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2021 The repositioning of the HSRC to support educational change in post-apartheid South Africa

The dawn of democracy in South Africa following the 1994 general elections and the formation of a democratic government preceded changes to ...

2020 Requirements for transforming the civil society sector in South Africa

The ToRs identify that a capable, ethical and developmental state cannot be achieved without an active and fully participating civil society...

2020 Choosing heaven: negotiating modernity in diverse social orders

Situated within the topic of geographical contexts of knowledge production, this article interrogates the youth policies of Kenya, Ghana and...

2019 Inserting space into the transformation of higher education

In this article we argue for a socio-political conception of space in order to show how conceptualisations of space can provide conceptual t...