Posts In: maHp News

Making Research and Building Knowledge with Communities: Examining Three Participatory Visual and Narrative Projects with Migrants Who Sell Sex in South Africa

November 15, 2017 0 Comments

In this chapter, maHp researchers Elsa Oliveira and Jo Vearey present and discuss three related participatory arts-based research projects conducted in partnership with Sisonke: the national sex worker movement in South Africa.

Read more

FACT-CHECKED: 2 claims about slavery & ‘child prostitutes’ in SA

November 7, 2017 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS postdoctoral research fellow Becky Walker was recently quoted in this Africa Check report, which investigated claims on “child prostitutes” in South Africa.

Read more

The burden of care

November 3, 2017 0 Comments

In a world and especially in a country where women’s bodies are systematically oppressed and violated – and where poor, black, foreign bodies are easily treated as disposable and unimportant – being a mother adds layers of fear, threat and physical and emotional burden.

Read more

maHp on AMLive/SAfm “bad buildings” news insert

October 25, 2017 0 Comments

maHp associate Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon was recently interviewed for this AMLive/SAfm insert on “bad buildings” in Johannesburg, produced by Candice Nolan of SABCNews. [Permission to share this podcast was granted by the producer.]

Read more

Implementing a multi-sectoral response to HIV: a case study of AIDS councils in the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

October 24, 2017 0 Comments

This paper assesses the implementation of a multi-sectoral response to HIV in South Africa, through a case study of the Mpumalanga Province.

Read more

Gender, violence, and sexuality: Collaborations for social justice at the intersection of academia, activism, and art

October 23, 2017 0 Comments

This blog post reflects on the “Gender, violence and sexuality: Collaborations for social justice at the intersection of academia, activism and art” symposium that took place earlier this year.

Read more

Melanie Bisnauth researches HIV/AIDS infected women in South Africa

October 23, 2017 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS PhD candidate Melanie Bisnauth is featured in Maastricht University’s latest Master of Science in Global Health newsletter as an alumna, discussing her current doctoral research on HIV/AIDS.

Read more

MoVE, participation, and partnerships

October 20, 2017 0 Comments

A consistent aspect of method:visual:explore projects (MoVE) has been the partnerships that create the conditions necessary for various projects to occur. Most MoVE projects usually occur in some partnership with a specialist social organisation, and sometimes, with another research body. This post takes stock of some of these connections.

Read more

“Being Seen”: Reflections on an arts-based research project with refugee women in Johannesburg

October 16, 2017 0 Comments

Postdoctoral fellow Becky Walker reflects on the “Life in the City” arts-based research project, which explores the experiences of women who are migrants and mothers living in inner-city Johannesburg.

Read more

Metropolitan Nomads: A Journey through Joburg’s Little Mogadishu

October 12, 2017 0 Comments

Read and download for free the Metropolitan Nomads: A Journey through Joburg’s Little Mogadishu project book.

Read more

300 000 Joburg housing backlog

October 6, 2017 0 Comments

Wilhelm-Solomon and Thabo Maisela, the mayor of Johannesburg’s special advisor for priority projects, held an in-depth discussion on the housing crisis in Johannesburg with 702’s radio talk show host Eusebius McKaiser.

Read more

Join the maHp team: 2x post-doctoral fellowships

October 4, 2017 0 Comments

Come join the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp) team! We are seeking to recruit two post-doctoral fellows.

Read more

Meaningful Engagement, Not Militarisation, Is The Way Forward for Mashaba’s Johannesburg

Anthropologist Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon shares his insights on Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba’s visits to so-called “hijacked buildings” in the city.

Read more

Metropolitan nomads: a journey through Jo’burg’s “little Mogadishu”

September 28, 2017 0 Comments

This article takes an intimate look at the everyday life of Somali migrants in Johannesburg, where collective stories of migration and survival interweave with individual desires and hopes of seeking a better life outside a country shattered by decades of internal conflict.

Read more

Sex (work) and the City (tour)

September 27, 2017 0 Comments

maHp/ ACMS Masters student and intern Muluti Phiri blogs about the Asijiki Coalition AGM’s sex work city tour of Cape Town.

Read more

Miners’ health dominates Swazi migration dialogue

August 29, 2017 0 Comments

maHp/ ACMS researcher Zaheera Jinnah reports on the National Dialogue on Migration, which was recently held in Swaziland.

Read more

Routes, locations, and social imaginary: a comparative study of the on-going production of geographies in Somali forced migration

August 29, 2017 0 Comments

Drawing on the thresholds approach, a model that incorporates geography and mobility studies to understand migration from the perspective of migrants, this article examines the importance of location and route(s) in determining the journeys of Somali migrants.

Read more

Notes on Stitching our [HIV] Stories: Activist Quilts

August 28, 2017 0 Comments

Visual researcher Quinten Williams shares his notes and reflections on the Stitching our [HIV] Stories: Activist Quilts project’s origins, the workshop process, and the exhibition of the work.

Read more

Towards a migration-aware health system in South Africa: a strategic opportunity to address health inequity

August 24, 2017 0 Comments

This article provides an overview of the associations between migration and health in South Africa, and calls for the urgent development of ‘migration-aware’ health systems.

Read more

MoVE projects and public/private distinction

August 21, 2017 0 Comments

Visual researcher Quinten Williams blogs about the discussions held with MoVE participants regarding which of their images and stories could be shared with an audience outside the projects.

Read more

Sex work and the law: Should SA decriminalise sex work?

August 16, 2017 0 Comments

maHp student interns Muluti Phiri and Erika Massoud reflect on the ‘Sex work and the law: Should SA decriminalise sex work?’ dialogue, which was recently hosted by the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), and Mail & Guardian.

Read more

Examining the use of participatory visual and narrative methods to explore the lived experience of migrants in Southern Africa

August 10, 2017 0 Comments

In this paper, we explore the opportunities – and challenges – associated with visual research methodologies.

Read more

Negotiating the city: Exploring the intersecting vulnerabilities of non-national migrant mothers who sell sex in Johannesburg, South Africa

August 3, 2017 0 Comments

This article explores the intersecting vulnerabilities of non-national migrant mothers who sell sex in Johannesburg, South Africa – one of the most unequal cities in the world.

Read more

Before you judge me, KNOW MY STORY: review by Joy Watson

July 26, 2017 0 Comments

Nasty Women blogger Joy Watson reviews maHp’s KNOW MY STORY participatory arts-based research project.

Read more

Semantics in migration policy making and why they (should) matter

July 13, 2017 0 Comments

Researcher Kuda Vanyoro blogs about the recent Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), which was themed ‘Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration Now: Mechanics of a Compact Worth Agreeing to’.

Read more

Before you judge me, KNOW MY STORY! (public exhibition and discussion)

July 7, 2017 0 Comments

This exhibition showcases the pictures, collages and stories created during the KNOW MY STORY project; an arts-based research that explored the lives, struggles and reasons for selling sex. The event will include a discussion, dance performance, and role play.

Read more

A productive tension in the messages from Nelspruit and Makhado

Visual researcher Quinten Williams provides some thoughts on the partnership that underpins the research and social activism of the Sex Worker Poster Project.

Read more

A day to day account of a participatory arts-based workshop

This blog entry offers a facilitator’s glance into the day to day activities that comprise a participatory arts-based workshop conducted in partnership with a grassroots activist organisation.

Read more

Lessons learned from a student field trip

June 6, 2017 0 Comments

maHp intern Edward Govere blogs about a recent field trip to Bushbuckridge and Musina. The objective of the trip was to expand the students’ knowledge of international migrant workers who live and work on farms, as well as some of the most remote rural areas in South Africa.

Read more

Work and wellbeing on the urban periphery

May 18, 2017 0 Comments

The latest maHp research collaboration with Security at the Margins (SeaM) sought to understand the labour and health/wellbeing conditions that informal artisanal small-scale mining (ASM) communities on the periphery of Johannesburg reside in (download the full report here).

Read more

Gender, violence and sexuality: Collaborations for social justice at the intersection of academia, activism and art

May 12, 2017 0 Comments

We invite you to join us for a symposium featuring collaborative projects at the intersection of academia, activism and art. We will discuss three approaches to research and activism for social justice in the field of gender, violence and sexuality.

Read more

The bodies behind the ban

May 10, 2017 0 Comments

As we marked the first 100 days of a Trump presidency riddled by fear, fake news and chaos, it is worth reflecting on the bodies affected by some of the more harsh policies and rhetoric that have been unleashed by the new American president.

Read more

Illegal Immigrant

Postdoctoral researcher Duduzile Ndlovu blogs about presenting her PhD thesis back to the research participants she had worked with, using poetry.

Read more

Beyond the single story: creative research approaches with migrant sex workers in South Africa

This article shares insights into why we need to think differently about ways of doing research with marginalised migrant groups – including migrant sex workers in South Africa.

Read more

(Well)Being in the City: a focus on health and migration in Johannesburg

April 21, 2017 0 Comments

In this issue, insights into how migration and mobility are mediating health within an African urban context are brought together.The papers bring the voices of different urban migrant groups to the fore and provide fresh perspectives on approaches for exploring how to research and respond to migration, mobility, and urban health in southern Africa. Advocating for mixed method and multi-disciplinary approaches, the papers provide important contributions to multi-disciplinary thinking around complex social issues.

Read more

Poking the wound – research, stories and process – thinking through the complexities

April 20, 2017 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS postdoctoral researcher Becky Walker’s latest blog reflections on her current arts-based research project with migrant women/mothers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi who live in inner-city Johannesburg, and are seeking asylum. 

Read more

The Art of Science Communication

April 19, 2017 0 Comments

One of the key features of the broader maHp is to “explore (and evaluate) ways to generate and communicate knowledge”. In an effort to build skills within the team and start some of the conversations around how and why researchers should be engaged in research communication, three maHp researchers and PhD candidates signed up for the ‘Science Communication: trends, challenges and innovations’ online course.

Read more

Reflections on the “Analysing Patient Mobility, Migration and Health” workshop

April 11, 2017 0 Comments

maHp researcher Tackson Makandwa reflects on the “Analysing Patient Mobility, Migration and Health” workshop, recently co-hosted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in collaboration with the University of York and the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS).

Read more

Zille’s Tweets and History’s Miasma

Helen Zille, the former leader of South Africa’s opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), and premier of the Western Cape, casually invoked, in a series of tweets, one of the continued liberal myths of colonisation – that Europeans brought advanced and widespread medical care to the colonies.

Read more

A Vibrant Civil Society, a Free Press, and an Independent Judiciary – last remaining bastions of democratic South Africa

March 24, 2017 0 Comments

The obligation to uphold the constitution and advance the realisation of rights for people living in South Africa has fallen on a combination of three pillars: the press, the courts and NGOs.

Read more
css.php