From the article: “Instead, South African campuses like the University of Cape Town (UCT), which I have the honour to lead, have become microcosms of the communities they serve. Today’s students and new academics come from across the economic spectrum, including impoverished communities, and families that have been affected by disease, early death, gender-based violence, addiction, hunger, mental illness or other causes. They represent all of South Africa’s languages, religions, cultures, sexual identities and educational and professional levels.”
Reference information: Phakeng, M. 2020. Covid-19 is changing how we talk to each other – and what we need to say. Corona Times.