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SALGA CONFERENCE ON KAROO SMALL TOWN REGENERATION

Stef Borchardt, Tumi Malope and Cherryl Walker are attending SALGA’s 6th Karoo Small Town Regeneration Conference, in Oudtshoorn from 16 – 17 May 2022.

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COMMENTS ON ‘FRAMEWORK FOR A JUST TRANSITION IN SOUTH AFRICA’

Dr Malope and Prof Walker submitted comments on the draft Framework, on behalf of the Chair, to the Presidential Climate Commission (comments due by 29 April 2022).

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CONGRATULATIONS TO DR BOITUMELO (TUMI) MALOPE

who graduates with a PhD in sociology, awarded for a dissertation titled ‘Power struggles: An exploration of the contribution of renewable energy to sustainable development, decent work and the “just transition” through a case study of wind farm development outside Loeriesfontein, Northern Cape Province (2011-2020).’

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On 22 March 2022 Tumi Malope led a seminar on his doctoral dissertation on the contribution of renewable energy to sustainable development, “decent work” and the just transition in Loeriesfontein in the Northern Cape, with PhD students working with Research Associate Davide Chinigò at the University of Perugia, Italy.

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Mzi Xaba presented a paper at a workshop in Pretoria on Contemporary Issues on Conflict and Security in Africa, hosted by the University of Johannesburg’s Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation, from 10-11 March 2022.

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STIAS LAND & REDISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE CONFERENCE, FEB 17-18

Cherryl Walker will be a Visiting Scholar at STIAS in February 2022, her visit is linked to a conference on “Constitutional Amendment, Land Reform and the Future of Redistributive Justice in South Africa.
Click view more to see the programme.

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COSMOPOLITAN KAROO PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

The Chair displayed a selection of photographs taken by research team members in the field since 2016, as part of its Karoo Futures Colloquium in November 2021. The exhibition was well received and there are plans to make it available to a wider audience in 2022. Click view more to see photos of the event.

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BOOK LAUNCH, 18 November, 13:00 – 14:30 pm

The Department is hosting a book launch for Michela Marcatelli’s new book, Naturalizing Inequality; Water, Race, and Biopolitics in South Africa (University of Arizona Press, 2021). For more information click view more.

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The Cosmopolitan Karoo Futures Colloquium

The Chair is hosting its third ‘Karoo Futures Colloquium’ from 11 – 12 November 2021 at STIAS in Stellenbosch, on the theme of social and environmental justice in the Karoo. It will be accompanied by a photographic exhibition. To see the programme click ‘view more’

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RESEARCH CHAIR POST ADVERTISED

Stellenbosch University is currently advertising the post of Research Chair because of the pending retirement of Prof Walker. For information on the post and how to apply click view more below.

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