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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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POLLEN 2020 CONFERENCE: Contested Natures: Power, Possibility, Prefiguration

Stef Borchardt, Tumi Malope and Michela Marcatelli are convening 2-panel sessions on Towards a political ecology of renewable energy at the Third Biennial Conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) virtual conference, 22-25 September 2020

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News: IMPACT OF COVID GRANTS ON HOUSEHOLD INCOMES IN LOERIESFONTEIN

Jan Vorster and Cherryl Walker’s report on the positive impact of SASSA’s covid grants on household income poverty in Loeriesfontein (Daily Maverick, 13 July 2020) is available on the Research Outputs page

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Congratulations to Renelle Terblanche and Charmaine Manyani

Dr. Renelle Terblanche and Dr. Charmaine Manyani's dissertations are now available to download on our RESEARCH OUTPUTS page
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