of the best value medical scheme options on the market with a strong emphasis on providing exceptional preventative care.

Joubert has extensive experience in the management of diverse client relationships both at a national and international level and garnered significant experience in these areas in his previous roles as General Manager: International Business and General Manager: Sales at Universal Healthcare, an international healthcare management company.

Passionate about the benefits of a holistic approach to wellness and a father of two students himself, Joubert has a keen interest in the evolving needs of the student and young executive market and is a committed leader in driving the CompCare team to provide the best possible healthcare access for young individuals.

Simeka Health has been the appointed healthcare consultants for the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA) for nearly a decade and have been working with IEASA on reviewing the available offerings and selecting the most suitable medical cover solutions for international students.

University of KZN

The University of KwaZulu-Natal was formed on 1 January 2004 as a result of the merger between the University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal. The new university brings together the rich histories of both the former Universities.

The University of Durban-Westville was established in the 1960s as the University College for Indians on Salisbury Island in Durban Bay. Student numbers throughout the 1960s were low as a result of the Congress Alliances policy of shunning apartheid structures. This policy gave way in the 1980s to a strategy of education under protest which sought to transform apartheid institutions into sites of struggle. Student numbers grew rapidly and in 1971, the College was granted University status. The following year, the newly-named University of Durban-Westville moved into its modern campus in Westville and was a site of major anti-apartheid struggle. UDW became an autonomous institution in 1984, opening up to students of all races.

Founded in 1910 as the Natal University College in Pietermaritzburg, the University of Natal was granted independent University status in 1949 owing to its rapid growth in numbers, its wide range of courses and its achievements in and opportunities for research. By that time, the NUC was already a multi-campus institution, having been extended to Durban after World War 1. The distinctive Howard College building was opened in 1931, following a donation by Mr T B Davis, whose son Howard Davis was killed during the Battle of Somme in World War I. In 1946, the government approved a Faculty of Agriculture in Pietermaritzburg and, in 1947, a Medical School for African, Indian and Coloured students in Durban.

The two KwaZulu-Natal universities were among the first batch of South African institutions to merge in 2004 in accordance with the governments higher educational restructuring plans that will eventually see the number of higher educational institutions in South Africa reduced from 36 to 21. Confirmed by a Cabinet decision in December 2002, the mergers are the culmination of a wide-ranging consultative process on the restructuring of the Higher Education Sector that began in the early 1990s.

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) is the first choice for higher education in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). It has approximately 33000 students and is located in the beautiful cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg (PMB). As a University of Technology, it prioritises the quality of teaching and learning by ensuring its academic staff possess the highest possible qualification that they can get.

DUT, a member of the International Association of Universities, is a multi-campus university of technology at the forefront of higher education, technological training, research, and innovation. In alignment with DUT’s strategy ENVISION 2030, the university would like to see its people (staff, students etc) become entrepreneurial and innovative.

In 2020, DUT was ranked amongst the Top 500 Universities globally, and 10th for citations globally and 5th Nationally.