• Sociology Seminar News

    Posted on May 05, 2016

    Prof Lungisile Ntsebeza from the Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town presented a seminar with the title 'Not Yet Uhuru?: Democracy in South Africa’s communal areas' This paper re-visits Mahmood Mamdani's warning in his celebrated book Citizen and Subject published in...

  • UP Sociology Seminar Series

    Posted on April 28, 2016

    'Skills, production and the context of work: Reflections on Interviews with workers on two Automotive Assembly plants in Pretoria, South Africa' by Mr Siphelo Ngcwangu, Centre for Researching Education and Labour, University of the Witwatersrand. Since the post-apartheid era sociologists of...

  • How Afrikaner identity can be re-imagined in a post-apartheid world

    Posted on April 19, 2016

    An article by Prof Christi van der Westhuizen, Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Pretoria, in which she discusses the re-imagining of Afrikaner identity in a post-apartheid world, appeared in The Conversation in March this year.

  • Sociology Seminar Series

    Posted on April 07, 2016

    Social Inequality In Capitalist Societies: The lecture introduced a new approach to inequality based on thousands of interviews on four continents. It argues that global capitalism creates a specific class structure, which is at once invisible and symbolically reproduced. In some respects, this...

  • Sociology Seminar Series

    Posted on March 17, 2016

    “Co-constituting the process of schooling: preliminary observations from an ongoing DPhil research project at a secondary school in Mamelodi Township” by Ms Vangile Bingma

  • Sociology News

    Posted on March 07, 2016

    Professor Hlonipha Mokoenais (from WISER, Wits) presented a seminar with the topic “How I Photographed Cetewayo”: Photography and the Spectacle of Exile in Colonial South Africa".

  • Five Mandela Rhodes scholars choose UP

    Posted on March 02, 2016

    Five Mandela Rhodes Scholars have decided to pursue their postgraduate studies at the University of Pretoria this year.

  • Prof Zitha Mokomane appointed to board of SERFAC

    Posted on February 16, 2016

    Prof Zitha Mokomane, from the Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria, has been appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board of the India-based Service and Research Institute on Family and Children (SERFAC) for a term of five years.

  • Sociology Seminar Series

    Posted on November 13, 2015

    Conversations on transition: Limits and possibilities of interview-based research by Dr Charles Puttergill, Department of Sociology, UP. This paper considered whether interview-based conversations on how people currently locate themselves within a changing context can adequately reflect...

  • Sociology News

    Posted on October 16, 2015

    Planisa: Mineworkers and their engagement with the fictional nature of HIV/AIDS. This paper explored the relationship between culture, capitalism and power in the context of HIV/AIDS interventions run by the business unit of a mining industrial company in a South African town.

  • Striving for balance: Examining the work-family interface in Africa

    Posted on September 15, 2015

    Getting the balance between work and family right is not only vital for better labour-market outcomes, but can also greatly enhance the well-being of workers and their families and lead to overall positive human development.


    Posted on September 10, 2015

    Paper presented by Dr Mariana Pietersen, Department of Sociology, University of Pretoria. In this presentation, the diabetes health beliefs that emerged from a qualitative population-based research study at seven public primary health care clinics in the district of Tshwane, Gauteng Province,...

  • In the media

    Posted on July 10, 2013

    Read an article on the implications of wild cat strikes in the mining industry for South Africa's industrial relations dispensation.

  • New publication

    Posted on July 10, 2013

    We are proud to announce the publication of a new book, co-edited by Professor Sakhela Buhlungu from the Department of Sociology at the University of Pretoria and Dr Malehoko Tshoaedi from the Department of Sociology at the University of South Africa.

  • Bumper crop of master’s degrees

    Posted on July 10, 2013

    It has been a year of non-stop celebration given the number of master’s degrees that were awarded by the Department. Three of our staff members completed their Master’s dissertations this year.

  • Seminar by Dr Benita Moolman: Reframing sex offender masculinities through discourses of culture and modernity

    Posted on May 10, 2012

    You are cordially invited to a seminar hosted by the Department of Sociology, University of Pretoria on 11 May.

  • Prestigious Book Award

    Posted on March 30, 2011

    "Trade unions and party politics", edited by Beckman, Buhlungu and Sachikonye has been awarded the International Labor History Association's Book of the Year

  • Sociology Departmental Seminar Series

    Posted on October 05, 2009

    The Department of Sociology invites you to a seminar by Dr Yoon Park (UJ) titled "The mobilization of anti-Chinese sentiment in the southern Africa region".

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