Academic Staff

Jan-Vorster-(003)

Chair and Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Tel: +27 21 808 2132
E-mail: jhv3@sun.ac.za

Chair of Department since 2011 and convenor of Social Science Methods

MSocSc, Free State University, 1985.

Ongoing Interests: Social security, Housing, Farm workers, Research Methodology

Selected Publications:

  • Vorster JH & De Waal L 2008. “Beneficiaries of the child support grant: Findings from a national survey. The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher 20 (2) pp 233-249.
  • Vorster JH & Rossouw HM. 2002. “Extending cash social assistance to children and their caregivers: a South African case study.” In Children and Social Security. Editor: Jonathan Bradshaw. London: Ashgate Press.
  • Kritzinger AS & Vorster JH. 2001. “Food industry responses to global integration: fruit producers, state legislators and women farm workers in South Africa.” In Tovey H, Blanc M (eds) Food, Nature and Society. Rural life in late modernity. Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning. London: Ashgate Press.
  • Kritzinger AS & Vorster JH 1998. “Women on South African Farms: Empowerment Across or Along Race and Class Divisions?” Sociologia Ruralis, 38(3), pp 331-350.
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Professor in Sociology

Tel: +27 21 808 2095
E-mail: lindy@sun.ac.za

Convenor of Postgraduate studies

PhD, Kings College, University of London

Ongoing Interests: Lindy Heinecken lectures in industrial and political sociology. Her research is within the field of armed forces and society, with a specific interest in civil-military relations, defence transformation, gender integration in the military and peacekeeping.

Selected Publications:

  • Heinecken, L. 2014. ‘Outsourcing Public Security: the Unforeseen Consequences for the Military Profession’, Armed Forces and Society, 40 (4), 625-646.
  • Smith, M. and Heinecken, L. 2014. ‘Factors influencing military recruitment in South Africa’, African Security Review, 23 (2), 102-116.
  • Heinecken L. 2015. The Military, War and Society: The need for critical sociological engagement, Scientia Militaria, South African Journal of Military Studies, 43 (1), 1–16.
  • Heinecken L. 2015. Are women ‘really’ making a unique contribution to peacekeeping: The Rhetoric and the Reality, International Peacekeeping, 19 (4), 227-248.*Heinecken L.2015. Military Privatization in Merman, E.M. and Rabin, J. (eds), Encyclopaedia of Public Administration and Public Policy. (3rd ed)New York: Francis and Taylor Publishers.
  • Kramm, N. and Heinecken, L. 2015. We are different now? The effect of military service on youth reintegration and employment in South Africa, African Security Review, 24 (2), 122-137.
  • Esterhuyse, A. and Heinecken L. 2015. The Clausewitzian Trinity: Reassessing the South African Military’s Relationship with its Polity and Society, Journal for Contemporary History, December, 71-95.
  • Heinecken, L. 2016 Conceptualising the tensions that gender integration evokes, Armed Forces and Society, 1-19. (published online 18 November 2016).
  • Wilen, N. and Heinecken, L. 2016. Peacekeeping deployment abroad and the self-perceptions of the effect on career advancement, status and reintegration. International Peacekeeping, 1-18. (published online 4 August 2016).
  • Olivier D. and Heinecken, L. The personal and social benefits of urban agriculture experienced by cultivators on the Cape Flats, Development Southern Africa, 2016 (Online November
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Professor in Social Anthropology

Tel: +27 21 808 2090
E-mail: robins@netactive.co.za

Phd, Columbia, 1994

Ongoing Interests: Social Movements, Citizenship, Popular Politics

Selected Publications:

  • 2016 Letters of Stone: Discovering a South African Jewish family’s history in Nazi Germany. Cape Town: Penguin Random House South Africa (in print).
  • 2008 Steven Robins and Nick Shepherd, eds. New South African Keywords: A Concise Guide to Public and Political Discourse in Post-apartheid Society. Jacana Publishers and Ohio University Press.
  • 2008 From Revolution to Rights in South Africa: Social Movements, NGOs and Popular Politics. James Currey Publishers & University of KwaZulu Natal Press.
  • 2005 Steven Robins ed. Limits to Liberation: Citizenship, Governance and Culture After Apartheid. Oxford: James Currey Publishers; United State & Canada: Ohio University Press & South Africa: David Philip.
  • 2014 Robins, S. ‘How toilets became ‘political’ in South Africa in 2011: between the exceptional and the everyday after apartheid.’ Development & Change 45(3):479-501.
  • 2014 Robins, S. Slow activism in fast times: reflections on the mass media after apartheid. Journal for Southern African Studies Vol. 40, No. 1, 91–110.
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Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Tel: +27 21 808 2391
E-mail: kfakier@sun.ac.za

PhD Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 2010

Ongoing Interests: work, unpaid work, care; social reproduction; gender; feminism; migration.

Selected Publications:

  • Fakier, K. and Ehmke, E. (eds). (2014). ‘Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies: Building new spaces’ Routledge Earthscan: London.
  • Fakier, K. (2014). The Community Work Programme and Care in South Africa. In Fakier, K. and Ehmke, E. (eds), ‘Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies: Building new spaces’ Routledge Earthscan: London
  • Fakier, K. (2010). Class and Social Reproduction in MigrantHouseholds in a South African community. Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa. 72/73: 104-126.
  • Fakier, K. and Cock, J.( 2009). A Gendered Analysis of the Crisis of Social Reproduction in Contemporary South Africa. International Journal of Feminist Politics. 11(3): 353-71.
  • Cock. J., Fakier, K., Joynt, K. and Roman, R. 2008. Connecting Bread, Land and Peace. South African Labour Bulletin. 32(3): 47-49
  • Bezuidenhout, A. and Fakier, K. (2006). ‘Maria’s Burden: Outsourced Cleaning and the Crises of Social Reproduction in South Africa’ in Antipode: Journal of Radical Geography, 38(3), 462- 485.
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Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Tel: +27 21 808 2096
E-mail: lloydhill@sun.ac.za

PhD, Warwick, 2008

Ongoing Interests: sociology of language; language in higher education; academic literacy; science & technology studies

https://sun.academia.edu/LloydHill

Selected Publications:

  • Hill, L.B. and S.B. Bekker (2014) “Language, residential space and inequality in Cape Town: broad-brush profiles and trends”, African Population Studies (Supplement on Population Issues in South Africa), 28(1).
  • Hill, L.B (2010) “Language and status: on the limits of language planning”, in Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics, 39: 41-58.
  • Hill, L.B. (2010) “Football as code: the social diffusion of ‘soccer’ in South Africa”, published in Soccer and Society 11(1-2): 12-28 and in Alegi, P. and C. Bolsmann, 2010, South Africa and the Global Game – Football, Apartheid and Beyond, Abington: Routledge.
  • Hill, L.B. (2009) “The status of English in scholarly publishing”, in S. Ngobeni (ed.) Scholarly Publishing in Africa – opportunities and impediments, Johannesburg: Africa Institute of South Africa.
  • Hill, L.B. (2009) “The decline of academic bilingualism in South Africa – a case study”, in Language Policy 8(4), pp. 327-349.
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Lecturer in Sociology

Tel: +27 21 808 3758
E-mail: msikes@sun.ac.za

www.womensportinafrica.com

DPhil (PhD), University of Oxford, 2015.

Ongoing Interests: The study of gender and of sports in Africa; African economic history; and in health and standards of living, particularly in South Africa.

Selected Publications:

  • M. Sikes and J. Bale (eds.), Women’s Sport in Africa (London: Routledge, 2014) [Reprised version of a special journal issue].
  • M. Sikes ‘Print Media and the History of Women’s Sport in Africa: The Kenyan Case of Barriers to International Achievement’, History in Africa (Accepted for publication, forthcoming November 2015).
  • M. Sikes and J. Bale (eds.), ‘Women’s Sport and Gender in sub-Saharan Africa’, Special journal issue, Sport in Society, vol. 17, no. 4 (May, 2014).
  • M. Sikes and J. Bale, ‘Introduction: Women’s Sport and Gender in sub-Saharan Africa’, Special journal issue, Sport in Society, vol. 17, no. 4 (May, 2014), pp. 449-465.
  • M. Sikes and G. Jarvie, ‘Women’s Running as Freedom: Development and Choices’, Special journal issue, Sport in Society, vol. 17, no. 4 (2012), pp. 507-522.
  • G. Jarvie and M. Sikes, ‘Running as a Resource of Hope? Voices from Eldoret’, Review of African Political Economy, vol. 39, no. 134 (2012), pp. 629-644.
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Lecturer in Social Anthropology

Tel: +27 21 808 2098
E-mail: tcousins@sun.ac.za

Convenor of Transdisciplinary Health and Development Studies

PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2012.

Ongoing Interests: Medical Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies, Linguistic Anthropology, Labour and Value, Biopolitics.

https://sun.academia.edu/TCousins

Selected Publications:

  • 2017 Pentecost M, Cousins TD. Strata of the political: epigenetic and microbial imaginaries in post-apartheid Cape Town. Antipode doi: 10.1111/anti.12315.
  • 2016 Cousins TD, Reynolds, LJ. Indexing the Human: From Classification to a Critical Politics of Transformation. Anthropology Southern Africa 39 (2): 110-115.
  • 2016 Cousins TD. Antiretroviral Therapy and Nutrition in Southern Africa: Citizenship and the Grammar of Hunger, Medical Anthropology, DOI: 10.1080/01459740.2016.1141409 (Special Issue, “The Politics and Practices of Evidence-Based Medicine: A Critical Discussion between STS and Medical Anthropology”).
  • 2016 Cousins TD. Sex, Gender, and Kinship in the Timber Plantations of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: A Minor Otherwise. Social Dynamics 42(1).
  • 2015 Cousins TD. A Mediating Capacity: Toward an Anthropology of the Gut. Medicine Anthropology Theory 2 (2): 1-27.
  • 2015 Cousins TD. HIV and the Remaking of Hunger and Nutrition in South Africa: Biopolitical Specification After Apartheid. BioSocieties 10, 143–161.
  • 2014 Cousins TD. Knowledge of life: health, strength and labour in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Anthropology Southern Africa 37 (1-2): 30-41.
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Professor in Sociology

Tell: +27 21 8082420
Email: dafrancis@sun.ac.za

PhD Sociology, Natal University

Ongoing Interests: Queer Theory, gender, sexualities, youth, education.

Selected Publications

  • Francis, D. (2017). Troubling the teaching and learning of gender and sexuality diversity in South African education, PalgraveMacmillan, New York.
  • Francis, DA & Reygan FCG. (2016) “Let’ s see if it won’ t go away by itself.” LGBT Microaggressions among Teachers in South Africa, Education as Change, 20 (3), 1-22.
  • Francis, DA & Reygan FCG. (2016). Relationships, intimacy and desire in the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth in South Africa, South African Review of Sociology, 47 (3), 65-84.
  • Francis, D. (2014). ‘“You must be thinking what a lesbian man teacher is doing in a nice place like Dipane Letsie School?”:Enacting, negotiating and reproducing dominant understandings of gender in a rural school in the Free State’ . South Africa, Gender and Education, 26 (5), 539-552.
  • De Palma, R. & Francis, D. (2014). ‘ South African Life Orientation teachers: (Not) teaching about sexuality diversity’ . Journal of Homosexuality, 61 (11), 1687-1711.
  • Francis, D. (2012). ‘ Teacher positioning on the teaching of sexual diversity in South African schools’ Culture Health and Sexuality, 14 (6) 597-611.
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Associate Professor in Sociology

Tel: +27 21 808 2940
E-mail: rpattman@sun.ac.za

PhD, Birmingham, 1997

Ongoing Interests: Young people, social Identities & inequalities: gender, sexuality, race, age. Participatory research methodologies. Sexuality, HIV and education. Transformation in universities

Selected Publications:

  • 2016. Pattman, R. & Bhana, D. Learning from the learners: how research with young people can provide models of good pedagogic practice  in sexuality education in South Africa. Handbook of sexuality education, Eds. Allen, L & Rasmussen, M. London: Palgrave.
  • 2015. Pattman, R. Ways of thinking about young people in participatory research, Handbook of child and youth studies, Eds, Wyn, J & Cahill, H., New York: Springer.
  • 2009. Pattman, R and Bhana, D. Colouring Sexualities: how black South African schoolgirls respond to ‘racial’ and gendered inequalities, The Prize and the Price, ed Steyn, M, Van Zyl M., HSRC Press.
  • 2007. Pattman, R. Student Identities and researching these at a newly merged University in South Africa, in Race, Ethnicity and Education, Vol. 10, Number 4, December 2007, pp 473-492.
  • 2007. Pattman, R & Khan, S (eds.) Undressing Durban, Durban: Madiba Press
  • 2003. Pattman, R. (with Chege, F.) (2003) Finding our Voices: Gendered and Sexual Identities and HIV/AIDS in Education, UNICEF.
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Professor in Sociology

Tel: +27 21 808 2473/2473
E-mail: cjwalker@sun.ac.za

DLitt, University of Natal, 2002

Professor of Sociology at Stellenbosch since 2006 and DST/NRF Research Chair in the Sociology of Land, Environment and Sustainable Development (from 2016)

Ongoing Interests: Land restitution and land reform; environmental sociology; rural development; social identity; social change; gender studies.

Selected Publications

  • 2015 Cousins, Ben and Cherryl Walker (eds.), Land Divided, Land Restored; Land Reform in South Africa for the 21st Century. Johannesburg: Jacana Media.
  • 2015 Sketch Map to the Future: Restitution Unbound. In Ben Cousins and Cherryl Walker (eds.), Land Divided, Land Restored; Land Reform in South Africa for the 21st Century. Johannesburg: Jacana Media.
  • 2014 Critical Reflections on South Africa’s 1913 Natives’ Land Act and its Legacies: Introduction. Journal of Southern African Studies, 40(4).
  • 2013 Uneasy Relations: Women, Gender Equality and Tradition. Thesis 11, (115).
  • 2012 Finite Land: Challenges Institutionalising Land Restitution in South Africa, 1995-2000. Journal of Southern African Studies, 38(4).
  • 2011 Women’s Land Rights in Africa. Synthesis Report of a Ten-Country Study. Addis Ababa: African Women’s Rights Observatory, ECA/ACGS.
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Senior lecturer in Sociology

Tel: +27 21 808 2097
E-mail: dubbeld@sun.ac.za

Convenor of Honours programmes

PhD, Chicago, 2013

Ongoing Interests: Social Theory, Capital and Labour, Governance and Citizenship, Housing, Race, South African Social Sciences. Editor of Social Dynamics.

Selected Publications:

  • 2015 “Capital and the shifting grounds of emancipatory politics: the limits of radical unionism in Durban Harbor, 1974-1985”. Critical Historical Studies: Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory 2, 1: 85-112.
  • 2013 “Envisioning Governance: expectations and estrangements of transformed rule.” Africa: Journal of the International Africa Institute 83, 3: 492-512.
  • 2013 “How social security becomes social insecurity: unsettled households, crisis talk, and the value of grants in Glendale.” Acta Juridica: Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town 2013: 197-217.
  • 2013 “Troubled Transformation: Whites, Welfare and ‘Reverse-Racism’ in contemporary Newcastle”. Diversities: UNESCO 15, 2: 7-22. (with Michelle Peens)
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Lecturer in Sociology

Tel: +27 21 808 2091
E-mail: xaba@sun.ac.za

Ongoing Interests: Industrial sociology, work organization, restructuring, globalization, empowerment legislation, informal economy and crime

Recent Reports: (Currently completing doctoral study on Empowerment legislation at Iscor)

  • 2015 “Afrikaner Economic Empowerment and Black Economic Empowerment at ISCOR/AMSA, Vanderbijlpark: Report on Preliminary Findings” paper presented at the South African Sociological Congress held at University of Johannesburg.
  • 2011 “The 2011 XVIIth SASA Congress: An Overview”, South African Review of Sociology 42, 3: 128-132.
  • 2011 “Cultural Empowerment: case study of the Afrikaner Economic Empowerment and Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa”, paper presented at the South African Sociological Congress held at University of Pretoria.
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Lecturer in Sociology

Tel: +27 21 808 2134
E-mail: jmjdp@sun.ac.za