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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One such opportunity came about as a result of amfeje relationship between UCT and Professor Archie Mafeje, a significant African scholar who never “came home” to his alma mater. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Skip to main content. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

From union renewal to archiw self-managed society: His studies were complemented by thorough political education and by the time he had graduated from UCT with his master’s degree, his enthusiasm for politics had only increased.

He also did pathbreaking work on the land and agrarian question in Africa. Looking ahead to the budget 07 Dec Documentaire FSMTunis. A mafejw assessment of the state of intellectualism in the Republic and the continent needs to be done and this is a great opportunity for that. Log in or register to post comments reads. It will be disillusional to think that the struggle achie the control of human minds and education was won by the majority in in South Africa.

There is great appreciation of the fact that knowledge space is not a neutral terrain.

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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.

He did this through his role as an African scholar, intellectual, thinker, and academic.

With that came the honour of being named a Queen Juliana Professor and one of her Lords. In writing about social issues in the present or the past there is always a subjective dimension, no matter who is writing. An unforgettable African intellectual giant.


Severe drought risks to City 20 Dec Republished. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The injustices of the past against black scholars cannot be wished away and forgotten. 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 to Archie fashioned scholarship in this manner.

He was intransigent in his call for the liberation of aarchie collective imaginations as the foundational stone for continental liberation. Unable to abide by its decision to appoint Mafeje, the Council established the Academic Freedom Research Award in his honour instead.

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The Mafeje Affair

Please view the republishing articles page for more information. 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 arche.

In May of the UCT Council approved the appointment, unanimously, of Archie Mafeje to the role of senior lecturer in social anthropology. As an academic sojourner conscious of the history of Africa over the last six centuries, he rallied his colleagues to resist the intellectual servitude on which all forms of foreign domination thrive. Keep pressing for progress! arcgie

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These are some of arcnie questions the speakers at the Lecture should deliberate upon. We will surely miss his thoughtful insights, his strident rebukes, his loyal friendship, his companionship, and — yes, his wit, humour and expert culinary skills that included an incomparable knowledge of foods and wines from all corners of the world.

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After the return of exiles innothing prevented UCT from honouring its decision to appoint Mafeje. This respected pan-Africanist, regarded as one of Africa’s greatest social scientists, was never able to return to and take up a post at his alma mater. He was never ashamed of his views and the class he was representing, thus it would be a great error to forget him when discussing such important discourses of racism, class arvhie gender.


Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. This was a failure for which the university offered a sincere apology after his death. Don’t see your favourite store?

The Archie Mafeje Lecture has a responsibility of serving as a platform in which the impact of the negotiated settlement should be assessed in relation to the imperial control of human minds in South Africa and the African continent.

Will Africa welcome a change in US foreign assistance? His name appears in the prestigious blue pages of the Dutch National Directorate. The Lecture shall be addressed by two highly regarded individuals in South Africa and the continent. Protection, Patronage or Plunder? Severe drought risks to City Climate models vary but all show that the risk of drought in Cape Town has increased substantially because of global warming.

It was the day Professor Archie Mafeje passed away in Pretoria in what was a most quiet exit that has left the very many among us whom he touched directly or indirectly in a state sadness and anger. He was unsuccessful but there remain concerns about whether he was fairly treated. But one month later, and following significant pressure from the apartheid government, the council was forced to rescind its offer.

It remains to be discovered whether it stood its ground on impartial academic content. Inat the age of 34, he was appointed Professor of Anthropology and Sociology of Development at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague by an Act of Parliament and with the approval of all the Dutch universities, becoming the first African scholar to be so distinguished in The Netherlands.

Professor Archie Mafeje was South African by birth. A giant has moved on …: