n South African Journal of Higher Education - Some observations on higher education in the Humanities in South Africa with special reference to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University as a post-merger institution

Volume 23, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



This article argues that the Humanities in South Africa are under threat, from various quarters, both structurally in higher educational institutions, and conceptually in the corporatization of present-day ways of thinking. It suggests some of the ways in which the structural issues may be dealt with by Higher Education Authorities, and uses Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) as a specific example of some of the problems and challenges facing the Higher Education sector in general, but the Humanities in particular.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error