Changing the game


Changing the game

Wits student Kamal Ramburuth-Hurt is driving a campaign to revolutionise the 'irrelevant' economics curriculum taught at South African universities. It's called Rethinking Economics for Africa (Refa) - and it's gaining traction.

Wits politics and economics student Kamal Ramburuth-Hurt, 22, came to the realisation that "something wasn't right" while he was sitting in an economics lecture on how the labour market worked. "We were learning about bargaining power, unions and budget constraints but the neoclassical model we were being taught just didn't make sense."

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Submitted by : Mo Haarhoff of Stellenbosch on 2018-12-22 21:23:02
What always interests me about student whining, is that they are the very people who expect to qualify as capable of righting the country's wrongs. Their questions could easily become their research projects and theses, if only they did not wish to be spoon fed all the way.
Have professor Chris Malikane and Duma Gqubule written text books? If so, there's nothing to stop students reading them and then debating from an educated point of view. If not, Kamal Ramburuth-Hurt and others have a lifetime's work ahead of them.

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