This project poses the question of how authoritarian politics systems institutionalise themselves through everyday life. While there has been a rise in authoritarian politics across the African continent...
This project is a theoretical and multidisciplinary examination of the antithesis of nostalgia, which I have termed “extalgia” within the broader discourse of exile and migration. I define “extalgia”...
This project focuses on the unique position of South Africa and the Afrikaner minority within the narratives and imaginaries of contemporary transnational radical right-wing movements. It investigates...
Strategies promoting social protection for agricultural growth have been remarkably successful in some countries (mainly Asian countries) but not in others (mainly African countries). However, Governments...
Human population growth threatens the integrity of 0.8% of the Earth’s freshwater ecosystems globally, through reduction of its ability to support biodiversity and provide ecosystem services. The aim...
An artist is trained to be visually aware. The Afrikaans word raaksien also signifies beyond suggesting a keen eye to the essential role of a visual artist’s manner of looking, to reveal the truth of...
The story of Krotoa !Goa /gõas of the Goringhaicona is very relevant in contemporary South Africa. This narrative of a young woman who grew up in the household of Jan van Riebeeck and who was battered...
An almost maniacal commitment to cost, comfort and convenience has eaten into the infrastructure of collective institutional life. Its capacity to generate life, liberty and happiness is being white-anted...
To secure access to food for the growing world population, significant increases in agricultural productivity are needed. One avenue to address this challenge is a more efficient use of agrochemicals....
My aim is to work on a draft of a novel I’ve been writing for several years. The main character of the story would be a 90–year–old veteran who lives in a not well–defined European...
Throughout environmental history, humanity has prospered from the natural resources provided by the biodiversity in their environments. At the same time, humans shape(d) their environments and the biodiversity....
Memory plays an important role in many real-life situations; in particular, it is obvious that remembering past experiences affects future choices. Psychological research supports the intuition that extreme...