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About HEUG Southern Africa - Johannesburg

The Higher Education Users Group (HEUG) Southern African region is excited to announce that we will be in person to Rediscover, Reconnect and Rejuvenate the future of our systems at HEUG Southern Africa - Johannesburg, 7-8 September 2023.  For many institutions our ERP systems have a decade of experience. Our program will cater to how we ensure we are delivering first-class services to our students and staff as well as what we have learned to inspire others and what pitfalls we can help prevent in the future. As always the HEUG Southern Africa - Johannesburg will continue to be a great opportunity to learn, network and share best practices with your colleagues from other institutions throughout Southern Africa. At the same time, you may wish to take the opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Johannesburg.

We look forward to seeing you in September!

  • Luci Carosin, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Sashni Chetty, University of Cape Town
  • Yogini Govind, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Barry Hudson, University of Pretoria
  • Jacobus Kotze, University of the Free State
  • Maggie Maseka, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Itumeleng Marapjane, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Arthi Sooryalall, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Nimrod Noruwana, University of the Free State
  • Executive Director – Brittany Moon
  • Director of Meetings & Events – Charlene Liu
  • Director of Community & Development – Tom Chambers
  • Meeting Manager – Hillary Chambers

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Presenting to your colleagues not only benefits the attendees of your session but also provides an opportunity to showcase your experience and expertise to a global membership.

  • Showcasing tracks that better align with the Higher Education industry.
  • Registration discounts are available only to speakers.

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Conference Program

Time Activity
7:30 - 17:00  Registration Check-in
8:30 - 8:45

Welcome & Opening
Ms. Carol Crosley
Wits University

8:45 - 9:15

Keynote Speaker
Prof. Ian Jandrell
Wits University
Deputy Vice Chancellor

9:15 - 10:00
lucas heymans

Oracle Roadmap
Lucas Heymans
Director, Applications Strategy EMEA

Lucas Heymans has 24 year of seniority at Oracle, has a track record in strategy and customer advocacy roles and is active in Higher Education Application Strategy since 2002. During his career he has been successful in different sales and management roles for HCM and Financial software companies. He has a Master in Law degree and a Post Graduate Management degree from the KU Leuven, Belgium.

10:00 - 10:30  Morning Tea Break 
10:30 - 11:20  Session 1
11:30 - 12:20  Session 2
12:30 - 13:30  Lunch
13:40 - 14:30  Session 3
14:30 - 15:00 Afternoon Tea Break
15:00 - 15:50  Session 4
18:00 for 18:30 - 22:00  Gala Dinner (Theme: Traditional attire to celebrate Heritage Month)
7:30 - 8:30 Registration Check-in
8:30 - 9:30
lucas heymans

The Neuroscience of High Performing Teams Keynote Session
Lindsay Howell


  • Board-certified and registered Business Psychologist with the HPCSA (PS 0114731)
  • ADP in Criminology and Sociology (Cum Laude) | Capital University | Ohio, USA
  • Social Sciences degree in Psychology | Wits University | JHB, South Africa
  • Honors degree in Business Psychology (Cum Laude) | Wits University | JHB, South Africa
  • Masters degree in Business Psychology | Wits University | JHB, South Africa
  • Part time Lecturer: Literature and Languages | Wits University
  • Accredited Lumina Practitioner and Facilitator
  • Lecturer and Facilitator | Gordon Institute of Business Science GIBS
  • Certified Executive Coach through the NeuroLeadership Institute and Neurozone
9:30- 10:20 Session 5
10:30 - 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 - 11:50 Session 6
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:50 Session 7
14:00 - 14:50 Session 8
15:00 - 15:50 Session 9
16:00 - 16:30

Closing Remarks
Dr Stanley Mpofu
Wits University
Chief Information Officer

All times are listed in Timezone: South Africa Standard Time
Program Subject To Change



Johannesburg is the place to go to mix big-city culture, shopping, dining, and nightlife with outdoor adventures, up-close wildlife encounters, and visits to historical sites. Explore caves and nature reserves, or visit a traditional village by day, then enjoy dinner at a hip cafe or five-star restaurant.

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University of the Witwatersrand - Professional Development Hub

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is a multi-campus South African public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg. It is more commonly known as Wits University or Wits. The university has its roots in the mining industry, as do Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand in general. Founded in 1896 as the South African School of Mines in Kimberley, it is the third oldest South African university in continuous operation. PDH is a modern, newly refurbished extension to Wits University's Braamfontein Campus East.

92 Empire Rd, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa

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Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Johannesburg Melrose Arch
30-10 The High St
Birnam, Johannesburg, 2196
ANEW Hotel Parktonian
120 De Korte St
Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2000
Hyatt Regency Johannesburg
191 Oxford Road
Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2132
Southern Sun Rosebank
Cnr Tyrwhitt & Sturdee Ave
Rosebank, Gauteng
City Lodge Newtown
Cnr Carr & Miriam Makeba St
Newtown, Johannesburg, 2001
Holiday Inn Johannesburg
Princess of Wales Terrace
Johannesburg, 2041

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend HEUG Southern Africa - Johannesburg?

All attendees must be Institutional, Allied, or Subscriber Members of the HEUG at the time of registration.

I am not sure if my organization is a member of HEUG. How do I check?

Please visit our Membership Verification page or send an email to membership@heug.org.

What types of payment do you accept?

All fees are payable in US Dollars. We accept MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and American Express. No purchase orders, cheques, or wire transfers will be accepted.

Do you offer ADA assistance during the conference?

Yes. During registration, you will be asked if you need any accessibility assistance.

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