Organisers:   Dr Zethu Matebeni (HUMA, UCT), Prof Surya Monro (University of Huddersfield, UK); and Prof Vasu Reddy (Human Sciences Research Council, SA) There is a pressing need for academic and activist engagement with issues concerning African 'non-normative' sexual identities, sexual rights agendas and health-related agendas, and the interfaces between faith, nationalism, genders and sexualities. This one-day symposium on ‘Queer in Africa

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Launch of “‘Non-normative’ sexual and gender diversities in Africa” and “Queer in Africa Reimagined”

Huma and Agenda: empowering women for gender equity are pleased to launch the 2015 issue 1 on "'Non-normative' sexual and gender diversities in Africa" Guest editors: Zethu Matebeni and Thabo Msibi. Queer in Africa Reimagined symposium will also be launched on 21 April at 6.30pm. For more information on symposium click here For symposium programme on 22 April 2015 click here  

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Huma launches a new book: Ethical quandaries in social research

Ethical Quandaries in Social Research, edited by Deborah Posel (Huma) and Fiona Ross (Social Anthropology), opens up a space of frank discussion about the often unsettling, messy realities of ethical decision-making in the thick of social research. All the contributors write in the first person about personal experiences of resarch. They expose tensions within professioanl codes of ethics, as well as a range of dilemmas that arise when personal ethical

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Ilana’s book gets nominated for Clifford Geertz prize

Ilana van Wyk's book, The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in South Africa: A church of strangers (Cambridge University Press, 2014), has recently been nominated for the prestigious Clifford Geertz prize. Awarded by the Society for the Anthropology of Religion, a section of the American Anthropological Association, the prize is named in honor of the late Professor Clifford Geertz, in recognition of his many distinguished contributions to the

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Lisl George joins Huma

Huma is pleased to welcome Lisl George, Administrative Officer, responsible for financial and human resource management.  Lisl has worked in research administration at UCT for 13 years and has been in office management for more than 20 years. She has a business administration qualification from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.

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Symposium on Conspicuous Consumption in Africa

HUMA is hosting an international symposium on Conspicuous Consumption in Africa from 4 to 6 December 2014. The opening of the symposium, on 3 December, will also mark the opening of Paul Weinberg’s exhibition called The Other Camera and a performance by Masello Motana called Seven Colours with Julia Malema. HUMA would like to extend an invitation to everyone who would like to attend. Please refer to the attached programme for a list of events and

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20 Years of Democracy: Film & Exhibition

Huma is pleased to announce a film screening and a photographic exhibition on South Africa's "Twenty Years of Democracy" "Madiba Remembered" is a 30 minute documentary poignantly directed by award-winning filmmaker, Mark Kaplan, which captures Nelson Mandela – the man and the icon – from the moment of his death through the recollections of University of Cape Town’s archives, its alumni and its current generation. UCT Special Collections has

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Nigeria Study Day: Wednesday 20 August @9:00
Zethu Matebeni of UCT speaks at the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Dialogue Series

Photo by Jabu C. Pereira Chilean President Michelle Bachelet joined UCT Chancellor Mrs Graça Machel and distinguished panelists to participate in a Gender-in-Dialogue event in UCT's Jameson Hall on 10 August as part of the 12th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Dialogue Series. Live streamed from the UCT homepage, the lively discussion featured influential thought-leaders, including UCT academic Zethu Matebeni. The event was chaired by Jane Bennet of

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Call For Abstracts: ‘Non-normative’ sexual and gender diversities in Africa

Call for ABSTRACTS for 2015 AGENDA Journal “‘Non-normative’ sexual and gender diversities in Africa' No later than 20th August 2014  GUEST EDITORS:  ZETHU MATEBENI  &  THABO MSIBI   Contributors are invited to write on the topic above from either a research or an activism perspective. Abstracts and contributions must be written in English and in a style accessible to a wide audience.  Please submit abstracts to

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