Measurement of the impact of Service Learning on second year Human Resource Management students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology

27 Mar 2015

South Africa is a country that is rich in history and has a young democracy, which continues to evolve. The new democratic government has envisioned a Higher Education (HE) system that would be accessible to all who want to further their tertiary studies. The ?White Paper on the Transformation of Higher Education? of 1997 reaffirms the purpose of HE with regard to social responsibility, since it incorporates community engagement as a scholarly activity, which places emphasis on developing students as future citizens of South Africa. The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) accepts that South Africa has social and economic challenges, as any young democracy has, and incorporates Service Learning as a mechanism, which may contribute to the solutions of such challenges.