The country often turns to the courts when it doesn’t like what critics say, and this has a chilling effect on varsity research and the public media.
Business consultants, politicians and the media damage universities with their insular arrogance.
The humanities and arts are sacrificed in the business of ensuring solvent universities.
The University of KwaZulu-Natal’s latter-day fortunes tell an indicting and page-turning story.
A new book analyses threats our universities face and proposes ways of resisting them.
The Desai case showed how ‘corporate authoritarianism undermined collegiality’.
Ten years after the university’s merger, two researchers argue that internal and external politics have caused massive damage.
The Constitution’s framing lets the state take strong hold of universities.
It is mainly liberal and elite groups that oppose state intervention in universities.
Could it be that some university leaders are trying to place universities above society and government?
The CHE's damning report provides ample evidence of the need for urgently reforming the undergraduate curriculum — but are its proposals workable?
The amended education Act echoes what apartheid’s architects had in mind for universities.
The phrase 'academic freedom' is meaningless without institutional quality and integrity.
it is often not realised that respect for the truth, ethics and integrity essentially guide vice-chancellors in their positions.
Unethical revelations undermine the legitimacy of the peer-review process, writes Renuka Vithal.
The seeds of UKZN's corporate authoritarianism were planted at least a decade ago, writes Caroline White/
The Council on Higher Education's supression of its audit report on UKZN has set a terrible precedent, writes Shirley Brooks.
Supressing the entire audit of the University of KwaZulu-Natal does not benefit the university or the public, writes Martin Hall.
The 'chilling effect' of threatened disciplinary proceedings hanging over the heads of academics who voice an opinion is troubling.