Author: Fiona Anciano

Apr
03

2023 Rights workshop IWA NSS Conference

The Container Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA), the University of the Western Cape and the Water Research Commission convened a workshop on the role of container-based sanitation (CBS) in supporting the human right to sanitation for residents living in informal settlements. The workshop was held on 16 October 2023, as part of the 1st IWA Non-Sewered […]

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Feb
28

Release: African Universities Hub for Human Rights Hub Report

We are thrilled to announce the release of our latest report from the African Universities Hub for Human Rights Hub. This report is a culmination of our collaborative efforts with the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the UNESCO Chair to support and protect human rights defenders across Africa. About the Report This comprehensive […]

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Call For Applications: JUT Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and PhD Scholarship

This is a call for recent masters and doctoral graduates to apply for one PhD candidacy and one Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the NRF-funded Governing the Just Urban Transition project at the Politics and Urban Governance Research Group, UWC. The PhD scholarship is for three years (R120 000 annual funding) and the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is […]

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PUG Internship 2024

PUG is thrilled to announce an internship opportunity within our research group. If you’re passionate about political studies, urban governance, and making a meaningful impact through research, we invite you to apply for our Research Intern position. As an intern, you’ll engage in hands-on research, collaborate with a dynamic team, and contribute to impactful projects. This internship offers a unique opportunity to develop […]

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Nov
29

Reflection: Pilot Internship Programme

Reflection by Thinam Mali, Intern at PUG’s Pilot Internship Programme 2023 I joined the Politics and Urban Governance (PUG) Research Group as an intern at the beginning of August. I was excited about the prospects of joining PUG even before I was hired or even applied, mainly because I had an opportunity to do my […]

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Oct
03

RGS and IGB conference and Cambridge Off-Grid Cities Workshop

PUG Researchers from the Off-grid Cities Project attended the the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Conference, where they presented their paper on the energy transition in Cape Town and learned about the interaction of different scales in the energy transition. They also explored the relationships between public and private and connected with other researchers. The writing workshop following the conference was productive in providing feedback on written pieces. Temba Middelmann reflects that the conference and workshop left him with a renewed motivation to continue his work.

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Jun
03

Subsidising Life in South Africa

Written by SJ Cooper-Knock for the Off-Grid Cities Project – Some words loosen themselves from the lines of government legislation or fall from the files of financial auditors and work their way into the world. ‘Cross-subsidisation’ is one such term. South Africans read it in newspaper print and they hear about it in the commentary […]

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