The overall objectives of the CHR’s Centre for Critical Thought in African Humanities (DOCCTAH) are to:

  • Develop a humanities hub, or node, on the Cape Flats, incorporating academic research and teaching
  • Develop partnerships across and between institutions, particularly universities, schools, public arts projects, museums, archives and art galleries
  • Develop synergy between academic scholarship and cultural production
  • Nurture future generations of humanities educators and cultural practitioners
  • Extend the reach of local and international humanities scholarship, and opportunities for arts education and cultural production, into communities on the Cape Flats
  • Elaborate and expand ideas and perspectives about the postapartheid by being alert to global currents of thought, debates and cultural practice
  • Facilitate the exploration of the human condition in the postapartheid
  • Build a humanities discourse that is responsive to nurturing non-racialism
  • Explore the relationship between the human and technology in our contemporary world, especially as this relates to rapidly transforming notions of society and politics

The CHR in the time of a global pandemic

In line with protocols introduced by government towards the prevention and containment of the COVID-19 virus, the CHR suspended its public events, seminars, and general fellowship program until further notice.  We wish CHR fellows, students, artists, colleagues and friends, as well as our partners and funders in South Africa and across the world much strength and compassion in these difficult times.


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