I co-lecture at second year-level a course on “’Race’, Gender and Class” convened by Dr Zimitri Erasmus and in “Comparative Industrialisation and Labour Relations” convened by Prof. David Lincoln
I joined UCT as a professor in May 2009 after 26 years at the University of Natal and later the University of KwaZulu-Natal. I was a senior fellow and research associate in a number of institutions: the University of California, Berkeley, Ruskin College and Oxford University. I was a president of the South African Sociological Association, a Vice-President of the International Sociological Association and an Executive member of the African Sociological Association as well. I am also a Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and, a Guest Professor at the Albert-Ludvigs University of Freiburg.I completed my PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand on the emergence of trade unions and social movements among black urban and migrant workers (1960s-1980s) under the supervision of Eddie and the late David Webster in 1984.I am also a writer, dramatist and poet and have been an activist in the Anti-Apartheid movement.
Academic Profile and Recent Publications
I co-lecture at second year-level a course on “’Race’, Gender and Class” convened by Dr Zimitri Erasmus and in “Comparative Industrialisation and Labour Relations” convened by Prof. David Lincoln.I am convening the post-graduate Industrial Sociology programme and lecturing at Masters-level on Deviance, Alterity and Resistance.
(2009) The Mandela Decade 1990-200 (forthcoming Spring) University of South Africa Press
(2008) The Ethic of Reconciliation, ( Madiba Press/Centre for the Study of Social Systems, New Delhi.)
Editor and author (2008- Reissue), Managing Change in KwaZulu-Natal’s Industries, Pretoria: HSRC, 1995, now Critical Studies Series, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Principal Author (with Dilek Latif) (2007) Prospects of Reconciliation and Co-Existence on the Island of Cyprus, Peace Research Institute: Oslo.
Author Theoretical Parables (2004) University of South Africa Press: Pretoria and Brill Academic Publishers.
The Bonds that Shape, the Bonds that Bind, the Bonds that Break: Undigitalised Bodies in a Globalising Economy, Social Identities, Volume 8, Number 3,2002. p383-391.
Alfred Temba Qabula (1942-2002): a Tribute, in Current Writing, 15(1), 2003
30 Years Since the Durban Strikes: Black Working Class Leadership and the South African Transition. Current Sociology, 2004.
Beyond the Urban-rural divide, w.Gillian Hart, Transformation, no.56, 2004
Racist Tendencies Among Cypriot Youth in C. Charakis (ed), 2005. Anti-Social, Racial and Ethnocentric forms of Behaviour Among Cyprus Youth, Sakkoulas Academic Publishers: Athens.
The African Renaissance and Sociological Reclamations in the South, Current Sociology, May 2006.
Disabling Actions and Disabling Social Systems, in African Identities,2007
Harold Wolpe’s Legacy, in Africanus, 2007
Seasons of Drought Have No Rainbows, in Alternation, 2007
Beyond Racism: the Ethic of Reconciliation, in Cyprus Review: Journal of Politics, Economics and Society,2007
Populism and Politics in KwaZulu-Natal, Transformation, (no.66, forthcoming, 2008)
Race, Tribe and Class in South Africa’s Institutions, International Sociology, vol. 23 no.2, 2008
Industrial and Labour Studies, Socio-economic Transformation, n ISA Handbook in Contemporary Sociology (eds. Ann Denis and Devorah Kalekin-Fishman), Sage Studies in International Sociology: London (2009).
Introduction: Tribute to Eddie Webster, in Sara Mosoetsa (ed), Public Classrooms: Essays in Honour of Professor Edward Webster, Johannesburg: Sociology of Work Project, Witwaterand University. (2009)
The New Bandung, Africa and the Re-Wiring of the World Economic System, (forthcoming) Darlene Miller (ed), South Africa in Africa, Pretoria, Human Sciences Research Council, (2009)
Jihad- A War Journal in Boike Rehbein (ed), Globale Rekonfigurationen vin Arbeit und Kommunikation, Konstanz: UVK Verlagsgesellschafft, 2009
The Moving Black Forest of Africa- The Pondo Rebellion, Migrancy and Black Worker Consciousness in KZN, in Lungisile Ntsebeza et al, (eds) 50 Years Since the Pondoland Rebellion, (forthcoming: Cape Town, 2010)