Universities were initially created to connect people. In our country, after 27 years of democracy, we have succeeded in increasing the percentage of students who attend institutions of higher learning from seven to eleven percent. By definition, it makes you (graduates) a small part of the elite and I hope that you will resist the temptation to be elitist and therefore exclusionary. For us, the biggest injustice was exclusion.
If the year 2020 was the year of the digital revolution, please join us in making 2021 become the year of the Ark – bringing people in. We need to empower universities to become inclusive centres of excellence; to be awake to still persistent inequalities and how these continue to shape a sense of belonging, ownership, identity, access, language, symbols, attitudes and expectations.
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An inside job
Yusuf Ganief, Executive Chairperson of Cape Town Festival and lead singer and manager of the music duo Desert Rose, invites us to join his journey in search of freedom.
Mind Your Language
Shadrack Ncele, an undergraduate law student, articulates his inner conflict and double consciousness as a young man born into isiXhosa culture who is now immersed in the English language.
The Year Of The Ark
Bonang Mohale, a leading businessman and Chancellor of the University of the Free State, recently delivered a speech at a masters’ and doctoral graduation ceremony, from which many South Africans can draw inspiration. This is an edited version of his speech.
Two Lies And A Half Truth
Marketing Campaign Strategist Jordan Pieters delves into the disparities between the constitutional freedoms that young South Africans have been born into, and their lived realities.
A Question Of Liberty
While there is still much to be done to achieve true freedom for all South Africans, media veteran Ryland Fisher shares why we have reason to celebrate.
Careful What You Wish For
Former newspaper editor Gasant Abarder refl ects on past fantasies about freedom and the imperfections that come with living in a democracy.
Being Homeless Isn't A Crime
According to Statistics South Africa, ours is the most unequal country in the world. And this inequality is visible in all of our cities. Unless you are living under a rock, you’ll be aware that South Africa has a large homeless population.
Living Without Chaos
South African social philosopher and poet Athol Williams weighs up the cost of unfettered chaos.
Nicola Rabkin shares what a typical, environmentally conscious day looks like for her family, who is striving for eco-mindfulness.
BUBBLES SANS BOOZE
Zari Sparkling, an alcohol-free bubbly, has been creating a new niche in the beverage sector since 2010.
Where More Education Doesn't Mean More Jobs
The more education you have, the more likely you are to have a job. This relationship holds true across the U.S. labor market, with one notable exception. In February, 74.6% of men 25 and older with only a bachelor’s degree were employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while just 72.7% of men with advanced degrees were.
Seesaw – Best in Class
For helping to make remote learning work during the pandemic.
School Wasn't So Great Before Covid, Either
Yes, remote schooling has been a misery—but it’s offering a rare chance to rethink early education entirely.
What Is MasterClass Actually Selling?
The Ads are everywhere: You can learn to serve like Serena Williams, write like Margaret Atwood, act like Natalie Portman. But what MasterClass really delivers is something altoguether different.
The Secret of Success
Madhusudan Reddy explores how success comes through discipline, and provides simple effective ways of cultivating that discipline in daily life.
The Vital Role Of Certification In Education
Educators and employers are using certification to build tomorrow’s tech workforce
Of Two Minds
By insisting that boys' and girls' brains are wired differently, proponents of single-sex education are selling all kids short.
Can Maryland Defuse The Inequality ‘Time Bomb'?
The state legislature is weighing a proposal to make education more fair
Tips For Beating Test Anxiety
Study strategies and coping skills transform attitudes
Most Influential Business YouTube Channels
YouTube has become one of the most influential media for entertainment, education, business, and other information exchange. There are several business YouTube Channels in the global context that are present in the virtual world and subscribed by millions for daily viewership. The contents and graphics in these channels help the business decision-makers to learn new concepts understand changing business scenarios and develop new skills to perform better on the business front. The following are the top ten most influential business YouTube Channels in the global context as of 20th November 2019.