NewsClips (30/10/2020)

Posted on October 31, 2020

Dear Humanities Colleagues


I would like to begin by congratulating Mr Klaus Tezokeng Tchiha, PhD student in the Department of Ancient and Modern Languages and Cultures, for being awarded one of only two UP Commonwealth Scholarships to complete his study on “Literature as Cultural Ecology”. This is an exceptional achievement and we look forward to seeing your study completed!


I would also like to recognise our colleagues who have been busy across a variety of media and academic platforms. Here are this week’s highlights:


 • Tawana Kupe participated in the UN-DIRCO Seminar on “The importance of multilateralism in building back better for a post-COVID-19 world” 

 • Chris Isike (Political Sciences) presented a paper titled “Multilateralism, international relations and the fights against racism” at the international conference The UN at 75: Challenges and Prospects for the Future of Multiculturalism hosted by the International Political Science Association

 • Roland Henwood (Political Sciences) was interviewed on RSG about the decapitation of a French teacher in Paris

 • Abdi Samatar (Political Sciences) published the article “Fractured America: Can Biden Heal the Rift?” on the Faculty Website and in The Daily Maverick

 • Sithembile Mbete (Political Sciences) appeared in the podcast “Resisting Attacks on US Democracy – Perspectives from Africa” hosted by the Resistance Bureau. She also moderated the seminar “#FeesMustFall @ 5: Reflections on Five Years of Struggle” that the department hosted 

 • Vicci Tallis (Research Associate), Shakira Choonara and Xin Ya Lim published the article “Wheels of the bus go round and round: racism in women’s health organizations” on the BMJ Global Health blog

 • The recording of the “USAf Teaching and Learning Strategy Group (TLSG) Webinar on Unsettling Paradigms in the Fault Lines of Change: Re-imagining a Curriculum” held last month has now been posted on the USAf website

 • Berendien Lubbe’s (Historical & Heritage) study is profiled in an article on “Hard work and the right attitude is what employers want” by Masego Panyane on the UP website

 • Henning Melber (Political Sciences) published “#ShutItAllDown in Namibia – the fight against gender-based violence” in The Conversation

 • Siona O’Connell was interviewed on eTV on the topic “Ramaphosa unveils statue honouring OR Tambo” 

 • Tim Forssman’s (Archaeology & Anthropology) article on “A ‘graffiti’ wall reveals women’s stories from the Anglo-Boer War” was published in The Conversation and also appeared on News24


On academic platforms please see:


 • Delia Bernardi and Francois Steyn’s (Social Work & Criminology) article on “Developing and testing a Christian-based program to address depression, anxiety, and stress in intimate partner violence” in the Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought.

 • Sharon Sibanda’s (Psychology) article on “Self-hatred disguised in hatred of another” appeared in the journal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in South Africa, 28, 33-61.

 • Charlene Laurence Carbonatto and Stephan Geyer (Social Work & Criminology) together with Andre Le Tape published the article “Evaluation of an HIV and AIDS social intervention programme for the youth in the Northern Cape, South Africa” in  Social Work / Maatskaplike Werk, 56(4):459-477. Issue 7. 

 • Charlene Carbonatto and Sulette Ferreira (Social Work & Criminology)  published “A license to leave South Africa”: A qualitative study of South African parents’ narratives of their children’s reasons for emigration” inSocial Work / Maatskaplike Werk, 56(3):310-327. Issue 6.

 • Charlene Carbonatto (Social Work & Criminology) also published “Social Work in Health Care in South Africa. (Ch. 12)” in Winnett, R.; Furman, R.; Epps, D. & Lamphear, G. (Eds.). Health Care Social Work: A Global Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press

 • Stephan Geyer and Charlene Laurence Carbonatto (Social Work & Criminology) together with Andre Le Tape published “The relevance of the content of an HIV and AIDS social intervention programme for the youth in the Northern Cape, South Africa” in African Journal of AIDS Research. 18(3): 234-243.

 • Charlene Laurence Carbonatto and Ilse Van der Walt (Social Work & Criminology) published  “The needs of caregivers of persons living with Bipolar Disorder” in Social Work / Maatskaplike Werk, 55(1):56-68. Issue 5. 

 • Jared Martin (Psychology) “A queer(er) temporality: A posthumanist analysis of the performative agencies of time with/in gay men’s anal fisting” in the journal Sexualities


The following events are scheduled to take place in the next week:


 • The School of the Arts is co-hosting an international colloquium titled “Angels, Ancestors, Alchemy and the Arts in Africa: Multi-disciplinary socio-cultural representations/traditions of African spirituality (‘seen’ and ‘unseen’)” from 29-31 October 2020Click here for more information.

 • The Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation is hosting a webinar on 3 November 2020 on “Legalising cannabis in South Africa. Where are we at and where are we going?” Click here for more information.

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