Chief Researcher at SALDRU, A/Prof. Ariane De Lannoy, has been appointed to the supervisory board of ANTHUSIA. ANTHUSIA is a multi-disciplinary research project in the Anthropology of Human Security in Africa conducted by a consortium of four universities in Denmark, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Norway.
SALDRU hosted its AGM on 8 August. Prof. Murray Leibbrandt presented the director’s report, followed by Tania Hendricks who reported on the unit’s finances and Fazila Farouk who covered SALDRU’s communications portfolio. This was followed by updates from representatives of SALDRU's projects.
SALDRU’s director, Prof. Murray Leibbrandt, is on sabbatical leave for a year from August 2018 to end July 2019. He is spending his academic leave in the U.S., where he is currently based at Yale University until the end May 2019. Thereafter, he visits the University of Michigan until the end of June 2019.
Speaking at the 2018 Siyamphumelela Conference, a three-day event that took place in Johannesburg in June, SALDRU’s Dr. Nicola Branson presented preliminary findings from a study that examines the sources of funding for students at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The study was initiated in response to the wave of 'Fees Must Fall' students’ protests in 2015.