On 16th October 2017, after the conclusion of the IIIT Cape Town Summer School, a roundtable discussion was hosted by the University of the Western Cape in collaboration with the IIIT South Africa Chapter. Local academics from the University of the Western Cape and the University of Stellenbosch were invited to attend and contribute to the discussion on the Crisis of Higher Education. Dr. Anas Al-Shaikh-Ali, Dr. Beddy Ebnou and Prof Muhsin Abul Fadl represented IIIT. Fourteen individuals attended the roundtable, with notable academics such as Dr. Nuraan Davids, Prof Yasien Mohamed, Dr. Saidi, Dr. Badat. Dr. Anas gave a PowerPoint presentation on the global Crisis in Higher Education, the IIIT Advancing Reform of Higher Education in Muslim Societies project, and the work done so far. This stimulated a robust discussion on the South African experience to education. The discussion concluded at 13:00 with lunch and informal discussions taking place after. Dr. Nuraan Davids of the University of Stellenbosch showed keen interest to collaborate with IIIT for future endeavors and programs.