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Expert Opinion : Surviving tough Economic times

Expert Opinion : Surviving tough Economic times

It is no longer news that we are faced with several dire situations. The South Africa of today is plagued by several challenges in the economic, political and social space/environment. These among others threaten the stability of the country and to a broader extent our livelihoods. Issues of corruption, unemployment, crimes and load shedding which […]

OPINION PIECE BY DR A AKPOME: How far should we go with online modes of delivering education in Africa?

OPINION PIECE BY DR A AKPOME: How far should we go with online modes of delivering education in Africa?

Not surprisingly, deliberations at a recently concluded teaching and learning conference featured many papers that explored the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education across the world, with a particular focus on higher education. As university lecturers and teachers ourselves and as people who not only conduct research into teaching and learning but also teach […]

OPINION PIECE: Embracing Ubuntu on Heritage Month

OPINION PIECE: Embracing Ubuntu on Heritage Month

September, the annual celebration of South African Heritage Month is almost towards an end. The drafting of this ‘expert opinion’ (today September 24), which was accidentally requested from me by a colleague some weeks ago, coincides exactly with the celebration of Heritage Day, an important cog of heritage month. Most reading this opinion will recall […]

OPINION PIECE: World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

OPINION PIECE: World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

“Creating hope Through Action” An estimated 703,000 people a year take their life around the world. For every suicide, there are likely 20 other people making a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide. Millions of people suffer intense grief or are otherwise profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviors. Each suicidal death is a public […]

International Albinism Awareness Day – 13 June 2022

International Albinism Awareness Day – 13 June 2022

Albinism is a non-contagious, genetically inherited ailment that results in the lack of melanin in the skin, eyes, and hair. INTERNATIONAL ALBINISM AWARENESS DAY 2022: The International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD), annually observed on June 13, represents the importance and celebration of human rights of people with albinism. The theme for the International Albinism Awareness […]

International Albinism Awareness Day – 13 June 2022

International Albinism Awareness Day – 13 June 2022

Albinism is a non-contagious, genetically inherited ailment that results in the lack of melanin in the skin, eyes, and hair. INTERNATIONAL ALBINISM AWARENESS DAY 2022: The International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD), annually observed on June 13, represents the importance and celebration of human rights of people with albinism. The theme for the International Albinism Awareness […]

Are Africans also entitled to human rights?

Are Africans also entitled to human rights?

Human rights are inherent in human nature. Without human rights, people cannot live a normal life. These inherent rights enable people to fully develop and deploy the human capacity of intelligence and conscience to meet various spiritual, material, social, and other needs. Human rights are based on humankind’s demand for life, in which the inherent […]

The Everywhereness and Everydayness of Poetry: A Global Celebration

The Everywhereness and Everydayness of Poetry: A Global Celebration

OPINION PIECE: Nelson S. Ratau lecturer in the Faculty of Arts :Department of English A global celebration of poetry should not be a one-day event or mood, but a daily act of tribute to one of the most truth-telling, pungent art forms. Poetry is an everyday impulse; it is always there, in the air. It […]

Democracy, Language and Inclusive Education in the African Context

Democracy, Language and Inclusive Education in the African Context

Kwesi Kwaa Prah University of Zululand Kwadlengezwa Introduction Democracy is ultimately more an ideal, a principle, than a formally constituted and historically fixed formula of government. To varying degrees and extents, it has featured in different societies at different points in history. In our times, the desirability of democracy as an overarching principle of social […]

Speech of Mr Faizal Mkhize, Managing Executive of Absa KwaZulu-Natal, during the UNIZULU, 8 May Graduation Ceremonies (first session).

Graduation Ceremony speech delivered by Faisal Mkhize, Provincial Managing Executive of Absa KwaZulu-Natal   10 May 2018                                                                             University of Zululand  ———————————————————————————————————————————————————– Ngangezwe lakhe, Uhlanga lomhlabathi (if present)  Chancellor – Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo/Sokhulu Skhangane esakhanya amadoda Chair of Council Ms Nomarashiya Caluza Council Members Vice-Chancellor Prof Xoliswa Mtose UNIZULU Management (EXCO and MANCO) Academic […]