Universities remain a bastion of gender discrimination

Only a small percentage of SA's professors are black women. The cards are stacked in men’s favour, says Professor Esther Ramani. That has to change. Ramani is one of the very few black and female professors in South Africa. Out of the 4 000 professors in South Africa only 4% are black, according to an August 14 article, ‘10 steps to develop black professors’, in City Press. And fewer, still, are black women. According to the same article “only 34 or 0.85% of the total number of South African professors are women”. (Mail & Guardian 12 Oct 2014)

Mail & Guardian
Type: Newspaper and Opinion pieces
Author: Victoria John
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Gender discrimination, Higher education, Equality, Dignity, Transformation