EDITORIAL | The report on Mayosi’s suicide is a rude wake-up call
The riveting and important document ought to have repercussions well beyond academia
If you read one thing this week, make it the report (https://www.news.uct.ac.za/images/userfiles/files/publications/Enquiry_into_the_Circumstances_Surrounding_Professor_Bongani_Mayosi's_Tenure_June2020.pdf) of a panel appointed by the University of Cape Town to look into the circumstances of Prof Bongani Mayosi’s tenure as dean of the faculty of health sciences and the factors leading to his suicide almost two years ago.
The four-person panel, chaired by retired UCT senior deputy vice-chancellor Prof Thandabantu Nhlapo, has put together a riveting and important document that ought to have repercussions well beyond academia.
Those who may have thought the problems facing historically white and English-speaking universities are over following the Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall campaigns, will get a rude wake-up call from the report...