Selfless Biko 40 years on

2017-09-10 06:00

While he was being detained in jail in Port Elizabeth, Barney Pityana read in a newspaper about Stephen Biko’s death. Forty years later, he recalls the shock and grief he felt that day, and how the Black Consciousness Movement leader helped to shape a generation.

Do we talk or renew SA?

2017-04-23 06:17

The country needs to create its future in a similar vein to the Freedom Charter, says Barney Pityana, while Supra Mahumapelo feels that SA requires a renewal, reconciling and healing process.

Race, class and gender: A new call to consciousness

2016-09-04 09:44

Every year, as the anniversary of Steve Biko’s death in detention on September 12 approaches, the nation turns its attention to the legacy of the late anti-apartheid activist and what lessons he still teaches us today.

Regime change not a bad thing - prof

2014-12-04 21:27

The replacement of the ANC by a new ruling party would just be democracy in practice, Professor Barney Pityana says.

No sign of Pityana's letter

2013-02-26 22:29

President Jacob Zuma has not yet received a letter in which academic Barney Pityana is said to call for his resignation, the presidency says.

Pityana backs Ramphele's new party

2013-02-04 08:28

Former Black Consciousness Movement activist Barney Pityana says he will back a new political party by academic Mamphele Ramphele, according to a report.

SA elected incompetent leaders - Pityana

2012-09-25 09:04

Reverend Barney Pityana has reportedly told South Africans to take responsibility for the country's failures because they elected leaders without vision and basic competence.


We have no government - Barney Pityana

2017-08-30 16:45

Professor Barney Pityana says it is time for citizens to start redefining their relationship with their leaders, as South Africa currently "has no government".

How UCT's convocation descended into chaos

2016-12-16 16:02

The University of Cape Town convocation AGM has descended into chaos with shouting, interruptions, insults and booing marking the event.

Use your vote, says ex-Scorpion

2014-12-05 06:02

South Africans should make their voices heard at the ballot box, Dr Ruben Richards a former Scorpions deputy DG says.

Constitution was built on trust - Pityana

2014-12-04 20:26

South Africa's Constitution was built on checks and balances, and most importantly, trust in the president, Professor Barney Pityana says.

Pityana calls on Zuma to resign

2013-02-25 12:29

The ANC says former Unisa vice chancellor Barney Pityana is "playing politics" by talking about a letter he sent President Jacob Zuma asking him to resign.

Presidency hits out at Pityana 'insults'

2012-09-26 08:15

Reverend Barney Pityana's comments about the country's leaders were disappointing and unfortunate, the presidency says.

University bosses still rake in millions

2012-01-22 18:30

The heads of the country’s public universities continue to rake in millions of rands in salaries despite government’s promise to cap their pay.

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