n South African Journal of Higher Education - Higher education for democratic citizenry through the creation of sustainable learning environments - leading article : Part 1 : exploration of the critical relationship between higher education and the development of democracy in South Africa

Volume 28, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



John Samuel (2013) teaches that democracy is non-negotiable pillar of the South African nation because it is regarded as the most effective mechanism for ensuring that South Africans live in an equitable society, which is free and is marked by fairness, peace, hope and social justice. It is also through the operationalisation of and adherence to democracy and its principles that the whole movement towards the re-humanisation of this country was mounted. Higher education as the leader in all facets of people's lives is thus consistently and constantly being called upon to disseminate and monitor proper implementation of this social arrangement.

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