South Africa's universities are detached from society because of a waning public and civic sector that once fueled the anti-apartheid struggle. Here's what can be done.
It's time race equality was practised in the academy, not just preached.
Modern western science must be stripped of the epistemological and methodological privileges it enjoys.
Text books are being rewritten and the history of caste in India questioned as 'decolonisation' has become the rhetoric of militant nationalism.
A new federal program aims to reduce diesel-dependency in remote Indigenous communities. But are these communities able to do this on their own terms?
There is no inherent tension between Islam and democratic values. Like any use of religion in politics, the application of Sharia as law depends on who is using it – and why.
The Greek body - white, muscular, masculine and middle class - dominated as an ideal type. This dominance continues today.
In the past few decades, there's been more critique of global knowledge inequalities and the global North's dominance.
If South Africa's Copyright Amendment Bill is accepted as is, it will be detrimental to academic content production.
African universities were key actors in developing post-colonial and decolonised societies.
A decolonising curriculum would consider ways in which writers negotiate linguistic, literary and cultural legacies of the colonial era.
Sarah Baartman’s name can be elevated to the highest point of the University of Cape Town’s campus, but if her legacy isn’t built into each classroom and interaction the honour is hollow.
The idea of a renewable energy transition is exciting. It opens up space to think about enhancing democracy and decolonization.
It's vital for academics in South Africa to start asking deep questions that examine what decolonialism could look like in their teaching.
The UK is increasingly isolated in its claim to the Chagos Islands. If an international court finds in Mauritius's favour, the implications could be huge.
A new project takes a different look at the role of oceans.
Author V.S. Naipaul, who died on Aug. 11, both scorned and mirrored his Caribbean origins. At the University of the West Indies, students must reconcile this conflicted titan's literary legacy.
This episode of the In Depth Out Loud podcast outlines the importance of finding a way to remove the inequalities promoted by modern science.
A long read on how science's dark imperial past still shapes research today – and what to do about it.
Amos Tutuola has contributed significantly to the resilience of ways of life and worldviews that could easily have disappeared under the weight of colonialism, globalisation and the market economy.