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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The Mafeje Affair

Inat the age of 34, he was appointed professor of anthropology and sociology of development at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague by an Act of Parliament and with the approval of all the Dutch universities, becoming the first African scholar to be so distinguished in The Netherlands.

Prof Ntsebeza captured the apology of the university to Prof Majefe thus. He also challenged and changed the wrong perspectives about Africa and Africans in general.

A great pan-African, an outstanding scientist, a first rate debater, a frontline partisan in the struggle for social justice, and a gentleman of great humanitarian principles. 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 this appoint, and ultimately Mafeje was not appointed.

The Archie Mafeje Room serves as a constant reminder to Senate of its obligation to ensure that the university space is open and supportive to all.

He did not only interpret the world of the black people, and the colonised, but also challenged and changed its perspectives.

That appointment bestowed on him the honour of being a Queen Juliana Professor and one of her Lords. With that came the honour of being named a Queen Juliana Professor and one of her Lords.

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Arxhie Professor Francis Wilson, then the university orator, wrote: Amazon Archir Cloud storage from Amazon. He was intransigent in his call for the liberation of our collective imaginations as the foundational stone for continental liberation. The Academic Freedom Committee believes it is only by reflecting constantly on our history that we can learn its lessons for our own time. The memorialisation of Archie would not be the romentisication of history, but a true reflection of the past msfeje, the interrogation 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.


Skip to main content. This lecture is an epitome of the exercise to ensure trans-generational change on the production of knowledge on various disciplines; an exercise to decolonize academic discourses and a proper understanding of African nafeje.

Many scholars hold him in high reverence. The injustices of the past against black scholars cannot be wished away and forgotten. That this process was openly pursued by the victims of repression than the perpetrators. The unravelling of President Buhari. VC Installation The Mafeje Affair Lessons of the Mafeje Affair – 40 years on The occasion of the Vice-Chancellor’s installation afforded the university a chance to recognise opportunities lost in the past and the painful memories that have remained with many.

Archie is one of the African giants whose ideas and works can serve as an anchor of change to be pursued by the present generation, especially on issues of racism, changing the patters of ownership and control of the economy and decolonisation of academia in general.

After the return of exiles innothing prevented UCT from honouring its decision to appoint Mafeje. Skip to main content.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Keep the Mafeje spirit alive by investing ourselves with dedication to the quest for the knowledge we need in order to transform our societies — and the human condition for the better. His knowledge was as vast as his grasp of issues — almost all issues – was breathtaking. Naming our landmarks 12 Oct He was a bold local voice for the marginalised and arcjie in the discussions and interrogations of Western education and its decolonisation project.


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Potent transformation symbol He attempted to return to the university again inbut was unsuccessful in his application for a position. This process should not be mistaken as window-dressing, but a thorough institutional transformation, not only for UCT but for all former white institutions.

From union renewal to a self-managed society: Thereafter, he took up the post of professor of sociology and anthropology and director of the Multidisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Namibia from to The Lecture shall be addressed by two highly regarded individuals in South Africa and the continent. UCT did not make another black academic appointment until the s. Please view the republishing articles page for more archje.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The reconciliation process was window-dressing particularly at former white maafeje.

Inat the age of 34, he was appointed Professor of Anthropology and Sociology of Development at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague by an Act of Parliament and with the approval of all the Dutch universities, becoming the first African scholar to be so distinguished in The Netherlands.

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