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Robert J Balfour

Robert J Balfour

    The middle class rules, but can it lead?
    The middle class rules, but can it lead?
    In the past 20 years, South Africa’s middle class has burgeoned – and rightly so. Aided by broad-based black economic empowerment and related...
    Mixed messages deepen inequality
    Mixed messages deepen inequality
    Has higher education become the poisoned gift of national liberation? Robert Aman, a lecturer in inclusive education, argues that the multicultural...
    Our cultures should interact, not just coexist
    Our cultures should interact, not just coexist
    Rocking the boat: ‘The vocal defence of multiculturalism that we frequently hear these days is very often nothing more than a plea for plural...
    More must walk the linguistic talk at universities
    More must walk the linguistic talk at universities
    Three years ago the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) implemented a language policy centred on the bilingual use of isiZulu and English. The...
    A lesson in power and privilege
    A lesson in power and privilege
    The recent debates about selected practices associated with the orientation and introduction programme of the North-West University's (NWU's) Potchefstroom campus have been conducted in typical media style — sensational, selective reporting tending towards persuasion rather...