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Salim Vally

Salim Vally

    ​Higher education not a commodity
    ​Higher education not a commodity
    Through their protests, campaigns and actions students have placed several fundamental issues on the public agenda. Among the most important of...
    Quality, free university education is necessary – and possible
    Quality, free university education is necessary – and possible
    There have been some disquieting contributions to the debate about South Africans' right to access quality public university education. Some...
    Unite both the head and the hand
    Unite both the head and the hand
    If the many South African educationalists of the past, ­including IB Tabata, WT Thibedi, Olive Schreiner, AC Jordan, Rick Turner, Ruth First,...
    Privatisation of schools vs the public good
    Privatisation of schools vs the public good
    Public education has developed over more than a century to become a core part of the work of governments, especially because it is very much a part...
    ‘Enough is as good as a feast’
    ‘Enough is as good as a feast’
    Neville Alexander's 50 years of engagement as a public and committed intellectual came under scrutiny at a conference hosted by the Nelson...
    Education and jobs don't add up
    Education and jobs don't add up
    Profound conceptual problems arise from the untested assumptions that pervade much of the thinking and research on the relationship between...
    The revolutionary who changed many lives
    The revolutionary who changed many lives
    The death of Neville Alexander on August 27, coming as it does in the wake of the massacre of mineworkers at Marikana, is a double blow. He had the...
    Neville Alexander: Revolutionary who changed many lives
    Neville Alexander: Revolutionary who changed many lives
    He had the breadth of intellect and depth of knowledge to help the world to understand the significance of these events.
    Science in the service of bad politics
    Science in the service of bad politics
    Shortly after the University of Johannesburg resuscitated an apartheid-era agreement with Ben Gurion University of Israel (BGU) in late 2009,...
    The iron fist and the velvet glove
    The iron fist and the velvet glove
    For many foreign environmental justice activists at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), the aura surrounding the post-apartheid...
    The iron fist and the velvet glove
    The iron fist and the velvet glove
    For many foreign environmental justice activists at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), the aura surrounding the post-apartheid...