Drain on our Dignity
Masixole Feni the winner of the Ernest Cole Award, 2015 for his project – A Drain on Our Dignity will launch his book and exhibition at the CAS Gallery.
Beyond Boundaries
Beyond Boundaries
Two exhibitions, Encounters and Dialogues and Christmas Bands, will be showing at CAS Gallery as part of the Contemporary Ethnography Congress Across the Disciplines (CEAD) Conference, explore and make visible in different ways, worlds that are...
The Louis Moholo-Moholo Legacy Concert
The Centre for African Studies in association with South African Jazz Cultures and the Archive invites you to a celebration of the musical legacy of Louis Moholo-Moholo. The Project features an eclectic programme that includes a virtual exhibition,...
African Studies In The Post-Colonial University, edited by Thandabantu Nhlapo and Harry Garuba
African universities must play key roles in the provision of the skills and expertise that drive economic and social advancement.
Sound Travels: Musical Connections between Asia and Africa
You are invited to an exhibition that searches for connections and synergies between Africa and Asia as part of a major research project between scholars across these two continents called "Recentering AfroAsia" funded by the A.W.Mellon Foundation....
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Rethinking Africa


Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Public seminar: Marxist theory in African settler societies

You are invited to a public seminar with CAS Honorary Professor Allison Drew, discussing with Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza, Marxist theory in African settlers societies in Algeria and South Africa.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 13:30
Two more appointments for Africa Month

In addition to the historic appointment of Professor Mamdani as Honorary Professor in CAS, the centre has further made 2 strategic appointments in celebration of Africa Month. These are world renowned Professor Toyin Falola (University of Texas, Austin) and feminist scholar and activist Professor Gertrude Fester (formerly from Sol Plaatje University). These appointments align with the university's strategic plan to Africanise and decolonise the institution and to transform the curriculum and presents an exciting phase in its development trajectory to more relevant scholarship.    

Publication Date:
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 09:30
Professor Mamdani rejoins UCT

UCT’s Centre of African Studies marks Africa Day by appointing renowned African scholar as honorary professor.

Publication Date:
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 18:00
Tackling the land question and the history of dispossession

Associate Professor Nomalanga Mkhize (Nelson Mandela University) speaks of Khoikhoi king Hinsati and the old Cape Colony in addressing 'the heart of the land question'. Mkhize is a key contributor to the Precolonial Catalytic Historiography Project and a CAS doctoral graduate. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 17:45