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 | 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?

JONATHAN JANSEN | System is ‘stabilising’, yet other numbers tell a different ...

In the aftermath of the basic education minister’s announcement, I’ve had to deal with the fallout of this mass deception in the grade 12 results, ...

JONATHAN JANSEN | When it comes to teaching, attitude is everything

Good schools have the ‘bounceability’ factor expressed by teachers who are enthusiastic about their jobs

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