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.

Schooling in SA is a giant waste of time

Opinion

Now that I am spending much more of my time inside schools and classrooms, I am amazed at how much time is lost in the ...

What will higher education look like 20 years from now?

Opinion

The minister’s decision last week to deregister four Educor brands (Damelin, City Varsity, Lyceum College, Icesa City ...

Parties election manifestos are largely empty promises

Opinion

Let’s pretend for a moment that the published election manifestos of the different political parties actually mean ...

Greater education beyond high school will sink the ANC

Opinion

I do not know a single person in my friendship circles from across the colour line who intends to vote for the ruling ...

Violence-racked universities should be moved

Opinion

The Times was right to ask the question in an online poll, “Should UJ and Wits consider moving premises?”

Urgent help needed for violence-plagued schools

Opinion

Last year, a teacher invited me on social media to surprise her school one day when I was in the Gqeberha area and ...

Are our students being mollycoddled?

Opinion

Should universities provide students with accommodation?

This education bill can break your heart

Opinion

BELA was my first girlfriend, but she left me for another woman.

Why youngsters kick the trade option to the curb

Opinion

If you want to see South African citizens agree on anything with respect to education — and that’s not easy — talk ...

So, what does that matric certificate actually do for you?

Opinion

Since the release of the “matric” (National Senior Certificate) results, I have been inundated with calls from parents ...