The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship (CAS)
recently hosted the launch of the BRIDGES Sustainability Science Coalition.
BRIDGES is a global sustainability science coalition established by the United
Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) Management
of Social Transformations Programme. BRIDGES was established in March 2021 at
the UNESCO Management of Social Transformations Programme Intergovernmental
Professor James Ogude and Dr Tafadzwa Mushonga's co-edited volume on "Environmental Humanities of Extraction in Africa" has been published by Routledge. The book brings together together perspectives on resource exploitation to expose the continued environmental and socio-political struggles in post-colonial Africa. Colonial patterns of resource use and capital accumulation continue unabated on the continent, making environmental and related socio-political problems a dominant feature of African economies. The book pursues the manifestation of these problems through four themes: environmental justice, violent capitalocenes, indigenous knowledge, and climate change.
One of the most prestigious awards presented by the NRF each year is the NRF Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the development of scholarship in and for South Africa over an extended period of time. This year, this prestigious accolade was bestowed on Professor Chabani Manganyi, a research fellow in the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria (UP).