Quality Assurance in South African Higher Education: A new beginning

Michael Smout, Sandra Stephenson
2002 Quality in Higher Education  
This paper aims to demonstrate that, far from being near the end, quality assurance in South African higher education is about to embark on a new beginning. A brief overview of approaches to quality assurance in South Africa up to 2000 is provided, with specific reference to the impact of the historical legacy of apartheid and the university/technikon divide. The new beginning relates to the establishment in 2001 of the country's first sectorwide external quality agency, the Higher Education
more » ... lity Committee. The challenges which face this statutory authority are critically examined.
doi:10.1080/1353832022000004386 fatcat:igi553tf5vblbmoyhtimaxi4ua