News articles from external sources on CAS and African Studies

Tackling the land question and the history of dispossession
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 17:45

Associate Professor Nomalanga Mkhize (Nelson Mandela University) speaks of Khoikhoi king Hinsati and the old Cape Colony in addressing 'the heart of the land question'. Mkhize is a key contributor to the Precolonial Catalytic Historiography Project and a CAS doctoral graduate. 

Students engage with African Political Thought
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 20:00

African Studies Major: African Political Thought AXL2202F Interactive Lab sessions took place this semester.

This Land Is Our Land
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 16:00

Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza argues that the unresolved land question in South Africa is a time bomb. 

Decolonising African Studies: Revisiting Archie Mafeje on Theory and Method
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 16:15

The 2018 Audrey Richards Distinguished Public Lecture in African Studies Lecture to be given by Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza at Cambridge University: decolonising African Studies.

Prof Lungisile Ntsebeza, Hamilton Naki Award 2017
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 09:15

From political prisoner in the 1970s and early 1980s to land reform scholar, research chair holder, intellectual and activist, it has been a long road for Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza.

Land expropriation, food security and poverty eradication – some observations from the Eastern Cape
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 18:15

Land is not just a means to secure a better life for you and your children but has an intrinsic value as a place where you belong – ancestral home. A discussion of land ownership issues in this country, particularly in rural areas, will be incomplete unless this intrinsic and emotive value is accounted for.

Students in conversation with Professor Harry Garuba
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 08:30

Song of Lawino as African Political Philosophy: students studying 'African Political Thought' engage in conversation with CAS' renowned literary scholar Professor Harry Garuba on  interdisciplinary as part of the African Studies major which was first rolled out in 2017.

CAS's Bam-Hutchison collaborates with South Korean scholars
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 08:15

June Bam-Hutchison establishes international pre-colonial research collaboration with Asia and Latin America.

CAS hosts KhoiSan dialogue consultation
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 07:45

VC Transformation Professor Feris & Name of Buildings Committee host inaugural KhoiSan dialogue consultation in CAS Gallery on 10 March

From Daily Maverick: Khoisan have been overshadowed in the land debate
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 17:00

Former UCT SRC Chairperson and CAS post graduate student, Ramabina Mahapa, joins the Land Question Debate on the silencing of the KhoiSan.

From Daily Maverick: How ANC changed gear on land reform
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 13:30

NRF Chair on Land Reform and Democracy, Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza, says that the unresolved land question in South Africa is a time bomb. An entirely different approach is required if democracy is to survive in our country.

Prof Ntsebeza comments on land expropriation debate
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 16:15

Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza, Director and Holder of the A.C. Jordan Chair in African Studies and the NRF Research Chair in Land Reform and Democracy in South Africa, comments on the debate on land and expropriation.