n South African Journal of Higher Education - Globalisation and employment equity - implications for academic human resource development in South African higher education

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



Globalisation poses a challenge to higher education systems internationally, but especially so in developing countries, since institutions of developed countries market seriously amongst students of developing countries. South African higher education institutions have to position themselves for this external ``threat'', but have to simultaneously deal with an even bigger internal challenge after six years of democracy - the academic staff of a majority of South African higher education institutions still consists mainly of white males. Government has made it clear that employment equity in the higher education sector is a high priority. This article suggests that an accelerated evolutionary process should be utilised in attaining employment equity, as probably the only realistic option to maintain a competitive edge in a globalised higher education environment.

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