SARUA’s aim is thus to strengthen the leadership and institutions of higher education in the southern African region
The Republic of Mauritius is an island country off the southeast coast of Africa, with a population of approximately 1.3 million people. Since its independence in 1968, Mauritius has developed tremendously from a low-income, agriculture-based economy to a middle-income diversified economy. The economy is principally based on tourism, textile manufacturing, sugar and financial services (FAO 2012). In recent years, information and communication technology, seafood, hospitality, property development, healthcare, renewable energy and education and training have emerged as important sectors, attracting substantial investment from both local and foreign investors.