ILCSA news articles
Jaco Hoffman convened an afternoon of round table discussions on “Dementia and Care” at the NWU campus, in November. The event coincided with the visit of Prof Anne Margriet Pot from the Netherlands, who gave a separate Prestige Public Lecture on “Care and support for people with dementia and their carers: Critical insights from the Global North: Prospects for (South) Africa.”
Co-director Sebastiana Kalula and new Associate Rayne Stroebel represented ILCSA in the 2019 ILC GA Biennial Meetings, held in Sydney, Australia from 3 to 5 November.
Rayne Stroebel, a long-time collaborator of the Institute of Ageing in Africa and ILC South Africa, has been appointed an Associate of ILCSA.
Sebastiana Kalula retired as consultant in Geriatric Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town at the end of August 2019. Her retirement comes after 22 years of service.
Sinfree Makoni, professor in Applied Linguistics and African Studies at Penn State University, USA, visited ILCSA for the month of May 2019.
North-West University (NWU), South Africa, conferred a PhD (Honoris Causa) onto Prof Monica Ferreira on 22 May 2019. Kavita presented a beautiful congratulatory note on behalf of ILC GA.
Jaco Hoffman participated in a forum at the Rockefeller Centre at Bellagio, Italy, in September, discussing New Partnerships to Improve Social Health and Economic Reinvestment in Low-Income Neighborhoods: The Role of Anchor Institutions.
An exhibition on Age(ing), Grey is the New Pink, opened at the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt, Germany, in September.
Jaco Hoffman convened the Trinity Term 2018 Seminar Series, Leave No-one Behind – Sustainable Development Goals, Ageing and Global Development, at OIPA.
Sebastiana Kalula participated in the Family Summit in Celebration of the International Day for Families convened by the national Ministry of Social Development.
Jaco Hoffman participated in the CommonAge Elders Forum held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
A strategy for a long-term care (LTC) economy in Gauteng, South Africa’s province in which Johannesburg and Pretoria are located, was developed in a meeting convened by Jaco Hoffman, Professor Isabella Aboderin (African Population and Health Research Centre, Kenya) and Professor Anne Margriet Pot (WHO, Geneva), held at NWU on March 5-6, 2018.