Professor Mahmood Mamdani

SA adopting colonial categories of people drives racial divide

A past of ‘define and rule’ led to current tensions between coloured, black and Indian people

20 years after the ‘Mamdani affair’, the old adversary rejoins UCT

The academic who took on the university’s ‘bantu’ curriculum has returned, marking a ‘path towards decolonisation’

Burning varsities: Responding to fire

As by Fire’s hard look at the recent violence on campuses presents dire warnings and hope

28 years since the the unbanning of the ANC: what have we learned

As we remember the days in which apartheid was finally toppled, we must ask how we will, in 28 years’ time, remember South Africa as it is now

Post-colonial universities are trapped by their past

Mamdani looks at the history and ideologies that have shaped African universities and points to Afrikaans as an example of successful decolonisation

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it