Latest articles on Peter Vale

Build new communities of knowledge

Spaces need scholars to deliberate in community and pursue crossdisciplinary work.

Market killed the university star

A new book provides a useful critique of the impact the economic-centred society is having on the purpose of higher-education institutions.

May I suggest, Deputy Minister

Peter Vale writes an open letter to focus the new incumbent's priorities and tasks.

Age is no impediment to doing my job

Mduduzi Manana writes to Professor Peter Vale to say he is committed to delivering quality education in South Africa.

Championing education as we did the World Cup

If we were able to rise to the occasion of football's greatest spectacle, surely we should be able to focus the same energy in improving education.

Asmal’s biography sheds light on lessons that go unlearned

Kader Asmal's biography prompts questions about how seriously politicians take higher education.

In search of a common language

A journey Down Under is cause for reflection on the kind of legacy prosperity brings.

A complex life well lived

Accomplished philosopher Paul Cilliers still had his best work ahead of him

Academic luggage unpacked

From home renovations to book sales: A week in the life of a relocated academic.

Academic luggage

Diary of a migration from tranquil Rhodes to seething Jo'burg, by <b>Peter Vale</b>.

The humanities in all of us

It may be time to reinsert the liberal arts curriculum into undergraduate degrees argue <b>J Edward Chamberlin and Peter Vale</b>.

Quiet please, academics advancing

The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study is an enclave for research where scholars can explore ideas, think -- and get a good lunch.

Rhodes closure

<b>Peter Vale</b> has been associated with Rhodes University for nearly 40 years. He shares the notes from his diary of his last week there.

Of campuses and crocodiles

“Never fight the crocodile in the water”: the phrase has been much on my own mind since I was asked to join the planning committee...

The human factor

Peter Vale tackles Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande about the neglected sector, humanities.

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Hope grows on Durban beachfront

Ten homeless men who turned a vacant lot into an organic vegetable garden are now reaping the rewards of their toil

Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

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Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

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