oa Alternation - Stop beating about the bush - the UKZN merger: a tragic mishap

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



The perceived ""failure to consolidate the Historically Black Universities (treated) as undergraduate colleges"" in the first years of the much celebrated political transition in South Africa, led a number of senior educational researchers and subsequently senior state officials to argue that there should be ""no more beating about the bush""; there was an urgent need for systematic planning of the post-secondary education system (Badsha 1992). The question of what the future role of HBU's would be remained hanging until the discussions ensued in regard to the transformation of the higher education landscape in 1996.

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