NEWS

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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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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