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25 May 2020

The Centre for Gender and Africa Studies (CGAS) and the UFS will host an Africa Day Webinar on the topic, Reflections on Africa amidst Covid-19, to be delivered by Prof. Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, renowned decolonial scholar. The title of his lecture is Revisiting the African idea of Africa during the moment of Covid-19 pandemic.

The crisis delivered by Coronavirus and Covid-19 invites Africans to rethink and even unthink the long-standing dependency on Europe and North America for help. What has dawned on Africa is the equally long-standing aspiration of self-reliance. What is emerging is a new African idea of Africa which takes responsibility for its own challenges. This new African idea of Africa challenges the Mudimbean idea of Africa embodied in the colonial library.

Thus this presentation reassesses how Africa has relied on its own historical experience, its own knowledge, and own people to confront Covid-19. What is of interest here is the proverbial wisdom of necessity being the source of invention. The presentation brings to the fore the decolonial turn as it gestures beyond crisis into post-Covid-19 world order. It ends with a call for decolonial love founded on new ethics of living together and new economies of care.

Bio of Prof Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatshen


Date: Tuesday, 26 May, 2020
Time: 14:00
Duration: 90 min max (45 min talk, 45 min Q&A)

The webinar can be accessed via one of the following links:


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Students in Agricultural Economics do well on Safex
2007-09-17

 

Third-year students from the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Department of Agricultural Economics had to take part in a competition as part of a course in Marketing. The students had to manage the price of white mealies for delivery in July 2007 by buying and selling on Safex. The competition ran from 25 April 2007 to 25 May 2007. During this period, the market grew from R1 650 to R1 712 per ton. The winning group achieved a price of R1 777 per ton, hereby beating the market with R65 per ton or almost 4%. From the left are: Llewellyn Eastman (member of the winning group), Frikkie Maré (member of the winning group), Willem Zwiegers (leader of the winning group), Dr Kit le Clus (Extraordinary professor in Agricultural Economies at the UFS) and Mr Pieter Taljaard (Lecturer in Agricultural Economics at the UFS).
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