Sociology Doctoral Graduations – 2022
Posted on September 12, 2022
The Sociology Department celebrated the graduation of Dr. Bongiwe Mncwango on the 8th of September.
Posted on August 24, 2022
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Prof Zitha Makomane (Sociology) awarded a Diverse Black African research grant by the Alliance for African Partnership
Posted on August 08, 2022
Prof Zitha Makomane (Sociology) was awarded a Diverse Black African research grant by the Alliance for African Partnership.
Sociology Doctoral Graduations - 2022
Posted on May 11, 2022
The Sociology Department celebrated the graduations of Dr. Splagchna Chikarara and Dr. Emmanuel Siziba on the 4th of May.
Prof. Alf Nilsen (Sociology) interviewed about "what role the Islamophobic conspiracy theory ‘love jihad’ plays in the politics of Hindu nationalist statecraft in India today".
Posted on March 16, 2022
Prof. Alf Nilsen (Sociology) on "what role the Islamophobic conspiracy theory ‘love jihad’ plays in the politics of Hindu nationalist statecraft in India today", The Nordic Asia Podcast.
Prof. Alf Nielsen on SAfm Sunrise
Posted on February 21, 2022
'In India the government of the ruling Bharatiya Janata party led by the prime minister Narendra Modi is facing a tough test in the state of Uttar Pradesh'. By Prof. Alf Nielsen on SAfm Sunrise.
Faculty of Humanities researcher awarded an honorary doctorate in community psychology by the University of Zululand
Posted on January 14, 2021
Mmatshilo Motsei was awarded an honorary doctorate in community psychology by the University of Zululand for her integrative work with women and men. This is not the first award she has received for community psychology, and among her accolades is an award from the Department of Psychology at the...
Dr. Jabulile Mary-Jane Jace Mavuso is ICRW's 2020 Paula Kantor Award winner
Posted on December 21, 2020
Dr. Jabulile Mary-Jane Jace Mavuso, a sociology postdoctoral researcher, is ICRW's 2020 Paula Kantor Award winner. Watch the talk on abortion seekers’ and providers’ narrated experiences of pre-abortion counselling in the public health sector in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
Mmatshilo Motsei was awarded an honorary doctorate in Community Psychology by the University of Zululand
Posted on December 21, 2020
Mmatshilo Tumelo Motsei, a Sociology doctoral student, was awarded an honorary doctorate in Community Psychology by the University of Zululand for her work towards the integrative healing work with women and men in communities.
Ms Motsei is the founder of Agisanang Domestic Abuse Prevention...
A Future for Farai
Posted on October 23, 2020
Prof. Debby Bonnin and Prof. Catherine Burns are leading efforts to raise money for Dr. Farai Maunganidze's cancer treatment. Please read the attached newsletter and join the efforts.
2020 September Graduations
Posted on October 02, 2020
Congratulations to everyone who graduated today!
Dr. Justice Medzani was awarded his PhD (Sociology). The title of Dr. Medzani's study is Intimate Partner Abuse and Male Identity: Experiences and Perspective of Abused Men in Zimbabwe. He was supervised by Professor Zitha Dewah-Mokomane.
ANALYSIS: Surviving COVID-19 – and Modi
Posted on March 27, 2020
On 31 December last year, as China first alerted the WHO about several cases of unusual pneumonia in the port city of Wuhan, India was in the throes of the largest protests the country had witnessed since Narendra Modi and the right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) first took...
Department of Sociology is Closed
Posted on December 14, 2019
The Department of Sociology will be closed from 17 December 2019 to 03 January 2020.
Prof. Mokomane received the Researcher of the Year Award at the Annual Humanities Day, 2019.
Posted on November 28, 2019
Zitha Mokomane is an Associate professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Pretoria.
Sociology Seminar Series: ‘’The Household and the Social Reproduction of the Mining Migrant Labour System”
Posted on March 08, 2018
Mr Songezo Nomvete, Ph.D Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Pretoria presented the seminar.
Not much research has been done on families of mineworkers on how they negotiate their daily lives in the absence of a father figure who is often head of the household. Furthermore, there is...
Sociology seminar series: ‘’Hostels in South Africa: Spaces of Perplexity”
Posted on February 22, 2018
Dr Nomkhosi Xulu-Gama presented the book ‘’Hostels in South Africa: Spaces of Perplexity” based on qualitative research about the transformation of KwaMashu Hostel in Durban in the twenty-first century – from a single-sex men’s hostel to family accommodation in...
Launch of new book by UP academic
Posted on December 08, 2017
Sitting pretty – White Afrikaans women in postapartheid South Africa, the new book by Prof Christi van der Westhuizen, was launched during November in Cape Town, Johannesburg and at the University of Pretoria (UP).
Sociology seminar series: "Patriarchy and Power in the South African News: The Death of Anene Booysen”
Posted on October 09, 2017
Prof Nicky Falkof from the University of the Witwatersrand presented the seminar. In February 2013 a 17-year-old woman, Anene Booysen, was gang-raped, mutilated, disembowelled and left for dead on a construction site in the town of Bredasdorp, in the Western Cape, South Africa. Before dying of...
Prof Charles van Onselen receives prestigious HSRC award
Posted on September 29, 2017
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has awarded the Annual Medal in Social Sciences and Humanities to Prof Charles van Onselen from the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria.
Sociology seminar series: Post-war labour market reconstructions: The case of the Democratic Republic of CONGO
Posted on September 11, 2017
Mr Saint Jose Inaka, Ph.D Fellow, Department of Sociology presented the paper.
The post-war reconstructions of the Congolese labour market were chosen for this study for a number of reasons. First, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was plunged into bloodshed from 1996 to 2002. That war,...