This lecture will focus on Monwabisi Archibald Mafeje - the thought provoker. His commitment to open progressive decolonial Afrocentric scholarship challenges ready-made solutions to the development agenda and unresolved issues of inequality and injustice on the African continent. The intellectual work and incomplete and unfinished developmental research he provoked suggests a re-evaluation of his work within a new re-centred African research agenda.
THE VICE-CHANCELLOR, PROFESSOR MAMOKGETHI PHAKENG, INVITES YOU TO THE INAUGURAL LECTURE BY PROF SHAHID VAWDA
Shahid Vawda graduated from the universities of Durban-Westville (BA),
Queens (Belfast)(MA) and KwaZulu-Natal (PhD). Before taking up academic positions he worked in the trade union movement and at the educational NGO, the SACHED Trust in the 1980s, and as consultant researcher for the post-1994 local, provincial and national governments in the areas of land reform, housing, informal settlements, forestry re-structuring and heritage.
His academic teaching and research has been at various universities in South Africa, African countries and abroad, participation in some UNESCO and International Council of Museums (ICOM) research workshops related to culture, heritage and diversity. He held positions as head of the departments of Anthropology at the Universities of Durban-Westville and Witwatersrand and was the Head of the School of Social Science at the University of Witwatersrand. He currently holds the Archie Mafeje Chair in Critical Humanities as well as the directorship of the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics within the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Cape Town.
Date: Wednesday, 8 August 2018 Time: Doors open at 17h00, Lecture starts promptly at 17h30 Venue: Kramer Law Building, Lecture Theatre 2, Middle Campus, University of Cape Town
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