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 | Schools should absolutely not reopen in lockdown level three

Government does not prioritise children and teachers. If it did, thousands of training hours would not be ashes

JONATHAN JANSEN | Dear government, these are the simple rules for leading in a ...

Truth, planning, acknowledgment of errors are among what’s needed from our woefully underprepared leadership

JONATHAN JANSEN | Covid-19: Clues to survival in 2021

By now almost every South African knows somebody who died because of Covid-19; often, it is someone from your family or a colleague from work or ...

JONATHAN JANSEN | 'Twenty Plenty' my foot. Or was it? Maybe this year wasn't ...

Got two Covid funerals on Sunday. Not sure I can go. Comorbidities. I did not know that word until this year.

JONATHAN JANSEN | Want to write about black people? Make very sure of your facts

White academics have no right to question black people’s behaviour without humility and caution

JONATHAN JANSEN | Cyril has squandered the main thing he needs to fight Covid – ...

The government’s non-science-based decisions are nonsensical and have cost it public trust

JONATHAN JANSEN | The DBE might have lost rewrite case, but it’s not over yet

If leaks were widespread and Umalusi, to maintain its credibility, refuses to certify the exam, a lot is at stake

JONATHAN JANSEN | That’s all well and good, but a rewrite won’t answer these ...

We cannot move on from this matric crisis so quickly. Basic education must come up with a number of concrete solutions

JONATHAN JANSEN | Government is rearranging deckchairs while SA education sinks ...

Education department’s hit-and-miss approach to assessment and extra marks is putting SA in dire peril

JONATHAN JANSEN | Online learning is here to stay and parents have a vital role ...

Some believe the pandemic was a blessing in disguise, forcing traditionally conservative schools to become more proactive

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