Our Values

As a collaborative platform, Future Africa’s mode of operating is guided by principles of common purpose and shared value. Future Africa has a wide network of collaborators from the University of Pretoria, other universities in South Africa and the continent, as well as the global academy. These collaborators contribute to Future Africa in various ways such as sharing ideas, offering advice, providing expertise, leading research and training activities, all while utilising the resources of Future Africa to advance transformative research in their home institutions.

In everything we do, Future Africa safeguards the values of:

  • Excellence and professionalism
  • Inclusivity and diversity
  • Creativity and open mindedness
  • Transparency and integrity
  • Organisational sustainability

Future Africa is the University of Pretoria’s collaborative platform for research that works across the sciences and with society to address Africa’s biggest and most urgent contemporary challenges.

Our fundamental purpose is to develop and unleash the transformative potential of African sciences to inform and inspire a future of thriving African societies.