For every student who knowingly steals other people’s words and ideas, there are 10 who are not trying to be dishonest.
For every student who intentionally steals others' work and passes it off as her own, there are ten who don't yet know how to build academic knowledge. They need our help, not condemnation.
The issue of nutrition among South Africa’s youth is complex and has elements of both under and over nutrition that need to be tackled.
There are two extremes of malnutrition at play among South Africa's youth - both under nutrition and over nutrition.
Nigerian author Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is hailed as one of the greatest novels ever set in Africa.
There's a fierce debate underway about changing university curricula in Africa and the UK to be less Eurocentric. Three academics offer their suggestions for a decolonised reading list.
Thomas Sankara remains a revered figure in Burkina Faso long after his death.
Many African countries continue to creep along a predetermined path that takes them away from any real possibility to defend their sovereignty and meet the needs of their people.
Algerian actors reenact the Algerian war against France during the 2012 celebration of the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence.
Franz Fanon's writings were forged in the crucible of the Algerian liberation war which inspired struggles against racism and colonialism around the world. Half a century on, he continues to inspire.
Young academics need a strong, properly structured support system to climb the ranks and one day become professors.
There are compelling educational reasons to employ more black academics in universities and to give them all the support they'll need to become professors.
Some students say they are too frightened to bring a same-sex partner back to their residence.
How do lesbian, bisexual and gay students experience life in a South African university residence? Sadly, with a great deal of fear.
There’s more to being a good university lecturer than just projecting your voice. How can far deeper skills be developed?
Who is best placed to shape university teachers who are more than just technically proficient? The answer lies in academic development.
Members of a breakaway faction of the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe protest against homosexuality.
Attitudes and laws about homosexuality are not purely a colonial import. Since independence, other factors, including right-wing evangelism, have driven anti-LGBTI attitudes.
Strength training, as opposed to gentle exercise, may be a better way for women over 50 to improve their muscle strength and kick menopause symptoms.
Strength training is an ideal way for older women to mitigate the symptoms associated with menopause.
Universities need to take a long, hard look at themselves - and listen to their students - to tackle issues of failure and attrition.
Universities largely fail to acknowledge the way their modes of teaching and learning are culturally, socially and politically embedded. Can this be fixed?
Children struggle to develop the basic “building blocks” of maths if they’re just copying down everything the teacher tells them without understanding it.
When rote learning and parroted answers replace real engagement with the material, children are bound to battle with maths. After-school homework clubs offer a different way of thinking.
Xhosa women celebrate in Qunu in the Eastern Cape. It is time for African languages and cultures to dominate at the continent’s universities.
African universities need to boost local languages onto the same exalted platform as English before they can be considered truly transformed.
Although older women are not naturally prone to exercise, being part of an exercise group helps them to stay in a fitness program.
The relationship that older women build up with their trainers is key to maintaining their participation in exercise programs.
There’s a gap in the system.
The beginning of the academic year in South Africa is the most stressful time for parents of children who come from poor, rural and working class backgrounds. This when they have to confront the difficult…