UKZN ACADEMICS SPEAK AT SEMINAR IN INDIA

UKZN ACADEMICS SPEAK AT SEMINAR IN INDIA

UKZN academics presented research papers on the challenges facing South Africa and Africa at an international seminar at the University of Delhi in India.

Titled: Contemporary Africa: Issues and Challenges, the seminar was presented by the University of Delhi’s Centre for African Studies in collaboration with the Policy Research Institute of African Studies Association (PRIASA).

Professor Sultan Khan presented a paper on: Land Reforms and Sustainable Rural Local Economic Development: Challenges and Prospects for the Sisonke District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal; Dr Nirmala Gopal spoke on: The Indian Diaspora – Reflections of the Role of Hinduism in shaping South African Hindu Identity; Professor Shanta Balgobind Singh delivered a presentation on: Drugs, Youth and Crime: The South African Situation, while Dr Gerelene Jagganath spoke on: Drugs and Youth in Chatsworth, Durban.

First Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, established the Department of African Studies at the University of Delhi in 1954. Since then, the Department has been actively involved in the pursuit of knowledge on issues relating to India and Africa and has always contributed to strengthening the relationship between the two regions. Chief guest of honour was Mr H E Jonathan Wutawunashe the Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The primary objective of the seminar was to strengthen the already existing relationship between the two regions in economic, socio-cultural and political spheres.


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