Lack of black professors at SA's universities

2014-08-03 06:00

City Press reveals today just how few black South African professors are teaching in our country's universities – and attempts to understand why so few black people occupy senior academic positions.

Fewer than one in 10 of South Africa’s university professors are black.

Only two of the country’s formerly white universities, as classified by the apartheid government, have more than 10% black South African-born professors?–?the University of KwaZulu-Natal (14%) and the University of Johannesburg (11%).

Rhodes University has the highest number of white professors (94.3%), followed by the University of the Free State (92.6%) and the University of Pretoria (86%).

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