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ONKGOPOTSE JJ TABANE | Universities have become too timid to engage in the national discourse

The role of educational institutions in the developing world is priceless for the pursuit of much-needed development and not academia for the sake of it

10 October 2023 - 21:42 By ONKGOPOTSE JJ TABANE

In a recent dialogue between President Cyril Ramaphosa and academics held in Sandton, it was clear that universities seemed to have been emasculated in the manner that they were engaging with the head of state...

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