How we work
Our research approach is critical of the systems that thwart social justice, and mindful of the architectures of different knowledge systems and multiple ways of knowing. Our methodologies are designed to be respectful of participants’ dignity and privacy, and supportive of mutual values such as honesty, care and fairness.
Engaged scholarship is an underlying principle of our work: we have a strong focus on ethical and meaningful community and civil society engagement which is mutually beneficial; we actively pursue research projects that address poverty, inequality and social injustice; we use these experiences to inform policymakers and to train students; and we bring rigour to these findings through peer-reviewed publications, and by imbuing a deeper and more dynamic research culture within the university. We aim to share research results in a timely manner and in a format that is relevant and useful to government, civil society, industry and local communities.
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research fellowship centred on environmental and social dimensions of the bio-economy, beginning January, 2021.
Bringing the voices of indigenous peoples and local communities into global arenas
June 24, 2020 – 15:00 EST
There are thought to be 2.2 million marine species – only 230 000 of which have so far been confirmed – according to two recent papers co-authored by UCT Professor Rachel Wynberg.