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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.

JONATHAN JANSEN | Stop pissing about, varsities, and teach modules on race

Protests and expulsions will not stop racism, and soon another student will urinate on a peer’s belongings

JONATHAN JANSEN | How the rumour mill can grind a fragile varsity to destruction

These institutions are the ideal breeding ground for lies and rumours that work deliberately to destabilise the status quo

JONATHAN JANSEN | Boucher’s dropped charges: like everything in SA, it’s ...

We need to examine what this incident and the exoneration of racism-accused Brackenfell High really say about SA

JONATHAN JANSEN | Selective admission to schools is not necessarily a bad thing

I understand the kneejerk reaction to admission tests at some Cape Flats schools, but we do need pockets of excellence

JONATHAN JANSEN | This is how good schools become dysfunctional

What does the viral video of that Krugersdorp high school tell us about the future of nonracial education in SA?

JONATHAN JANSEN | The Rhoda less travelled: Kadalie never came to the party

Rhoda Kadalie was a principled activist from a lost generation, who thumbed her nose at the establishment

JONATHAN JANSEN | Get your heads out the sand, VCs, and tackle campus violence

There are many reasons for this behaviour and vice-chancellors need to put fear aside and act or it will persist

JONATHAN JANSEN | Unterhalter’s treatment shows SA is still stuck in apartheid ...

It’s time our interactions were based on each other’s bona fides, not racial nativism, but that takes leadership

JONATHAN JANSEN | Where there’s a Will there’s another way: that slap was just ...

Will Smith’s behaviour was selfish, misguided and a dismal example of how far society still has to go

JONATHAN JANSEN | Fearing f*k*l is one thing, but to do f*k*l is almost criminal

Instead of standing by and watching schools struggle to survive with little or no resources, lend a helping hand