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Nithaya Chetty

Nithaya Chetty

    'Abuse of power' shackles academia
    'Abuse of power' shackles academia
    The reckless and unreasonable exercise of power at the highest levels of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) was illustrated by the so-called...
    UKZN's crucible of poor decisions
    UKZN's crucible of poor decisions
    In 2004, the universities of Natal and Durban-Westville merged to form the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), with Professor Malegapuru Makgoba as...
    Making science work for Africa
    Making science work for Africa
    There are exciting emerging opportunities for increasing scientific engagements with African researchers and the conditions are becoming optimal...
    Recounting the myths of creation
    Recounting the myths of creation
    The Creation of the University of KwaZulu-Natal: Reflections on a Merger and Transformation Experience edited by MW Makgoba and JC...
    An opportunity that will not come again
    An opportunity that will not come again
    All South Africans who care about our future are committed to the broad principles of transformation in the higher education system, but there is...
    In favour of free minds
    In favour of free minds
    I am often asked, "Why is academic freedom important for me -- as a physicist?"
    Radical ideas needed for radical results
    Radical ideas needed for radical results
    South Africa is embarking on a programme to increase its PhD output. This strategy is an important effort to boost the entire educational system....
    The taming of the intellectuals
    The taming of the intellectuals
    South Africa is not producing a sufficient number of free and critical thinkers, and this raises questions such as 'Why is this the case?” and...
    The canary in the coal mine
    The canary in the coal mine
    Until recently in South African higher education, academic freedom was not a sexy issue. Those arguing in its defence were often perceived to have...