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,...
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...
Sociology seminar: ‘Wildcat communication: A new period in the South African labour relations system?’
Posted on August 16, 2017
Ms Bongiwe Gumede, Researcher at the Constitutional Litigation Unit presented the seminar paper.
In 2012, the South African mining industry witnessed a number of wildcat strikes. Granted, the prevalence of collective action (wildcat and otherwise) is not a new or foreign occurrence in South...