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.
A big congratulations to our postgraduates who graduated this past week.
See the list of graduates, and their thesis titles, 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.
A new book by Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass explains why poverty has persisted in South Africa since 1994. In Policy, Politics and Poverty in South Africa - published by Palgrave Macmillan in the UK- the authors demonstrate who has and who has not remained poor, how public policies both mitigated and reproduced poverty, and how and why these policies were adopted.