Universities in South Africa: ivory towers or social workshops?
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Research, teaching and community engagement appear in nearly every South African university's mission statement. We feel we know what research and teaching are. But 'community engagement', 'social responsibility' or whatever it may be called, seems like a good thing. Should universities not be doing more of it and fulfilling this mandate? DR GLENDA KRUSS of the HSRC looked at what they are doing.
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