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Karoo Futures research report 2019

The DST/NRF SARChI Research Chair in the Sociology of Land, Environment, and Sustainable Development report on Envisioning Land Reform in South Africa’s Drylands has been published on the website. Click View more to read the report.

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11- 14 June 2019

Davide Chinigò, Michela Marcatelli and Cherryl Walker are presenting papers at the 8th European Conference on African Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland from 11 – 14 June 2019.

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Planning: Socio-economic survey in Loeriesfontein

Jan Vorster and Cherryl Walker are meeting with the Hantam Local Municipality in Calvinia to discuss plans to conduct a socio-economic survey in Loeriesfontein later in the year.

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New Research Output

Josh Musson’s 2018 Honours Research Report on ‘Astronomy in the Age of Big Data: How Big Data is Changing the Professional Life of Astronomers in South Africa’ is now available on the ‘Research Outputs’ page.

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10 – 14 May 2019

Basheer Arries, Michela Marcatelli, Sharron Marco-Thyse, Nishai Moodley, Adara Nicholls and Mzi Xaba are on a scoping field trip to Calvinia, Williston, Carnarvon and Vanwyksvlei. 

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30 April 2019

Cherryl Walker participated in a WWF Land Programme Think-Tank in Cape Town, on its protected areas programme.

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25 April 2019

Stephanie Borchardt will be presenting her work at the 2019 International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICREN) in Paris, France.

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NEW POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Welcome to Mzingaye Xaba who has recently joined the programme after completing his doctoral degree at Rhodes University

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11 April 2019: Women’s Land Indaba

Cherryl Walker (panellist) and Sharron Marco-Thyse (delegate) are participating in this Indaba hosted by Prof Thuli Madonsela’s Chair for Social Justice, the Faculty of Law & the Division for Social Impact (Stellenbosch University). 

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30 March 2019: Field trip

Six of our postgraduate students visit the !Kwha ttu San Cultural Centre and West Coast Fossil Park.
Click view more to see attached photos.

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