South African professor Lungisile Ntsebeza will receive an honorary doctorate on the Foundation Day of Leiden University on Friday 7 February. Ntsebeza is an authority in the democratisation of rural South Africa and poverty reduction. Ntsebeza has been Professor of Sociology and African Studies at the University of Cape Town since 2008, where he is also Director of the Centre of African Studies. He studies the democratisation of rural South Africa, where many traditional and unelected rulers still hold sway. He also conducts research into land rights, poverty reduction and the pre-colonial history of South Africa.
The Third NIHSS Precolonial Catalytic Project Conference entitled ‘Rethinking Africa’ will take place between 23-24 January 2020, at CAS, UCT. Theme: "What is an African Philosophy? Contemporary challenges and imperatives for political and economic policies in southern Africa." We invite papers for this third conference of the Precolonial historiography catalytic project of the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) which will result in the fourth volume of the ‘Rethinking Africa’ series. This conference is jointly hosted by the Centre for African Studies & the A/Xarra Restorative Justice Forum.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) Chair in Land Reform and Democracy in South Africa at CAS is hosting an international conference on "African Studies and Land questions in Africa". 27-29 Nov 2019. All are welcome. Late abstracts and papers may be accepted.