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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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Symposium on training of health educators presented on UFS Main Campus
2007-09-21

 

The South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) Free State recently presented a symposium, entitled "Educating the health educator", on the Main Campus of the University of the Free State (UFS) in Bloemfontein. At the symposium were, from the left: Prof. Linda de Jager (Director of the School of Health Technology, Central University of Technology (CUT) and member of the SAAHE Free State Region), Prof. Anita van der Merwe (Head of the UFS School of Nursing and speaker on professional conduct), Prof. André Venter (Head of the UFS Department of Peadiatrics and Children Health and Chairperson of the SAAHE steering committee), Dr Hesta Friedrich Nel (Programme Head of Radiography and Dental Assisting at the CUT and speaker on postgraduate assessment) and Prof. Eli Bitzer (Professor in Higher Education, University of Stellenbosch and guest speaker on postgraduate assessment).
Photo: Stephen Collett
 

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