OPINION | Rhodes risks losing status as a top university

High Street leads directly to the majestic gates of Rhodes University. It is also a disaster zone. You can do serious ...


OPINION | Mugabe was no class act on education front

When Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe died in a Singapore hospital last week, reaction was split.


OPINION | This killing with impunity must be stopped

The two young people murdered last week had three things in common.


OPINION | Learning reforms will benefit only the elite

As I looked for plug points to connect my laptop for a PowerPoint presentation earlier this week, some of the teachers ...


OPINION | SA’s largest university diminishes its status

Most of the damage to our universities happens in plain sight. Right now South Africa’s largest university is ...


OPINION | Homing in on ills that plague our varsities

Something rare happened this week. A small group of university principals, scholars and administrators gathered in a ...


OPINION | Pupils to pass even if they fail? SA’s schooling goes from bad to worse

There is an official document doing the rounds that comes from a powerful committee of the Department of Basic ...


OPINION | Hugely inspired by acts of scandalous grace

The entire scene last Friday night was improbable. Here the son of evangelical parents Abraham and Sarah was addressing ...


OPINION | Retaining young talent must be a priority

When my son and his family decided to leave South Africa for a teaching assignment in New Zealand, I had mixed feelings.


OPINION | Someone’s lying about primary school sex ed

Somebody’s lying. It’s either the specialist consultants who helped craft the new life orientation curriculum or it’s ...