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...
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).
Three mentors positions for students: Ubuntu Programme 15 Jan to 30 Jun 2018
Posted on November 20, 2017
Fordham University, New York, in collaboration with the University of Pretoria, wishes to invite applications for three mentor positions in the Ubuntu Study Abroad Program. The posisions are for enrolled UP stduents in 2018. Closing date for applications: 22 November 2017 at noon.
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,...
Queer Spaces will change things at UP
Posted on August 28, 2017
David Ikpo writes about the creation of queer spaces at the University as part of the #SpeakOutUP campaign, which aims to encourage a non-sexist, non-discriminatory, working, living and study environment for UP staff and students.
Sociology seminar: The Relevance and Effectiveness of Nedlac as a Social Dialogue Forum: The Marikana Crisis
Posted on August 25, 2017
Ms Liesel Dentlinger, an Independent Researcher presented the paper.
Far from signalling the end of social dialogue, the Marikana massacre underscores the importance of refining and adapting existing peak-level negotiating fora such as the National Economic, Development and Labour Council...