Robert J. Balfour is Professor and Dean of Education Sciences at North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). He has worked at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and was formerly Registrar at St Augustine College of South Africa. He has held fellowships at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (University of London), Clare Hall (Cambridge University), the Institute of Education (University College, London). He teaches courses in Applied Language Studies and specialises in language policy design and research. His latest publication Education in South Africa: crisis and change was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. In literary cultural studies his book Culture, Capital and Representation was published by Palgrave in 2010 to critical acclaim. Balfour holds degrees from the University of Rhodes, Natal, and Cambridge respectively, and is a published writer, poet, and also an exhibited painter http://robertbalfour.co.za/.
Robert J. Balfour will deliver a keynote speech titled: "Education in a New South Africa: Crisis and Change"