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August 2016

Thierry Lüscher: From #RhodesMustFall to #FeesMustFall

29. Aug 2016 von 12:15 bis 13:45
Zentrum für Afrikastudien Basel, Petersgraben 11, 2.Stock
Basel,, Schweiz
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In March 2015, the #RhodesMustFall student movement at the University of Cape Town started what came to be the most significant post-apartheid South African student movement, culminating in the nation-wide #FeesMustFall movement. There are various perspectives from which the new student movement can be understood. In this presentation, twelve propositions are made towards understanding the movement taking as starting points the need: to appropriately contextualise the emergence of the student movement in 2015; for a differentiated view and representative set…

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Mai 2016

Sylvere Mbondobari und Hines Mabika: Wahlen in Zentralafrika

25. Mai 2016 von 12:15 bis 13:45
Zentrum für Afrikastudien Basel, Petersgraben 11, 2.Stock
Basel,, Schweiz
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Unser nächstes Afriqu‘ à midi widmet sich den erfolgten Wahlen in der Zentralafrikanischen Republik und Äquatorial Guinea, sowie den bevorstehenden Wahlen in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo und Gabon gewidmet. Die politischen Auseinandersetzungen rund um die Wahlurnen werden vom Literaturwissenschaftler Sylvere Mbondobari von der Universität des Saarlandes und dem Historiker Hines Mabika von der Universität Bern beleuchtet. Im Vordergrund steht dabei die Frage, inwiefern Wahlen in repräsentativen Demokratien zur (De-)Stabilisierung beitragen? Getränke sind vorhanden, bitte Sandwich mitbringen.

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März 2016

Bishop Johannes Seoka: Marikana and the Report of the Farlam-Commission

7. Mrz 2016 von 12:15 bis 13:45

Afriqu’à midi A report of 600 pages produced by the Farlam Commission documents the investigation into the brutal shooting of striking workers of a platinum mine at Marikana. Does the report meet the expectations of the South African public? It was almost three years after the police killed 34 striking workers at Marikana in August 2012 that the 600 page report of the Farlam-Commission was published. The experience of this massive police violence has shaken post apartheid South Africa and…

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Februar 2016

Moses Cloete: Monitoring Multinational Corporations through Local Activists

19. Feb 2016 von 12:15 bis 13:45

Afriqu’à midi How can multinational corporations be compelled to maintain minimum social, environmental and economic standards? An encounter with the director of the Bench Marks Foundation Moses Cloete. The Bench Marks Foundation is a South African NGO seeking to ensure that multinational corporations, in the mining sector in particular, meet minimum social, environmental and economic standards. To this end the organisation trains young people locally to observe, document and report whether companies comply with these standards. The young activists are…

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September 2014

African Migration to Israel 1990-2014 – Challenges and Opportunities

9. Sep 2014 von 12:00 bis 14:00

Afriqu'à midi with Galia Sabar Since the 1990s, Israel has not only witnessed the immigration of around 100’000 African Jews from Ethiopia , but also the arrival of tens of thousands of African labor migrants and Asylum seekers. Together with Jewish and non-Jewish migrants from other parts of the world, these African migrants added to the complex make-up of Israel’s society – in a region engulfed in religious and ethnic tension. Galia Sabar will illuminate the challenging phenomena of African…

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September 2013

Farai Maguwu: Small-scale Mining in post election Zimbabwe

25. Sep 2013 von 12:00 bis 14:00
Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Klosterberg 23
Basel, Schweiz
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Afriqu'à midi The extractive industry has the potential of creating major government revenue in Zimbabwe. The rich mineral resources, especially the recently found alluvial diamond deposits, could provide the country with an estimated USD 10 billion income provided regulations for natural resource utilisation and management are in place and implemented. At present this is not the case.The Center for National Resource Governance seeks to work towards this objective with related research and documentation and by monitoring social corporate responsibility of…

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