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Black South African scholars face systemic barriers, says task team


Long-awaited report calls for enrolment and staffing targets to promote local black academics

Black South African scholars still face systemic challenges in the country’s universities and require more support to flourish, a government-appointed task team has said.

The higher education ministry’s task team on the recruitment, retention, and progression of black South African academics was set up in 2016, led by David Mosoma, a former vice-chancellor of the University of South Africa. 

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