Margie Maistry


In aspiring towards promoting a developmental state after 1994, the democratic government of South Africa framed its social policies within a developmental paradigm, which underpins its attempt to transform the public sector. Higher education institutions (HEIs) are considered a critical part of the post-apartheid transformation agenda, given that most universities in South Africa were created in line with the oppressive regime of apartheid. They lacked legitimacy and a natural reciprocal relationship with the broader social, cultural and economic environment (Mamphiswana & Noyoo, 2002).

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