Publications

IntroductionIn most countries the last five decades have witnessed fundamental changes in the relationships between HEIs, society and government. This has forced HEIs to redefine themselves in…
IntroductionAn enquiry into the public accountability of higher education institutions in South Africa (or, indeed, in any society), requires us to pose several related questions. First, are South…
IntroductionThere can be no better time for the Council on Higher Education (CHE) to investigate whether institutional autonomy and academic freedom are under threat in South Africa. Xolela Mangcu’s…
IntroductionIn 2005, the HEQC requested a number of people from different merger contexts to produce case studies on dealing with so-called "pipeline students" within their respective institutions.…
Executive summaryThis report is a preliminary exploration of the potential of a ‘social compact approach’ for building shared understandings of academic freedom, institutional autonomy and…
Introduction by the editorsSince the demise of the apartheid order, South African higher education has seen massive changes which have left an indelible imprint on the system, its constituent…
IntroductionThis is the first formal statement of government's policy on the implementation of the NQF since the historic passage of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Act in 1995.This…