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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 16:00

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

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

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. 

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..."

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."

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.

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
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.