Alternate Horzions December Message


The Alternate Horizons Platform was started earlier this year to give students an opportunity to share their opinions on a particular theme and publish their related research. The Platform has published some truly though provoking opinion pieces and short academic articles from authors around the world — below is a list of published authors with links to their pieces. A huge thank you to each and every person who submitted articles to Alternate Horizons over the last few months. You have taught and inspired us, and we simply cannot wait to read more!

We would also like to thank our reviewers who have played a seminal role in helping students develop their articles and ensuring that Alternate Horizons maintains it high publication standards. Thank you to the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria for encouraging and supporting this platform.

Alternate Horizons will be taking a break and will be back on 15 January 2022 with some exciting themes and opportunities. We hope that everyone has a wonderful break and a happy New Year.

Happy Holidays!

Andrea du Toit



Youth Month

Adeola Adedapo

Entrepreneurship as a panacea to increasing youth unemployment in Africa

Itumeleng Tyantsi

Youth Month - Reimagining tomorrow: our turn, our time, our future

Jacob Malan

Computer Programming and Basic Education

Lauren Barnes

Challenges South African youth face in education and their quest to eradicate issues of the past

Lerato Maris

Re-imagining tomorrow: our turn, our time, our future

Masilo Lepuru

The youth of our time, constitutionalism and the future of 'South Africa'

Nkhensani Chimuse

Re-imagining tomorrow: our turn, our time, our future - A teacher’s perspective

Sunè Bester

Self-directed learning as a method for future education

Wa Mamba Bukumba

Reimagining Tomorrow – Our Turn, Our Time, Our Future

Comfort Asare

Re-imagining tomorrow: our turn, our time, our future

Volunteer Month

Sinead Page

Open doors - The Department of Visual Arts goes beyond education

Women’s Month

Akheel Maharaj

How we overlook the value of women

Phakiso Lekgau

The intersectional challenges faced by women of colour in South Africa

Jabulile Ntuli

#Choose to challenge - the value of women

Lerato Maris

The evolution of the value of women

Shakirat Ogunbayo

The Effects of Molestation and Violence Against Women During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Boitumelo Molapo

The Value of Women


Special edition: Food security, food systems and food heroes

Marrium Hussein

Globally Securing Food in an Insecure World – Opportunities and Challenges

America Nabukonde

Food Security for All: Causes and Implications of Food Insecurity

Kaze Tindo

The Repercussions of Armed Conflict on Food Security in the Republic of Cameroon

Jonathan Nsamba & Elezebeth Mathews

Can Food Labels Improve the Food Systems in the World?

Heritage Month

Olushola Eniowo & Bertie Meyer

Improving Livelihood through an Upgrade of Artisanal Small-scale Mining Practices

Ntombikayise Mahaye

Heritage and how it shapes our humanity

Phindile Vanessa Sibiya

African heritage and humanity

Theo Madamalala

Heritage - how it shapes our humanity

Mmamoruti Johanna Metswamere

Heritage and how it shapes our humanity

Comfort Asare

Heritage and how it shapes our humanity

Politics Month

Laura Rubidge

The rise of covert competitive authoritarianism

Shakirat Bola Ogunbayo

States of eductaion, funding, and democracy in Nigeria

Edwin Hlase

A reflection on moments that tested the effectiveness of South Africa's constitutional democracy