About the SVU-GCAR

The Global Centre for Academic Research (GCAR), established in 2018 by Prof. Mokone Solomon Lebese and Prof. King Costa, addresses the research language gap for postgraduate students in South Africa. Renowned as GCAR, this institution, under the auspices of South Valley University in Zambia, a registered Private Higher Education Institution with the Higher Education Authority of Zambia, has successfully conferred over 30 PhDs across various disciplines, focusing on business leadership and management.

All GCAR programs are accredited by South Valley University, with learner achievements duly recorded by the Zambia Qualifications Authority. The institution has forged partnerships with several institutions in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), including Swaziland, where GCAR’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor serves as the Chancellor of AMADI University College. Additionally, collaborations extend to institutions such as Bindura University of Science Education in Zimbabwe.

Moreover, GCAR has established meaningful alliances with the Open Learning University in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and various universities in the Philippines, exemplified by its active membership in the Asian Qualitative Research Association (AQRA). The institution is also actively involved in the World Conference on Qualitative Research, with affiliations in Portugal.

As part of its global engagement, GCAR is co-hosting the 8th World Conference on Qualitative Research in Johannesburg from January 23rd to 25th, 2024, further solidifying its commitment to advancing qualitative research practices (refer to https://wcqr.ludomedia.org/ for more information).

We are a community of passionate research educators, coaches, and mentors focussing on:

  • External Students Category: Postgraduate Students registered with any of the Public or Private Higher Institutions in South Africa and beyond.
  • Association of Research Methodologists members: The third group is made up of academics, research professionals, or enthusiasts who need to be part of a progressive movement that is focused on empowering and connecting researchers in South Africa, Africa, and the world at large. This group is housed within the Association of Research Methodologists (ARM), an arm of the Global Centre for Academic Research.
  • Join ARM and receive discounts from our Research Seminars, Colloquia, and Conferences. The annual once-off membership fee is R1200 and entitles members to attend all our sessions throughout the year. Complete your registration by clicking the ARM  logo/image below and proceed to a secure payment gateway by clicking Pay Now button located at the top left corner of the landing page. Registered members will receive a Certificate of Membership.

Governance

The GCAR has the following governing structure:

Prof. King Costa – Shareholder Representative

Advisory Council:

  • Prof. Solomon Lebese – Chairperson
  • Prof. Matluli Mdhluli – Chair of Examinations Committee
  • Prof. Mfanelo Patrick Ntsobi – Chair of Ethics and Institutional Review Board
  • Prof. Nisi Thusi – Head of Operations
  • Dr Tebogo Pule – Acting Registrar
  • Prof. Berny Brown – Head of Quality Assurance
  • Prof. Ernest Kadembo – SVU Programme Director

Mission

  • The global approach in research and teaching Meeting and exceeding our learner community’s expectations by continuously improving and updating the skills and resources needed for demand-driven Education, Training, and Development in Business Leadership and Management. 
  • Creating formidable partnerships with industry leaders across all economic sectors to enhance the practical learning experience for our learners 
  • Becoming one of the best research centres in the area of business leadership and management in Africa.

PLEASE NOTE – SVU-GCAR IS A TUITION CENTRE FOR SOUTH VALLEY UNIVERSITY, AN ODL INSTITUTION BASED IN ZAMBIA, REGISTERED, AND ACCREDITED BY THE HIGHER EDUCATION AUTHORITY – A REGULATORY BODY RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCREDITATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROVIDERS IN ZAMBIA – PLEASE SEE

https://hea.org.zm/downloads/gazette-notice/

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Administrative Office: 21 Birch Hill Estate Villas, Elsie Road, Radiokop, Roodepoort, 1724

Main Campus: 385 Boundary Road, Heatherdale, Akasia 0182,

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