Vice-chancellors earn their pay

Opinion

No, university vice-chancellors (VCs) are not being paid too much.

Lessons from Elsies River school

Opinion

I was inside one of South Africa’s miracle schools where everything you see is counterintuitive.

Power of gesture in troubled SA

Opinion

After [allegedly] killing 11 worshippers and wounding six others on this Jewish holy day of Shabbat, Bowers was heavily ...

Must emphasise commonality

Opinion

From Westbury in Johannesburg to Mitchell’s Plain in Cape Town, something troubling has been unravelling in SA society.

No substitute for hard work

Opinion

No matter how much you achieve or how many awards you win, keep your feet solidly on the ground.

Would you hand over a bribe?

Opinion

Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene eventually confessed that he met the Guptas several times, and offered to resign.

Would you hand over a bribe?

Opinion

The fact that Nene fell on his sword simply begged the question: but what about all the rest of them?

What makes effective teachers

Opinion

Most of our school teachers are forgettable creatures. They fade into memory as unremarkable and sometimes even ...

Failing to teach human values

Opinion

There is something much deeper in our society that has unravelled and that is our sense of what makes us who were are ...

Are SA students becoming soft?

Opinion

“Our students say they are oppressed,” said one questioner at a social sciences research conference I addressed last ...

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