Our Faculty is the starting point for any student who strives to reach these ideals echoed by Piaget.
We also seek to establish and strengthen the importance of intrinsic values such as faith in one's family, friends and colleagues; a tolerance for other cultures and points of view; and the importance of participating in networks and organisations. The Faculty focuses on these values in order to combat one of the greatest socio-economic challenges in South Africa, which is our low level of social capital.
We are convinced that knowledge of the social sciences, languages and arts offers an indispensable key to building a developed and just society in South Africa and Africa. Our training produces students who can "think independently, ask the right questions so that they can analyse, weigh up ideas, come to logical conclusions and place solid arguments on the table".
Students who join us become knowledge partners in a vigorous Faculty focused on questions that are relevant to an ever-changing South Africa and the world of the 21st century.