A protester outside the US Supreme Court of Appeal objects to gay marriage. An incident at a Cape Town university has raised issues of religious freedom.
The furore around freedom of sexual orientation vs religious freedom at a South African university should lead to deeper thinking about Christianity's historical role in promoting liberalism.
South African teachers must operate in extremely varied socioeconomic conditions. Their practical training in schools needs to prepare them for this reality.
There are a number of ways to improve the experience that student teachers have while completing their compulsory practical period in a school.
Many of South Africa’s primary and secondary schools are dysfunctional. But should universities use this as an excuse to turn all applicants from these schools away?
Data from the National Benchmark Test can be used by universities to support students who lag behind in academic literacy.
Nelson Mandela believed education is the most powerful weapon which can change the world.
Nelson Mandela called education "the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world". How can universities bring his words to life?
A student protests against colonial-era statues at the University of Cape Town. Changing the curriculum structure is another way to decolonise South Africa’s universities.
It's not just the content of South Africa's university curricula that needs to be re-examined. The country's degree structure should be reconsidered, too.
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.
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?
One student from elsewhere in Africa was told that since Nelson Mandela had died, it was time for she and other foreigners to leave South Africa.
South Africa is a popular destination for international students - especially those from the SADC region. Will xenophobia keep them away?
The Southern Africa Large Telescope in South Africa’s Karoo region is the largest optical telescope in the southern hemisphere.
South African scientists and scholars produce the most significant portion of Africa’s recognised research publications.