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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 must do better to resolve racial fissures in our society


We need to examine what this incident and the exoneration of racism-accused Brackenfell High really say about SA

Selection tests for school admission a complex issue


Mondale High School is located in Portlands, Mitchells Plain, a rough neighbourhood of the Cape Flats.

Creating integrated learning environments


What does the viral video of that Krugersdorp high school tell us about the future of nonracial education in SA?

Rhoda Kadalie’s legacy is her reward


Rhoda Kadalie was a principled activist from a lost generation, who thumbed her nose at the establishment

United front needed to tackle violence


There are many reasons for this behaviour and vice-chancellors need to put fear aside and act or it will persist

Leadership needed to fix potholes in race relations


Where are we in terms of race relations almost 30 years since the end of legal apartheid?

Will Smith’s almighty slap a sick display of toxic masculinity


Will Smith’s behaviour was selfish, misguided and a dismal example of how far society still has to go

Deal with fear by facing it


Instead of standing by and watching schools struggle to survive with little or no resources, lend a helping hand

Where was outrage when other groups were forced to flee wars?


Where was your outrage when refugees were Syrian, Afghani, Yemeni, Palestinian or African?

Talented students fall through cracks in unequal society


In the past few weeks, I have found myself dealing with a very tragic situation: top matriculants who did not apply ...