UNIZULU hosts workshops on a node for African thought – FHSS

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UNIZULU hosts workshops on a node for African thought – FHSS

UNIZULU hosts workshops on a node for African thought – FHSS

In pursuance of its objective of becoming A Node for African thought, the University of Zululand is currently hosting a three-day workshop on the coloniality of knowledge. The workshop, whose objective is to develop critical consciousness around the impact of colonisation on knowledge production will be hosted by all four faculties. The first faculty to host this orientation workshop is the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The workshop sought to develop a roadmap for integrating African thought into the university’s curriculum and practices. The strategic vision for 2022-2027 positions the university as “A Node for African thought” This suggests an ongoing focus on promoting African knowledge systems.

In her welcome remarks the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Lulu Shokane said that the workshop is very important as it is in line with the strategic goal of the University as A Node for African Thought, “As the University is focusing on becoming a Node for African Thought, this workshop is necessary to provide strategic guidance on how to unpack these intellectual projects. The current project is meant to cascade this discussion at the faculty level. It is building on many other initiatives that have been undertaken.” Said Prof Shokane

The facilitator for the workshop was Professor Sipho Seepe who is a Higher Education and Strategy Consultant. He delved deep into how the University is working hard in upholding its commitment in this journey and emphasized the importance of collaborations and the role of academics in realizing these goals.

The workshop is hybrid. Due to space constraints, some members attended in person while others participated online.

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