Situated against an historical narrative of academic development in South Africa, this chapter revisits the intractable politics of access to higher education. The critical reflections of Black academics who endured ‘inclusion’ to an historically White institution in the immediate post-apartheid period reveal fraught negotiations and resistances to transitions of authority. As critical stakeholders of transformation in that country, their perspectives about the different approaches to access offer insights into how discourses of equity, inclusion, diversity and decolonisation operated within a problematic hidden curriculum of academic ‘success’.
|Title of host publication||Doing Equity and Diversity for Success in Higher Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||Redressing Structural Inequalities in the Academy|
|Editors||Dave Thomas, Jason Arday|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Early online date - 19 Jun 2021|
- higher education
- South Africa