Fadzai Muramba, a Master’s student in the Department of Sociology’s Development Studies programme, recently participated in the 2016 Autumn International Scientific Conference on Food Security and Safety (FSaS 2016). The conference was hosted by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in collaboration with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Agriculture Research Council (ARC). Fadzai presented her research on the experiences of urban off-plot farmers and urban agriculture in Harare.
In a paper published in the latest edition of the Du Bois Review, Prof Xolela Mangcu argues that South African sociology must place Black perspectives on race at the centre of its curriculum..
UCT MasterCard Foundation Scholars Fadzai Muramba, who is a Master's student in the Sociology department, and Christina Nyandoro recently spent a few days in the USA where they attended the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2016 meeting at the University of California, Berkeley. They spent time learning about ploughing back into their communities and the various commitments of other scholars from around the world.
According to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016, UCT has ranked among the top 10 universities in the world in development studies for the second year in a row. Other South African and African universities also performed well in the rankings, particularly in this field.