On 14 August 2020, 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.
The Children’s Institute (CI) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) invites applications from postgraduate students to provide research assistance with a literature review in relation to services for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and child abuse.
This open access edited volume explores physical disability and sexuality in South Africa, drawing on past studies, new research conducted by the editors, and first-person narratives from people with physical disabilities in the country.
The South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya is considering an appeal after losing her landmark legal case against athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, in a decision that could end her career as an elite athlete.
Call for Justice for South Africa's Golden Girl
As we reflect on Workers' Day today, 1 May, it is ironic that one of our most successful athletes’ career hangs in the balance because of the discrimination she has had to endure in the world of sport based on her classification as an intersex person. Socially, her dignity has been targeted on account of her lesbian sexuality and masculine gender expression. From high hopes to shattered dreams! Today we have experienced a major setback in the ‘so-called' era of advancing human rights and respect for diversity, globally.
Dear Vice Chancellor Phakeng,
Over the past few years, womxn (and sometimes others) at UCT have often fought publicly against the realities of the intensive and complex gender-based violences in South Africa, and on our campus. These realities have been brought home to us, again, in a terrible way in the past two weeks. As the African Gender Institute/Gender Studies, we honour the students who have rallied so fiercely in the past two weeks to fight for Uyinene Mrweytana and against gender-based violence. We also send thanks to you for your tireless energy in the past days, as you have worked with your team to communicate, to honour Uyinene Mrwetyana, and to open spaces for the essential dialogues needed.