Faith-based humanitarianism: Christianity, civil society and HIV/AIDS in South Africa

A Seminar Hosted by the Religion and Migration Initiative

21st August, 2014

This paper explores the ways in which Christian communities have taken up formal organizational templates, especially that of ‘NGOs’ in their responses to HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The argument is that the asymmetrical power relations between, mostly Northern, donors and local churches within which these organizational dynamics unfold engender two interlocked processes: on the one hand, there are moves towards the technocratic and official templates governing development work across the world.

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Routes & Rites to the City: Migration, Emplacement and Religious Diversity in Johannesburg

A Colloquium and Exhibition Hosted by the Religion & Migration Initiative

22nd August, 2014

This colloquium charts, through the presentation of a book in-progress and exhibition,the intricate cartography of religion in Johannesburg, covering a significant diversity of practices and spaces in which religious orders rework the city. The project explores how the urban is produced and transformed through the intersecting phenomena of migratory processes and religious ritual, and argues that these phenomena powerfully shape, and are enmeshed in, urban spatialities and administrations along with moral and economic orders.

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Perceptions Survey about Migrating out of Poverty

The Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium at the University of Sussex (of which the African Centre of Migration & Society is a research partner) focuses on the relationship between regional migration, internal migration and poverty. We would like to request your help in monitoring our impact in this research consortium on key audiences thus far. Please take about five minutes, via this link to a brief questionnaire https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W3B72CX , to tell us about your perception of the influence of our work. The questions ask about: your gender, the nature of your work, your engagement with our Migrating out of Poverty research outputs; perception of the contribution of Migrating out of Poverty to the evidence base on the link between migration and poverty; and use of the research produced by Migrating out of Poverty. It will take no more than 5 minutes to respond to the 10 questions and will help us immeasurably. Thank you. Please complete by clicking the link above. Survey closes: Monday 1 September (12 noon UK)

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Forthcoming Workshop - Violence against Women and Children in Diverse Contexts

 3-6 March 2015

An International Workshop at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa led by Ingrid Palmary, African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), School of Social Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, and Nicky Stanley, Connect Centre, School of Social Work University of Central Lancashire, UK.

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The Sex Actually Festival: Heart to Heart

Festival Dates: 19-30 August 2014

Volume 44 is currently exhibiting at the Sex Actually Festival in the foyer of the Wits Theatre, Braamfontein East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Love, intimacy and human connection are at the forefront of the seventh annual Sex Actually Festival: Heart to Heart. Bold and passionate, this celebration will explore human connection in all its shapes and forms. Sex Actually is a multi-disciplinary public festival that engages and promotes dialogues around sex, relationships and HIV/AIDS.

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Paradigms, Policy, and Practices

August 11, 2014

Presentations given at the SIHMA/CPLO Seminar#2 "The human cost of undocumented migration: Alternatives to irregular entry in South Africa, 30 July 2014, Cape Town.

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Class, Identity and Mobilisation: A Study of Commercial Farm Workers in Mpumalanga, South Africa

July 24, 2014

Presentation given by Aurelia Segatti and Janet Munakamwe at the XVIth International Sociological Association Congress, Yokohama, Japan, 13-19 July 2014:

Class, Identity and Mobilisation: a Study of Commercial Farm Workers in Mpumalanga, South Africa
R44 Panel 'Mobilising at the Margins: Comparing Informal Worker Organizing around the World'.
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Changes in the Structure of Earnings of Informal Street Traders


22 July 2014

Chris Callaghan, Knowledge and Information Economics/Human Resources Research Agency (KIEHRA), SEBS.

The African Centre for Migration and Society hosts a lunchtime seminar by Chris Callaghan, Knowledge and Information Economics, Human Resources Research Agency (KIEHRA), School of Economic and Business Sciences.

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Master of Arts in Migration and Displacement

Applications are now invited

Planning your career? We invite you to consider studying at the African Centre for Migration & Society.

Based in the School of Social Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, The African Centre for Migration & Society is a leading independent and engaged research and teaching institution on human mobility. The African Centre for Migration & Society invites applications for 2015 for a Masters in Migration and Displacement. The closing dates for applications are 31 August 2014 (international applicants) and 30 September 2014 (South African applicants). Please click here for more information and how to apply.

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Migrant Sex Workers in Dialogue: Visuals from the Netherlands and South Africa

25th- 28th June

House of Arts and Crafts, Oude Schans 21, Amsterdam

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