Dr. Jerome Slamat is Chairperson of South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum. SAHECEF is a national organization committed to advocating, promoting, supporting, monitoring, and strengthening community engagement at South African Higher Education Institutions. Dr. Slamat is also Senior Director: Community Interaction at Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa. He was previously Coordinator: International Fundraising at the Stellenbosch Foundation and before that has occupied various positions in the Western Cape Education Department, the last being Senior Curriculum Planner: General Education and Training Assessment. He has in-depth knowledge and experience in international development work through his participation in an exchange programme with the Badische Landeskirche in Karlsruhe, Germany (1993–1996). He holds a B.Com, Higher Diploma in Education and M.Ed (cum laude) from the University of the Western Cape and a PhD in Education Policy Studies from Stellenbosch University. He was invited in 2009 by the National Research Foundation (NRF) to serve as a member of its expert panel on community engagement.