At the conclusion of Professor Khayaat Fakier’s two-year appointment as Prince Claus Chair (2021-23), Professor Wendy Harcourt, host of the PCC, and Dr Agustina Solera, postdoctoral researcher of the PCC, visited the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa from 6-13 September at the invitation of Professor Fakier.

The visit to the University of Stellenbosch was an opportunity to share the outcome of Prince Claus Chair project on Connecting with Care.

The PCC team organized a Roundtable titled ‘Connecting with Care: A threefold conversation’ in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Stellenbosch University, South Africa. The Roundtable reflected on how the team has engaged and connected with care as a feminist concept and practice.

The stay included meeting members of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as well as a visit to the rural areas between Stellenbosch and Cape Town.

The visitors met Profiessor Fakier’s colleagues and post graduate students and discussed possible collaborations and research opportunities between Dutch and South African institutions to advance research and education in the field of international development and equity, as part of the PCC efforts to build bridges between the Global South and North.