JONATHAN JANSEN | We all are to blame for not protecting Bongani Mayosi

A few months ago I met Professor Bongani Mayosi in his office at UCT. I had long admired this friend and fellow traveller in the tumultuous world of ...

JONATHAN JANSEN | Education: More a bulldozer than a great leveller

Anxious parents have been calling a lot recently. The child is in Grade 7 and waiting to hear from the schools s/he applied to for the first year of ...

Our filthy, dirty past: We can’t pretend we aren’t tainted by it

“I have clean hands!” exclaimed the human rights commissioner, loud enough so that everyone around the table could hear she was untainted by our ...

No‚ Zuma was not worse than Verwoerd. But you have the right to say so

For those who do not follow the Afrikaans press‚ you would have missed an interesting debate between North West University’s (NWU) political science ...

JONATHAN JANSEN | Why things never fall apart in SA

Let's list the reasons why, despite the many times we've come to the precipice, we've never toppled over it

JONATHAN JANSEN | Yes, education matters - and it pays to have matric, literally

Before dismissing the value of education, consider how vastly the earnings picture changes with each qualification

JONATHAN JANSEN | Puzzled why Willemse got offended? Read on

Black and white viewers responded to Saturday's on-screen incident completely differently

JONATHAN JANSEN | Degrees of deceit: SA's professors of academic fraud

There is a fraud we seldom talk about. It concerns the way in which the title “professor” is attached to people without any claim on this highest ...

JONATHAN JANSEN | Answer honestly: Would you keep your child in a ...

Try to answer this question honestly. If your child is at a former white South African school and over time the majority of incoming pupils becomes ...

JONATHAN JANSEN | Winnie and Vicki: They both tell the South African story

Two women divided South Africa this week. The one went to prison for her unrelenting racism. The other went to the grave after a lifetime of fighting ...