Feminist Africa, Volume 2, Issue 1 (2021): Extractivism, Resistance, Alternatives is the latest edition of journal. Edited by Charmaine Pereira and Dzodzi Tsikata, this issue marks the successful transition of the journal from its birthplace, the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, across the continent to the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, Accra.
Professor Rozena Maart, an academic from the School of Social Sciences in the College of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Professor Rozena Maart has won the 2021 Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista Lifetime Achievement Award, for her contribution to literature and philosophy, awarded by the internationally renowned Caribbean Philosophical Association (CPA).
From 25-29 November 2020, the Queer Feminist Film Festival held its third annual festival. In 2020, QFFF acknowledged how COVID 19 further exacerbates the systemic violence and erasure experienced by LGBTQI+ persons and other marginalised groups of peoples.
Four University of Cape Town (UCT) academics were awarded two UCT Creative Works Awards for 2020: Nkule Mabaso and Associate Professor Nomusa Makhubu for their exhibition The stronger we become. Associate Professor Nadia Davids and Professor Jay Pather were honoured for their production What Remains.
On 20 February 2020, AGI hosted an informal round table which brought together Afro-Brazilian scholars to engage in a conversation around discourses in Brazil on Afro-Brazilian feminisms. Dr Thula Pires and Thuila Ferreira presented on activism and work situated within Afro-Brazilian feminisms.
On Friday 4th September, The Muslim Personal Law Networks held a webinar on Legal Pluralism in South Africa: Family Law, Muslim Women and Shari’ah. The keynote address was presented by Professor Wesahl Domingo.
On 14 August, AGI held the virtual Launch of Gender, Protest and Political Change in Africa. The book brings together conceptual debates based on case studies on the nature of state-building, youth, and gender in Africa.