For a number of years we have been observing the rapid growth and proliferation of JCT­based platforms for small farmers all over Africa. These platforms could very well integrate large swaths of subsistence...
Climate change is greatly impacting water resources. The rapid population growth and industrial development worsen the situation. These factors will lead to a decrease of available water and create water...
Somaliland is a democratically governed, autonomous region that defends its borders and issues currency in its own name. Yet it has not been officially recognised as a country by any state-level actors....
The project I would like to embark on during my stay at the Stellenbosch Institute involves writing an essay on life’s complexity and on the process that could lead to its emergence. Minimal life forms...
Prostate cancer (PC) is a common and very heterogeneous disease ranging from slow-growing tumours to aggressive tumours with lethal outcome. Obesity and related lifestyle factors have been hypothesised...
This book project in four parts intends to study how people, coming from a centuries-old orality, act in a context of copyright introduced by colonial and postcolonial authority. I seek to understand how...
Female business ownership is economically important in developing countries, for instance because female-owned micro- and small enterprises can have a more significant impact than male-owned MSEs on employment...
Mingling together historical record, myth and fiction, my aim is to write a play taking place in Mogadishu during the struggle for independence from Italy soon after the Second World War. Particularly,...
Throughout history, the power of music to enhance productivity at work has been exploited. In less technologically advanced societies, group singing (performed principally to serve as reference points...
Queues of Limitless Hope asks: what happens to the novel form under the conditions of protracted socio-political crisis? The book situates the question in decolonisation-era Southern Africa, and answers...
In restorative dialogue encounters in Rwanda and South Africa in the aftermath of genocide and apartheid era crimes against humanity, victims have sometimes been moved to express forgiveness for perpetrators....
American philanthropy, notably the Rockefeller Foundation (RF), played an important role in the internalization of research in Europe after the First World War. This project investigates the contribution...