African / Boys / Gender / Masculinity / Men

African Boys, Men and Masculinities Reimagined – Programme

  Two weeks ago we posted an announcement for the Symposium on African Boys, Men and Masculinities to be held at the University of Western Cape (UWC) on May 4, 2016. Here is the draft Programme Since the announcement a new speaker, Monique Huysamen, had been added to the programme. A doctoral candidate at UCT, Ms Huysamen … Continue reading

Boys / Masculinity / Symposium

African Boys, Men and Masculinities Reimagined – A One-Day Symposium

A one-day symposium on how to think, study, approach, represent, and engage the complex lived experiences of African boys, men and masculinities will be held at the University of Western Cape (UWC) on May 4, 2016. The organisers are the psychologist Kopano Ratele of the University of South Africa and the South African Medical Research Council, and … Continue reading

Blacks / Masculinity / Men / Sexuality

“We Know What Love Is Because the Media Tells Us What It Is”

Mandisa Malinga attended the IX International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS) Conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentia from 28 to 31 August 2013. The conference theme was “Sex and the Marketplace: What’s love got to do with it?”. She presented some of the work we have conducing on young black men … Continue reading

Blacks / Feminist / Gender / Masculinity / Men / Race / Tradition

Love and Happiness in Young Black Men’s Lives

Last week on Wednesday 25 July, Mandisa Malinga (M.A), an intern at the University of South Africa’s Institute for Social and Health Sciences, gave a presentation on the abovementioned title at the 30th International Congress of Psychology held in Cape Town, South Africa. The presentation was based on a study undertaken by Mandisa on our behalf … Continue reading