Scholarly Blog - 22nd April 2023
Public authorities play a vital role in transforming higher education in South Africa, addressing the legacy of apartheid and fostering inclusivity. By shaping policies, allocating resources, and setting strategic directions, they contribute to creating an equitable academic landscape. Challenges remain, including systemic inequalities and financial constraints, but collaboration and commitment can drive sustainable change. Ultimately, public authorities are instrumental in building a more just and equitable society through higher education transformation.
The internet, data, and AI have transformed the way activism and advocacy is conducted in Kenya and around the world. With the click of a button, individuals and groups can connect, share information, and mobilize for a cause. The rise of online political engagement has been a game-changer in shaping political discourse in Kenya,
As a researcher, I have been utilizing digital technologies in my research processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness. The utilization of data mining tools such as TAGs, Python, and R has been one of the most significant ways that digital technologies have impacted my research.
Africa’s modernity issue is still centred on knowledge production, and this has remained a significant puzzle in unlocking post-independence growth, international development, economic development, and innovation on the continent.
Postgraduate and early-career trainers and mentors in most African universities invest very little in the craft of writing beyond research and methodology courses.
When we do not speak out and demand that the police be held accountable for atrocities they commit, we become complicit.
The point I wish to focus on in the rest of this article is the presence of women in knowledge management, publishing, and research dissemination in Africa.