Professor Monwabisi Archbald Mafeje was born on 28 March in Engcobo in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. He grew up in an academic. In May of the UCT Council approved the appointment, unanimously, of Archie Mafeje to the role of senior lecturer in social anthropology. In Search of an Alternative: A Collection of Essays on Revolutionary Theory and Politics. $ Paperback. Books by Archie Mafeje. Showing 5 Results Books .

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Universal healthcare in Africa is a necessity for genuine development. Mmafeje to abide by its decision to appoint Mafeje, the Council established the Academic Freedom Research Award in his honour instead. Skip to main content. In writing about social issues in the present or the past there is always a subjective dimension, no matter who is writing.

Many scholars hold him in high reverence. Globalizations Special Forum on Samir Amin’s proposal for a 5th international. Never to be forgotten, and in due recompense, Mafeje was further memorialised through the renaming of the Senate room where the protesting students staged the sit-in.

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Apparently Mafeje wished to return to Cape Town and sympathetic colleagues at UCT urged the university to create a position for him. He is the author of many books, monographs and journal articles.

It was here that he met his wife and lifelong companion, the Egyptian scholar and activist Dr Shahida El Baz. The unravelling of President Buhari. The Archie Mafeje Room serves as a constant reminder to Senate of its obligation to ensure that the university space is open and supportive to all.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. But he felt the senior research fellowship offered to him did not meet his seniority, and so declined. Thus this is an opportune moment to sit and reflect on the life and times of Archie as a figure that embodied principles of self-introspection and self-consciousness.


Potent transformation symbol AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In May of the UCT Council approved the appointment, unanimously, of Archie Mafeje to the role of senior lecturer in social anthropology.

African Women’s Engagement in Trade Agreements. To this end, intellectualism needs to be properly located and constructed in the Republic and the African continent. It was here that he met he met his wife and life-long companion, the Egyptian scholar and activist, Dr.

Archie Mafeje: never to be forgotten

West African Youth Awards. To unsubscribe Click Here. Even if no-one at UCT today would defend the withdrawal of Mafeje’s appointment mateje years ago, the threat of the university compromising its essential values in deference to power still remains. After the return of exiles innothing prevented UCT from honouring its decision to appoint Mafeje. Home Social Sciences African Studies. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.

In UCT awarded him a posthumous honorary doctorate of social science. It was a political project than an honest and necessary process for the maafeje. He was an outspoken supporter of the liberation struggle in southern Africa and his analytical work was consistently aimed at clarifying its tasks.

Archie Mafeje, the quintessential person of science and one of the most versatile, extraordinary minds to emerge from Africa was, in his days, a living legend in every sense: Nabudere Archie Mafeje was an independent Pan-Africanist and cosmopolitan individual who sought to understand the world at a global level in order to locate Africa within that tapestry.

Thereafter, he took up the post of professor of sociology and anthropology and director of the Multidisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Namibia from archhie They erected a plaque, making note of the day that the apartheid government had removed the university’s right to appoint lecturers at its own discretion.


What is pertinent here is that this category of South African citizens had been rendered voiceless. Will Africa welcome a change in US foreign assistance? Africa became the battleground for the production of knowledge regarding Africa and the rest of the world, for it became apparent that the determination by imperialist powers to gain control over African human and natural resources was, at grassroots level, a struggle for political power and control over the human minds they tried to colonise.

Amazon Mafeej Stream millions of songs. We can proudly acclaim him as a giant of this discipline in South Africa and the African continent. It is as if to mean that intellectuals are marginalised from the running of the state and the society in general.

This was a failure for which the university offered a sincere apology after his death. South Africa is grappling with the discourse on racism, ownership and control of the economy, redistribution of land and the control over knowledge production and application. English Choose a language for shopping.

There is great arche of the fact that knowledge space is not a neutral terrain. UCT did not make another black academic appointment until the s.

Learn more at Author Central. Available from these stores Don’t see your favourite store? This process should not be mistaken as window-dressing, but a thorough institutional transformation, not only for UCT but for all former white institutions.