n South African Law Journal - Academic Freedom in a Democratic South Africa: Essays and Interviews in Higher Education and the Humanities, John Higgins (Ed.) : book review

Volume 132, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2503
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2177



This is a book of great importance to judges, legal practitioners and academic lawyers. John Higgins (Professor and Fellow in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town) has contributed prolifically for nearly 30 years to the international debates on the two themes this book addresses. The first is what academic freedom is, or could or should be, in a democratic South Africa. The second relates to the positioning of the humanities in higher education policy.

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