Public Engagements

Public Engagements

As part of its research uptake initiative maHp hosts events such as dialogues, symposiums, seminars, art exhibitions and other forms of public engagements.


Just Research? (Un)Seeing Politics in a Complex World

The third post of ‘The Disorder of Things’ blog symposium on Sophie Harman’s ‘Seeing Politics’ is by maHp/ACMS director Jo Vearey.

Migration and health in Southern Africa Regional Symposium

maHp/ACMS doctoral researcher Edward Govere reports on the Regional Symposium on Gender, Migration, Health and Public Policy & South African Launch of the UCL-Lancet Commission Report on Migration and Health.

Me, them, us: Building belonging with young people on the move

maHp research associate Thea Shahrokh and civil society partners reflect on the recently held one-day symposium on ‘Building Belonging with Refugee and Migrant Young People’.


LGBTI+ Asylum Seekers in South Africa: A Review of Refugee Status Denials Involving Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Join the LRC, WLC, ALMN, and PASSOP for the public launch of their new collaborative report: LGBTI+ Asylum Seekers in South Africa: A Review of Refugee Status Denials Involving Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

WEBINAR INVITE: Present And Imminent: Crises And Complexity In Mexico And South Africa

maHp/ACMS director Professor Jo Vearey will be taking part in this South-South dialogue titled ‘Present and Imminent: Crises and Complexity in Mexico and South Africa’, organised by UNAM-Sudáfrica Centro de Estudios Mexicanos.

Wits Pandemic Pangolin webinar: Human Rights and Fighting Discrimination during Epidemics

The Wits Pandemic Pangolin webinar series returns tomorrow, Wednesday 30 September, at 13:00 – 14:00 SAST. This week’s dialogue titled Human Rights and Fighting Discrimination during Epidemics takes up the way that Covid-19 has acted as a transmission belt of wider social anxieties around justice, equity and prejudice.

WEBINAR: Child trafficking in South Africa – exploring the myths and realities

The Centre for Child Law (CFCL) invites you to join the launch of the ‘Child Trafficking in South Africa: exploring the myths and realities’ report on Friday, 21 August 2020, 10:00-11:30 (SAST).

Workshop on “Analysing Patient Mobility, Migration and Health” (20-21 March 2017)

In collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of York, maHp will be co-hosting a workshop on “Analysing Patient Mobility, Migration and Health” next week.

Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Workshop (10 Nov. 2016)

This workshop aims to bring together key stakeholders and provide an open platform for engagements and discussions, to effectively shape the ASM research agenda in South Africa.

Policy Dialogue on Migration, Sex Work and Health (9 Nov. 2016)

This dialogue brings together stakeholders working on the above issues in order to work towards a collective research and advocacy agenda for 2017.

Policy Dialogue on Migration, Mobility and the UNAIDS 90:90:90 Targets in Southern Africa (19 Aug. 2016)

The relationship between population mobility, migration and HIV is one that is both complex and contested. In line with renewed calls for a focus on the structural drivers of HIV, how can responses to HIV engage with migration?


MoVE 2017: Two Arts-based Research Projects

The MoVE method:visual:explore project of the African Centre for Migration & Society (at Wits University) is holding an exhibition that showcases two visual and narrative research projects conducted in 2016 and 2017.

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

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.

Stitching our [HIV] Stories: activist quilts exhibition

Made collectively by members of the Sisonke National Sex Worker Movement, these powerful quilts chart a twenty-year struggle against healthcare discrimination, police harassment and community stigma.


Screening of The Workers Cup film documentary

We invite you to the screening of the documentary The Workers Cup: Inside The Labor Camps of Qatar A Tournament for Workers, which will be followed by a discussion with one of the producers of the documentary Ramzy Haddad.

“Voetsek! Us, Brothers?” Screening

The Migration and Health Project (maHp) of the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), at the University of the Witwatersrand invites you to the screening of Voetsek! Us, Brothers?