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Arid Zones Ecology Forum 2019

Monene Mogashoa and Cherryl Walker are attending the annual conference of the Arid Zones Ecology Forum (AZEF) in Kimberley from 8 - 10 October.

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PLAAS seminar: 01 October 2019

Michela Marcatelli is presenting her paper: "Unravelling the water question: A perspective from rural South Africa" at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape. 

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The 2019 Association Anthropology Southern Africa conference

Tumi Malope and Nishai Moodley are presenting at this years ASnA conference which is held at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth from 26 to 28 September 2019.

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IN THE FIELD

Basheer Arries, Michela Marcatelli, Nishai Moodley and Mzi Xaba spent the University recess on project-related field trips to (respectively) Williston, Prieska, Vanwyskvlei, Beaufort West and surrounds.

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INDEXING TRANSFORMATION SEMINAR, 05 SEPTEMBER 2019

Stephanie Borchardt and Tumi Malope, SARCHi Postgraduate students, are presenting their work on Renewable Energy in the Karoo at the departmental seminar.
See attached poster with their abstracts.

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Indexing Transformation seminar, 29 August 2019

Michela Marcatelli, SARChI Postdoctoral Fellow, is presenting her work on ‘Liquid Violence or the politics of responsibilisation and dispossession in South Africa’ at the departmental seminar; the presentation is based on her work on structural and racialised water inequality in South Africa.

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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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