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 | The future of UWC and UCT’s leadership hangs in the balance

Developments on either side of the river spell trouble for Cape Town’s universities

JONATHAN JANSEN | If time-wasting were in the curriculum, schools would excel ...

After-school or holiday classes wouldn’t be necessary if regular, scheduled time for teaching and learning were put to good use

JONATHAN JANSEN | Profit and greed plague private education, but don’t write it ...

The Educor debacle exposed the sector’s dark side but also highlighted a political double standard

JONATHAN JANSEN | All manifestos talk big on education, but it’s not enough for ...

None of the parties aims high or realistically in their commitments to build a strong foundation for the youngest of our pupils

JONATHAN JANSEN | From Delft to Antarctica — yes, it can happen

You can come from one of the most derelict and dangerous areas of the Cape Flats and still travel five continents

JONATHAN JANSEN | Deliberate or not, starving the electorate of an education ...

The more cynical among us would say the ANC is intentionally keeping people under-educated, but that’s giving the ruling party too much credit

JONATHAN JANSEN | There’s always room for more students, better planning, but ...

We don’t talk enough about how universities who have first-years sleeping in their corridors every year are simply incompetent

JONATHAN JANSEN | Bela, my dear, where did we go wrong?

Some parts of these bills make me laugh — anything to amend my broken heart

JONATHAN JANSEN | What’s so wrong with working with hands? Change your mind on ...

We can then roll up our sleeves and be hands-on about elevating these colleges

JONATHAN JANSEN | Q&A-plus: let’s clear up some confusion about matric results

How far does a bachelor’s pass take one? Why did your brilliant child not get in?