Methodological approach (decolonial research):

  • Unity of theory and practice.
  • Eschew ‘extractive’ research.
  • Produce socially useful knowledge.
  • Participatory action research.

Research methods:

Surveys, ethnography, participant observation, life histories, documents, etc.

Research themes:

  1. Township, shack settlements and village studies
  2. Land reform and redistribution programme
  3. Labour and social movement studies
  4. Racial and gendered capitalism
  5. Migration and xenophobia
  6. Whistleblowing and state capture

Research projects (current)

  1. Energy Racism: Electricity Crisis in South Africa
  2. Labour Tenants’ Special Master Land Restitution Programme

March Of Labour Tenants At Constitutional Court