The department of higher education, science and technology wants to ensure that universities receive all the necessary support to recruit, develop and retain academic staff.

The academic skills shortage in SA remains a major problem. Universities have, in recent years, haemorrhaged highly qualified lecturers, especially during the often violent Fees Must Fall protests, which prompted some academics to search for greener pastures in the private sector or abroad.   ..

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