n South African Journal of Higher Education - Democratizing higher education policy : Constraints of reform in post-apartheid South Africa, Molathlegi Trevor Chika Sehoole : book review

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



It is slightly over a decade since the historic event struck South Africa in ways that are both profound and as yet inconclusive. Democracy's birth in 1994 was prickly and delicate. The profundity of the event lies entombed in the intricacies of the nature of the birth and the attendant midwives eyeing each other's moves as that was the only way, it seemed, to assure the safe delivery of a baby that would safeguard the self interest of those witnessing this epochal spectacle: the delivery of the Constitution. It has turned out, arguably, that the self interest has transformed itself into an uneasy but pragmatic collective interest.

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