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Department of Sociology

Staff

Professor Debby Bonnin
Associate Professor and Head of Department (as from 1 July 2014)
BSocSci (Hons) MSocSci (Natal) PhD (Witwatersrand)

Recent publications:

Bonnin, Debby (2013): Gender, age and the politicisation of space during the time of political violence in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Gender, Place and Culture.  Published online: 10 June 2013: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0966369X.2013.802669.

Bonnin, Debby (2013): Global integration, new technologies and the work of South African textile designers, South African Review of Sociology, 44:2, 112-130.

Office: Humanities Building 19-14
Telephone: 012 420 2330
Fax: 012 420 2873



Ms Rosa Da Costa-Bezuidenhout  – Departmental Secretary and Administrator

Office: Humanities Building 19-14
Telephone: 012 420 2330
Fax: 012 420 2873
E-mail: Rosa.DaCosta-Bezuidenhout@up.ac.za

 


Professor Janis Grobbelaar – Professor (Currently on study leave)
BSocSc (Cape Town) MA (Stellenbosch) DLitt et Phil (South Africa)


Recent publications:

Grobbelaar, Janis & Maxi Schoeman (2012): "Truth Alone Will Not Set Us Free": Building Citizenship and Inclusivity in Post-Apartheid South Africa. In: Tina Uys & Sujata Patel (eds.) Exclusion, Social Capital and Citizenship: Contested Transitions in South Africa and India. Hyderabad: Orient Black Swan.

Grobbelaar, Janis & Kammila Naidoo (2011): Development, inequality and social justice in southern Africa, Development Southern Africa, 28:5, 595-596

Puttergill, Charles, Nolunkcwe Bomela, Janis Grobbelaar & Khumisho Moguerane (2011): The limits of land restitution: Livelihoods in three rural communities in South Africa, Development Southern Africa, 28:5, 597-611


Office: Humanities Building 19-31
Telephone: 012 420 3744
Fax: 012 420 2873
E-mail: Janis.Grobbelaar@up.ac.za


 


Professor Andries Bezuidenhout – Associate Professor
BA Hons MA (Industrial Sociology) [Pretoria] MA (Creative Writing) [Stellenbosch] PhD (Witwatersrand)

Recent publications:

Bezuidenhout, Andries & Sakhela Buhlungu (2012): Shifting Boundaries of Exclusion and Citizenship: Geographies of Power in South African Mine Compounds. In: Tina Uys & Sujata Patel (eds.) Exclusion, Social Capital and Citizenship: Contested Transitions in South Africa and India. Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan.

Lambert, Rob, Edward Webster & Andries Bezuidenhout (2012): Global Labour Studies: The Crisis and an Emerging Research Agenda, Labor History, 53: 2, 297-303 (Response to book symposium on Grounding Globalisation.)

Bezuidenhout, Andries & Søren Jeppesen (2011): Between market, state and society: Labour codes of conduct in the southern African garment industry, Development Southern Africa, 28:5, 653-668

Office: Humanities Building 19-21
Telephone: 012 420 4908
Fax: 012 420 2873
E-mail: Andries.Bezuidenhout@up.ac.za
 

 


Dr  Irma du Plessis –  Senior Lecturer
BA Hons (Philosophy & Afrikaans) [Pretoria] BA Hons (Industrial Sociology) [RAU] MA (Literary Theory) DLitt [Pretoria]

Recent publications:

Du Plessis, Irma (2011): Nation, Family, Intimacy: The Domain of the Domestic in the Social Imaginary, South African Review of Sociology, 42:2, 45-65

Du Plessis, Irma (2010): Afrikaner Nationalism, Print Culture and the ‘Capacity to Aspire’: The imaginative powers of popular fiction for young readers, African Identities, 8:1, 3-20

Office: Humanities Building 19-11
Telephone: 012 420 2711
Fax: 012 420 2873
E-mail: Irma.DuPlessis@up.ac.za


 

Dr Charles Puttergill – Senior Lecturer and Acting Head of Department (until 31 May 2014)
BA (Hons) (Sociology) BA (Hons) (Anthropology) [RAU] MA (Sociology) (South Africa) DPhil (Stellenbosch) HDipEdAd (Witwatersrand)

Recent publications:

Puttergill, Charles (2012): Drawing Boundaries: Inclusion and Exclusion in Conversations on Social Transformation Amongst Middle-Class White South Africans. In: Tina Uys & Sujata Patel (eds.) Exclusion, Social Capital and Citizenship: Contested Transitions in South Africa and India. Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan.

Puttergill, Charles, Nolunkcwe Bomela, Janis Grobbelaar & Khumisho Moguerane (2011): The limits of land restitution: Livelihoods in three rural communities in South Africa, Development Southern Africa, 28:5, 597-611

Office: Humanities Building 19-06
Telephone: 012 420 2715
Fax: 012 420 2873
E-mail: Charles.Puttergill@up.ac.za

 


 
 

Dr Malehoko Tshoaedi - Senior Lecturer
BA BA (Hons) MA (Industrial Sociology) [Witwatersrand] PhD (Leiden)

Recent publications

Buhlungu, Sakhela and Malehoko Tshoaedi (eds.) (2012): A Contested Legacy: COSATU’s triumphs and dilemmas in the second decade of democracy. HSRC Press.

Mosoetsa, Sarah and Malehoko Tshoaedi (2013): COSATU retreating to the workplace in post-apartheid South Africa: What about community struggles? Rethinking Development and Inequality, 2, 28-46 http://www.andir-south.org/rdi/index.php/rdi/

Tshoaedi, Malehoko (2013): 'Gender [equality] will not happen in this family’: COSATU women’s experiences of gender struggles in their personal lives’, South African Review of Sociology, 44: 1, 72-86

Office: Humanities Building 19-23
Telephone: 012 420 4366
Fax: 012 420 2873
E-mail: malehoko.tshoaedi@up.ac.za

 

 

Dr Khumisho Moguerane –  Lecturer (Currently on study leave)
BSc (Human Physiology) BSocSci (Hons) (Gender Studies) MSocSci (Sociology) [Pretoria] MSt (Imperial and Global History) DPhil [Oxford]

Recent publications:

Puttergill, Charles, Nolunkcwe Bomela, Janis Grobbelaar & Khumisho Moguerane (2011): The limits of land restitution: Livelihoods in three rural communities in South Africa, Development Southern Africa, 28:5, 597-611

Moguerane, Khumisho (2007): Post-apartheid Politics of Integration at a Residential Student Community in South Africa: A Case Study on Campus, African Sociological Review, 11:2, 42-63.

Office: Humanities Building 19-10
Telephone: 012 420 3299
Fax: 012 420 2873
E-mail: Khumisho.Moguerane@up.ac.za

 


Dr Sepetla Molapo – Lecturer
Dip. Theo (Theology)  [Baptist Convention College] BA Hons, MA (Religious Studies) [Witwatersrand], MA (Development Studies) [Manchester], PhD (Witwatersrand)

Recent publications:

Von Holdt, Karl, Malose Langa, Sepetla Malopo, Sepetla, Nomfundo Mogapi, Kindiza Ngubeni, Jacob Dlamini & Adèle Kirsten (2011): The smoke that calls: Insurgent citizenship and the struggle for a place in the new South Africa. Centre for the Study of Violence and Society, Work and Development Institute.

Office: Humanities Building 19-30
Telephone: 012 420 2960
Fax: 012 420 2873
E-mail: Sepetla.Molapo@up.ac.za

 

 


 

Ms Angela Ochse –  Lecturer
BSocSci (Psychology) BSocSci (Hons) MSocSci (Gender Studies) [Pretoria]

Recent publications:

Naidoo, Kammila, Rachel Matsie & Angela Ochse (2011): ‘Resting’, AIDS affliction and marital constraints: Engendered livelihood issues in the aftermath of Lesotho mineworker retrenchments, Development Southern Africa, 28:5, 681-689

Ochse, Angela (2011): ‘Real Women’ and ‘Real Lesbians’: Discourses of Heteronormativity amongst a Group of Lesbians, South African Review of Sociology, 42:1, 3-20

Office: Humanities Building 19-09
Telephone: 012 420 3058
Fax: 012 420 2873
E-mail: Angela.Ochse@up.ac.za
 

 


Ms Mariana Pietersen –  Lecturer
BSocSc (Free State) MA (Potchefstroom)

Office: Humanities Building 19-04
Telephone: 012 420 2707
Fax: 012 420 2873
E-mail: Mariana.Pietersen@up.ac.za


Ms Vangile Bingma –  Lecturer
BA, BSocSci (Hons) MSocSci (Sociology) [Pretoria]

Recent publications:

Bingma, Vangile (2013): Space and place in researching male early high school leaving in Orange Farm Township, South African Journal of Education, 33:3, 1-13

Office: Humanities Building 19-28
Telephone: 012 420 4897
Fax: 012 420 2873
E-mail: Vangile.Bingma@up.ac.za

 


 

  Assistant Lecturers (2014):


Mr Splacgchna Chikarara
BSc Hons (Sociology) [Zimbabwe] BSocSci Hons MSocSci (Industrial Sociology & Labour Studies) [Pretoria]

Office: Humanities Building 19-26
Telephone: 012 420 5852
Fax: 012 420 2873
E-mail: Splagchna.Cikarara@up.ac.za 

 


 

Mr Mpho Mmadi
BSocSci Hons MSocSci (Industrial Sociology & Labour Studies)  [Pretoria]

Recent publications:

Mmadi, Mpho (2011): Taxi Drivers’ Conditions: More work, what social life? South African Labour Bulletin, 35:4, 11-12

Office: Humanities Building 19-26
Telephone: 012 420 5852
Fax: 012 420 2873
E-mail: Mpho.Mmadi@up.ac.za 


 

Associates

Professor Jon Hyslop – Extraordinary Professor
BA Hons MA (Oxford) MA (Birmingham) PhD (Witwatersrand) PGCE (London)

Recent publications:

Hyslop, Jonathan (2011): An “Eventful” History of Hind Swaraj: Gandhi between the Battle of Tsushima and the Union of South Africa, Public Culture, 23:2, 299-319

Hyslop, Jonathan (2011): The Invention of the Concentration Camp: Cuba, Southern Africa and the Philippines, 1896-1907, South African Historical Journal, 63:2, 251-276

Office: Sociology and Anthropology, 418 Alumni Hall, Colgate University, USA
E-mail: jhyslop@colgate.edu
Colgate University Website

 

Professor Liz Stanley – Extraordinary Professor

BSc (Econ) (London) MSc (Urban Studies) PhD (Salford)

Recent publications:

Stanley Liz , Salter Andrea & Dampier Helen. (2013): Olive Schreiner, epistolary practices and microhistories: a cultural entrepeneur in a historical landscape. Culture and Social History 10:4, 577-597.

Stanley Liz, & Dampier Helen. (2013): 'I just express my views & leave them to work': Olive Schreiner as a feminist protagonist in a masculine political landscape with figures. Gender & History 24:3, 677-700

 

Professor Cawo Abdi - Research Associate

BSocSci (Econ) (Ottawa) MA (Guelph) PhD (Sussex)

Recent publications:

Abdi, Cawo  Mohamed (2014):  Threatened identities and gendered opportunities: Somali migration to America. Signs: Journal for Women, Culture and Society, 39, 459-483

Abdi, Cawo  Mohamed (2011): Moving beyond xenophobia: Structural violence, conflict and encounters with the ‘other’ Africans, Development Southern Africa, 28:5, 691-704

Office:
E-mail: cabdi@umn.edu 
University of Minnesota Website
 


Tutors (2014):


 

Ms Prescious Zhou
BSc (Midlands State) BSocSci (Hons) (Gender Studies) [Pretoria]

Office: Humanities Building 19-29 

 

  

Ms Phumula Mayisela
BA, BA (Hons) (Development Studies) [Johannesburg]

Office: Humanities Building 19-29 

 

  

Ms Bongiwe Gumede
BPolSci (International Relations) BSocSci Hons (Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies) [Pretoria]

Office: Humanities Building 19-24 

 

 

Ms Mukai Jaison
BA, BSocSci Hons (Sociology) [Pretoria]

Office: Humanities Building 19-21.1

 

 

Mr John Mhandu
BSocSci (Sociology) [Great Zimbabwe] BA Hons (Development Sociology) [Wits]

Office: Humanities Building 19-29

  


Mr Sandla Nomvete
BA (Zululand) BSocSci Hons (Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies) [Pretoria]

Office: Humanities Building 19-21.1
 

Mr John Mashayamombe
BSc Hons (Sociology) [Zimbabwe] BSocSci Hons (Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies) [Pretoria]

Office: Humanities Building 19-24 

 

Mr Saint-Jose Inaka
Diploma Sociology BSocSci (Hons) (Sociology) [Bangui]

Office: Humanities Building 19-24
 
     
Ms Karabo Phale
BSocSci (Industrial Sociology & Labour Studies)  [Pretoria]

Office: Humanities Building 19-29
   

Ms Tsholofelo Malapane
BSocSci, BSocSci Hons (Industrial Sociology & Labour Studies)  [Pretoria]

Office: Humanities Building 19-24  

   
Mr Tebogo Mogoru
BSocSci (Industrial Sociology & Labour Studies)  [Pretoria]

Office: Humanities Building 19-24
 

 

Ms Nthabiseng Nkhatau
BA BSocSci Hons (Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies) [Pretoria]

Office: Humanities Building 19-21.1

 

 

Mr Wade Henckert
BPolSci (Pretoria)

Office: Humanities Building 19-29

 


  

Teaching Assistants (2014):


 

Ms Lucy Poopedi

Office: Humanities Building 19-12

 

Ms Azande Poyah

Office: Humanities Building 19-12
 

 

 

Librarian for Sociology

Ms Gcobisa Xalabile
BBibl (Transkei) BPhil Hons (Information & Knowledge Management) [Stellenbosch]

Office: Merensky Library Level 1
Telephone: 012 420 4793
E-mail: Gcobisa.Xalabile@up.ac.za