Despite a professed commitment to gender equality, African men are in the driving seat when vice-chancellors are appointed in South Africa.
Far from women being at the forefront, it is the men who are calling the shots when it comes to gender politics in South Africa — and on the continent. Their influence extends across the higher education landscape. To be blunt, there is a bias towards African men running institutions of higher learning.
The appointment of Professor Letlhokwa Mpedi, vice-chancellor designate of the University of Johannesburg (UJ), continues a pattern where women candidates have failed to make it beyond the short-list at most of South Africa’s top…
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