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Karoo Futures: Astronomy in Place and Space

Articles for the forthcoming special issue of the Journal of Southern African Studies (45.4), edited by Cherryl Walker, Davide Chinigò and Saul Dubow, are now available online at https://www.tandfonline.com/action/showAxaArticles?journalCode=cjss20.

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Sutherland socio-economic survey report

The English-language report on the household survey conducted by the Research Chair in Sutherland in late 2017, ‘Sutherland: Socio-economic characteristics’ (prepared by Jan Vorster and Ilse Eigelaar-Meets), is now available on the Research Outputs page of this website.

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Sociology and Anthropology Postgraduate student conference

Stephanie Borchardt, Nishai Moodley, and Basheer Arries presented their research at the 2019 Postgraduate Student conference which was held on the 2nd of August in the Department of Sociology & Social Anthropology. 

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Loeriesfontein socio-economic survey

A household survey by the Research Chair, looking at socio-economic issues in Loeriesfontein in the Northern Cape, is taking place between 29 July and 2 August 2019. The training of local enumerators to conduct the survey took place from 23 – 26 July.

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The 2019 South African Sociological Association (SASA) conference

Mzingaye Brilliant Xaba, Stephanie Borchardt and Zukiswa Zantsi will be presenting papers at the annual SASA conference which will be held at the Southern Sun Hotel in Pretoria from 15 to 17 July 2019. 

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Recognition for ‘Karoo Special Issue’

The review article by Cherryl Walker, Sue Milton, Tim O’Connor, Judy Maguire and Richard Dean, ‘Drivers and trajectories of social and ecological change in the Karoo, South Africa’, has received an award for best article for 2018 in the African Journal of Range & Forage Science.

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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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