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OPINION| Black men take a page out of their own oppression to marginalise black women in higher education

NOMBULELO SHANGE| IF black men have faced the worst of fates, then black women have also placed their lives and bodies on the line. Black...

Opinion| University of Cape Town’s extreme reversal of historic racial preferences – John Kane-Berman

JOHN KANE-BERMAN| IN today’s climate, it takes courage for an academic to speak out publicly against his university’s racial preferencing policies. That, however, is...

Opinion| Africa’s untapped youth must drive the continent’s Fourth Industrial Revolution

HELEN SWINGLER COVID-19 can do for Africa’s information technology sector what Y2K, or the Millennium bug, did for India’s. India used the global crisis,...

Mamokgethi Phakeng | To build our country, we need to build each other

MAMOKGETHI PHAKENG| JUST a few days ago, on 9 March 2022, the World Bank confirmed what most of us already knew: that South Africa...

South African universities are training their gaze on the United States. Why it matters

Three academic institutions in Africa have established units dedicated to the study of the United States. They are University of the Witwatersrand’s African Centre for...

Student-centrism is about reorienting the university and emancipating it from itself and its dogmas – Luthando Jack

THE Student-centred Universities session of the 2nd Higher Education Conference culminated in a discussion during which Mr Luthando Jack, Dean of Students at Nelson Mandela University,...

OPINION| Pass rates for school leavers in South Africa are failing students and universities

Dr ZAMOKUHLE MBANDLWA SOUTH Africa’s current basic education system and the grading standard produce poor academic outcomes. Because of this, students exiting high school don’t...

ANALYSIS| Ray Of Hope As Students Prepare To Write The Second Matric Exams Under Covid-19 Guidelines

LUCAS LEDWABA| They say the only certainty about life is that it goes on regardless of whatever calamities may befall a community or mankind in...

Universities Must Rethink How They Do Research To Imagine A Better Trajectory For The Future – Professor Laura Pereira

PROFESSOR Laura Pereira did not exaggerate when she said she would be a giving a presentation from “a slightly different angle”. Billed as one...

OPINION| What Would Have Happened If European Intellectual Giants Had Not Been Instructed In Their Mother Tongue?

IF intellectual giants in history – legendary names such as Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Karl Marx and many others – had been...
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