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
300 Days of detention for Fariba Adelkhah: A new initiative for her release from Iranian Jail

We’ve been in lock down for 20 days. Fariba Adelkhah, a researcher at the International Research Centre of Sciences Po Paris, has been in prison for 300 days in Iran. By posting her face on the websites of academic institutions and research teams in Europe and elsewhere, we want to show the support of the scientific community and urge the French government to do everything possible to secure her release.


Fariba Adelkhah is in danger. We must act urgently for her.

Publication Date:
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 - 10:15
In loving memory: Professor Harry Garuba

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our colleague Professor Harry Garuba has passed away on the morning of the 29th February 2020. He had been ill recently and was in hospital these past few days. He was a key leading figure at CAS and within AXL and will be sorely missed for his camaraderie, friendship, support, wisdom, experience, generosity, warmth -  and above all, for his depth of knowledge and scholarship. We join with others here at UCT and afar in conveying our deepest condolences to his wife, children and extended family.

Publication Date:
Tue, 03 Mar 2020 - 07:45
Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza honorary doctorate conferral at the University of Leiden,Netherlands

Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza's honorary doctarate conferral at the University of Leiden took place on the 7th February 2020, in recognition of his outstanding research throughout his career. To read more and to watch the ceremony, follow the link below:


Publication Date:
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 - 07:45
Honorary doctorate for South African professor Lungisile Ntsebeza

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.

Publication Date:
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 - 17:00