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AbstractPhilosophical inquiry aims to explain, clarify and rationally justify higher education discourse. In this article we shall explore what an African philosophy of higher We begin by offering a conceptual account of constitutive meanings of higher education discourse in South Africa with the aim to identify gaps. Thereafter we attempt to reconstruct a notion of African higher education, in particular how notions of ubuntu and community guide practices such as teaching, learning and research within higher education. Our contention is that higher education discourse in South Africa would be impoverished if it fails to recognise African philosophical thought and practice.
TypeJournal Article (Peer Reviewed)