WCQR2024 Pre-Conference Event (South Africa)

Qualitative research as a pillar for a better World

Johannesburg (ZA)

September 12, 2023

Free Event

Join us on September 12th, 2023 at a preparatory event for the highly anticipated 8th World Conference on Qualitative Research.

The Pre-Conference for the South Africa chapter of the WCQR2024 will be centered around the theme “Qualitative Research as a Pillar for a Better World.”



With a lineup of esteemed speakers, this event promises to be a captivating exploration of the pivotal role that qualitative research plays in shaping our society. From groundbreaking advancements in science to transformative social developments, the Pre-Conference will delve into various dimensions of qualitative research.



Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with leading experts in the field, who will share their insights and expertise on a wide range of intriguing topics. Whether you’re a seasoned researcher, a graduate student, or simply interested in the latest trends in qualitative research, this Pre-Conference is a must-attend event.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to be a part of the conversation and contribute to building a better world through qualitative research. Mark your calendars for September 12th, 2023 and secure your spot today!

See the program below and register through the link at the bottom of the page. Attendance is free, but registration is required (limited seats available).


09h00 – 09h20
Prof. King Costa
Global Centre for Academic Research
09h20 – 09h40
Message of Support from Provincial Government
Mr. Rufus Mmutlana
Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), Gauteng Province
09h40 – 10h15
World Conference on Qualitative Research Presentation
Prof. Fábio Freitas
Ludomedia and Politécnico de Leiria – Portugal
10h15 – 10h30
The Role of Qualitative Research in Improving Teaching and Learning
Mr. Sibusiso Mahlangu
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
10h30 – 11h00
Evolution of Qualitative Research Post-COVID-19
Dr. Tania Van Der Merwe
University of Witwatersrand
11h00 – 11h30
Tea Break
11h30 – 12h30
The Role of the 4th Industrial Revolution in Promotion of Scholarship in the context of Qualitative Research and Mixed Methods
Prof. Tankiso Moloi
Johannesburg Business School
12h30 – 13h30
Insights from Business Rescue Practices after the pandemic – connecting research to practical problem-solving initiatives
Prof. Rajesh Mahabeer
Johannesburg Business School
13h30 – 14h30
Lunch Break
14h30 – 15h30
Impact of Digital Tools on the Rigor of Qualitative Research Outputs
Prof. Jaime Ribeiro
Politécnico de Leiria – Portugal
15h30 – 16h30
COSTAQDA Software Demonstration

Prof. King Costa
Global Centre for Academic Research

16h30 –17h00

Prof. Mfanelo P. Ntsobi
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

Dr Nandi Siwahla Madiba and Dr Nisi Thusi

Meeting ID:  783 621 4012 | Passcode: GCAR


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