Examined: Why are some varsity bosses’ salaries so enormous?

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Examined: Why are some varsity bosses’ salaries so enormous?

The question of remuneration may become a runaway train, says chair of portfolio committee on higher education

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An outspoken academic has welcomed a call by the portfolio committee on higher education for a probe into the salaries and perks paid to vice-chancellors at universities.

Labby Ramrathan, professor in the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s school of education, said he supported the move, provided that guidelines for determining salaries were developed, implemented and tracked.

On Thursday, the committee said it would request minister of higher education Blade Nzimande to commission an inquiry through the Council on Higher Education (CHE) into the remuneration of vice-chancellors...

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