For those following the Ashwin Desai struggle, some more news, this time from the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa.After writing this , and having received a message in return to which I do not have access, they have responded by writing this.
Soon, I’ll try to collect all these documents on one page. But for the moment, enjoy CAFA’s crisp downsizing of Prof Makgoba:
You ask whether academic freedom operates above the laws of a country. We do not believe that the question of whether academic freedom has been violated can be answered by saying that the law requires one course of action or another. It has frequently happened, not least in apartheid South Africa, that violations of academic freedom have had the sanction of law. They were violations nonetheless.