Through its Research Development Fund, the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) has thrown its weight and funding behind the establishment of the San and Khoe Research Unit at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
The San and Khoe Research Unit is an interdisciplinary unit that will address important research questions around indigeneity, identity, non-racialism and anti-racism within the framework of land reform and language restoration. It will also host cultural programmes, programmes on research ethics and the repatriation of unethically acquired human remains.
Archaeology is changing, slowly. But it’s still too tied up in colonial practices
For many people, the mention of archaeology makes them think of Indiana Jones. He’s the hero of the 1980s movie franchise – but any archaeologist will tell you that Indiana isn’t very good at his job.
For starters, he destroys so much of the contextual information that could tell people more about the site where an artefact was found, the climate at the time, what material was used to make something and whether that material was local or from another area. That’s all just as important as the exciting artefact he’s trying to find.
See links below to read the tribute articles remembering and celebrating the life of Professor Harry Garuba.
The A/Xarra Restorative Justice Forum takes on City of Cape Town in addressing COVID-19 human rights atrocities at Strandfontein camp created for the homeless of Cape Town. See link below to listen to the discussion that took place on Eusebius Mckaiser Show.