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Public Statement on the Fire that Destroyed UCT African Studies Library and Special Collections
SAN AND KHOI UNIT INTER-UNIVERSITY DIGITAL ARCHIVE RESEARCH GROUP CENTRE FOR AFRICAN STUDIES STATEMENT ON THE UCT AFRICAN STUDIES ARCHIVE FIRE TRAGEDY 18 APRIL 2021
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.
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.
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.
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Friday, 3 December 2021
Indigenous Women's Voices Book Announcement: 26 January 2021

The Khoi-San Unit (Centre for African Studies), University of Cape Town hosted the "Rethinking Africa: Indigenous Women Re-interpret Southern Africa' Pasts" virtual book announcement on the 26 January 2021. The book is a compilation of essays and poems by indigenous women from southern Africa. See livestream of the event below:

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Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 - 14:00
Call for Applications: Community Chest Khoekhoegowab Foundational Course Bursaries Deadline for Applications: 11 November 2020

We welcome applications for 25 Community Chest bursaries to complete this course which will be offered online from mid-November 2020.

The course, aimed at youth, will run over a period of 8 weeks with 24 sessions of online instruction and preparation work. The bursary covers the tuition fees and mentorship development support as part of the programme. The course involves a formal weekly continuous assessment. On completion of the course, candidates receive a UCT certificate.

Publication Date:
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 - 08:30
!Gâ re – Rangatiratanga – Dadirri : Decolonizing the 'capture of knowledge'

One of the most critical aspects of decolonising knowledge is freeing those knowledges that have remained captured in indigenous communities – that have been suppressed and made invisible in the Western canons of academic disciplines. These knowledges have been further marginalised through erased and endangered languages, located outside mainstream culture and academia.

This project aims to establish a Global Research Network for Indigenous Knowledge Restoration with global indigenous scholars tackling the challenge of cultural understanding of indigenous knowledge, languages and cultural practices and addressing their marginalisation through the development of a co-designed digital archive. It aims to provide a strong platform from which comparative research in indigenous knowledge restoration – which has thus far been limited to isolated pockets of research – can take place.

Publication Date:
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 - 12:15
Worldwide Universities Network backs UCT’s San and Khoe Research Unit

 

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.

Publication Date:
Thu, 28 May 2020 - 11:00

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