The published novel is on the decline across the African continent. This is primarily because of increased costs of books and an almost universal roll-out of mobile phone access, which has transferred...
Literary works by African writers of Asian descent construct the experiences of Asian communities in the western Indian Ocean (East Africa) as counter-narratives that seek to provide alternative and more...
My study of modern knowledge societies draws on earlier investigations: First, a collection of essays offering the idea of The Knowledge Society (1986) edited by Gernot Böhme and myself and my monograph...
This project investigates the new geopolitics of infrastructure in Africa through a critical reading of the policies, practices and implementation strategies of three emerging powers, China, UAE and Turkey....
Understanding the world around us begins with observation, and imaging is one of the main observation tools. In the frame of this proposal, we intend to investigate a novel concept of indirect imaging...
Anchored within the promise and premise of “hope”, PAGASA is an attempt to chart a new kind of creative work that is both informed by the author’s engagement as a writer and filmmaker from the Bikol...
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is projected to have the greatest global rate of increase in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) over the next 20 years. Within SSA, South Africa (SA) has the highest number of people...
This project analyzes the fates of rulers and regimes which came to power in Africa in the 1980s-90s. They all had ambitions of reforming politics and changing society. The extent to which exercise of...
This project will use a multi–site comparative design to explore how ruling parties in Zambia (and Zimbabwe) extend their reach through dispensing ‘public’ goods such as market and bus stalls...
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is the current initiative to form the world’s largest free-trade zone in terms of number of countries. It appears to follow the European integration...
Equality is both a foundational value of the Constitution of South Africa and a protected right. The contours of the right are defined by section 9 of the Bill of Rights, which guaranteees the right to...
The growing religious pluralisation of modern societies has placed the question of religions and dialogue at the centre of public and academic attention. There is an ambivalence: On the one hand, violence...