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UNDERSTAND

Empowering researchers and students to conduct substantive and impactful research.

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COLLABORATE

Embedding politics in discussions of urban planning and resilience.

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IMPACT

Building platforms linking civil society and academia across disciplines.

Our Focus

We connect research on urban politics to the lived experiences of citizens with a commitment to integrity, collaboration and social impact.

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Building a platform to expand opportunities for collaborative international research and publishing.

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Linking citizen organisations  and research.

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Providing opportunities for emerging scholars and post-graduate students to develop research experience and networks.

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Embedding research in post-graduate teaching.

Upcoming Events

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10
Jun

2024 Participedia School on Transnational Democratic Innovations at UWC

At 11:00 am
School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Rd, Bellville, Cape Town, 7535
17
Nov

Off-grid Cities: Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

At 10:30 am
Hybrid - University of the Western Cape
16
Nov

Photovoice Exhibition: Exploring Perspectives

At 9:00 am
School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Rd, Bellville, Cape Town, 7535
16
Aug

Universities as sites of Activism and Protection Symposium

At 9:00 am
Robert Sobukwe Rd, Bellville, Cape Town, 7535
27
Feb

EMS Launch of the Research Group

At 12:00 pm
Boardroom 1, 3rd Floor EMS Building, University of the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Rd, Bellville, Cape Town, 7535, South Africa.

Publications

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Research Partners

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Three things to celebrate about South African democracy

Author: Professor Fiona Anciano Democracy is an idea brought to life by our daily actions. From voting to everyday acts of trust and lawfulness, South Africans continuously uphold and celebrate democratic principles. Even amid challenges, showcasing hope and unity. Democracy isn’t tangible. You can’t see or touch it. It is just an idea. But when […]

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Research Assistant

Applications for this position is now closed. PUG Research is calling for applications for a Research Assistant to provide research and administrative support to the African Universities Hub for Human Rights (AUH) programme team. Location: University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa  Application Deadline: June 21, 2024 How to Apply: Email your cover […]