FaSRU news

The latest news from the Families and Societies Research Unit.

FaSRU PhD/PostDoc Funding Opportunities
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 - 11:15

The Families and Societies Research Unit based at the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) at the University of Cape Town is seeking applications for PhD and post-doctoral applicants.

FaSRU researchers at Yale
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 - 14:45

Lwando Scott and Isaac Chinyoka, both undertaking doctoral research at FaSRU, caught up at Yale recently. Lwando was presenting a lunchtime seminar on 'Same-Sex Marriage in South Africa' while Isaac received the Fox Fellowship and is spending the 2016-2017 academic year at Yale.

FaSRU researcher, Kirsty Button, awarded a distinction
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 - 14:00

Congratulations go to Kristy Button, a postgraduate researcher at FaSRU. Her thesis "Household economies of low-income, African female-headed households in Khayelitsha: intergenerational support, conflict, and tension", completed in June at the Sociology Department, was awarded a Distinction from both external examiners. Kirsty will be continuing her research in this area by undertaking a doctorate in the coming months.

Students present papers at 'Unequal Families and Relationships' conference
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 - 13:15

Congratulations to three of our PG students, Isaac Chinyoka, Nicole Daniels and Kirsty Button, who presented papers at international conference: Unequal Families and Relationships.

Inheritance: women are still cut out
Mon, 21 Mar 2016 - 13:30

In the third part of the series of the reform of customary marriage, divorce and intestate succession, we show how customary practices of male primogeniture continue to operate. The reformed laws on intestate succession have not ensured greater protection for women and extra marital children in matters of intestate succession.

Kirsty Button at FaSRU published in 'Journal of Southern African Studies'
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 - 12:30

A big congratulations! to one of our Master's students, Kirsty Button for her first peer-reviewed article, which is published in Journal of Southern African Studies.

Customary marriage: is the law working?
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 - 13:45

In a three part series featured in GroundUp, Elena Moore and Chuma Himonga (NRF Chair in Customary Law) unpack the thorny issues which arose from a national study on the implementation of the new laws on customary marriage, divorce and succession.

Discussing Divorce, Families and Emotion Work
Mon, 21 Dec 2015 - 15:30

Last week, Elena Moore discussed the findings of her manuscript on Divorce, Families and Emotion Work. The findings were presented at The Geary Institute at the University College Dublin, hosted by Dorren Mc Mahon.

Prof Himonga and Elena Moore publish book on Customary Marriage
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 - 12:30

A new book by Chuma Himonga and Elena Moore examines the operation of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act and the rules of succession formulated in Bhe v Magistrate, Khayelitsha.

Elena presents at the Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship (CISC) at the University of Essex
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 - 12:30

Elena Moore presented a paper on “Divorce and Emotion Work: The Egalitarians and Emphatic Interaction” at a seminar at the Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship (CISC) at the University of Essex

Stanford Mahati to present a paper at Singapore migration conference
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 - 11:45

CSSR post-doctoral research fellow Stanford Mahati is presenting a paper on "Gendered Representations of Zimbabwean Independent Young Female Migrants Negotiating for Livelihood in a South African Border Town" at an international conference in Singapore on "Gendered Dimensions of Migration: Material and social outcomes of South-South migration".