September 22, 2016

Free education is possible if South Africa moves beyond smoke and mirrors

South Africa’s universities are once again in uproar. Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has outlined how higher education should deal with fee increments for 2017. His announcement sparked anger and a great deal of confusion. Neither smoke from police stun grenades, burning buildings nor officialdom’s smoke and mirrors will solve the problem. We’re [Read More]

September 2, 2016

Fellows Meet in Nairobi, Kenya for Workshop

Nairobi, Kenya—Thirty-nine Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa fellows met in Nairobi at the United States International University—Africa from August 1-5, 2016. The workshop allowed fellows to hone their research topics under the supervision of some of the most prominent professors of African Studies, who served as workshop facilitators. Fellows also received extensive feedback from [Read More]