South African Journal of Science
On-line version ISSN 1996-7489
Print version ISSN 0038-2353
VAUGHAN, Christopher L.; REDDY, B. Dayanand; NOAKES, Timothy D. and MORAN, V.C.. A commentary on the intellectual health of the nation. S. Afr. j. sci. [online]. 2007, vol.103, n.1-2, pp.22-26. ISSN 1996-7489.
The record of high-quality research at South African universities is not as impressive as we may have thought, according to some international rankings. Whatever we might think of these assessments, we have to take them seriously. We suggest ways in which our universities and other institutions of higher learning might raise the level of their game.