Humanities 'stagnant' for years

The first study of the field diagnoses a major crisis that threatens its survival. Declining student enrolments in the humanities and the post-1994 government’s heavy prioritising of science and technology disciplines are major causes of a crisis in the humanities that threatens their survival in South Africa. This emerges from the first-ever study of the field in this country, the Academy of Science of South Africa said. (Mail & Guardian 6 Aug 2011)

Institution: 
Mail & Guardian
Type: Newspaper and Opinion pieces
Author: David Macfarlane
Year of Publishing: 2011
Keywords: Humanities, Higher education, Transformation, Intellectual stagnation, Commercialization of knowledge