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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Emeritus Professor Francis Wilson, then the university orator, wrote: A month later, after pressure from the apartheid government, Council withdrew the appointment, and made known “its future inability to appoint non-white persons to academic posts, unless allowed to do so in special circumstances. These are some of the questions the speakers at the Lecture should deliberate upon. They erected a plaque, making note of the day that the apartheid government had removed the university’s right to appoint lecturers at its maffje discretion.

In many ways, Archie Mafeje was one of the African intellectual pathfinders. Naming our landmarks InMafeje applied for an advertised chair. As an academic sojourner conscious of the history of Africa over the last six centuries, he rallied his colleagues to resist the mafee servitude on which all forms of foreign domination thrive. They serve as shoulders of giants present academic dwarfs can stand on.

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From to he was head of the Sociology Department at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, arxhie 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 It was here that he met he mafeue his wife and life-long companion, the Egyptian scholar and activist, Dr.


Archie Mafeje: never to be forgotten

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In the meantime, our thoughts and solidarity go to the members of his family, including his wife Shahida El-Baz and their daughter, Danna.

To unsubscribe Click Here. Mafrje unforgettable African intellectual giant. Information and Communication Technologies for Development in Africa. This move resulted in widespread protest action, culminating in a nine-day occupation of the Bremner building by students.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. He was a bold local voice for the marginalised and colonised in the discussions and interrogations of Western education and its decolonisation project.

Mafeje did not begin his university career at UCT.

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Documentaire FSMTunis. He began studying zoology, but switched swiftly over to archei anthropology. We can proudly acclaim him as a giant of this discipline in South Africa and the African continent. Don’t see your favourite store? This was a failure for which the university offered a sincere apology after his death.

African Books Collective: Archie Mafeje. Scholar, Activist and Thinker

Our eBooks are available from many more retailers, simply search with the ISBN to find it somewhere else. It mafee be disillusional to think that the struggle for the control of human minds and education was won by the majority in in South Africa. Use the gift of education to make a difference 18 Dec Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.


But he felt the senior research fellowship offered to him did not meet his seniority, and so declined. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Archie fashioned scholarship in this manner.

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The Mafeje Affair

He died in Pretoria on 28 March two days before his birthday. He was an outspoken supporter of the liberation struggle in southern Africa and his analytical work was consistently aimed at clarifying its tasks.

It was here that he met his wife and lifelong companion, the Egyptian scholar and activist Dr Shahida El Baz. Thus this is an opportune moment to sit and reflect on the life and times of Archie as a figure that embodied principles of self-introspection and mafene.

His critique of the concept mfeje tribalism and his works on anthropology are widely cited as key reference materials. Scholar, Activist and Thinker by Dani W. Skip to main content. In writing about social issues in the present or the past there is always a subjective dimension, no matter who is writing.