Government to stop racism in higher education

The South African government will implement several measures to stop racism and discrimination in educational institutions, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said recently, reports Sapa.

"Ideally, we would like to see a charter on social inclusion. Every institution must have it, based on this policy. Racism is still a problem," he said, presenting a draft policy on social inclusion in the post-school education and training system.

Nzimande said a survey found "racism and patriarchy" rife in institutions of higher learning, including universities. "I will take this to cabinet. I want the institutions, when they report to us, to include reports on how they are dealing with these matters. Those who are not doing enough, we will call them to account."
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