More than 70% of professors at six universities are white, but the institutions do have plans to address this imbalance - and it’ll take time.
The current model of curricula and how it is carried out needs to change in order to be effective, writes Suellen Shay.
The university has played a historic role but must now lead the way in establishing leading African institutions of knowledge.
Institutional autonomy and financial viability block equal access to higher learning.
Students from the Black Student Movement at Rhodes University have occupied the council chambers as they demand transformation at the university.
Forced into the public domain has been UCT's function as a "non-profit" corporation and its collusion with mining multinationals.
It is specious of this university to hide its black staff quota in stats and nonacademic posts.
South African philosophers have an opportunity to integrate the African experience into the discipline.
Universities must reject Western values and knowledge systems to redress inequalities.
For African universities to truly transform, higher education will have to reconsider its purpose.
The M&G's Victoria John speaks to DA leader Mmusi Maimane about the state of the country's education system and what he would do differently.
Transformation demands redress and a new symbolism that is truly South African.
Any change must deliver on the visions of the sidelined majority to be meaningful.
University curricula must be reformed, but we can’t begin on a foundation of misconceptions.
The challenge for South African universities is to extend their excellence beyond just infectious diseases, development studies and emerging markets.
Choosing any single medium of instruction at university level simply reinforces racial exclusivity.
Symbolism at universities is important but not nearly as important as organic transformation.
Substantive transformation is central to UCT’s focus in the wake of the Rhodes statue debacle.