Working within the Centre’s focus on the relationship between human rights and transformation, the mission of the Research Division is to deepen critical and interdisciplinary study of human rights and further critical human rights praxes by:

  • conducting research and generating publication on various aspects of the relationship between human rights and transformation in the Free State province and Lesotho, against the background of national, regional and international scholarship;
  • generating local, regional and international research initiatives on the scholarship of human rights and transformation; and
  • establishing and developing an interdisciplinary research community through appointment of extraordinary professors, research fellows and postdoctoral fellows and the recruitment of full time postgraduate students working on aspects of the relationship between human rights and transformation.

The Research Division has established research focus points on The Right to Development in Africa (with Drs Carol Ngang, Annelie de Man and Prof Serges Djoyou Kamga coordinating); Human Rights, Transformation, and Poverty (with Prof Danie Brand and Dr Isolde de Villiers coordinating); and Human Rights, Politics, and University Transformation (with Prof Danie Brand, Drs Isolde de Villiers and Liezl Dick coordinating).

The Coordinator of the Research and Postgraduate Division is Dr Gerard Kamdem Kamga (


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