Reconciliation as we knew it is overworked

2019-06-21 06:00

Reconciliation as we knew it then (mid-nineties) is overworked. The challenge now remains – how do opposing groups dialogue and overcome the structural divides, writes Leon Wessels.

#FeesMustFall was just the beginning

2018-10-18 12:40

The basic ideology of #MustFall created a blueprint for how a change could take place under a generation temporally detached from our apartheid history, writes Rekgotsofetse Chikane.


2018-07-31 11:21

Local singer, actress and television presenter Nandi Madida has slammed Western Cape Premier Helen Zille for a tweet regarding the recent passing of Professor Bongani Mayosi.

Charges have not fallen for 7 Cape Town #FeesMustFall protesters

2018-05-03 17:27

Seven people arrested in Cape Town during a wave of protest over fees are still waiting to hear their fate.

Public support crucial if free higher education is to succeed

2018-03-09 08:50

Public universities have the unique opportunity to create a space that fosters both public and social good in ways that contribute to the vision that shaped our Constitution, writes Cheryl de la Rey.

Options on the table as SA wrestles with funding higher education

2017-11-20 11:48

The Fees Commission report provides an accurate diagnosis of the state of higher education funding, as well as the problems it faces. But its proposed solutions are problematic, writes Seán Muller.

Dear matriculant - study hard, your country needs you

2017-10-24 13:18

To be in matric presents you with the opportunity to inspire and change the communities that you come from, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Speaking to our parents: how is this freedom?

2017-08-17 08:02

To us who have only known democracy the concept of a rainbow nation rings hollow. How is this freedom when the very land we now move freely upon still does not belong to us, writes Ashanti Kunene.

Why must I still love you, Mzansi?

2017-05-07 06:25

Only courageous and committed leadershipand pragmatic socioeconomic interventionscan ease the slide, writes Lebusa Monyooe.

I’m not here for your #BlackMonday

2017-04-03 14:23

Here’s why I wore blue jeans instead.


Young people elected to Parliament, remember your generational mandate

2019-05-16 12:12

Our comrades must not lose touch with the ground. Parliament must not turn them into elites that are detached from the daily realities of the people, writes Mcebo Dlamini.


2018-08-21 12:49

FEESMUSTFALL student activist Bonginkosi Khanyile will stage a sleep-out at the Union Buildings on Tuesday.

Farewell to Max Price from a political adversary

2018-07-15 12:02

How do I say farewell to Max Price, a leader I fundamentally disagreed with politically – on how best to decolonise and transform our university – for all of his tenure, asks Chumani Maxwele.

#FeesMustFall activist still waiting for his trial to start

2018-04-26 20:51

The trial of University of Cape Town student activist Masixole Mlandu, charges in connection with Fees Must Fall protests, has been postponed again - this time because of outstanding paperwork.

The politics of free education

2017-11-13 08:16

Even if the Presidency denies it, there will most likely be an announcement on free education simply because Zuma will not be able to resist the political mileage he will gain from it, writes Ralph Mathekga.

UCT library evacuated as 3 students attempt shutdown

2017-09-19 12:57

Three UCT students have tried to shut down the university's library and some faculty buildings.

IN FOCUS | Jonathan Jansen: Hold academics accountable

2017-07-20 15:11

When somebody puts on the table a term like radical economic transformation, I expect social scientists to say, wait, let’s unpack this. What does this mean? We just swallow the stuff, says Jonathan Jansen.

Wits students protest over accommodation

2017-04-20 09:15

About 100 students from the University of the Witwatersrand are protesting at the institution's Empire Road entrance over residence related issues, the university has said.

When reason leaves the building

2017-03-20 13:14

The cancellation of this weekend's higher education stakeholder convention was a lost opportunity and the chaos that erupted may well be the start of more violence, writes Alet Janse van Rensburg.

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