A research project titled “Rand and the Reproductive Body: Markets for Reproduction in South Africa” is being initiated by the Sociology and Anthropology departments. The project will examine the processes through which new reproductive technologies and the related “bioeconomies” (markets in reproductive tissues, gametes and related reproductive service provision) affect and get affected by existing structures of stratification as well as motherhood and kinship in South Africa.
A very warm congratulations to our postgraduate students who graduated in December 2015.
Kgaugelo Sebidi, who completed his Honours degree in the Department last year, faced down impossible odds to pursue his first love - psychology. In the process he discovered an even greater passion for development studies and as a Rhodes scholar will pursue an MPhil in Development Studies at Oxford University.
The Centre for African Studies (CAS) in partnership with the Sociology Department have been working on a significant research project called The Third African Diaspora which looks at how migration has changed in South Africa, in Southern Africa, in Africa and around the world; its consequences and the pressures that it places on people. HOMING is a multi-media exhibition aiming to popularize and honour the stories and testimonies that emerged from the research, through the work of 10 diverse artists from the continent.