Diversity, Institutional Transformation and 'Minority Groups': Reflections on the Dilemmas Facing Higher Education Institutions

By Jantjie Xaba and Lesala L. Mofokeng.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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The paper argues that diversity needs to remove racial divisions between majorities and minorities, socio-economic inequalities and promote transformation at higher education to be effective.

Keywords: Diversity, multiculturalism, multilingualism, university, institutional culture, transformation, community, language policy, Afrikaans, identity, students.

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.75-88. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 879.306KB).

Mr. Jantjie Xaba

Jantjie Xaba BA (Vista University), BA Honours in Industrial Sociology (Rand Afrikaans University) and MA in Comparative Labour Studies (Rand Afrikaans University). Before joining University of Stellenbosch as a junior lecturer, he was a researcher at Center for Industrial, Organisational and Labour Studies based at University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban. His areas of interest include sociological theory, globalization and labour, economic restructuring and work organisation, diversity and informal economy. Jantjie was also a member of the university’s equity task group. He has given papers at the congress of the South African Sociological Association and the Fifth Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, in Beijing.

Mr. Lesala L. Mofokeng

Lesala Lucas Mofokeng BA, LLB, Certificate in Legal Practice (LSSA), LLM (Georgetown, USA). Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. Lesala Mofokeng completed his BA, LLB at the University of Natal-Durban in 1997. While pursuing his studies towards the LLM (Human Rights & Constitutional Litigation) degree at the same university, he also worked in the Department of Procedural Law as a graduate assistant. He was appointed as a junior lecturer in 1999 and in the same year, he won a scholarship to further his studies in Washington, D.C. USA, at Georgetown University Law Centre, where completed his LLM degree. He appeared on several radio news broadcasts on issues of Human rights and African law and legal diversity. Lesala Mofokeng is currently teaching at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa and his research interests include legal pluralism, legal philosophy, human rights law, business law, and international law. Mofokeng is also working as a Senior Residence Life Officer. He is responsible for duties such as to educate, support, and inform undergraduate and postgraduate residence students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In the past five past five years, he was involved in the development of educational, social, cultural and spiritual programs aimed at providing comfortable, safe and stable environments within which students from all backgrounds can confront the challenges of personal and intellectual development.


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