South African Young Academy of Science

The uncomfortable truth about finances and academia

The uncomfortable truth about finances and academia
September 3, 2020 Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
Can an average South African afford an academic career? Every time Stats SA releases the country’s economic statistics, it is always a harsh reminder of how bad and unequal our economy is. A shocking statistic found by the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group shows that 55.5% of our population lives below the upper-bound poverty…