Pasha 57: Adam Habib on higher education in South Africa

Higher education in South Africa has undergone some tough times in recent years. There have been numerous protests over fees and affordability. One of the university leaders at the centre of the debates was Adam Habib, principal and vice-chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

In today’s episode of Pasha he looks at the challenges of higher education in South Africa. He also discusses solutions and the lessons the country should take from the protests.

Photo: By Novikov Aleksey. Graduation cap, books and diploma on the flag. Shutterstock

Music “Happy African Village” by John Bartmann, found on licensed under CC0 1.

“Music Box & Sunshine” by Daniel Birch, found on licensed under CC0 1.

Sounds “RU Fees Must Fall” by RUTV Journalism Rhodes University. found on YouTube licensed under CC.

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