The humanities in South Africa are caught between a rock and a hard place -- John Higgins assesses the state of the sector.
The first study of the field diagnoses a major crisis that threatens its survival.
The humanities in SA will not survive unless we recognise they have sometimes been harnessed to political agendas.
Two recently published reports have laid the groundwork for a white paper.
Declining student enrolment and falling graduation rates are just two features that characterise the humanities crisis.
If we want to reconstitute the humanities and social sciences, we first have to critique them
Humanities has to be more than developing civil society and good citizens.
The groundwork has been done and it is up to academics and institutions to come on board.