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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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Writers Workshop in Prince Albert

Cherryl Walker attended a writers workshop for the AJRFS special issue on the socio-ecological change in the Karoo, Prince Albert, 5-6 December.

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Postgraduate mini conference at STIAS

The Cosmopolitan Karoo students presented their research at a postgraduate conference which was co-hosted with PLAAS (UWC) at STIAS, 22-23 November.

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Sutherland survey: Enumerator training course to be held for local Sutherland fieldworkers

We will be running an enumerator training course for our local Sutherland fieldworkers from 31 Oct to 3 Nov ahead of the actual household survey in the town from 6 – 10 November.

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Congratulations to Professor Cherryl Walker

Cherryl Walker was one of 41 new members of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) who were inaugurated at the annual Awards Ceremony held on the 11th of October 2017.

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