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.
A new book by Chuma Himonga and Elena Moore, Reform of Customary Marriage, Divorce and Succession in South Africa: Living Customary Law and Social Realities, examines the operation of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act and the rules of succession formulated in Bhe v Magistrate, Khayelitsha. Read the Summarised Research Report here.
Elena Moore, senior lecturer in the Sociology department and director of the Families and Society Research Unit (FaSRU) at the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR), has authored an article on findings from the Customary Marriage study, published in Gender & Society, one of the most highly-cited journals in Women's Studies and Sociology
The Insurrections Ensemble returns to the Homecoming Centre at District Six for two performances on the 25th and 26th of September. This year's repertoire, titled, 'The Storming', is a very loose adaptation of Cesaire’s post-colonial adaptation of Shakespeare’s Tempest. Thanks to a range of experts Indian, Mauritian, Caribbean and local adaptations the Ensemble constructed an oratorio around the themes of violence that resonate across the Indian Ocean: slavery, indenture, national and political storms.