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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 | Point of order, honourable members, democracy needs a reboot

The institutional rules and values on which it depends are being eroded by parliamentary thugs and disrespect

JONATHAN JANSEN | A time of campus assassinations

When Peet Roets decided to turn off the taps on corruption at the University of Fort Hare, a colleague is alleged to have said: “All it takes is one ...

JONATHAN JANSEN | Arthur and Cyril’s teachers must have taught deflection well

It’s a pity our education department relies on parrot-fashion teaching rather than doing the same

JONATHAN JANSEN | Bishops incident proves children are pawns in parents’ racist ...

Just as charity begins at home, so too does the ingraining of racist and elitist attitudes

JONATHAN JANSEN | Stop pissing about, varsities, and teach modules on race

Protests and expulsions will not stop racism, and soon another student will urinate on a peer’s belongings

JONATHAN JANSEN | How the rumour mill can grind a fragile varsity to destruction

These institutions are the ideal breeding ground for lies and rumours that work deliberately to destabilise the status quo

JONATHAN JANSEN | Boucher’s dropped charges: like everything in SA, it’s ...

We need to examine what this incident and the exoneration of racism-accused Brackenfell High really say about SA

JONATHAN JANSEN | Selective admission to schools is not necessarily a bad thing

I understand the kneejerk reaction to admission tests at some Cape Flats schools, but we do need pockets of excellence

JONATHAN JANSEN | This is how good schools become dysfunctional

What does the viral video of that Krugersdorp high school tell us about the future of nonracial education in SA?

JONATHAN JANSEN | The Rhoda less travelled: Kadalie never came to the party

Rhoda Kadalie was a principled activist from a lost generation, who thumbed her nose at the establishment