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 | We need to rethink the role of parents in schools asap

The requirements in this partnership will differ from household to household, and across social class

JONATHAN JANSEN | How to say nothing on education policy

Yet another curriculum and another promise to fix pit latrine toilets? Give us more, minister

JONATHAN JANSEN | It’s raining cats, dogs and inequality

Shout-out to the many South Africans who remind me daily that a government-centric worldview won’t help the people weather the storm

JONATHAN JANSEN | GNU’s sausage problem: the cabinet is stuffed and messy

At some point that intestinal skin won’t be able to keep those ingredients together, writes Jonathan Jansen

JONATHAN JANSEN | GNU politics may be black and white, but that’s not all there ...

While race consumes the discourse on the ANC-DA merger, other areas of South African society are seeing progress

JONATHAN JANSEN | The ANC-DA union: it’s a lot to take in

Both parties are flawed, but together they could bring out the best in each other

JONATHAN JANSEN | Education is an asset the ANC will not surrender so easily – ...

Control of this portfolio has little to do with ‘transforming’ our schools, writes Jonathan Jansen

JONATHAN JANSEN | Buckle up — we’re about to begin our descent

If an ANC/EFF/MK combo doesn’t work for everyone, nor the DA/ANC option, what’s the alternative?

JONATHAN JANSEN | Coalition politics means power tussles and not much else

The action that will create meaningful change in education and development is more likely to come from below

JONATHAN JANSEN | What’s love got to do with it?

There’s a reason after matriculating, pupils do not remember expertise in a subject but recall a teacher who cared