Inequalities of the past continue to hinder transformation

Ukufunda: Let's Talk Education

By Keorapetse Ramagaga

Even after 21 years of democracy, South African academic institutions are still lacking the representation of black academics. Based on research conducted by the Rhodes University Humanities Faculty in 2014, “only 4% of the 4000 professors in higher education are black, and of those only 0.85% are women.” The lack of black academic representation in higher education highlights how social inequalities of the past are constantly feeding into systems of the contemporary South Africa. Even after the transition to a democratic system, South Africa is still fighting a battle of racial and gender inequality.

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Inequalities of the past continue to hinder transformation

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