54: New Universities

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Photo Cred: Naazira Ahmed

Carina Truyts is part of the pioneers at South Africa’s newest university, Sol Plaatje University in Kimberly. She has established the Anthropology department there. Her teaching and research is focused on contextual knowledge production, sharing and engagement. Truyts’ Masters Research was on Nourishment in the ‘first thousand days’ in the context of precarious livelihoods in a small Cape Winelands town.

In this episode she shares with with Dr Nosipho Mngomezulu the excitement, countless opportunities and responsibilities associated with being part of this pioneering exercise. They also speak about institutional cultures and the ethical conundrums faced at such new establishments.

Produced, Edited, Researched and Scheduled by:

Simbarashe Honde

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