ARTICLES

Education Central to Creating Employment – January 2018

Education Central to Creating Employment – January 2018

Unemployment, inequality and poverty are often mentioned as the main issues the government of South Africa should urgently attend to. We know there is no silver bullet to solve all problems, but the single underlying problem we urgently need to attend to is our education system.

THE RISK OF CHEATING

THE RISK OF CHEATING

Research undertaken by Effron, Bryan and Murnighan takes a deep and extensive look at when we are ethically at our most vulnerable to be dishonest.

MORAL SELF-LICENSING LEADERSHIP?

MORAL SELF-LICENSING LEADERSHIP?

Moral self-licensing, often overlooked, is one of the lenses through which we can look to help us to understand the political culture of the ruling party.

IS BLACK MONDAY HELPING SOUTH AFRICA?

IS BLACK MONDAY HELPING SOUTH AFRICA?

NOVEMBER 2017

The call for protest against farm murders, as well as the protest actions on so-called Black Monday, 29 October 2017, have led to opposing reactions.

NADENKE OOR DOOD, OPSTANDING EN TREUR November 2017

NADENKE OOR DOOD, OPSTANDING EN TREUR November 2017

Death is the necessary transformation we all need

Dealing with terminally ill and dying people

Dealing with terminally ill and dying people

“… dying people can face the reality of life much better than caregivers often realize”

Health insurance is complicated – simplicity won’t do

Health insurance is complicated – simplicity won’t do

South Africa’s present national health care is not sustainable, but Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s approach does not sufficiently deal with the complexities of the issue.

BEFRIENDING DEATH

BEFRIENDING DEATH

“When I myself am able to befriend death, I will be able to help others do the same”
(Henry Nouwen, 1994:23)
The idea of “befriending death” may sound strange to many – and even to Christians

REFLECTING ON STUDENTS UNREST

REFLECTING ON STUDENTS UNREST

The recent protests and violence at South African universities make it necessary to reflect on what is happening in our society. Students at higher learning institutions are both a reflection of society and different from society in general.

EDUCATION OF CHILDREN AND ALTRUISM

EDUCATION OF CHILDREN AND ALTRUISM

With numerous research programmes, the Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman has shown that, on average, our interpretation, judgment and decision-making are often based on biased intuitive thinking.