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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Mr President, axe the ‘deplorables’ and prosecute state looters

Then, let’s all learn a lesson from the Muslims, who quietly demonstrated how to be human after last week’s mayhem

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Looting not a problem of poverty

First, there is the good news. The storm will subside. We will reset as if nothing happened. That is the bad news.

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Threat of lawlessness descends on South Africa

If our leaders do not step up, we are doomed to join the rogue nations of Africa and Latin America

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JONATHAN JANSEN | There is much to rant about now, but let’s focus on kindness

This harsh pandemic reality will pass. In the meantime, a little decency will go a long way in consoling each other

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JONATHAN JANSEN | For SA’s youth to get good jobs, there are two things they need

Meet two young South Africans who make my point about the value of a good basic education and hard work

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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