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.
The way in which a black "director" was recently appointed at an ECape university raises questions about the white privilege in SA's universities.
Why do some universities and journals put so many hurdles in the way?
Academics claim varsity leaders count foreign black scholars as equity candidates, for instance.
Formerly deprived institutions need enormous redress funds from all sectors.
South Africa has strayed from its path to prioritise indigenous education, by only partly implementing powerful policies.
A report has revealed enormous disparities between races, sexes and academic levels.