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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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UFS trains Physical Science subject advisors from the Northern Cape
2008-01-28

 

The Research Institute for Education Planning (RIEP) at the University of the Free State (UFS) is training Grade 12 Science teachers in preparation for the implementation of the National Curriculum Statement for Physical Sciences this year. The Physical Sciences subject advisors of the Northern Cape Department of Education recently attended a three-day workshop at the UFS Main Campus where the new Grade 12 subject content was discussed. Lecturers from the Departments of Chemistry and Physics at the UFS were also involved in the training sessions. Similar training sessions for 100 Physical Sciences teachers in the Northern Cape will soon take place in Kimberley and Springbok. At the training session were, from the left, front: Dr Matie Hoffman (Department of Physics at the UFS), Ms Ria le Grange, Ms Granny Moatshe, and Mr Chris de Wet (all subject advisors from the Department of Education in the Northern Cape); back: Mr Cobus van Breda (RIEP), Ms Sharon Paulse, Ms Providence Kilelo, and Mr Riekie Willemse (all subject advisors from the Department of Education in the Northern Cape).
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