Decolonisation

 
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...
Wanelisa Xaba on using crowdfunding to pay fees: 'I got a lot of shaming from people'
Wanelisa Xaba on using crowdfunding to pay fees: 'I got a lot of shaming from people'
While the #FeesMustFall movement pushes for free, decolonised education, students who are unable to afford university are still left to...
UP fallist student to attend graduation ceremony despite suspension
UP fallist student to attend graduation ceremony despite suspension
Mosibudi Rasethaba will be allowed to attend his graduation ceremony on conditions negotiated with the University of Pretoria (UP) after the...
Baby steps to decolonise schools
Baby steps to decolonise schools
It’s time to decolonise the school curriculum, officials in the department of basic education have told Parliament.
Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi on accessibility, writing and film
Author Lidudumalingani Mqombothi on accessibility, writing and film
Lidudumalingani Mqombothi is the current “cool kid” of South African literature. At least, he thinks so. He’s a writer, photographer and...

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