Jonathan Jansen is an internationally renowned expert in education, who in 2009 became the first black rector and vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State. He is a regular newspaper contributor, known for his views on transformation, peaceful reconciliation and unity.

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JONATHAN JANSEN | This is not a holiday: the right health minister is a life-and-death ...

Here we are, in the middle of a pandemic, and the tourism minister takes over the health portfolio. It beggars belief

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JONATHAN JANSEN | Another buzzword which means less than nothing

If such a thing existed we would not have corruption in the top structures of government, universities, big business

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At the tail-end of Covid-19, closing schools is not an option

What we need is vigilance because a sense of normalcy is vital for pupils’ and teachers’ wellbeing

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To end the mess SA is in, we must understand what caused it

If you want to comprehend the dynamics that have played out since 1994, spend time with Wahbie Long’s new book

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Beware South Africa’s shenanigans with other countries behind our backs

The recruitment of Cuban engineers and doctors makes political sense and nothing else

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JONATHAN JANSEN | It’s easy to wail over burnt libraries when there’s no-one to blame

Jonathan Jansen asks: 'Where was this heartfelt lament when UCT students set 23 works of fine art on fire in the middle ...

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This is why Hitler-hailing attention seekers are so dangerous in South Africa

Mcebo Dlamini and Lwazi Lushaba knew exactly what they were doing, and progressives must unequivocally reject them

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This is why it was so wrong to call Maimane an ‘experiment’

It is an insult based on debunked prejudices that undermines the achievements of everyone across the SA spectrum

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To Ace change, South Africa must step aside from believing empty words

Words and phrases such as decolonisation and radical economic transformation have been bastardised

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JONATHAN JANSEN | Woke brigade fakes outrage over combs and words while ignoring real ...

Backlash against Adam Habib is a distraction from much deeper social ills that do not provoke the same reaction