Detractors argue that decolonising the curriculum to include writers like Steve Biko (who was much admired by former president Nelson Mandela) will lower standards.
Evidence from an 18-month-old research project suggests that making elements of the Humanities curriculum more Afro-centric boosts student engagement.
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.
It’s not that Shakespeare needs to burn out – but it’s time for him to fade away.
When literary studies degrees focus almost entirely on the work of white, male writers, we do our students and the academy a great disservice.
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…