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.
To understand inequality in countries like South Africa, it is important to have a good grasp of factors influencing the allocation of skills and knowledge.
In a country as unequal as South Africa, the people who have access to higher education have the power to shape the society, including its elites and middle class.
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?
Oprah Winfrey’s academy for girls in South Africa is well-resourced and produces good results. These factors mean it is in the minority.
Parents want to know how much they need to spend to secure a good education - and job prospects - for their children. But is it as simple as balancing your own books and ignoring the bigger picture?
Science can help explain the mysteries of the universe but how do you put a dollar value on that?
Why put a dollar value on science when the benefits to our lives and society are far more valuable?
Do we know where to find the most credible information in an age of digital literacy?
Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…