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Ismail Lagardien

Ismail Lagardien

    Ubuntu no panacea for our plight
    Ubuntu no panacea for our plight
    One of the most memorable discussions I had with a former editor, the late Aggrey Klaaste, was over the concept of ubuntu. The other was on his...
    The past is done, live life forward
    The past is done, live life forward
    It seems rather repetitive to point out that there is a growing dissatisfaction with the way South Africa has turned on itself over the past 10 years...
    Wanted: One vision for a better future
    Wanted: One vision for a better future
    The new members of the National Planning Commission will soon be appointed. The women and men who will take over from the members of the first...
    Research at the cost of teaching
    Research at the cost of teaching
    A few months ago at a conference on innovation and research, I made a small contribution that was quite audacious — and largely dismissed. I...