Race-based admissions to South African universities

Currently the newspapers in South Africa are publishing stories about the miraculous achievements of last year’s matriculants who completed their school careers with six, seven, eight, nine and even ten distinctions. In American terms, these would be the proverbial “straight-A …

Sandile Memela on black matric failure

Everyone has been commenting the South African matric results lately, including the fact that whites outscore blacks in marks and distinctions.

One black columnist doing some soul-searching is The Sowetan’s Sandile Memela. He writes:

A FEW days ago I had