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.
Writing and rewriting black sporting history is a means of redressing exclusion.
Sport participation in South Africa remains rooted in the dilemmas of colonial society. It necessitates an ongoing need for discourse, debate and dialogue on decolonisation in sport history.
Calls to "indigenize" universities must start with listening - to Indigenous scholars and nations. And real reparation will be painful for settlers, for it will be unsettling.
Puerto Rico has focused significant efforts on branding – but at what cost?
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.