It is specious of this university to hide its black staff quota in stats and nonacademic posts.
South African philosophers have an opportunity to integrate the African experience into the discipline.
Universities must reject Western values and knowledge systems to redress inequalities.
For African universities to truly transform, higher education will have to reconsider its purpose.
The M&G's Victoria John speaks to DA leader Mmusi Maimane about the state of the country's education system and what he would do differently.
Transformation demands redress and a new symbolism that is truly South African.
Any change must deliver on the visions of the sidelined majority to be meaningful.
University curricula must be reformed, but we can’t begin on a foundation of misconceptions.
The challenge for South African universities is to extend their excellence beyond just infectious diseases, development studies and emerging markets.
Choosing any single medium of instruction at university level simply reinforces racial exclusivity.
Symbolism at universities is important but not nearly as important as organic transformation.
Substantive transformation is central to UCT’s focus in the wake of the Rhodes statue debacle.
What does transformation mean? In the first series GroundUp provides key arguments on the main points of contention facing SA’s UCT.
Public memorials are part of our heritage, and can be dealt with creatively.
Transformation must take root in university syllabuses if Rhodes’s legacy is to be definitively banished.
As the new vice-chancellor, Sizwe Mabizela could lead Rhodes in radical reform – or quell the revolt.
State support should go to students with the greatest need, not universities with the best results.
The campaign to remove the statue is gaining momentum, placing the ‘Eurocentrism’ of national university curricula under the spotlight.
It is not enough to say the curriculum is transformative, argues Adam Haupt.