Essays

Gamers of Colour! Why aren’t you using your power?

Gamers of Colour! Why aren’t you using your power?

For years now, I have been hearing about racism in the South African esports scene.  To be fair to the scene, racism isn’t unique to the scene. It is reflective of our deeply racist society. Racism exists at all levels, from subtle microaggressions to the overt kind. ...

The Contradictions of our Existence

The Contradictions of our Existence

By Bayo Akomolafe poet | philosopher | psychologist | professor | passionate about the preposterous One of the most powerful aspects of our modern conditioning is the predisposition to describe, predict and control our experiences. This explains our crazed obsession...

The Child as an Insult

The Child as an Insult

By Toby Rollo of Lakehead University, Political Science Department, Faculty Member. Posted on Facebook in June 2017. Reposting here with permission. There was once a time in the media when it was deemed acceptable to insult or degrade a political opponent by comparing...

Unschooling In South Africa – FAQ

Unschooling In South Africa – FAQ

10 minute read Responding to seven of the most frequently asked unschooling related questions and sharing a bunch of links to help you understand unschooling at a deeper level

My School ~ Rabindranath Tagore

My School ~ Rabindranath Tagore

In 1863, Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, established a school modelled on the principles of humanism and sustainability, in Bengal, India. He later delivered a lecture in America which was subsequently published in Personality London: MacMillan, 1933.  This...

Deschooling Reading List

Deschooling Reading List

7 minute read Decolonisation starts with deschooling right? This is one post to bookmark as it links to 16 other long, thought provoking reads.

Schooling: It’s Not About Learning

Schooling: It’s Not About Learning

There is a strong sentiment amongst education academics against children learning exclusively outside of schools. Professor Jonathen Jansen, Vice Chancellor and Rector of the University of Free State, South Africa, recently shared this sentiment (to much applause) on...