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.

President’s choice for acting health minister baffling

Opinion

A few minutes before I was wheeled into the operating theatre earlier this month, my doctor came to do his final ...

If only Cyril Ramaphosa would tell us the truth

Opinion

Instead of admitting he has failed us on the vaccine roll-out and on many other things, he blames us

Another buzzword which means nothing

Opinion

If such a thing existed we would not have corruption in the top structures of government, universities, big business

When schools falter at the final hurdle

Opinion

At the height of the pandemic, and in near total isolation, our small group of about 10 childhood friends did a weekly ...

Reasons for SA’s extreme violence

Opinion

If you want to comprehend the dynamics that have played out since 1994, spend time with Wahbie Long’s new book

Don ’t hold breath for Covid jab

Opinion

It is time to face an unpleasant truth — you might not get vaccinated for a very long time; in fact, many South ...

Library fire nothing to celebrate

Opinion

Oh, the rank hypocrisy of the Cape Town liberals, but let me first say this.

This is why Hitler-hailing attention seekers are so dangerous in SA

Opinion

Mcebo Dlamini and Lwazi Lushaba knew exactly what they were doing, and progressives must unequivocally reject them

Leon’s ‘costly experiment’ slip unsettling

Opinion

In a book on The Firsts we research the lives of those South Africans who became the first black principals of ...

We’ve become masters at the art of doublespeak

Opinion

South Africans are like Pentecostals. We repeat a word, a phrase, an acronym over and over again until it has lost all ...