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.
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:
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.