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Congratulations to Dr Michela Marcatelli on the publication of her book, Naturalized Inequality; Water, Race and Biopolitics in South Africa, by the University of Arizona Press.

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The Chairs’ 4th socio-economic household survey has been launched in Williston, N Cape, with the support of the local municipality and with due observance of covid protocols; training of local enumerators runs from 30 Aug – 3 Sept and the actual survey from 6 -10 Sept. Click view more to see photos.

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21-22 July: The Chair is co-hosting a Writers’ Workshop with colleagues from UCT and UWC, to discuss draft chapters for a proposed book on social-ecological change in the Karoo, co-edited by Cherryl Walker & Timm Hoffman.

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Cherryl Walker has been invited to serve on the ASSAF (Academy of Science of South Africa) Standing Committee on Science for the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality.

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Dr Xaba presents at a conference

Our postdoc, Mzingaye Xaba, attended the African Association of Political Science conference on 25th - 27th of March 2021.
His presentation was titled: Ceasefire arrangements as pre-conditions for independences in Southern Africa and the implications for land reforms.

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Congratulations to Shu-Aat Davids

Shu-Aat has been awarded a distinction for her MA thesis, ‘Contested Land: A Case Study of Land Reform on the Municipal Commonage in Loeriesfontein, Northern Cape Province’. A copy of her thesis will be made available on this website

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Stephanie Borchardt has presented at the 5th Energy and Society Virtual Conference on Wednesday (10th February 2021)
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SARCHI CHAIR RENEWED

We are pleased to report that after a successful review of this Chair’s first five-year term, the NRF has renewed the Chair for a second five-year term, starting in 2021. This welcome support makes it possible for current projects to be taken forward and new projects aimed at deepening our understanding of social-ecological dynamics within the Karoo.

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WRITERS’ WORKSHOP 12-13 NOVEMBER

The Chair hosted a successful Writers’ Workshop with colleagues from UCT and UWC at which draft papers showcasing recent research were discussed, with a view to publication in a proposed book on social-ecological change in the Karoo.
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Congratulations to Mzingaye Brilliant Xaba

Mzi won Best Presentation Award at the Postdoctoral Research Summit 2020 which was held on the 29th to 30th October 2020

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