Babalwa Magoqwana

President of the South African Sociological Association (SASA)
Nelson Mandela University
Discussion – Key Debates, Viewpoints & Interviews

Destabilising the “Fathers of Sociology” by Re-Centering the African Matriarchal Heritage of African Sociological Knowledge in South Africa

2019, issue 43, Babalwa Magoqwana and Malehoko Tshoaedi: South African sociology is part of the bigger Higher Education system, which is grappling with delinking itself from colonial and apartheid legacies. In this context, sociology emerged as part of the white apartheid project with its first Professor Hendrik Verwoerd (apartheid architecture). Since an inclusive Sociological Association was established in 1993, South African sociology has changed in numbers and demographics.

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