SARUA condemns all forms of Xenophobia!
Working towards our Common Future
Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) condemns the appalling human tragedy that has unfolded ( again) in the form of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, in a country with one of the most developed higher education systems on the continent.
It is clear that despite our common histories and experiences of colonial exploitation and our vast post-colonial challenges, there is a huge chasm between the regional and continental “integration” policies and declarations of political leaders versus civil society’s experiences of democratisation, inclusivity, social cohesion and tolerance of others.
Higher education institutions need to take a visible and robust lead in driving change. As sites of cultural diversity, international exchange, knowledge production and innovation, higher education institutions are well placed to become centres of regional and continental identity formation.
SARUA recommits itself to the goals of regional dialogues, integration and collaboration in order to forge a regional identity between higher education actors with a view to claim our common humanity, institution building, development goals and internationalisation at home
Chief Executive Officer
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Statements on the Current Xenophobic Attacks