n South African Journal of Higher Education - On the state of South African universities : guest editorial




Extracted from text ... Guest Editorial On the state of South African universities1 J D Jansen University of Pretoria Not since the traumatic reorganisation of South African higher education with the cynically named Extension of University Education Act of 1955, has university education stood at such a precarious crossroads.2 It is not only the uncertainty of the effects of mergers and incorporations that would reduce the number of higher education institutions (universities and technikons) from 36 to 21 entities, but the effects of a changing climate for higher education operations which threaten the very essence of what a university education stands for in ..


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