Jonathan Jansen is an internationally renowned expert in education, who in 2009 became the first black rector and vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State. He is a regular newspaper contributor, known for his views on transformation, peaceful reconciliation and unity.

We need to raise standards

Opinion

Durban University of Technology should be commended for expelling 31 unqualified lecturers from its ranks

DA posters dishonest and inflammatory

Opinion

The DA’s election posters put up in Phoenix, Durban, are mind-numbingly stupid. “The ANC called you racists” followed ...

No quick fix for youth unemployment

Opinion

Employing thousands of youngsters just to toss them back on the streets in five months is scandalous, but expected

Murder at schools symptom of broken country

Opinion

Schools can only become safe once the surrounding communities are safer

Raise level of debate about vaccinations

Opinion

Higher education leaders must act quickly and decisively on vaccine mandate

When loyalty to bigwigs means more than fidelity to fairness

Opinion

Fairness. The word is fast losing all meaning in SA politics. My dictionary defines fairness as “treating people ...

Real assassins behind Deokaran’smurder must be flushed out

Opinion

Six men have been arrested for whistle-blower Babita Deokaran’s murder, but the true evil lies with those who hired them

Ignore the anti-vax brigade and focus on the vax hesitant

Opinion

Not enough is being done to accelerate vaccinations, the spinoff from which will bring some of the unvaxxed on board

Exhausted teachers need break to refuel

Opinion

As it ignores the real problems faced by SA schooling, the government’s crackpot idea will only make things worse

It’s no wonder SA could only manage three miserable medals

Opinion

The party has had 27 years to get its house in order, but it will always find something else to blame for its failures