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Presenters at the 2018 South African Sociological Association Congress

Stephanie Borchardt, Tumi Malope and Monene Mogashoa are presenting at the the 2018 South African Sociological Association (SASA) Congress which is hosted by the University of the Western Cape from the 1-4th July 2018. 

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14 June 2018: Davide Chinigò and Cherryl Walker presented their work

14 June 2018: Davide Chinigò and Cherryl Walker presented their work on ‘The SKA in South Africa: Land, scale and assemblage’ at a special seminar hosted by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana.

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Davide Chinigò and Cherryl Walker are in Ghana

Davide Chinigò and Cherryl Walker are in Ghana from the 10th - 16th June 2018 with colleagues from the University of Basel for meetings at the Ghana Space Science & Technology Institute with colleagues at the University of Ghana.

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Field trip

Cherryl Walker went on a field trip to Calvinia, Brandvlei and Carnarvon.

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Seminar presentations

7th May 2018- Davide Chinigò gave a presentation at the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
8th May 2018- Cherryl Walker gave a presentation at The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC)

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Field work during April 2018

Students have been busy with fieldwork in April 2018: Monene Mogashoa (BarklyWest/Kimberley), Renelle Terblanche (Williston/Brandvlei/Carnarvon), Stef Borchardt (De Aar), Tumi Malope, (Loeriesfontein).

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New Publication

Cherryl Walker & Davide Chinigò (2018), 'Disassembling the Square Kilometre Array: astronomy and development in South Africa', Third World Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2018.1447374

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SAAO history symposium 7-8 March 2018

Cherryl Walker, Davide Chinigò and Zuki Zantsi are attending the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) symposium on the history of astronomy in South Africa which is being held at the Observatory in Cape Town.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO SUNÉ BUTLER

Suné Butler has been awarded a distinction for her MA thesis, ‘Knowledge relativity: Carnarvon residents’ and SKA personnel’s conceptions of the SKA’s scientific and development endeavours’. The thesis will be available on our website shortly.

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Writers’ Workshop, 22 – 23 Feb 2018

We will be hosting a 2-day workshop for authors to discuss their draft papers for a forthcoming journal issue on the theme, 'Karoo Futures? Global Science, Astronomy and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)’

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