South Africa’s Universities Can Do More To Make Disabled Students Feel Included
It’s been a decade since South Africa signed and ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The convention is an international human rights treaty that’s supposed to protect the rights and dignity of people with disabilities. But not much seems to have changed for South Africans with disabilities since 2007.
Five Trends South Africa’s Universities Must Reject If They Really Want Change
It’s no surprise that student movements are shutting down university campuses all over South Africa. More than two decades have passed since the advent of democracy and change in higher education appears to be stuttering.
Changing What Universities Teach Is A Process, Not A Single Event
There is a debate unfolding around the world about what universities teach and whether their curricula are relevant to today’s students. In South Africa, students have been extremely vocal in their calls to transform and decolonise the curriculum. But what does this mean? What sort of work will it require? The Conversation Africa’s education editor Natasha Joseph asked educationists Professor Yusuf Sayed and Orla Quinlan to explain.