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The department jointly houses the disciplines of Anthropology and Sociology.

We are passionate researchers and teachers who strive to critically understand the world we live in and to continuously challenge commonplace assumptions. We value curiosity, discussion and life-long learning. We are committed to offering our students inclusive and exciting experiences of learning and growth.

OUR LATEST NEWS

“Global 1968” by Heike Becker

This year has marked the 50th anniversary of the many and varied struggles, protests and uprisings that were led by ...
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Congratulations to our top performer students in the final year of Anthropology who have just returned from a field trip to Saldanha Bay!

Students, accompanied by the Postgraduate Coordinator Dr. Kelly Gillespie, visited four very different museums—the brand new West Coast Fossil Park, ...
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NEW POSTGRADUATE MODULE IN ANIMAL STUDIES — The closing date for application for funding is 31 January 2019!

Animals and the Environment - Soc 739/Soc839 The department is excited to announce the launch of a new post-graduate module in ...
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A NEW MEMBER OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD of the JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES

Kelly Gillespie, who has become a member of the department this year, has recently been invited to join the International ...
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NEW PUBLICATION BY HEIKE BECKER

Congratulations to Heike Becker on her new publication entitled “Changing Urbanscapes: Colonial and Postcolonial Monuments in Windhoek” in the Nordic ...
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THE CRIME SCENE: A PLAY BY ZUKO WONDERFUL SIKHAFUNGANA

It is with great enthusiasm that the department announces the last creation of the Back Stage Theatre Production, The CrimeScene, written and ...
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2019 African Critical Inquiry Workshop Award for the project “AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIES”

The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) is pleased to announce that the 2019 ACIP workshop will be African Ethnographies. The ...
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AFRICAN MASCULINITIES

Working Group on African Masculinities Workshop 15-17 August 2018, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape with: Sakhumzi ...
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SEMINAR PROGRAMME – Second Semester 2018

Department of Anthropology and Sociology University of the Western Cape Time: 1 pm - 2 pm Venue: Anthropology Lab, Department of ...
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