Market Driven Global Directives and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

Frederick J Veldman


Liberation from human suffering is a noble achievement, but without freedom from the constraints of poverty, liberty is partial. The South African Constitution commits us to the establishment of a society based on "democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights." All Higher Education (HE) Institutions, therefore, should be founded on "the will of the people." Within the context, we are responsible for our own destinies. HE however, has become subjected to the needs of a market-driven mentality. The purpose of this paper is to draw the reader into a paradigm that protests against the current hegemonic version of how we manage HEIs.


Globalisation, Higher Education, Social Justice, Universities and Public Good

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