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The International Geographical Union Commission on African Studies (IGU CAS) will be hosting its second annual conference themed “Africa in the global imaginary: Towards internationally competitive science and research” from 17 to 19 June 2019.

The conference, which will be hosted by the University of Zululand (UNIZULU) at the Umfolozi Casino in Empangeni, aims to bring together geographical and interdisciplinary scientific research and thought on, about and in Africa. The conference responds to the need for globally competitive research and scientific innovation integral to it and seeks to transport this to the international academic community through the IGU CAS.

Amongst the key themes on which the conference will focus are Africa and climate change; Africa and natural resource use/management; African borderlands and African cities.

IGU CAS was formed in May 2017. It is currently headquartered in UNIZULU’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. The founding chair and secretary of the Commission are Dr Innocent Moyo from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at UNIZULU and Dr Christopher C Nshimbi from the Institute of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria, respectively.

– Precious Shamase


Dr Innocent Moyo, Founding Chair of the International Geographical Union Commission on African Studies.