1. From Magersfontein to Westminster

    My Dad was a history teacher and a blue blooded Brit. Up to his dying day he would stand to attention if he just heard the band strike up with ‘God save the Queen.’


  2. From Magersfontein to Westminster: no winners, only losers.

    My Dad was a history teacher and a blue blooded Brit. Up to his dying day he would stand to attention if he just heard the band strike up with ‘God save the Queen.’


  3. Foot soldiers and boards

    I have started 2017 with hope because of the calibre of people in South Africa who, at the end of last year (and at great personal and professional risk), stood up and shared what is wrong with our public broadcaster, the SABC.


  4. Tax deductible donations to universities-Yes or No?

    In February every year every university Vice-Chancellor writes to the alumni and friends of the university requesting donations.


  5. Is it tragedy or is it hope? Death of 94 patients has elevated mental health issues

    In Sesotho there is a saying, lefu la hae la mphidisa, meaning I become alive through his/her death.


  6. South Africans are not very good at predicting the future

    This is a pity in the context of #FessMustfall as it is not very difficult to predict the consequences if #FeesMustFall were to succeed in achieving its objectives.


  7. #SABISA conference 2016: South Africa’s Independent schools and the #FeesMustFall crisis

    My email inbox went crazy, when the #FeesMustFall protestors were chased by police onto the St Andrews College and DSG campus in Grahamstown, last week.


  8. #FeesMustFall; Some shocking numbers

    Every day I am stunned by how little we actually know about the #FeesMustFall crisis.


  9. #FeesMustFall: Lets have the Grace to stop for now!

    There can be few events in raising a family that are more traumatic than having to face the reality that a deserving child will not get to university simply because there is not enough money.


  10. All stakeholders in higher education must act in good faith

    To act in good faith is the foundation of effective, ethical leadership


  11. Goal is free education, but path is debatable

    In the higher education crisis, so many perceptions, opinions and reactions are bouncing about and clashing with one another that we are getting nowhere.


  12. #Feesmustfall: The forgotten stakeholders

    We all seem to have forgotten about the biggest stakeholder in the debate, the South African family.