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Remarks made by Dr Marcus Balintulo
November, 2003

Remarks made by Dr Marcus Balintulo at the Council on Higher Education's 5th Consultative Conference on Higher Education 1997-2003, held in Pretoria on 12 November 2003.

I welcome the opportunity to make a few remarks on this important occasion, though I must confess that my having agreed has probably got more to do with my apparent inability to say ‘no’ to Dr Lange. More seriously, I must commend the CHE for commissioning the research on which today’s presentation is based. It, together with Professor O’Connell’s keynote address, has helped to give focus to this year’s discussions, a far cry from the condescending diatribe to which we were treated by the keynote speaker last year, only to be saved by Nico Cloete’s somewhat voyeuristic analysis of mergers.


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