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20 Years into Democracy: South Africa and the Social Sciences

15 & 16 April 2014
Wiser Seminar Room, Wits University, Johannesburg

RSVP: comm.research@ifas.org.za | 11 April 2014.
Seats are limited, please confirm your attendance.

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Rescaling Natural Parks and the City

3rd BiodiverCities Conference

Urban Protected Areas Network 3rd BiodiverCities International Conference

7-9 April 2014
The Old Mutual Conference and Exhibition Centre, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town

This event proposes an opportunity for collective reflection on relationships between city and nature, through the showcase and exchange of experience and strategies for sustainable management of protected areas in changing urban contexts, from both Northern and Southern perspectives. In an explicitly comparative undertaking, this event brings together managers both of protected areas and of the cities they intersect, contributing to a community of urban nature researchers and practitioners.

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Lesedi #17 - March 2014

In anticipation of the upcoming Congress of the Pan African Archaeological Association, at Wits in July, this issue of Lesedi has Archaeology as its focus.

Aurore Val looks at "The Taphonomy of the Australopithecus Sediba of the Malapa Fossil Site " in Gauteng, Guillaume Porraz gives an overview of "16 Years of Archaeological Survey on our Hunter-Gatherer Ancestors at Diepkloof Rock Shelter" on the West coast, and Marina Redondo looks at "The Emergence of Bladelet Technology in South African Prehostory. The Status of the Robberg Lithic Industries".

As always, the newsletter includes updates on research, publications, conferences and seminars.

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Compact city strategies for Johannesburg

Achieving social inclusiveness, economic development and climate change mitigation

Faces of the City Seminar Series

Tuesday, 11 March 2014
16h00 - 18h00
First Floor Seminar Room, John Moffat Building, Wits East Campus

Prof Serge Salat
(President: Urban Morphology and Complex Systems Institute, Paris, France)

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AESOP

Call for application now open!

AESOP - an Erasmus Mundus program of the European Union
A European and South African Partnership on Heritage and Past

The AESOP call for application is now open - deadline for applications 15 March 2014.

Website: www.aesop-em.org

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