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Title:The Changing Face of Redress in South African Higher Education (1990-2005)
Authors:Moja, Teboho
Hayward, Fred M.
Periodical:Journal of Higher Education in Africa (ISSN 0851-7762)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:South Africa
Southern Africa
Subjects:higher education
educational policy
social inequality
educational financing
Education and Oral Traditions
History and Exploration
Politics and Government
Development and Technology
Educational change
Educational equalization
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/43661437
Abstract:This study focuses on fifteen years of policies designed to redress past inequalities in South African higher education, particularly as reflected in funding. Attempts to reverse past injustices have included measures to address racial inequities for individuals with limited access to higher education at one level and, at another, have focused on institutional discrimination through unequal funding of institutions based on the racial groupings they were designated to serve. This has led to policies to provide institutional redress. Two periods are examined under two different Ministers of Education, providing information on different strategies, levels of commitment, and degrees of success. The pre-democracy period to 1994 shaped the debate around redress and acceptance of policies to establish equity in society. Political realities post-1994 reshaped the debate, institutional redress faltered, and the focus on individual redress was prioritized with the establishment of a student financial aid scheme. The new funding formula implemented in 2005 includes some redress elements. It remains to be seen if they will be effective. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]