The Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture (2019) argued that ‘land reform must be oriented around growing the agricultural sector to foster economic development, and not purely be...
Licence to Talk is an attempt to describe the ‘actually-existing’ South African public sphere in all its messy complexity. Situating this work in the Global South, I take issue with the normative,...
In addition to their well known functions in the controlling infections, immune cells and inflammatory reactions play crucial roles in metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases, such as obesity and Alzheimer’s...
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...
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...
Overthrown in 1986 in a popular revolt in the capital, the Marcoses have staged a glorious comeback in the last May 2022 national election: Ferdinand Jr., the only son and namesake of the dictator is now...
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...
Homozygous Beta thalassaemia is a lifelong condition requiring regular blood transfusions from infancy.  The resulting iron overload damages the heart, liver and endocrines organs in particular, but can...
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...