The first four volumes of the Alternation African Scholarship Book Series (AASBS) were launched, as part of 24th Time of the Writer Festival Coffee Club Series, hosted by the College of Humanities. These four volumes focus on research related to the impacts of COVID-19 on academia. The session was moderated by Professor Relebohile Moletsane, Pro-Vice-Chancellor
UKZN’s Ujamaa Centre in association with The Other Foundation recently hosted the annual Eudy Simelane Memorial Lecture.
It was a double celebration for staff member at UKZN’s Ujamaa Centre Ms Noluthando Gasa who graduated and celebrated her birthday at the same time. The visually impaired Bachelor of Theology graduate says she struggled to fund her studies. ‘I had received a scholarship from the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics and although it
‘Queer Churches’ and the contextual realities that brought them into being was the subject of research by a Theology student.
The Gender and Religion Programme and the Ujamaa Centre within UKZN’s School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics partnered with Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM) to host a virtual Contextual Bible Study with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people from across South Africa that are engaging in lived realities during the COVID-19 crisis.
As I write this, the US has recorded its 40 565th COVID-19 death (and 764 265th infection), and South Africa (SA) its 54th death (and 3 158th infection) (www.worldometers.info/coronavirus). Given their populations (as of January 2020), of 331 million and 57 million respectively, the US’s mortality rate is 129 times that of SA’s.
Students from the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics participated in the Young Leaders Academy (YLA) Workplace Readiness Programme led by the CEO of Iqraa Trust Dr Mahmoud Youssef-Baker, and YLA’s Advocate Mahomed Vahed.
The School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) in the College of Humanities recently hosted the first Interdisciplinary Cultural Blending/ Ukuhlanganyela in Africa Colloquium.
The Schools of Education and Religion, Philosophy and Classics, in collaboration with the University Language Planning and Development Office and the JL Dube Institute, hosted the annual John Dube Memorial Lecture at the Dulcie September Conference Centre on the Edgewood campus. Dube was the first president of the African National Congress (ANC) and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
The Classics department within the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) recently hosted a two-day workshop on Material Culture and Archaeological Tools at the UKZN Classics Museum on the Howard College campus.