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A weekly podcast about critical issues in higher education. All episodes are free to download and share.

    54: New Universities

    54: New Universities

    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

    • 41 min
    53: Decolonizing Science

    53: Decolonizing Science

    53: Decolonizing Science by The Academic Citizen

    • 33 min
    52: Politics of Academic Publishing

    52: Politics of Academic Publishing

    Writing for academic journals is highly competitive. The common saying in academic circles is, “get published or perish!”

    There’s no simple formula for getting published, expectations vary both between and within subject areas. But there are some challenges that will confront all academic writers regardless of their discipline. How should you respond to reviewer feedback and rejection? Is there a correct way to structure a paper? Why should I pay to get my article published? What is open access publishing and why must I pay for it?

    Dr Nosipho Mngomezulu explores these above questions and more with Oscar Masinyana, the managing editor of Taylor & Francis South Africa. Taylor & Francis publishes around 70 highly regarded academic and professional journals from the region in collaboration with learned societies, institutions and co-publishers

    Researched, Edited, Produced and Scheduled by

    Simbarashe Honde

    • 1 hr
    51: Mental Wellness in Academia

    51: Mental Wellness in Academia

    In the Netherlands, a study revealed that 1 in 3 academics suffer from mental health disorder. This then begs the question if the same applies to Academics here in South Africa? If so what could be the reasons? Is mental wellness an Institutional problem? Is mental health gendered? How can academics cope?

    Well, this week’s podcast seeks to answer the above questions. Kholeka Shange caught up with Elvis Munatswa, a PhD Candidate in Psychology at Wits and had on the above issues.

    Produced, Edited, Scheduled and Researched by

    Simbarashe Honde

    • 38 min
    50: Young People and HIV Research Discourse

    50: Young People and HIV Research Discourse

    Dr. Beth Vale is a researcher at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection. She is a Mandela Rhodes and a Rhodes Scholar. Dr. Vale was a postdoctoral fellow under the NRF Chair in Local Histories, Present Realities at Wits University. Her research explored Johannesburg nightclub cultures as sites of identity, attachment and place-making. Vale’s doctoral research completed at Oxford, was an ethnographic study exploring the medication-taking practices of HIV-positive adolescents in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. She worked as part of a mixed-methods team that worked collaboratively with government and local NGOs to inform policy and programming.

    In this episode, Dr Nosipho Mngomezulu caught up with Dr Vale and they chat on youth research, intimacy, HIV and writing for the public. They also discuss effective ways of engagement, conflict and identity construction in disseminating research.

    • 52 min
    49: In Conversation With SA's Youngest Dean

    49: In Conversation With SA's Youngest Dean

    49: In Conversation With SA's Youngest Dean by The Academic Citizen

    • 40 min

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