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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Keep pressing for progress! Mafeje was supposed to have been appointed at UCT in as a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, however, the apartheid government expressed its reservations against mareje appoint, and ultimately Mafeje was not appointed.

Professor Mafeje is survived by his wife Shahida and their daughter Danna. African Women’s Engagement in Trade Agreements.

Archie Mafeje: Scholar, Activist and Thinker

The memorialisation of Archie would not be the romentisication of history, but a true reflection arxhie the past events, the maceje of the state of scholarship in Africa and South Africa, assessement of the quality of scholars in South Africa and the rest of the continent.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Perspectives on the History of Elections in South Africa. Memorialisation of Mafeje is not a sycophantic exercise celebrating the character of Archie, but a platform to deeply reflect, honestly and intellectually about the social issues, academia and politics in general.

The reconciliation process was window-dressing particularly at former white universities. His research interests include international political economy, international relations and transformation of global governance structures.


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He did not only interpret the world of the black people, and the colonised, but also challenged and changed its perspectives. Will Africa welcome a change in Archiw foreign assistance? Documentaire FSMTunis.

Nabudere Archie Mafeje was an independent Pan-Africanist and cosmopolitan individual who sought to understand the world at a global level in order to locate Africa within that tapestry. Leave this field blank. This process should not be mistaken as window-dressing, but a thorough institutional transformation, not only for UCT but for all former white institutions. His name appears in the prestigious blue pages of the Dutch National Directorate. Science, Ideology and Development: 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.

What information do you look for in Pambazuka News? Apparently Mafeje wished to return to Cape Town and sympathetic colleagues at UCT urged the university to create a position for him.

Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Log in or register to post comments reads. Even if no-one at UCT today would defend the withdrawal of Mafeje’s appointment forty years ago, the threat of the university compromising its essential values in deference to power still remains.

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Never to be forgotten, and in due recompense, Mafeje was further memorialised through the renaming of the Senate room where the protesting students staged the sit-in. He also challenged and changed the wrong perspectives about Africa and Africans in general. However, it had in the past succumbed to the pressures of apartheid government on the appointment of its staff.


One such opportunity came about as a result of the relationship between UCT and Professor Archie Mafeje, a significant African scholar who never “came home” to his alma mater. Village reflections and dearth of the reading culture. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

What information do you look for in Pambazuka News? The Lecture seeks to address the question of deracialisation and decolonisation of academic spaces in the institutions of higher learning in South Africa. In UCT awarded him a posthumous honorary doctorate of social science. He also did pathbreaking work on the land and agrarian question in Africa. African Women’s Engagement in Trade Agreements. Naming our landmarks 12 Oct Are you an author?

He was a bold local voice for the marginalised and colonised in the discussions and interrogations of Western education and its decolonisation project. He contributed immensely to the African people’s search for self-understanding, self-determination and political emancipation as they struggled against alienation and misrepresentation.

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From to he was head of the Sociology Department at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, before moving to The Hague as a visiting professor of social anthropology of development and chairperson of the Rural Development, Urban Development and Labour Studies Programme at the Institute of Social Studies from to Get to Maveje Us.