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Centre for Africa Studies: Collaboration and Network Partners

Collaboration and Network Partners


The Centre for Africa Studies (CAS) is charged with institutional responsibility beyond the offering of academic programmes and the execution of research. Part of its institutional function is to concretely realise knowledge exchange and cooperation with academic institutions with the same focus in Africa and elsewhere.


Network Partners

Campus Collaboration

Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela’s office – Trauma, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation Studies collaborating with CAS:

  • 21 November 2013 Dr Kedibone Letlaka-Rennert, International Monetary Fund, Why Women Leadership?
  • 17 October 2013 Inaugural Annual Intercontinental Leah Tutu Symposium - Nomboniso Gasa, Bodies as Battlefields: Sexual and gender-based violence in South Africa.
  • 25 July 2013 Dr Sabine Hirschauer, Post-doctoral Fellow affiliated with Trauma, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation Studies at UFS, Rape and the State: Sexual violence and its political narrative and othering in 21st century South Africa.

Department of English speakers’ series with CAS:

  • 10 February 2014 Dr Vanessa Farr, Entrenching male privilege: Post-conflict ‘development strategies’ and the reifying of patriarchal paradigms.
 
Kenya visit

In October 2006, Prof Philip Nel and Stephanie Cawood travelled to Kenya and Uganda to make further contact with other African institutions. They visited Prof Isaac Nyamongo at the Institute of African Studies at Nairobi University, where they also met the Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof Isaac Mbeche. Prof Nel and Ms Cawood also visited the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences at Makerere University in Kampala, and were hosted by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Dr Hannington Sengendo.

While the Centre is mandated to look outwards towards the continent and the world for collaboration, it is also determined to look locally to build strong and lasting relationships with the communities in its immediate surroundings and the localities of its research to work towards developing and maintaining strong partnerships.

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