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Neo-Abolitionism: The case for abolishing the employer-employee contract in favour of workplace democracy - Fellows’ seminar by David Ellerman

Neo-Abolitionism: The case for abolishing the employer-employee contract in favour of workplace democracy – Fellows’ seminar by David Ellerman

“Conventional liberalism implies the abolition of slavery, coverture marriage, and autocracy, and should also imply the abolition of the employment contract. This is a fundamental contradiction running through liberalism,” said David Ellerman, philosopher, political economist and mathematician, and currently Visiting Scholar in the Philosophy Department of the University of California at Riverside and the University … [Read more]

Is the establishment of an African Court with criminal jurisdiction a stillborn project? - Fellows’ seminar by Gerard Niyungeko

Is the establishment of an African Court with criminal jurisdiction a stillborn project? – Fellows’ seminar by Gerard Niyungeko

“The Assembly of Heads of States and Governments of the African Union adopted the Malabo Protocol in June 2014, which extended the jurisdiction of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights to criminal matters. But, almost five years later, no member state has ratified the protocol. Will this Court ever become operational and contribute … [Read more]

Are we bound to violence? Looking at depictions of toxic queer masculinities in South African films - Fellows’ seminar by Gibson Ncube

Are we bound to violence? Looking at depictions of toxic queer masculinities in South African films – Fellows’ seminar by Gibson Ncube

“Two South African films Skoonheid and Inxeba, in spite of their diametrically opposed socio-racial contexts, broach violent and toxic queer masculinities. Framed against post-apartheid South Africa, the films present male protagonists who negotiate their sexuality in very conservative societies, Afrikaner in the case of Skoonheid and Xhosa in Inxeba,” said Gibson Ncube of the Department … [Read more]

Celebrating unity and diversity in musical composition - Fellows’ seminar by Justinian Tamusuza and Michael Blake

Celebrating unity and diversity in musical composition – Fellows’ seminar by Justinian Tamusuza and Michael Blake

“We have many things in common as composers but we also diverge,” said Justinian Tamusuza. “We are both interested in the coming together of Western and ethnic African music. We have both worked with Western ensembles and studied Western theory, and one of our first influences was church music. We speak the same musical language.” … [Read more]