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Tawana Kupe

Tawana Kupe

Professor Tawana Kupe is vice-chancellor and principal of the University of Pretoria
    Build a sustainable future for Africa’s youth
    Build a sustainable future for Africa’s youth
    Unemployment among youth stands at about 54% in South Africa — but this is a crisis which can be mitigated with effective entrepreneurial...
    Partnerships are crucial to progress
    Partnerships are crucial to progress
    In recent weeks, South Africans have been overwhelmed by the euphoria of good news, from the Springbok victory to the heart-warming tale of...
    Develop responsible students through engaged research and community partnerships
    Develop responsible students through engaged research and community partnerships
    The University of Pretoria (UP) designated October as the month of social responsibility. The aim was to raise awareness about the positive work...
    The past, the present and the future at UP
    The past, the present and the future at UP
    At a time when the arts are claiming their rightful place among the most sought after fourth industrial rRevolution (4IR) subjects — what we...
    UP actively boosts women professors and researchers
    UP actively boosts women professors and researchers
    South African universities are actively pursuing gender equality and academic advancement opportunities to substantially increase the number of...
    Universities are key to 4IR employment
    Universities are key to 4IR employment
    Universities in Africa, as with their counterparts globally, are required to contribute to the advancement and development of their societies. This...
    Assault on democracy unites a nation
    Assault on democracy unites a nation
    The saga of Hlaudi Mo-tsoeneng's appointment as the permanent chief operating officer of the SABC, after an unacceptably long and controversial...
    Crisis of SABC is crisis for SA
    Crisis of SABC is crisis for SA
    No institution could embody the spirit of a new, democratic South Africa like the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) could.
    Radical broadcasting Bill is too rushed
    Radical broadcasting Bill is too rushed
    The new Public Service Broadcasting Bill tabled late last week calls for fundamental changes to the broadcasting landscape. These include new...
    How to free the media in Zimbabwe
    How to free the media in Zimbabwe
    After Robert Mugabe goes, Zimbabweans will have to face the fact that they have not enjoyed freedom of expression and a free media to the extent...
    Meet the Mayor
    Meet the Mayor
    The government has announced March 1 as the date for municipal elections. These elections, since you asked, are important because that is when you...
    New Era Dawns
    New Era Dawns
    In the 1990s, when it appeared that democracy was breaking out all over Africa with the fall of one-party states and military dictatorships, the...