Amos Tutuola’s work is enjoying renewed interest and support.
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.
If access to information online becomes more difficult, then it will be the communities on the fringes that lose out.
Khanya College thought differently about its students and its curriculum.
Khanya College's curriculum was quite different from the one taught at other universities of the time. Its students studied oral African literature and history alongside Western literature.
Former astronaut Julie Payette urges Canada to use science, knowledge, and innovation as paths to better future for all, during her installation ceremony as Canada’s 29th Governor General in the Senate chamber of Parliament on Oct. 2.
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Society needs more research that is both excellent and useful. We can achieve this by shifting the academic culture toward research that is Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR).
A statue of former Cape Colony governor Cecil Rhodes is removed from the University of Cape Town after student protests.
The process of decolonising research methodology is an ethical, ontological and political exercise rather than simply one of approach and ways of producing knowledge.
How can you justify your knowledge? Epistemology has a few answers.
It's not what you think you know, but how you can justify your knowledge that is most important.
Sydney has the brightest prospects of the 25 Australian cities assessed in the new Knowledge City Index.
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The changing nature of work means the knowledge capabilities of cities are more important than ever. Here's what the new Knowledge City Index tells us about 25 Australian cities.
There are many different ways to approach the thorny issue of decolonising knowledge.
Critical decolonisation means accepting risk of error. It means considering whether indigenous knowledge systems might contain truths that western science hasn't accessed.
For the decolonisation of knowledge to be successful, it must be driven by critical thinking.
Phrases like “knowledge production” conceal the fact that knowledge answers to something beyond itself and beyond us. To produce knowledge is to find out about something.
It’s time for students to see Africa differently.
It's important to shift educational discourse in and around Africa in a more equitable, representative direction.
Concerned South Africans disapprove of President Jacob Zuma.
South Africa celebrates Freedom Day this week amid growing discontent over misrule by President Zuma and the ANC. This has led to increased calls for ethical and caring leaders.
The message over the doorway to London’s Kirkaldy Testing Museum. But don’t be too quick to believe the facts and dismiss the opinions.
When it comes to facts versus opinions, just remember that not all facts have been true, and not all opinions should be dismissed either.
Ten questions. On your marks. Get set. Go.
The demand for “decolonised education” may jeopardise research and learning in South Africa.
It's important that South African teachers, lecturers and professors develop curricula that build on the best knowledge skills, values, beliefs and habits from around the world.
Police guard a building at the University of Cape Town – from whom, since knowledge is not really owned by anyone.
There are a few questions that can be posed and unpacked if universities are to move towards genuine decolonisation.
Ancient fermentation techniques are an example of African chemistry in action.
Knowledge is power. If you own it, you can control those without it. Since so much knowledge about Africa doesn't sit on the continent, it's apparent that Africa lacks power in this regard.
The decolonisation of South Africa’s university curriculum seems to have fallen off the agenda, overtaken by the push for free higher education.
The decolonisation debate in South Africa's universities raises critical issues about the relationship between power, knowledge and learning.
There is no spoon. At least, not the way you think there is.
The world around you might be an illusion and you're really a brain in a vat connected to a supercomputer. Sounds preposterous? But can you prove it's not true?
What is the best way to return ‘Africa’ to African Studies?
African Studies remains a colonised space rife with misrepresentation, homogenisation and essentialising about Africa.
Transforming the curriculum isn’t as simple as replacing some books with others.
Curriculum transformation has to happen. But it has to go further than simply borrowing ideas and concepts.