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The Conversation: Why South Africa’s universities are in the grip of a class struggle
15 Jan 2016 - 15:00
"Each year, hundreds of thousands of students enrol to study at South Africa's universities. Of the 60% of black African students who survive the first year, only 15% will ultimately graduate. This is hardly surprising: these failed students come from an oppressive, ineffective public school system. Most of their classmates never make it into higher education and those who do come poorly prepared to the killing fields."