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Danie de Klerk

(he / him)
Assistant Dean: Teaching and Learning (Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management), University of the Witwatersrand

Danie de Klerk is the Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Commerce, Law, and Management (CLM) at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), and head of the CLM Teaching and Learning Unit. He holds a PhD in education, with a focus on higher education, from Wits. His research focuses on South African higher education and is often viewed through a social realist lens. Some areas of intersection include academic advising and advising practices for South African contexts, matters of learning, teaching, and assessment, student success and support, academic development, and academic literacies. Danie is part of the team that won the Wits Vice Chancellor's Team-Teaching Award in 2021. He has been working in the South African higher education sector since 2007.


  • 2019–present
    Assistant Dean: Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, University of the Witwatersrand


  • 2023 
    University of the Witwatersrand, PhD