The #Black Lives Matter, #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements show that democracy cannot happen without decolonisation
Using assumptions and faulty tools leads to racist conclusions about why so few black students are taking up biological sciences
These transit points can move the decolonisation process forward by breaking down barriers
There are a number of cases in the past decade where Africans have managed to push the conversation beyond liberal reforms as a political goal or did not spent all their energies on the politics of nostalgia, harkening back to a simpler time of national liberation or charismatic leaders. Young people, a generation with no […]
The current model of curricula and how it is carried out needs to change in order to be effective, writes Suellen Shay.
Black South Africans have embraced European ideas, so why can’t citizenship be equally fluid?
Rebecca Davis finds it hard to laugh about the obscenity of the R140k raised by indignant sentinels of whiteness for a bullied waitress.
This new documentary is a rollercoaster ride of students’ struggles for free education. But does it move you?
The Rhodes Trust tries to mollify criticism of Cecil John Rhodes’s legacy while not offending its wealthy alumni and other donors.
Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe’s son is among the students the University of Cape Town alleges were part of violent protests.
Youthful activists are bringing the memory of South Africa’s oppressive apartheid history alive.
Students have found themselves without accommodation and feel abandoned by the University of Cape Town and the #RhodesMustFall movement.
The university has played a historic role but must now lead the way in establishing leading African institutions of knowledge.
Mr Chancellor, you canvassed only imperialist beneficiaries about whether the statue of Cecil Rhodes should stay, writes Carina Venter.
To build a more pluralistic, peaceful world, denunciations of what others hold sacred and assertions of superiority must be avoided.
Chris Zithulele Mann says that to remove the statue is to ignore what lurks within all of us, making it more difficult to identify our own prejudices.
Johann van der Schijff’s I to I questions the permanence of monuments and looks at alternative public art models.
South African universities need to change the way they teach to proceed with transformation.
There are a number of trends, attitudes and phenomena that we could quite happily do without this year, thank you very much, writes Gus Silber.
Protests against colonialism and fees made an impact, but it’s too soon to judge SA’s rise or fall.
Active citizenry is great, but are those embracing Fallism prepared to be true agitators for change?
‘Solidarity’ too often masks a culture of sexual coercion and assault by male activists.
If trustees of the UCT fund have "blood on their hands" because of investment in Lonmin then so must trustees of all pension funds similarly invested.
Forced into the public domain has been UCT’s function as a "non-profit" corporation and its collusion with mining multinationals.
The catalogue of the Johannesburg Public Library in South Africa contains a poignant entry – "Biko, Steve. Long 0verdue".
University curricula must be reformed, but we can’t begin on a foundation of misconceptions.
#RhodesMustFall must be commended for breaking new university ground.
The challenge for South African universities is to extend their excellence beyond just infectious diseases, development studies and emerging markets.
M&G readers have their say: Should Rhodes University change its name and, if so, to what?
An Oxford University student says that in SA universities racism is at least acknowledged, but in Oxford people still need to be educated about it.
Readers write in about contraceptives, Holocaust education and the danger of essentialising.
Symbolism at universities is important but not nearly as important as organic transformation.