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Monday, 27 September, 2021 - 16:00

Jeff Maskovsky

This talk explores the ways that whiteness and paternalism work to categorize labor in the 21st century United States. The entry point for this discussion is the rise of Trumpism, which I see as a post-civil rights era form of right-wing more

Wednesday, 29 September, 2021 - 18:00
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David Goldberg

WiSER invites you to the launch of D R E A D Facing Futureless Futures By David Theo Goldberg Dread: Facing Futureless Futures is a sustained analysis of the affect of dread, and its prompting by a range of contemporary conditions, more

Monday, 4 October, 2021 - 16:00
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Véra Ehrenstein

This paper is a work in progress. It is about how the climate crisis puts the central African forests centre stage. Earth system models and large datasets show that the world’s forests, especially those located between the tropics, play a more

Monday, 11 October, 2021 - 16:00
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James Merron

This paper is situated within the Technoscapes cluster at WiSER whose scope is to examine the co-production of technologies and spatial orders in Africa. I focus on the production of spatial knowledge of the Orange River through aerial more

Monday, 18 October, 2021 - 16:00
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David, Kearabetswe Coplan &, Moopelo

Abstract The recognition of African ‘traditional’ or ‘customary’ law and its ideological elevation to a status that in principle equals that of the written, legislative South African legal code has provided professional opportunities for more

Monday, 25 October, 2021 - 16:00
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Irvin Sifiso Jiyane

The development of the Witbank coal area has been explained by historians and other scholars in terms of environmental exploitation, its railway connectivity to the Witwatersrand, and the availability of cheap and strictly controlled more

Monday, 1 November, 2021 - 16:00
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Daniel Herwitz

From one perspective repatriation is understood as the return of stolen property to its original owners. Which is a legal model. But from another repatriation is not about legal property but rather about the theft of a past which then was more

Monday, 8 November, 2021 - 16:00
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Temba, Carmel Middelmann &, Rawhani

Assumptions surrounding public space and norms in Johannesburg’s public space management and policies appear to be based on core aims such as inclusivity and justice which ultimately aspire to social cohesion. These aspirational policies more

Monday, 15 November, 2021 - 16:00
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Meredith Root-Bernstein

In this presentation I challenge the widespread notion that environmental degradation is an ecological state. Degradation is considered, by many global organisations and NGOs, to be one of the most pressing environmental threats, more

Monday, 22 November, 2021 - 16:00
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Madalitso Phiri

South Africa’s and Brazil’s social policy architectures attempt to address the residues of institutional poverty, inequality, and unemployment. South Africa remains deeply unequal and polarized despite government commitments to undo more