Industrialising Africa: Unlocking the Economic Potential of the Continent
Professor Horman Chitonge’s new book examines the prospect of African industrial development from a structural transformation perspective. It demonstrates that industrial development in Africa remains elusive due to an incomplete decolonization of...
Khoekhoegowab Launch
Chief Hendrik 'Hennie' van Wyk, of the Gorachouqua House, at the launch of the first Khoekhoegowab language course. The course was a joint outcome of the work of the Centre for African Studies, the Aboriginal /Xarra Restorative Justice Forum, and...
Khoekhoegowab First Class
The Khoekhoegowab course was launched in June 2019. This is the first class. It was taught by Dorothea Davids, a first-language Khoekhoegowab speaker and teacher from Namibia. She is featured in the front row wearing green, second from left.
Inaugural ceremonies of the Khoekhoegowab course
Bradley van Sitters, Aboriginal /Xarra Restorative Justice member, 'Khoisan' revivalist and cultural activist, performs an inaugural blessing ceremony for the course.
Aboriginal /Xarra Restorative Justice Forum
Chief Autshumao 'Mackie' addresses and leads the Aboriginal /Xarra Restorative Justice Forum during one of their meetings, held at the Centre for African Studies.
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Saturday, 23 January 2021
Professor Harry Garuba tribute articles
Publication Date:
Tue, 12 May 2020 - 10:00
A/Xarra Restorative Justice Forum takes on City of Cape Town

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.



Publication Date:
Thu, 07 May 2020 - 07:30
COVID-19 and South Africa: Dissonance between national and provincial strategies

See link below to read Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza's second article titled "COVID-19 and South Africa: Dissonance between national and provincial strategies" for the African Studies Center at Leiden University.  


Publication Date:
Mon, 04 May 2020 - 06:45
COVID-19 and its implications for South Africa's democracy

The COVID-19 epidemic has exposed the limitations of South Africa’s democracy. Very little has been achieved to address the critical issue of racialized poverty in the country. A new approach to tackle this enduring problem is needed, writes Lungisile Ntsebeza. At the heart of it all is the failure of the democratic state to resolve the land question in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Tue, 14 Apr 2020 - 09:15