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Compiled by: Sekgabo Kedijang

Conference of the Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa

6th World Sustainability Forum 27 – 28 January 2017

17 – 20 January 2017

The World Sustainability Forum is an annual sustainability

The inaugural conference of the Digital Humanities As-

conference. Held for the first time in 2011, the forum covers

sociation of Southern Africa (DHASA) 2017 is set to bring

research in many areas relating to sustainability and sustain-

together both national and international scholars in the

able development.

digital humanities (DH) domain.

The 6th World Sustainability Forum is sponsored by the jour-

Sponsored by the Department of Arts and Culture, the

nal Sustainability under the patronage of the University of the

conference will cover applicable topics in the humani-

Western Cape, University of Cape Town, University of Basel and

ties and social sciences fields, with a specific focus on

the National Research Foundation.

DH within the African and southern African contexts,

The forum aims to contribute not only to international de-

as well as topics related to methodological or compu-

bates but, more specifically, to enable an exchange, which sen-

tational aspects in DH.

sitises the international community to the urgency, specifics,

There will be a two-day pre-conference programme

and existing knowledge base of sustainability on the African

comprising workshops and tutorials followed by two

continent, and in the African research community about in-

days of peer-reviewed oral and poster presentations.

ternational perspectives on sustainability.

The event is expected to attract high-level academic

It will also include contributions from national and interna-

discussions and collegial sharing of experiences and

tional academic perspectives and attract a diverse audience

insights.

that includes members from the political and business sectors.

The conference takes place at Stellenbosch University

The forum takes place from 27 to 28 January at the Cape Sun

from 17 to 20 January 2017.

Hotel, Cape Town.

For more information, go to www.dh2017.digitalhu-

For more information, go to www.sciforum.net/confer-

manities.org.za

Investing in African Mining Indaba 6-9 Februaryin 2017 Investing African Mining Indaba //

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6-9 February 2017

Investing in African Mining Indaba is the world’s third largest mining conference and Africa’s largest mining event. The indaba, which is sponsored by the Department of Mineral Resources, Transnet and Industrial Development Corporation, aims to bring together leading figures from the mining investment community, the world’s top mining houses and African government ministries to share insights into how the mining sector can drive investments and capitalise on the opportunities available to Africa's mining industry. The indaba will include interactive presentations, panel discussions and enhanced networking opportunities designed to support the current challenges within the mining sector. It takes place in Cape Town from 6 to 9 February 2017 For more information email: info@miningindaba.co.za or call 021 526 9000.

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