School of Environmental Studies Colloquium Series featuring Dr. Dineo Skosana

2023-10-20 - 2023-10-27
Upcoming SNID Talk
SNID is happy to promote the School of Environmental Studies Colloquium Series featuring Dr. Dineo Skosana

The event is open to all in Botterell Hall, room B143, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. next Thursday, October 26th

The talk is entitled:
Compensating Mining-induced Dispossession and Intangible Loss through Courts: A case study of Somkhele, KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
Dineo Skosana is a senior researcher and a leader of the coal mining project that examines South Africa’s transition from coal mining and burning to clean energy at Society, Work and Politics Institute (SWOP), Wits University in South Africa.
Her focus is on mining-induced dispossession which is central to rationalising amongst other reasons, why the just transition from coal is necessary. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Her doctorate research explored the contestations over coal mining and African grave exhumations in the Mpumalanga province (South Africa). She has worked and published extensively on the continued salience of traditional leadership in post-apartheid South Africa. She has interest in indigenous politics, rural struggles, politics over land, sacred sites, heritage and belonging.