Jonathan jansen as by fire

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jonathan jansen as by fire

As by fire by Jonathan Jansen

Professor Jonathan Jansen is the Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State, South Africa, where he has earned a formidable reputation for transformation and for a deep commitment to reconciliation in communities living with the heritage of apartheid. He is an educationalist, a former Dean of Education at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, who holds an impressive collection of degrees and awards, including the position as President of the South African Institute of Race Relations. He was born in the Western Cape, South Africa, and has lived in various parts of South Africa and in the United States. He is married with two children.
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Expected to ship within 4 - 8 working days. In frank interviews with eleven of the VCs most affected, he examines the forces at work, why the protests escalate into chaos, and what is driving and exasperating our youth. This urgent and necessary book gives us an insider view of the crisis, tells us why the conflict will not go away and what it means for the future of our universities. Let us know about it. Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image. Is this product missing categories?

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Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter. Receive UWN's free weekly e-newsletters. Copyright University World News. Student protests are normal in South Africa but this was different. The normal protests come in brief and seasonal cycles, are mostly limited to historically black campuses and the former polytechnics technikons, now merged and renamed universities of technology , and are generally not violent. Beginning with protests against cultural alienation among black students and staff on former white campuses the so-called RhodesMustFall protests starting at the University of Cape Town and then financial exclusions of poor students the so-called FeesMustFall uprising starting at the University of the Witwatersrand , South African universities descended into an unprecedented crisis. An unfolding crisis At first, starting in March , the protests were largely peaceful and non-violent, and also enjoyed significant support from the broader community.

Biz News. But it helps. Its journalists pursued Jansen and his counterparts in an open vendetta. The lewd, crude, and highly personal side of the campaign was ignored. Lies and distortions mixed freely with what was accurate and true.

Jacob Zuma chose to mark the Day of Reconciliation by reaching out to protesting students and promising free higher education, an unsurprising but contentious move. By pure chance I happened to be on the UCT campus on 9 March , the day Chumani Maxwele decided to douse the statue of Cecil John Rhodes in excrement, kicking off a protest movement that called not only for the removal of the offensive statue but for a removal of the hostile organisational climate that many black students felt permeated UCT and other historically white universities HWUs. RMF was not the first to call for this at UCT similar calls had been made for as long as I can remember, with organisational climate surveys, research projects and outbreaks of protest underlining the need for what we then called transformation but things were different this time: firstly, a mere month to the day after the initial protest action the statue was removed. This concrete response, while limited, was nonetheless symbolic, and signalled a difference from previous responses, which were usually to appoint task teams to frame new policies, to investigate renaming a few venues, or to review systems and procedures to speed up recruitment and retention of black students and staff. Secondly, the movement spread like wildfire. Months later, fresh impetus came with the beginnings of FeesMustFall at Wits University, spreading beyond HWUs to historically black campuses and institutions, where long-standing protests about fees and resources became part of a national uprising. Interviews with 11 vice-chancellors, and his own views as a 12th, form the bulk of the data around which the analysis is constructed.

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