Ageing and Generational Dynamics

This sub-programme aims to explore ageing across the life-course as well as the relationships between and within generations on both the familial and societal levels. Contextualised within the diverse realities of Africa, researchers focus amongst others on discourses and realities of ageing and family /intergenerational relationships; the contemporary culture of social and health care at the nexus of informal and formal care systems; and trends in inclusion/exclusion of generations in relation to each other and the impact of these trends on their survival and citizenship.


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Prof. J. (Jaco) Hoffman

Sub-programme leader

Prof. A. (Andries) Baart

Extraordinary professor

Prof. V. (Vera) Roos


S. (Sandra) Steyn

PhD student

B. (Bongiwe) Pakkies

PhD student

Dr E. (Emily) Freeman

Extraordinary researcher