Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre

GMRDC stimulates, promotes and builds research capacity among Fort Hare staff and post-grad students, and oversees UFH's research and ethical policies.

The Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre (GMRDC) was established through the amalgamation of the earlier office of the Dean of Research and the former Govan Mbeki Research Resource Centre (GMRRC). The Centre acts as a service to staff on all research and development related matters across all campuses and administers the University’s research budget. It stimulates, promotes and builds resea

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25/04/2018

Please come and join us celebrate the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future. The Keynote Speech will be delivered by Professor Keolebogile Shirley Motaung, Founder of Global Health Biotech (Pty) Ltd.

24/04/2018

Dear ALL Staff and Students,

Please come let’s celebrate the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future.

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

16/04/2018

Dear ALL Staff & Students,

You are all invited to an Innovation Funding Information Session by the Technology Innovation Agency and an Intellectual Property Awareness Session by the National Intellectual Property Management. Come and receive first-hand information.

Date: Monday, 23 April 2018
Time: 09h00 – 13h00
Venue: Senate Chamber, Alice Campus

Limited Seats available please RSVP to [email protected] and specify if you are on the East London Campus for transport arrangements.

11/04/2018

Are you an aspiring student entrepreneur? Make the qualification you are pursuing work for you. Come and learn from CIPC on how to register your business and protect your intellectual property!

Dates:
16 April - Alice Campus
17 April - East London Campus

Limited seats so please RSVP at [email protected]

20/10/2017

Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre 13/02/2017

Read University of Fort Hare Professor Dianne Shober's insightful review of Chasing the Tails of My Father's Cattle, by Sindiwe Magona

​"This inspiring novel unwraps the intricate warp and weave of isiXhosa traditions and African spiritualism to enrich the global reader with the multi-layered depth and interrelational
wealth of African rural life. For the national reader, it paints a clear picture of what fathers, family and community should do to ensure that a future generation carries the legacy of genuine Ubuntu. It is a must read for all who wish to experience the complex beauty and harsh reality of lives intertwined by blood and humanity."

Sindiwe Magona Noxious Zen Nosipho Gifted Kota Eric Naki William Awusi

Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre

Student se snikke word trane van blydskap | Maroela Media 09/02/2017

University of Fort Hare​ Associate Professor of Afrikaans Prof Susan Smith to the rescue! When a third year student ran into financial difficulties, she took matters into her own hands. Well done and thank you for making us proud!
Susan Smith William Awusi Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre

Student se snikke word trane van blydskap | Maroela Media Prof. Susan Smith, hoof van die departement Afrikaans by Fort Hare Universiteit. Wat staan mens te doen wanneer ʼn student al snikkend voor jou staan omdat sy nie haar klasgeld kan bekostig nie? Prof. Susan Smith, hoof van die departement Afrikaans by Fort Hare Universiteit, het haar gisteroggend in…

New director of FHISER appointed | Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre 09/02/2017

GMRDC extend our warmest congratulations to Prof Moyo on his appointment into this critical leadership position.

Philani Moyo William Awusi UFH SRC University of Fort Hare

New director of FHISER appointed | Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre Prof Philani Moyo has been appointed the new Director of the Fort Hare Institute for Social and Economic Research (FHISER). Prof Moyo holds a PhD in Social Sc...

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Prof Leslie Bank addresses delegates at the start of the HSRC / Mandela Initiative / UFH Centenary action dialogue on Migrant Labour in South Africa, taking place in East London today and tomorrow.

University Of Fort Hare(Alice Campus) UFH SRC Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) William Awusi

Photos from Universiteit van Fort Hare:  Departement Afrikaans's post 07/02/2017

Welcome!

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Migrant Labour in South Africa - An HSRC / Mandela Initiative / UFH Centenary action dialogue and workshop l 7-9 Feb 2017

The aim of this two-day workshop is to explore the legacies of the migrant labour system in South Africa in the aftermath of Marikana.

The workshop will involve an action dialogue between researchers, government officials and development practitioners on the legacies and contemporary features of labour migration and how this might be better dealt with at a practical and policy level in South Africa.

For more information visit our website at www.ufhgmrdc.ac.za

UFH research delivers critical advice for small-scale, subsistence farmers | Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre 01/02/2017

New research emanating from the University of Fort Hare is helping small scale and subsistence farmers to combat the effects of nutrient-deficiency in "mined" soil.

A new study by Prof Wim van Averbeke and Sivanathan Yoganathan, "Using Kraal Manure as a Fertiliser", recommends spreading kraal manure even over the soil surface to provide a "booster shot" of nutrients.

UFH research delivers critical advice for small-scale, subsistence farmers | Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre New research emanating from the University of Fort Hare is helping small scale and subsistence farmers to combat the effects of nutrient-deficiency in "mined" s...

UFH students awarded Masters scholarships | Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre 24/01/2017

Congratulations to the four Fort Hare Masters candidates who have been awarded scholarships by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in partnership with the Sasol Inzalo Foundation.

UFH students awarded Masters scholarships | Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre Four Fort Hare postgraduate students have been awarded scholarships for Masters Study in 2017 by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of S...

24/01/2017

Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre (GMRDC) invites suitably qualified applicants for the position of Innovation Officer who will be required to assist with the identification, protection, management and commercialisation of intellectual property across all research areas at the University of Fort Hare. This position is a full time 2-year contract (could be extended beyond that) based at the Alice Campus of the University of Fort Hare.

VACANCY: INNOVATION OFFICER | Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre (GMRDC) invites suitably qualified applicants for the position of Innovation Officer who will be required to assist ...

Exploring the 'cracks' of colonial and apartheid statues and monuments | Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre 06/12/2016

The Acting Director of Fort Hare’s National Heritage and Cultural Studies Centre (NAHECS), Mr Vuyani Booi, has been invited to participate in Science Forum South Africa, which takes place on Thursday and Friday in Pretoria.

Mr Booi will feature in what promises to be one of the most interesting parallel sessions of the Forum, leading discussion on Statues and Monuments in the South African Imagination.

Exploring the 'cracks' of colonial and apartheid statues and monuments | Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre The Acting Director of Fort Hare’s National Heritage and Cultural Studies Centre (NAHECS), Mr Vuyani Booi, has been invited to participate in Science Forum Sout...

Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre | RESEARCH 03/12/2016

South African courts should adopt a system of penalising attorneys and prosecutors who are not prepared for trial on trial dates, to improve access to justice and enforce accountability.

This is one of the key findings of new research by the Director of the
Legal Clinic and Lecturer at Fort Hare's Nelson Mandela School of Law, Nasholan Chetty.

"Many accused are prejudiced by the lack of preparation by their legal representation. Complainants have the right to a fair trial, which includes having the prosecutors ready for trial," Chetty argues.

Read more about Chetty's research at the link below.

Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre | RESEARCH The research arm of the University of Fort Hare, the Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre (GMRDC) stimulates, promotes and builds research capacity.

Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre 29/11/2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2017 - Closing date: 23 January 2017

SAMRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre, University of Fort Hare Alice, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the SAMRC Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre at the University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa to anchor its Molecular Microbial Ecology and Bioinformatics Projects. The incumbent must be able well versed in molecular microbial ecology techniques including PFGE, DGGE, TGGE, cloning, Conventional and Real-Time PCR, and Phylogenetic analyses and bioinformatics tools including Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).
Interested candidates should apply in writing to Prof AI Okoh, Director, SA-MRC on email [email protected]

Microbial Water Quality Monitoring Centre www.mrc.ac.za - The Medical Research Council of South Africa (MRC) aims to build a healthy nation through research.

Timeline photos 29/11/2016

FES South Africa and the University of Fort Hare will host the last of four annual Autumn School session from 11 to 16 December.
The final 2016 final Fort Hare Autumn School (FHAS) module will focus on social policy and its application in South Africa, as well as governance and administration issues including the development of soft skills.
This module includes economic, foreign and social policy which will be presented by different stakeholder, decision-makers and scientists who are experts in their fields.

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The first woman to obtain a Doctorate in Law at the University of Fort Hare has also become its first ever woman Dean.
Dr Nombulelo Lubisi has been appointed as Dean of UFH’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Law. She previously served as Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning and Community Engagement.

Timeline photos 18/11/2016

The University of Fort Hare, in partnership with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), will host the 11th Annual Africa Young Graduates and Scholars Conference on 13-14 March next year.

The conference is themed, Re-Imagining Leadership and Gender for Sustainable Development, and is scheduled to critically examine the challenges of building a sustainable future through collaborative, innovative thinking from all sectors of society.

According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs report, World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision, Key Findings and Advance Tables, the prognoses for Africa beyond 2030 [and toward Agenda 2063] is a continent whose human population will reach more than 1.7 billion people.

If not well managed difficulties such as inequality, poverty, social injustice, sustainability, political instability, and health and wellness and their gendered dynamics will endure to entrench protracted low intensity to high intensity and large-scale inter- and intra-personal violence.

The complex challenges around these issues demand both immediate responses and longer-term systemic change. More important is that the appropriate leaders to deal with these challenges must have the nurtured capacity to operate in a variety of separate but related spaces simultaneously.

This highly exciting and challenging symposium on imagining leadership for sustainable development is intended to be a discussion forum and a networking place for advanced students, academics and research, policy, practice and business communities to contribute towards solving Africa’s most pressing development challenges at the local and national levels.

Specifically, the conference targets advanced students to meet their colleagues from around the country and continent, make new friends, and improve their knowledge and communication skills. It also provides the students an opportunity to learn new approaches in interrogating pertinent challenges in a manner that results in positive changes.

We encourage discussions focusing on structural elements shaping community relations (and their gendered dimensions) including local dynamics of re-appropriation and agency appropriate for the realization of the vision of Agenda 2063.
Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) NRF Science For Society

'We must work around the clock to contain HIV/Aids stigma' 16/11/2016

With social stigma continuing to pose a dire challenge to South Africa’s efforts to beat down the HIV/Aids epidemic, the country has no choice but to work round the clock to ensure this stigma is controlled and contained urgently.
This is the conclusion of Fort Hare social researcher, Dr Simon Kang'ethe, who will be presenting his research to academic staff and students on the Alice campus on Thursday.

'We must work around the clock to contain HIV/Aids stigma' ORIGINAL RESEARCH: Dr Simon Kang'etheAn Examination of HIV and AIDS Campaign in South Africa towards Eliminating Stigmatisation   With social stigma continuing

Timeline photos 16/11/2016

Fort Hare's Department of Economics seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to commence in January 2017.

This position will support the ongoing research activities within the department in specialized areas which could include but not limited to the following:

External and internal economic shocks and implications
Role of banking and financial markets
Economic diversification and sustainable development
International trade problems and policies
Issues related to poverty and income inequality
Public finance and development

Requirements: A doctoral degree in Economics obtained after the 2014 academic year, knowledge and experience in policy oriented research, research methods and competence in econometric techniques involving time series, cross sectional and panel data analysis. Evidence of publication records will be an added advantage.

For more information contact Prof A Tsegaye on 043 704 7023 or email [email protected], or Ms Nontathu Mxotwa on 043 704 7287 or email [email protected].

Timeline photos 15/11/2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for 2017. For more information contact Prof Eunice Seekoe on 043 704 7574 or email [email protected].

Timeline photos 15/11/2016

The University of Fort Hare's School of Government and Public Administration seeks to recruit two post-doctoral research fellows to commence duties in January 2017.
The positions will support on-going research activities in the school within the broader areas of:
(a) Public Administration and Management
(b) International Development Assistance Management
(c) Public Sector Monitoring and Evaluation
(d) Ethics and Accountable Governance and
(e) Other elected disciplines
A doctoral degree in public administration and related qualification obtained after the 2013 academic year is required. Evidence of one or two publication records will be an added advantage.
For more information contact Mrs Phumza Foko on 040 608 3425 or email [email protected].

Timeline photos 14/11/2016

Prof Simon Kang'ethe will present his research into the lingering stigmitisation around HIV and Aids at a seminar in the Clea Boardroom, Fort Hare Alice Campus, on Thursday, 17 November from 1pm to 2pm

The seminar will also be live-streamed to the FHISER boardroom for East London-based students and staffmembers.

Prof Kang'ethe will presenting findings from his study, An Examination of HIV and AIDS Campaign in South Africa towards Eliminating Stigmatisation, in which he found that stigmitisation was still pervasive and prevalent.

This was largely due to communities being subjected to different and conflicting truths on HIV and AIDS from both traditional and the bio-medical practitioners; poor policy and campaign conceptualisation at nascent stages of the campaign making the disease looks mysterious and fearful; and inadequate community education on stigma and stigmatisation.

The paper, which has been published in the Journal of Human Ecology, calls for increased political goodwill, massive community mobilisation and sensitisation campaigns, especially on stigma and stigmatisation, benchmarking the campaign strategies with other model countries that have tackled stigma and taking advantage of South Africa’s idol personalities in the campaign who have overcome stigmatisation.

"People living with HIV/AIDS need to be protected against stigmatisation," he concludes. "Importantly also, communities and societies need to be encouraged to use or invent indigenous methodologies of love, trust and selflessness in treating the vulnerable members of society.

"It is critical that governments, NGOs and private bodies friendly to HIV/AIDS
strengthen their resolve to mainstream ant-stigma education. This is especially central in all public institutions."

Prof Eunice Seekoe honoured by UFS | Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre 14/11/2016

Acting Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof Eunice Seekoe, has been honoured by her alma mater, the University of the Free State (UFS), with a Chancellor’s Alumni Award.
The award, one of the highest bestowed on distinguished alumni, recognises outstanding achievement, either personally or professionally, on a national or international scale.

Prof Eunice Seekoe honoured by UFS | Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre Acting Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof Eunice Seekoe, has been honoured by her alma mater, the University of the Free State (UFS), with a Chancello...

Dumping mountains of unsold food is ‘immoral’ 07/11/2016

South Africa dumps 9 million tons of good every year - enough to feed 250 000 hungry people - Molatelo Mamadi, Director: Subsistence Farming, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, addressing delegates at the UFH / UP Food Security in Africa Conference in East London.

Dumping mountains of unsold food is ‘immoral’ The man tasked with ensuring that every South African goes to bed on a full stomach yesterday told a conference on food security in Africa that the country dumped nine million tons of food every year. Molatelo Mamadi was addressing pan-African food security experts gathered in the International Co...

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