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...
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...
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.