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 | A day in the life of a death campus

I feel for the vice-chancellor and his leadership team as they try to keep the University of Fort Hare alive

JONATHAN JANSEN | Class of ’23: schools breed champions — may these cradles of ...

If every South African pupil had access to the right facilities, New Zealand would be lucky to lose by one point

JONATHAN JANSEN | Witness the rise and fall of two universities in real time

Institutions become dysfunctional not because there are no rules but because they defy their own rules. Case in point: University of the Western Cape

JONATHAN JANSEN | Tried and tested: the 7 lessons of Kolisian leadership

The Bok captain is one of the most impressive leaders I have ever observed

JONATHAN JANSEN | Lessons in winning: what Boks can teach our government

Gone are the days of muscles without brains, heads without hearts

JONATHAN JANSEN | Bullsh**ters, rugby, sunny skies: welcome to the land of ...

We are not alone though in having ‘impressive fools’ in politics and the professions

JONATHAN JANSEN | The human suffering in the Israel-Hamas conflict calls for ...

South Africa’s government must play a more constructive role in this crisis

JONATHAN JANSEN | Winnie Mandela Drive: we’ve been down this (potholed) road ...

It is clear the black nationalists running our country are no different from the white nationalists who also ruined SA

JONATHAN JANSEN | Yet another university disinvites me: what’s at stake here?

Across three cases, it is clear my columns ruffle the feathers of higher-ups

JONATHAN JANSEN | Second coming of OBE: what are education officials trying to ...

It’s unclear what the department is selling us, except that the powers-that-be are trying to be smart without the curricular expertise to do simple ...