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  • Heritage Month: History, Culture and Social Cohesion

    How does knowing South Africa’s history contribute to celebrating our diverse culture and reinvigorate our vision of social cohesion? South…

    by michellebeeslaar
  • A TRIBUTE TO THE SOLOMON MAHLANGU FREEDOM COLLEGE

    What was SOMAFCO’s role in the ANC’s conceptualisation of public education? We are where we are because of our past.…

    by pagieljc
  • The uncomfortable truth about finances and academia

    Can an average South African afford an academic career? Every time Stats SA releases the country’s economic statistics, it is…

    by Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
  • Can “Education” solve South Africa’s high level of unemployment? (Part II)

    South Africa’s unemployment rate has sky-rocketed to a staggering 30,1% in the first quarter of 2020. This means that of…

    by pagieljc
  • Can “Education” solve South Africa’s high level of unemployment? (Part II)

    South Africa’s unemployment rate has sky-rocketed to a staggering 30,1% in the first quarter of 2020. This means that of…

    by pagieljc
  • Why I no longer support #EndPlantBlindness

    How can we eradicate prejudices in science communication? Last month I wrote and published a piece called Seeing the wood…

    by HaysHarvest
  • The Pandemic and the South African Public Service: An opportunity to eat or to feed?

    On the 25 June 2020, the National School of Government hosted a webinar with Professor Stan Sangweni, the former Chairperson of the Public Service…

    by michellebeeslaar
  • Mama Charlotte Maxeke: My Superhero

    Why was I not taught about her in school? In line with the commemoration of women’s month, I have chosen…

    by Sinenhlanhla Sikhosana
  • Truth, skepticism and opportunity in 4IR

    by Dr. Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian, Ph.D. Department of Communication. University of Johannesburg The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) with its emergence of…

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  • New Deal for Nature and People

    Climate Change and Covid-19: Has the momentum been lost?  In a presentation to the World Economic Forum in 2016, historian…

    by michellebeeslaar