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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Rethinking Africa


Friday, 22 January 2021
Third Precolonial Conference

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.

Publication Date:
Sat, 09 Nov 2019 - 17:45
Conference: African Studies and Land questions in Africa

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.

Publication Date:
Sat, 09 Nov 2019 - 17:00
Conference:Third rethinking Africa Catalytic Pre-Colonial conference 2020

The Centre for African Studies (CAS) in collaboration with A/Xarra Restorative Justice forum hosts the Third "Rethinking Africa" Catalytic Pre-Colonial Conference.

Funded by: National Institute for Humanities and Social Science (NIHSS)

Date:23-34 January 2020

Time: 08h00-18h00

Venue: Centre for African Studies Gallery,UCT, Upper Campus

Find the poster here and programme here

Publication Date:
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 - 09:15
Honorary Doctorate

The Centre for African Studies at the University of Leiden, Netherlands, will confer an Honorary Doctorate on Prof Lungisile Ntsebeza in February 2020.

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 - 15:00