News articles from external sources on CAS and African Studies

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."

Research and teaching collaboration discussions - Universiteit Leiden: University College The Hague
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 10:30

A small team of senior academic researchers from Leiden University College The Hague (affiliated to the Interfaculty Institute, the African Studies Centre Leiden) recently held discussions on possible research collaborations with NRF Chair on Land Reform and Democracy, A C Jordan Chair and Director of CAS, Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza.

Thailand Ministerial Delegation visits CAS on 15 September 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 10:15

Thailand currently has university research partnerships with Senegal, Mozambique, Togo and Nigeria and wishes to establish research partnerships in African Studies with universities in South Africa. With this purpose in mind, a Ministerial delegation of the Foreign Affairs Department of South Asian, Middle East and African Affairs visited CAS in September 2016.

ǂKhomani San Hugh Brody Archive
ǂKhomani San Hugh Brody Archive
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 11:45

The ǂKhomani San are the first people of the southern Kgalagadi. They lived as hunters and gatherers in the immense desert in the northwest corner of South Africa. For them it was a land rich in wildlife, plants, trees, great sand dunes and dry riverbeds.

When the ǂKhomani San share their history, they tell a story of dispossession from their lands, erasure of their way of life, disappearance of their language. To speak of their past is to search in memory for all that was taken from them in the colonial, apartheid and post-apartheid era. But they also tell a story of reclamation and recovery of lands, language and even of memory itself. They tell a story of struggle to emerge from the losses of the past, to put in place a new story.