Achievements & Activities

Awards and Activities

Every year, delegations of Masters and Doctoral Students attend the national association conferences, the South African Sociological Association (SASA) Meetings and the Anthropology Southern Africa (ASnA) Meetings. In recent years we have won prizes for the best student papers at these events.

2015

DSCF0444Masters students Adriaan Steyn and YoungJun Yang attended the New School/University of the Witwatersrand Democracy and Diversity Institute held in Johannesburg in January 2015. They are pictured at the event with their supervisor, Bernard Dubbeld.

Masters student Kristen Harmse, on exchange at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Pictured with her supervisor Bernard Dubbeld just before the Gerbrands Lecture, given by Barbara Kirschenblatt-Gimblett on Materializing History at the Polin Museum, November 2015

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2014

In 2014, Adriaan Steyn won best paper at the ASnA, with Renelle Terreblanche runner up at SASA.

2013

In 2013, Gugulethu Siziba was awarded best student paper at SASA, with Sean Beckett as runner up.

Publications by current and recent former students

We encourage all our postgraduate students to publish their work in accredited journals. Click below for recent publications.

2015

STEYN, A. 2015. The Truck Driver’s Watch: Time and the Working Lives of Long Haul Trucker Drivers, Anthropology Southern Africa, Vol 38, 1&2: 1-14.

KRAMM, N. AND HEINECKEN, LPT. 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.

2014

JACOBS PT, HART TBG. Pro-poor rural development in South Africa? In MEYLWA T, NKONDO M, NYAMNJOH F, CHITIGA-MABUGU M, SITHOLE M (eds), State of the Nation 2014: South Africa 1994-2014 a twenty-year review. HSRC Press, Cape Town 2014: 158-170.

LINKS ALM, HART TBG, JACOBS PT. The dynamics of local innovations among formal and informal enterprises: stories from rural South Africa. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development 2014; 6(3): 175-184.

PFIGU T, GABRIEL C, VAN DER WAAL CS. Patrolling respectability with the neighbourhood watch. In CS van der Waal (ed), Winelands, Wealth and Work. Transformation in the Dwars River Valley, Stellenbosch. University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 2014: 176-197.

PFIGU T, VAN DER WAAL CS. Translations of community policing in different social orders in Stellenbosch, South Africa. In A Behrends, S Park, R Rottenburg (eds), Travelling models in African conflict management; Translating technologies in social ordering. Brill, Ledien, Netherlands 2014: 205-228.

SITAS N, PROZESKY HE, ESLER KJ, REYERS B. Exploring the gap between ecosystem service research and management in development planning. Sustainability 2014; 6: 3802-3824.

SITAS N, PROZESKY HE, ESLER KJ, REYERS B. Opportunities and challenges for mainstreaming ecosysgtem services in development planning: perspectives from a landscape level. Landscape Ecology 2014; 29: 1315-1331.

SMITH M, HEINECKEN LPT. Factors influencing military recruitment in South Africa; the voices of Cape Town high school learners. African Security Review 2014; 23(2): 102-116.

VAN DER HEIJDEN I. Women as ‘dorp supporters’. New opportunities for female entrepreneurship. In CS van der Waal (ed), Winelands, Wealth and Work. Transformation in the Dwars River Valley, Stellenbosch. University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 2014: 155-175.

WALTERS H, DU PLESSIS M. Pentecostalism in the Dwars River Valley. In CS van der Waal (ed), Winelands, Wealth and Work. Transformation in the Dwars River Valley, Stellenbosch. University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 2014: 198-216.

2013

DU TOIT D. From “Cinderella Cleaners” to “Maids in Heaven”: Clients’ and domestic workers’ perceptions of housekeeping services in Stellenbosch. South African Journal of Labour Relations 2013; 37(1): 97-114.

HEINECKEN LPT, BWALYA H. Compensating military veterans in South Africa. African Security Review 2013; 22(1): 30-46.

HOUGH JA, PROZESKY HE. ‘I don’t want to go back to the farm’: A case study of Working for Water beneficiaries. South African Journal of Science 2013; 109(9/10): 75-82.

OLIVIER D, HEINECKEN LPT, JACKSON S. Mussel and oyster culture in Saldanha Bay, South Africa: potential for sustainable growth, development and employment creation. Food Security 2013; 5: 251–267.

OLIVIER LE. Bossiedokters and the challenges of nature co-management in the Boland area of South Africa’s Western Cape. Journal of Contemporary African Studies 2013; 31(3): 361-379.

PEENS M, DUBBELD B. Troubled transformation: Whites, welfare and ‘reverse racism’ in contemporary Newcastle. Diversities 2013; 15(2): 7-22.

WALTERS H. The burden of responsibility and the breakdown of traditional paternalism on farms in the Western Cape. Anthropology Southern Africa 2012; 35(3&4): 91-99.

ZIBAGWE S, NDUNA T, DAFULEYA G. Are social protection programmes child- sensitive? Development Southern Africa 2013; 30(1): 111-120.