articles, commentary and Op-eds

From Bosnia to Palestine: Chronicles of war, hunger and expired food aid. UntoldMag. 6 March 2024. Link for the article in Arabic.

It's not over: Unpacking Burna Boy's 'Monsters You Made'. Co-authored with Sakhile Phiri. Africa is a Country. 20 February 2024.

Apartheid divide persists in international research collaboration. Co-authored with Divinia Jithoo. University World News. 10 February 2024. 

The deafening silence of South African universities. Africa is a Country. 23 October 2023.

AI and epistemic injustices: Garbage data in, garbage out. University World News. 23 August 2023. 

Internationalisation: Looking back and looking forward. University World News. 29 June 2023.

International educators can be part of the climate solution. Co-authored with Samia Chasi. University World News. 13 May 2023.

Tackling the Global North’s bibliometric coloniality. Co-authored with Pedro Mzileni. University World News. 11 March 2023.

Why we need a definitive change in internationalisation. Co-authored with Samia Chasi. University World News. 28 January 2023.

To sustain life, Euro-American epistemic hegemony must end. University World News. 17 July 2022.

Critical diversity literacy for higher education internationalisation. Co-authored with Samia Chasi and Lavern Samuels. IAU Horizons, Vol. 27, No. 1. May 2022. 

Gangsters as people’s champions. Co-authored with Claire Raga. Africa is a Country. 21 November 2021. Republished in City Press on 28 November 2021. Translated to Spanish and published by the Center for Information and Documentation on Africa at the Universidad Complutense Madrid on 16 December 2021.

The slow violence of climate change. Co-authored with Garret Barnwell. The Cairo Review of Global Affairs. No. 43. Fall 2021. 

Not mere intellectual dissenters: A reflection on South Africa's draft Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill. Africa is a Country. 11 October 2021. Republished in Mail & Guardian on 13 October 2021.

Beware those lurking on the sidelines as government and police fail. Co-authored with Claire Raga. Sunday Times. 26 September 2021. Click here to read the article without the paywall.

South Africa: A missed opportunity to rethink internationalisation. University World News. 5 August 2021.

The impact of COVID-19 on higher education and internationalisation. Study South Africa. 19th edition. 2020. International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA).

Changing international volunteering after COVID-19. Co-authored with Carina Strohmeier. University World News. 18 June 2020. 

Dismantling colonisation’s ‘pedagogy of big lies’. University World News. 11 January 2019.

Are foreigners stealing your jobs and healthcare? Co-authored with Sharon Ekambaram and Sibongile Tshabalala. Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism/Mail & Guardian. 20 November 2018. 

How many immigrants live in South Africa? Africa is a Country. 26 October 2018. 

Xenophobia and party politics in South Africa. Africa is a Country. 27 August 2018. Republished in Mail & Guardian on 3 September 2019.

White paper highlights Gigaba’s anti-poor and anti-African approach to immigration. Co-authored with Sharon Ekambaram and Garret Barnwell. Business Day. 23 July 2018. Click here to read the article without the paywall.

Why students reject whiteness. Co-authored with Awethu Fatyela and Thando Nkala. Mail & Guardian. 4 May 2018. 

High fences and unworthy foreigners: Anti-poor immigration plans and rhetoric in South Africa. Mail & Guardian. 22 March 2018.

White privilege and hypocrisy in South Africa. Africa is a Country. 6 November 2017.

The Third World Quarterly debacle. Africa is a Country. 24 September 2017.

Student activists in South Africa and the UK confront the colonial past. The Daily Vox. 4 May 2017. 

SDGs and higher education: Leaving many behind. Co-authored with Tohiera Moodien. University World News. 28 April 2017.

South Africa’s army is in steady decline and nothing’s being done to fix it. The Conversation. 5 April 2017.

How strong academic support can change university students’ lives. The Conversation. 2 March 2017. 

Decolonisation: academics must change what they teach, and how. The Conversation. 20 November 2016.

Coloniality persists in our universities and we must urgently decolonise. Mail & Guardian. 18 November 2016. 

Do black and African lives matter on the international stage? Daily Maverick. 21 April 2016.

Academics can change the world – if they stop talking only to their peers. The Conversation. 9 March 2016. Republished in Quartz on 21 March 2016. Shared more than 240,000 times on social media.

Why South Africa’s plans to militarise humanitarian work are misguided. The Conversation. 26 January 2016.

Teaching students about Africa may be one way to stem xenophobia. The Conversation. 16 November 2015.

Changing the mindset in internationalisation research. Co-authored with Nico Jooste. University World News. 23 October 2015.

Rebuilding higher education after war. University World News. 25 September 2015.

The SANDF’s misguided role in Africa. Daily Maverick. 11 June 2015.

Post-Gaddafi Libya – A liberal peace project. TransConflict. 7 September 2011.

Can Sudan split peacefully? The Thinker. Volume 23. January 2011.

Sudan’s CPA: It looks good...on paper. The Mantle. 6 April 2010.

Elections in Sudan: Chaos before stability. Pambazuka News. 18 February 2010.

An open letter to Elie Wiesel regarding Gaza. The Palestine Chronicle. 15 January 2009.

Is someone playing with the Darfur death toll? Pambazuka News. 29 May 2008.

Where to find helicopters for Darfur? Sudan Tribune. 24 January 2008.

Roots of Sudanese conflict are in the British colonial policies. Sudan Tribune. 12 January 2008.