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Flawed democracvy & words as weapons

May 4, 2019


'Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.' So said French philosopher Voltaire. It is a statement worth bearing in mind in this digital age where distortions of fact and the manipulation and faking of news in both social and mainstream media is becom ing ever more prevalent.

Sad times for SA English newspapers

January 19, 2015


The race card has been played and facts have been distorted, apparently at the request of the South African ptesidency, in a case that raises again the whole question of media independence and freedom of expression.

More reflections on ‘reflective learning’

October 2, 2010


I contend that there is nothing new in the general concept of reflective practice or reflective learning based on experience involving the senses. That, in fact, much of the more recent crop of theories falling under the heading of reflective practice harks back to an illiberal educational tradition going back 2,000 years and more than […]