By Hendrick Makaneta
Higher education remains one of the most highly contested terrains of struggle and this has been so since democratic South Africa’s first minister of education, Professor Sibusiso Bhengu, took charge of the National Commission on Higher Education which was appointed by former president Nelson Mandela in 1995.
The National Commission on Higher Education had a clear goal of redressing past inequalities by transforming the higher education system so that the new system could respond directly to the new realities and opportunities.
Although there has been progress in admitting most students in a wide range of universities, particularly those students from poor…
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