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.

Danger of misreading Senekal

Opinion

Much nonsense has been written about Senekal.

Can criminals learn their lesson?

Opinion

Should we consider amnesty for the corrupt, be they small fry or senior politicians? It’s a complex issue

Teachers uphold tough profession

Opinion

As happens every day, on Monday  October 5 about 410,000 teachers showed up to teach 12.9-million children spread ...

How to foster honesty in online exams

Opinion

Varsities can’t enforce cheat-free online assessments, but these seven steps will build integrity into the system

Pupils’ lives being ruined by exam plan 'joke'

Opinion

The government’s plan for the end-of-year examinations for grades 10 and 11 is a joke — except it will ruin the lives ...

Unlikely friendship teaches us life lessons

Opinion

Until two Saturdays ago, my idea of heaven was devouring a plate of grilled calamari at Bertha’s in Simon’s Town while ...

The issue of hair has long played a role in SA's divisive history

Opinion

Next time the hair question explodes in our country, take a good look in the mirror.

Matric exam outcomes set for unprecedented disaster

Opinion

Between November 5 and December 15, more than 1.1-million matrics will write their national senior certificate ...

Embrace humanity around us

Opinion

The conditions in the country are perfect for a politics of grievance and resentment. The pandemic simply made a bad ...

This is why you can’t trust scientists who want schools to reopen

Opinion

The science of reopening schools must be looked at through the lens of inequality, not chances of infection

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