News articles from external sources on CAS and African Studies

Remembering June 16th
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 16:30

"The struggle does not owe me anything", says Prof Sifiso Ndlovu in a video interview with Kaya FM's David O' Sullivan. Listen to his memories of the education boycotts, in which he participated as a 14-year-old student.

Imbewu yeNtlombe
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 16:00

Intlombe is the musical gathering of Xhosa speaking peoples where traditional healers and townsfolk create a spiritual moment by singing songs accompanied by various traditional instruments, namely the voices, foot shakers, and the cowhide drum!

Colloquium on Women and Work
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 16:15

Fifteen speakers and five panels contributed towards the success of the Women and Work colloquium hosted by International Academic Programmes Office and Africa Gender Institute in partnership with the International Labour Organisation.


Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza represents UCT at the Global Transformation in IARU Member Strategies, in Beijing
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 17:15

Director of CAS and holder of the NRF Chair on Land Reform and Democracy and the A.C. Jordan Chair, Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza, has been appointed as UCT representative on the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU).  

African Studies interdisciplinary undergraduate major rolled out
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 16:15

The first ever African Studies inter-disciplinary undergraduate major for UCT has been rolled out this term. This course is the result of intense formal discussion (under the academic leadership of African Studies and CAS) with colleagues across the University in 2015 with the purpose of developing this new and relevant curriculum offer.

Ernest Cole Award Workshops 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 19:15

There will a series of workshops for applicants for the 2017 Ernest Cole Award. Participants will be able to engage with experienced visual story tellers to help them assemble their own proposals for the 2017 application process due mid June 2017.

‘Centering uMakhulu and ukuHlambulula’ in the ‘Precolonial’
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 07:45

CAS and the Centre for Non-racialism and Democracy (CANRAD) hold a ‘turning point’ catalytic conference on the ‘precolonial’, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, 15-17 March 2017

Socially Engaged Research insights of NRF Chair in Land Reform and Democracy, Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza, increasingly sought internationally
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 16:00

Professor Ntsebeza will address international leaders in Agribusiness on his research in land reform in the Eastern Cape

Very engaging and thought provoking Sam Moyo international Colloquium held 29-29 November 2016
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 15:45

CAS and the Centre for African Area Studies (CAAS) at Kyoto University held a very successful colloquium at the School of Economics attended by about 40 delegates, including lead international and regional scholars

Louis Moholo-Moholo Legacy event a vibrating success!
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 15:45

The Louis Moholo Moholo Legacy Project consisted of a symposium, a vital exhibition and a musical concert on the evening of Friday 7 October 2016. 

Legal or legitimate? - Allison Drew op-ed in Pambazuka News
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 12:45

"The US electoral system shows a profound disjuncture between law and legitimacy. A system that so disenfranchises the masses of Americans is illegitimate. Democratic elections must be based on the popular vote..."

Not My President - By Allison Drew
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 12:30

CAS Honorary Research Fellow, Allison Drew's Not My President published on

"It is important to recognise Donald Trump’s victory for what it is: a dangerous triumph for America’s growing fascist movement."