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New Collection of Columns by Jonathan Jansen: We Need to Act

We Need to ActPan Macmillan presents a new collection of columns by Jonathan Jansen, We Need to Act:

Following the success of We Need to Talk, published in 2011, comes a new collection of Jonathan Jansen’s columns originally published in The Times newspaper. Jansen’s decidedly non-PC views are organised around four action areas critical to all South Africans: Education (schools and universities); The Future (young people and their futures); Service Delivery (stories about failures of government and institutions); and Hope (stories to inspire).

Jansen takes his inspiration from a diverse group of people – statesmen, teachers, students, children and everyday South Africans he meets – and introduces us to them through his columns. Bound to make you stop and think, and then, we hope, develop your own plans to act to change lives.

About the author

Professor Jonathan Jansen is the rector of the University of the Free State, where he has earned a formidable reputation for transformation and for a deep commitment to reconciliation in communities living with the heritage of apartheid. He is an educationalist, a former Dean of Education at the University of Pretoria, who holds an impressive collection of degrees and awards, including the position as President of the South African Institute of Race Relations. He was born in the Western Cape, and has lived in various parts of South Africa and in the United States. He is married with two children.

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