ANC's rhetoric is no longer connected to reality
When language is alive and searches for new ways to illuminate reality and possibility, it can attain real power. Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre wrote:
Please pay university fees, says ANC
Johannesburg - Parents who could afford to pay university fees should do so to avoid a total shutdown and dysfunctioning of the country’s institutions of higher learning
Feminism could offer a new way to solve the #FeesMustFall crisis
There has been a breakdown of trust in South Africa’s higher education sector
The History, and Controversy, Behind the Rhodes Scholarship
The legacy of the British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes has sparked angry protests from Cape Town to Oxford. In the wake of the #RhodesMustFall campaign
It has been said that leaders are not made during a crisis, they are revealed.
If Zuma goes, what is to follow
South Africa is in the grip of multiple crises. It is not just the one brought on by the firing of Nhlanhla Nene in December
How academics can change the world
Very few academics do a great deal to share their often important and relevant research with the general public. What's holding them back?
'Make blacks feel at home'
Former white universities have to work harder in changing their institutional culture so that black students do not feel alienated.
Op-Ed: 40 years after the Soweto uprisings, is SA reverting to a repressive state?
Since the Marikana massacre in 2012, several journalists, academics and media commentators have argued that South Africa is reverting to a repressive state. Some have even used the term “police state” to describe post-Marikana South Africa. By JANE DUNCAN.
Vicky Heideman: From the silence: A response to Deborah Seddon
There is currently a toxic “you are either with us or against us” type narrative expressed by the #RUReferenceList movement, which has silenced those who have any form of concerns to raise against it. I do hope that this response in itself will break that silence and pave the way for some more meaningful engagement by all concerned persons
Deborah Seddon: ‘We will not be Silenced’: Rape Culture, #RUReferencelist, and the bck体育app_bck体育官网下载-二维码平台 Currently Known as Rhodes
It began with a list. Eleven men’s names and the words “et al” (meaning “and others”). Nothing more. No descriptions were offered. No allegations were made. In a wry gesture towards the academic requirements against plagiarism in any student’s written work (an offence which can mean exclusion from the university) the post was entitled “Reference List”.
Rehabilitate SA to break the cycle of violence
Johannesburg - Something inside me dies when I see visuals of a community burning down public infrastructure during a service delivery protest.
Varsity fees could rise by as much as 6% next year despite #FeesMustFall
IN A move that could reignite #FeesMustFall protests, university fees could rise as much as 6% in 2017 following a 2016 moratorium that has set institutions and the state back billions of rand.
#FeesMustFall 'no longer about fees'
It’s time to face the reality. The “revolution” on our campuses is not primarily about university fees any longer. Nor is it about the “decolonisation” of the curricula.