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Monday, 24 January 2022
Faculty statement in support of staff members

The Faculty of Humanities condemns a smear campaign against some of its staff members.

Publication Date:
Mon, 25 Oct 2021 - 18:00
Year-old San and Khoi Centre adds invaluable indigenous knowledge to archive

When the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) African Studies library was destroyed by fire in April this year, so too were many resources on the cultures and languages of Southern Africa’s indigenous people. But new knowledge produced by the university’s youngest research entity, the San and Khoi Centre, is set to revive this archive. The San and Khoi Centre in the Centre for African Studies (CAS) calls this “unburning the fire”. It’s a powerful metaphor coined by A/Xarra Restorative Justice Forum chair, Tauriq Jenkins, for the restoration process and knowledge gathering, and was also the title of the inaugural Faculty of Humanities San & Khoi Heritage Month Colloquium on 29 September 2021.

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - 08:30
Unfinished Business of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Yasmin Sooka, renowned human rights activist and the inaugural Faculty of Humanities’ inaugural Honorary Research Fellow for Activism and Social Change, presented a public lecture on 11 August 2021 on the ongoing struggle for justice for victims of apartheid. In her lecture, titled, “Unfinished Business of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)”, former TRC commissioner and human rights lawyer Yasmin Sooka focused on why nobody has been prosecuted under the ‘Crime of Apartheid’ and how denial persists in our country that apartheid was declared a crime against humanity and that the apartheid state was a criminal state.

Publication Date:
Thu, 12 Aug 2021 - 08:30
‘Coloured’ men are more than a violent stereotype

In her recently completed doctoral thesis “Researching Race, Space and Masculinities in Bishop Lavis: A critical ethnographic study”, UCT PhD graduate Simone Peters aimed to showcase more holistic and alternative narratives about Bishop Lavis, its community and ‘coloured’* identities. This has opened a conversation about the complexities of race and place in post-apartheid South Africa, the legacy of colonial and apartheid history on such communities, and the resilience of men and their communities to persevere despite the massive challenges they face.

Publication Date:
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 - 09:30