STIAS Fellow Athol Fugard receives prestigious 2014 Praemium Imperiale arts prize

STIAS Fellow Athol Fugard receives prestigious 2014 Praemium Imperiale arts prize

Writer Ivan Vladislavic and playwright Athol Fugard — Artists in residence at STIAS in 2012   Renowned South African playwright, director and actor, Athol Fugard, has been named the theatre and film laureate for the 2014 Praemium Imperiale arts prize from the Japan Art Association. He becomes the first African winner since the award’s conception … [Read more]

STIAS Annual Report for 2013 published

STIAS Annual Report for 2013 published

The STIAS Annual Report for 2013 has just been published. Click on the image below to view, or click here to download the pdf version.   Previous reports may be viewed and downloaded here .

STIAS mourns the death of Prof Russel Botman

STIAS mourns the death of Prof Russel Botman

We were saddened and shocked by the news of Prof Russel Botman’s tragic passing over the weekend. Mr Desmond Smith, Chairman of the STIAS Board, expressed his sincere condolences with Prof Botman’s wife, Beryl, his children and family and added that “Russel’s death is a tremendous loss to Stellenbosch University and the larger community he … [Read more]

Declaration on mental health in Africa: moving to implementation

Declaration on mental health in Africa: moving to implementation

Following the February STIAS-Wallenberg  Roundtable on Mental Health Challenges in sub-Saharan Africa (see STIAS-Wallenberg Roundtable 2014 ) a formal Declaration on mental health in Africa: moving to implementation has just been published in the journal Global Health Action. Quoting form the declaration: “On February 24th and 25th, 2014 a group of people with a common … [Read more]

Manuel Castells' Public Lecture at STIAS – Rethinking Development

Manuel Castells’ Public Lecture at STIAS – Rethinking Development

After the public lecture: Manuel Castells (in the middle), with (from left) Nico Cloete (Director: CHET), Paul Cluver (Wine producer and former Chair: SU Council), Johann Mouton (Director: CREST and DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and STI Policy) and Hendrik Geyer (Director: STIAS).   Manuel Castells recently presented a public lecture on his forthcoming book titled … [Read more]

First vintage of the STIAS Perold Vineyard Pinotage released

First vintage of the STIAS Perold Vineyard Pinotage released

The first STIAS Perold Vineyard Pinotage is here! Patience has finally paid off – almost six years after the STIAS Perold Vineyard was planted in October 2008 (Stellenbosch gets a village vineyard) the first bottling of the 2012 harvest has just been released! The wine was received with much enthusiasm and appreciation for its early … [Read more]

STIAS Fellow Nina G Jablonski named Evan Pugh Professor at Penn State

STIAS Fellow Nina G Jablonski named Evan Pugh Professor at Penn State

Nina G. Jablonski, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State University, and a fellow at STIAS, is one of three faculty members at that university who have recently been named Evan Pugh Professor, the highest distinction bestowed by Penn State on its faculty. According to a recent announcement … [Read more]

Carol Gilligan and Abdallah Daar in conversation at STIAS

Carol Gilligan’s STIAS Lecture – Moral Injury and the Ethic of Care: Reframing the Conversation about Differences

Carol Gilligan and Abdallah Daar in conversation at STIAS Carol Gilligan recently spent a month at STIAS working on her project Listening. On 10 March 2014 she gave a public STIAS lecture entitled Moral Injury and the Ethic of Care: Reframing the Conversation about Differences.  Louise du Toit from the Department of Philosophy at Stellenbosch … [Read more]

STIAS publication on xenophobia traces 'how the SA dream faded'

STIAS publication on xenophobia traces ‘how the SA dream faded’

Heribert Adam, Kogila Moodley and Breyten Breytenbach with a copy of Imagined Liberation.   What are the causes of xenophobia, and what does hatred of foreigners in South Africa say about the state of democracy in this country 20 years after its inception in 1994? These questions are at the heart of a new book, … [Read more]

Wolfgang Huber's STIAS  Lecture – Human Rights Promoted by Civil Society Campaigns

Wolfgang Huber’s STIAS Lecture – Human Rights Promoted by Civil Society Campaigns

Global civil society campaigns play an important role in the promotion of human rights for all people. This was one of viewpoints conveyed by Prof Wolfgang Huber, Honorary Professor of Theological Ethics at the Humboldt University in Berlin and at the Universities of Heidelberg and Stellenbosch, and also a fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for … [Read more]