Freedom and responsibility make out two sides of the same coin of liberty. A freedom without responsibility is precarious at best. The best way to ensure liberty is upheld is for individuals, families, and communities to realise that the problems that afflict them are theirs to solve, rather than outsource to political authorities. To choose outsourcing of responsibility gives rise to its opposite, rentseeking, which ultimately harms social harmony and human progress.
Building ten private universities with an engrained and transferable cultural ethos is a much stronger safeguard than adopting a law that requires all educational institutions to obey what the state deems the cultural ethos to be.
This article was first published by Daily Friend on 8 February 2024 The municipal and provincial governments of Cape Town and the Western Cape, and the
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