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Is the decline and fall of South African universities looming?

Butler-Adam, J

Abstract:
Over the past few weeks, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of words have been written or spoken about the student protests and marches that led to President Zuma’s clearly panicked response. declaring that there would be no fee increases at South African universities in 2016. There are three considerations that reveal the extent of the President’s alarm. Firstly, it is not clear who in his cabinet he consulted before making his announcement. Secondly, it is very clear that, at the very least, he did not consult anyone in his financial cluster as to how he expected his country’s universities to survive without the funds they need in order to operate effectively and to deliver decent tertiary-level education. And, thirdly, it is constitutionally unclear as to whether or not the President has the authority to arrogate, to himself, powers that are legally assigned to the councils of South African universities.

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Document Title: Is the decline and fall of South African universities looming?
Journal: S Afr J Sci. 2015;111(11/12),
Issue: 111
No. of Pages: 11-12


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:South Africa
Keywords:Student Activism, Student behaviour, Student Expectations, Student Fees, South African Universities, South African Universities Vice Chancellors Association SAUVCA


File Size:125 KB
Date Added:07 April 2016


Butler-Adam J. Is the decline and fall of South African universities looming? S Afr J Sci. 2015;111(11/12) Art. #a0132, 2 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2015/a0132