NAHECS staff service the research needs of scholars and students interested in South Africa‟s liberation history, heritage and culture, and participate as lecturers, supervisors and facilitators in appropriate academic disciplines at the University.

This division further initiates, promotes and facilitates research based on its archives, artefacts and art works. NAHECS encourages research on living heritage subjects, including Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Indigenous Music and Orality.

Appropriately qualified NAHECS staff members teach undergraduate courses and modules and supervise students pursuing thesis-based MA and PhD degrees in the Humanities.

NAHECS is developing a Master of Studies (MSt) degree in Liberation Studies.