'I am not buying this play of self-proclaimed virtuous antagonists, it gives very little substance on the question of true economic restructuring' The fees must fall discourse introduced me to the phrase "missing middle". When I first heard of the term I thought it was in reference to the sometimes overlooked and less loved middle child. Then I thought that the missing middle is without a doubt the inability of South Africans to reach a middle ground, our ancient inability to compromise or at least "find each other". Of course in the end enlightenment fell upon me when I discovered that the missing middle is a reference to those who are "too rich" to qualify for tertiary state funding but are in reality too poor to afford university fees. This term is somewhat misleading given its economic origin and the SA versions’ slight suggestion that the missing middle is not the poor.Nonetheless, lend me this already abused term and let me apply it to our inability to find a middle ground b...

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