19.9.2020 10:09 am
Ranking systems don’t concern themselves with whether the university takes its community engagement responsibilities seriously. They care only for the market – and higher education is a very large market.
International rankings of universities are big business and big news. These systems order universities on the basis of a variety of criteria such as student to staff ratio, income from industry, and reputation as captured through public surveys.
Tracking and tracing now is less valuable than it would have been six months ago.
Uncle Cyril assured us there’s an economic recovery plan in the pipeline, but he didn’t give details – and details are what we need.
While none of our countries should project a big brother attitude, there is also a price to be paid for state and non-state actors not engaging frankly with one another.
While government needs to lead from the front, it’s something we all have a part to play in achieving.
Sometimes one finds moral conviction in the strangest of places
I thank the EFF for reviving your spirit. I thank the EFF for being so militant in their approach thus far.
In places like South Africa where constitutional racism has been outlawed, there will always be pockets of individuals and groups, holding on to the past.
According to survey, 64% of those aged between 21 and 35 said either they had been forced to move back home or they knew of someone who had to go back to mom and dad because the restrictions had hit them hard in the pocket.
This cannot be the ANC people died for, with leaders living in comfort while the rest fight to survive.
Fikile Mbalula was on the money with his observation about why country’s train tracks, railway cabling and station infrastructure have been pillaged at an eye-watering rate. It’s because of the ineptness of those running the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.
This week, it also emerged that the rebels had made significant gains by occupying islands, including those near resort operations linked to South African companies.
Patricia de Lille should pay a political price for all the allegations against her.
What have you done this week to make the planet a better place?
If I were in the Democratic Alliance’s shoes, I’d go on bended knee and recruit Ms Thuli Madonsela.