This project aims to address the economic mechanisms governing or heavily influencing all significant patent offices (PTOs) worldwide. Said mechanisms are not obvious. In some cases, they even are actively...
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...
Since around 500BCE, when Heraclitus declared that everything changes while Parmenides maintained that everything stays the same, the dichotomy of process and substance has been at the heart of Western...
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...
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...
This project focuses on the affective shaping of identity in South African texts of the 21st century. In particular, I wish to examine how South African creatives (a category that truces South Africa as...
We have entered a moment of profound challenge for open societies. Inequality – within and across states in the global South and the global North – is at record, and unsustainable, levels. Workers...
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...
Organisms use circuits or networks of interacting molecules to ensure that they respond appropriately to nutrients and other environmental signals. Such circuits can be viewed as information transmission...
The trilogy is a young adult dystopian speculative fiction designed to sensitize African and global adults, to the need to engage politically and personally in order to take their destiny into their own...
Beginning from the understanding that it is imperative today to develop new concepts for the thinking of an emancipatory politics on the African continent (Fanon), this book develops and expands into new...