Coordinator: Dr. Fay Hodza, Senior Lecturer, Development Studies Faculty of Social and Health Sciences.
Phone: 011 950 4302
The Centre for Transformative Research (CTR) is an interdisciplinary research hub at Monash South Africa (MSA) that was established in October 2015. It is a subcommittee of the campus-wide Research and Development Committee and works closely with the Faculty Research Committees. The aim of the CTR is to promote collaborative, innovative and impactful research in the five strategic Monash South Africa focus areas of innovation and technology, broadening the economic base, health and wellbeing, competent state, education, the environment and sustainability. Research conducted within the Centre distinguishes it as a centre of excellence producing thought leaders and an expert voice in policy-making, within the five focus areas.
To improve the human condition.
The CTR aims to become a nationally and internationally known interdisciplinary research node focused on transformative research within the six focus areas of innovation and technology, broadening the economic base, health and wellbeing, competent state, education, the environment and sustainability.
Grow the research and thought leadership role at MSA.
The objectives of the CTR are to:
Time: 1-2 pm (every 3rd Thursday of every month)
|22 March||Charles Villet: A postcolonial theory of recognition: The ethico-political task of mutual recognition beyond Apartheid.|
|19 April||Kelly Olls: Television and Jung’s take on Evil.|
|24 May||Sven Botha: The failure of counter terrorism in Africa: Could the enhancement and application of soft power remedy the situation?|
|14 June||Johann Smith: Hybrid Teaching and learning.|
|2 August||Prof. A. Louw: Governance for innovation in Africa, a concept.|
|26 August||Laurence Caromba: Determinants of South Africa’s Foreign Policy Strategy in Cyber Space.|
|20 September||Busani Masiri, Marius Claassen, & Bimo Nkhata: Chasing Legitimacy: The role of Green Infrastructure towards Strengthening Urban Resilience from a Water Management Perspective|