the large, well-organised and informed Somalia
diaspora repatriate significant remittances and,
to a very considerable extent, Somalis (especially
urban communities) subsist on these remittances.
remittances have been used to invest in a flourishing
private sector in Somalia, including private health
care services. However, these investments are not
aggregated nor under control of central authorities,
are not distributed according to need and so are not
strategically focussed, efficient or egalitarian.
the status of educational attainment in the country is
Within this context, it is small wonder that the new methodologies appear informal to the point of being
chaotic, egalitarian to the point of actively fostering insubordination, and directionless in their approach to
problem solving. We believe that the slow adoption of agile methodologies stems mainly from this misalign-
ment between the fundamental assumptions of traditional management and those of the new agile develop-
Spanning pivotal years in the historic democratisation of South Africa, the essays collected in Bounds of Democracy provide a trenchant reflection on Higher Education in transition. Arguably South Africa’s foremost philosopher of education, Wally Morrow grapples with very real concerns in higher education policy-making and practice, from stakeholder politics to institutional cultures; from curriculum transformation to an interrogation of the function of higher education institutions in modern societies.