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Prof Lungisile Ntsebeza

Lungisile Ntsebeza is a Professor and the holder of the AC Jordan Chair in African Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is also the holder of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Research Chair in Land Reform and Democracy in South Africa.

Designation:
AC Jordan Chair and Director
Email address:
lungisile.ntsebeza@uct.ac.za
Contact number:
+27 (0) 21 650 3503
Biography:
Lungisile Ntsebeza is a Professor and the holder of the AC Jordan Chair in African Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is also the holder of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Research Chair in Land Reform and Democracy in South Africa. He has conducted extensive published research on the land question in South African around themes such as land rights, democratisation, rural local government, traditional authorities and land, and agrarian movements. His book, Democracy Compromised: Chiefs and the Politics of Land in South Africa was published by Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden in 2005 and the HSRC Press in 2006.

Prof. Ntsebeza has also co-edited two books:

  • The Land Question in South Africa: the Challenge of Transformation and Redistribution, HSRC Press, 2007, with Ruth Hall.
  • Rural Resistance in South Africa: The Mpondo Revolts after fifty years, with Thembela Kepe, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, 2011 and UCT Press, 2012.

His current research interests, apart from land and agrarians questions, include an investigation of African Studies at the University of Cape Town and a related project on the political and intellectual history of the late Archie Mafeje.

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