Call for applications for a 3 year PhD bursary

Closing date 31 January 2017

The ACMS is offering a 3-year bursary for a PhD in Migration and Displacement. The successful candidate will work on a research project focusing on resilience, family studies and migration.

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Call for applications for 2 research assistants

Closing date: 28 February 2017

Dr. Didier Ruedin, visiting research fellow at ACMS, is looking for two reliable research assistants to code party manifestosThe research assistants should be current students at the University of the Witwatersrand, and have an interest in political affairs, immigration politics, or both. The research assistants will be expected to work relatively independently, following written instructions. They will manually code party manifestos using different codebooks. The project will last around 30 to 50 hours per coder, which may be extended to related work.

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Launch of Xenowatch

Monitoring Xenophobic Violence in South Africa

ACMS and iAfrikan cordially invite you to the launch of Xenowatch, a newly-created platform to monitor xenophobic threats and violence across South Africa.

Wednesday 10 August 2016 at 14:00

The Wits Club on the West Campus at the University of the Witwatersrand

Please RSVP to by 5 August 2016

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SA Research Chair answers questions about the 2016 elections

Professor Loren Landau is featured on four videos on the Wits University website

Professor Loren Landau, SA Research Chair in Mobility & the Politics of Difference at ACMS, is one of several #Wits Experts featured in YouTube videos in the #WitsVotes section of the university's website.

Each #WitsExpert has answered a number of questions in short one-minute videos in advance of the local government elections on 3 August 2016. These are the questions that Professor Landau answered:

Why are the 2016 Municipal Elections important?
Can domestic migration influence the elections?
What factors will influence voters in the elections?
Do voters trust their ward councillors?

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Seminar: Livelihood strategies of Congolese residents in Cape Town

ACMS Meeting Room, SH 2163, SE Wing, 2nd Floor, Senate House, Wits

'Between Political Asylum and Economic Migration: Livelihood Strategies of Congolese Residents in Cape Town, South Africa'

The seminar will be presented by Chizuko Sato (Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, IDE-JETRO, Japan).

Tuesday 2 August 2016: 12.45 - 1.45 pm   Abstract and biography

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