Despite tremendous economic growth rates, especially in rural areas of South Africa and in its neighbouring countries, there is still a subsistence economy predominant. Thus, access to simple and wealth-generating...
This study reads narratives that focus on the representations of (dis)abled bodies in sexually charged spaces in a bid to (re)value these bodies as they negotiate their humanity as well as their capacity...
South Africa has played a leading role in the development of international human rights in very different and sometime diametrically opposing capacities. Three phases can be distinguished: 1) The role...
The purpose of the present project is the implementation of cost efficient, easy to use, diagnostic tools for stroke and trauma in the sub-Saharan Africa, where there are very limited resources in terms...
This project deals with the representation of the narrating animal in present-day African texts written in English, French and Portuguese. What these texts have in common is that they use the animal narrator...
The chance find of a diamond on a small hillock in South Africa one hundred and fifty years ago initiated an industrial mining revolution, the effects of which continue to reverberate far into the future....
The objective of this project is the finalization of a volume on Protestant ethics of sustainability which draws on more than 15 years of inter- and transdisciplinary research into the field. It follows...
Building on previous research on accelerated change and globalisation and on similarities between biological and cultural processes, this research project studies the ways in which global modernity reduces...
The intention of the research project and book on the history of universities is to consider and trace how important contemporary issues were understood and addressed historically in general, and at...
The accelerating capability of computing power and development of artificial intelligence poses new questions regarding the future of work. Estimates of the potential impact over the coming decades range...
In September 1977, Bantu Stephen Biko was murdered by the South African security police. Given Biko’s status as a leading anti-apartheid activist, the news of his death immediately reverberated around...
Mkhululi Mabija and Paul Castles as a librettist-compose team working on two companion pieces of alternative music theatre.  The road between the desert and the ocean explores what it is to have lived...