Decolonisation

 
Decolonised spaces must be given room
Decolonised spaces must be given room
I joined the department of psychology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in February 2011. Since then, my main teaching responsibilities have...
New advocates for the ancient gods of Nigeria
New advocates for the ancient gods of Nigeria
Nigeria is a secular state, but religion nonetheless dominates social and political life. Almost 49% of the 186-million-strong population is...
Six thousand years of fortitude
Six thousand years of fortitude
Gazing out over a space as elemental as this, with its stark rocky peaks and pink quartz valleys that seem to go on forever, you would be forgiven...
No name change for Rhodes University following council vote
No name change for Rhodes University following council vote
The council of Rhodes University has voted against a name change for the institution citing financial constraints.
We need our own Nobel and an academy
We need our own Nobel and an academy
It is almost six years since I moved to Kenya. And every September for a few days before the announcement of the literature laureate there is an...
Post-colonial universities are trapped by their past
Post-colonial universities are trapped by their past
Professor Mahmood Mamdani returned to the University of Cape Town (UCT) on August 22 to deliver a lecture on Decolonising the Post-colonial...
Israel joins the new Scramble for Africa
Israel joins the new Scramble for Africa
The Ethiopian capital’s tallest building is a mighty tribute in stone and wood to the new Scramble for Africa. And although Israel did not exist...
Public-only schools force equality
Public-only schools force equality
Education is seen as an investment, one that empowers individuals to climb the ladder.
Arrested decolonisation, season 4
Arrested decolonisation, season 4
South Africa is battling to free itself from “arrested decolonisation”, a term coined by Nigerian academic Professor Biodun Jeyifo.
Yoga can help to decolonise us
Yoga can help to decolonise us
In South Africa, yoga has long been seen as something weird for slim white women and hippies or New Age types in the well-off suburbs. Given the...
The curriculum must be about change
The curriculum must be about change
Curriculum transformation and decolonisation are imperatives of our times and they will not go away. As someone who has dedicated 33 years of my...

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