Universities are social drivers
Iread “Freedom in a teacup” (City Press, July 12 2015), by Milisuthando Bongela, and enjoyed it tremendously for its humorous but very real description of the writer’s life.
My take is that all privileged, thinking people in a postcolonial South Africa should invent a new path.
This could be much closer than presently imagined, as a macro-Rhodes Must Fall (RMF) objective for all Western countries with colonial origins.
An “African spring” could achieve this in South Africa, and it may happen in the next 12 to 18 months. You may have noticed the recent RMFinspired action in Boston, US, around the Christopher Columbus statue.
This could serve South Africa, its largely untransformed tertiary institutions, general society, and much of the West as well – and contribute to a fairer and more productive Western world. I think starting with the complex issue of transformation at universities may address untransformed society in the quickest and most thorough manner.