NEWS

KAROO FUTURES: ASTRONOMY AND ITS IMPACTS

South African Astronomical Observatory, 21 November 2019 8:30-1:30
Registration is required but free at www.astro4dev.org/karoo-futures/.

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25 October Symposium, Cambridge University, UK

Cherryl Walker & Davide Chinigò are participating in a symposium on 'Karoo Futures: Astronomy in Place and Space', to launch the Journal of Southern African Studies special issue they have edited with Saul Dubow.

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24 – 26 October African Studies Association of Africa conference, Nairobi, Kenya

Tumi Malope is presenting a paper on his research on renewable energy and 'decent work' in Loeriesfontein in the Northern Cape.

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16 -18 October The Future of Farm Workers in South Africa Conference

Michela Marcatelli will be attending the national conference, The Future of Farm Workers in South Africa (School of Public Health, UWC, 16-18 October) and present a paper titled "Farm evictions and access to services in Limpopo Province"?

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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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