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.

Racism rears its ugly head in knee-jerk reaction to Omicron

Opinion

Instead of helping ‘wretched’ Africa, the world has shut it out, something it hasn’t done to rich countries

Young uMngeni leaders show promise of ‘new SA’ still exists

Opinion

Few South Africans would know where to find uMngeni local municipality on a map. But throw in familiar town names like ...

How last apartheid president FW wrestled with conscience in the end

Opinion

He could have atoned for apartheid by admitting it was a crime and pleading for forgiveness. He didn’t

How do you solve a problem like SMU?

Opinion

Rogue elements are preventing Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University from flourishing. It needs help

Loss of faith in public institutions cause for large-scale concern

Opinion

The potholes that were there on Sunday were still there on Tuesday.

CSA’s authoritarian dictate is flipside of what apartheid officials did

Opinion

One gets the feeling the cricketing body is playing with a straight bat to distract us from real issues

Universities must be freed from stranglehold of institutional capture

Opinion

Replacing one with another isn’t enough. Rigorous criteria that insist on unquestionable track records are needed

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