Quo vadis South African universities?

Johann RE lutjeharms
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 26, No 3 | a136 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v26i3.136 | © 2007 Johann RE lutjeharms | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 September 2007 | Published: 21 September 2007

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Johann RE lutjeharms, Departement Oseanografie, Universiteit van Kaapstad, South Africa

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The Economist has recently identified some specific factors that explain why European universities are not competing adequately with their American counterparts. These factors are used here to evaluate South African government policy for universities. It is demonstrated that this current policy is directly contrary to what is now internationally considered best for universities in a knowledge economy.


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