Presentations

South African Community Radio Stations: Disseminating Thought and Values [22 slides & 16pp.] International Media and Communications Research Conference (IAMCR] 15-19 July 2012.

Shaykh Behardien’s Arabic-Afrikaans Text: Theological and Linguistic Reflections. [22 slides] Fontes Historiae Africanae (FHA) & Arquivo Histórico de Moçambique (AHM) Maputo, 16-18 April, 2012

Malay(sian) Educational Efforts in Southern Africa: Making Changes (through) Developing Partnerships [40 slides]. SePMA 2 International Conference. University of Malaysia Perlis, Putrajaya. 29-31 March, 2012.

South Africa –Turkey Relations in an era of Globalization: Constructing a Relationship, Crafting a Partnership [14pp]. Kirklareli University (Northwestern Turkey). 13 December 2011.

Reaching Out, Making Public: The Jamiat Newsletter (circa 2006-2011) [20 slides]. International Conference on Islamic in Public Sphere in Africa. University of Cape Town. October 2011.

From State-Aided Muslim Schools to Private Muslim Schools: Continuity and Change in South[ern] Africa’s (Religious) Educational Landscape [12 slides] International Religious Education Conference. UWC and US September 2011.

Achmat Davids placing the Cape Muslims on the linguistic map [13 pp.] Cape Town: Timboutou Bookshop & Pretoria: Protea Books [Public presentation @ book launch]. 30 June 2011

Towards the Compilation of the South African Truth & Reconciliation Commission Bibliography: Trials and Tribulations [27pp]. At One Day Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers Conference. Ditshong Military Museum. 13 May 2011.

Ajami Manuscripts at the Foot of Africa: Empowering Communities through the Translation Process [14pp.]. In International Conference Preserving Ancient Manuscripts in Africa. Addis Ababa. 17-19 December 2010

Muslim Educational Institutions in Southern Africa: Quo Vadis. General Forum for Heads of Islamic Cultural Centres and Associations outside Muslim World. ISESCO Rabat 9-10 Nov 2010

Nursi’s Notion of Faith as a tool for social transformation: An Evaluation. The Risale-i Nur: Knowledge, Faith, Morality and the Future of Humanity An International Symposium.on Bediuzzaman Said Nursi. Istanbul 3-5 October 2010 [See published report online: www.nursistudies.com Oct 2010 and article in proceedings 2010]

South Africa’s Muslim Media: Facing Challenges between Muslim Conservatism and Cyberspace. University of Johannesburg 28 September 2010.

Revisiting Al-Qawl-Al-Matin: a socially engineered Arabic-Afrikaans Text. ‘Arabic Script in Africa’ African Institute – University of Cologne 6-7 April 2010.

Community and Identity: Early Cape Muslim and the Arabic-Afrikaans Tradition ‘Islam en Afrikaans’ Seminar – Afrikaanse Kultur en Taal Vereeniging – Goudini Spa – Cape Town. 27th February 2010

Muslim Education in Southern Africa: From Secular Institutions to Darul-Ulums. The 7th International Muslim Education Conference – The Islamic Academy, Cambridge. Shah Alam, Malaysia 21-23 December 2009.

Fundamentalism and Terrorism: Locating African and South African Muslims in the Text. One Day Symposium on Dissecting Muslim Extremism at IPSA (Cape Town). 18 October 2009. [Voice of the Cape Broadcast between 12h15 and 12h35 on Tuesday 4th November 2009]

Recording their Past, Constructing their Future: Towards an Annotated Bibliography of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Muslims International Conference on ‘Africa visited and revisited: the history of Africa revealed through indexing and bibliography.’ Maropeng (South Africa): The Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers.8-10 March 2009.

Chinese Muslims: Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Rhodes University. Establishment of Confucius Centre 22 August 2008 [Paper to appear in IPSA Journal 2010]

Reflections on Religion and the Media in Southern Africa – Keynote Address. ‘New Media and Religious Transformation in Africa.’ Abuja: Centre for the Study of African Culture & Communication, Port Harcourt (Nigeria). 10-12 July 2008.

Cape Town’s Voice of the Cape: Profiling a Proudly South African Product. ‘New Media and Religious Transformation in Africa.’ Abuja: Centre for the Study of African Culture & Communication, Port Harcourt (Nigeria). 10-12 July 2008.

FBOs and Development in South(ern) Africa. Workshop on lobal Development with Faith-Inspired Organizations in African & Europe. The Hague: Institute of Social Studies (The Netherlands) & Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs – Georgetown University (USA). 24-25 June 2008 [Interview appear in Report 2009]

Dr. Nortier’s ‘Cape Malay’ Museum and South Ends Museum’s ‘Cape Malay’ Exhibition: A Question of Representation. Stellenbosch: South African Museum Association Conference 8-13 June 2008 [to appear in Museum Anthropology 2010].

Faith-Based Organizations and the(ir) Media: Setting a Human Rights Agenda. CIPS FBO and Human Rights – University of Pretoria. 9-11 April 2008. [Summary appeared in Workshop Report 2008]

Organization of Islamic Conference Workshop – Implementation of Resolutions of the Maputo Muslim Minorities Conference. Durban: World Assembly of Muslim Youth. 17-20 February 2008.

Muslim Community Radio Stations: Constructing and Shaping Identities in a Democratic South Africa. WISER Radio Colloquium 10-11 October 2007.

Islam, Media and Power in Southern Africa. IFAS Conference: WISER – University of Witwatersrand. 3-5 September 2007

South Africa’s Alternative Press: The Case of Al-Qalam. (Co-author with Imraan Baccus). IFAS Conference: WISER – University of Witwatersrand. 3-5 September 2007. [In South African Historical Journal 64(1): 2009].

Scholarship on Religion in Southern Africa. African Association for the Study of Religion. University of Botswana. 9-13 July 2007. [Amended version to appear as ‘introduction’ in Proceedings of International Symposium on Islamic Civilization in Southern Africa (ed. Muhammed Haron et al). Istanbul: IRCICA & Johannesburg: AwqafSA (forthcoming 2009)]

Challenging Voices in the House of Islam: The Story of South Africa’s African Muslims Two Day ‘Local Islam under Global Influence in Africa’ Conference at Bayreuth University, Bayreuth (Germany) 4-5 June 2007 [In American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 2009].

Muslims in Botswana. Three Day Organization of Islamic Conference’s ‘Second International Conference of Muslim Minorities in Africa.’ Maputo (Mozambique). 23-25 May 2007. [Revised & Updated Text which appeared in Scriptura 2006]

Religion an instrument of conflictual or peaceful change? Lessons from the neighbourhood. One day Seminar @ launch of the UNESCO Centre of Culture and Peace Studies at University of Botswana. 12 April 2007 [In Henry Martyn Institute Journal 2008].

South Africa’s Cape Malays. Two Day Workshop on Malay Diaspora Identities. National University of Singapore. 29-31 March 2007.

South African Muslim Thought: External Influences and Internal Dynamics. Two Day International Seminar on Social Change. UNISA – Iranian Embassy. 1-2 December 2006 [Published in BOLESWA 1(3): 2007]

Arabic-Afrikaans: A Vehicle for Identity Formation rather than Integration. Three Day ‘National African Languages as Space for Afro-Arab Integration. Afro-Arab Cultural Centre (Bamako) & African-Arab Research Centre (Cairo). ALESCO – Tunis. 28th to 30th November 2006 [to appear in Islam du Sud No. 2, 2008].

South Africa’s Muslim Fundamentalists: A Spent Force or Biding Time? One Day Colloquium on “Defining Fundamentalism and Religious Conservatism in South Africa” University of the Western Cape 26th October 2006 [Under revision]

The Production of Islamic Literature: The case of Arabic-Afrikaans. One Day Seminar of Cape Islamic Manuscripts and the Spread of Islam in South Africa. International Islamic Peace University. 4th September 2006. [Published in proceedings 2007]

Muslim Community Radio Stations and Internet Sites: Constructing and Shaping Identities in a Democratic South Africa.  International Symposium on Islamic Civilization in Southern Africa. AwqafSA, IRCICA and the University of Johannesburg – Johannesburg. 1-3 September 2006.

Muslim Community Radio Stations and Internet Sites: Constructing and Shaping Identities in a Democratic South Africa. The Fifth International Conference on Media, Religion, and Culture. The Sigtuna Foundation – Stockholm, Sweden: 6-9 July 2006.

South African Muslim Media: Constructing Identities. South African Semitics and Near Eastern Studies that took place at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus. 19-21 September 2005.

The Production of the South African ‘Muslim Book’: A Source of Empowerment, a Source of Identity.  From Papyrus to Print-Out: The Book in Africa. National Library of South Africa. 11-14 May 2005. [Appears in conference proceedings 2005]

South African Muslim Thought: From Conservative Rhetoric to Beyond Progressivism. EHESS – IISMM, Paris  23rd May  2005.

South African Muslim Thought: Hovering between Ultra-Conservatism and Progressivism. International Seminar on Islamic Thought. National University of Malaysia 7-9 December 2004. [part of  2004 conference proceedings]

South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission: An Evaluation of its Legacy. Ten years of Democracy Conference in Southern Africa.  UNISA (History & Library) + Queen’s University (SARC): 23-25 August 2004. [Revised version form part of introduction on larger annotated bibliographical work Nova Science 2009]

Faith-Based Organizations and the HIV/Aids Pandemic: Identity, Duties and Methods. Botswana Council of Churches Workshop 2-5 August, 2004.

31.  The Dynamism of Christian Muslim Relations in South Africa.  University of Birmingham 19-23 April 2004. [Revised version in Muslim World 2006]

32.  GAPENA and the Cape Malays:  Initiating Connections, Constructing Images.  Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris’ Center for Malay Civilization & International Institute of Asian Studies (Leiden). 26-28 February 2004. [Revised text in SARI 2005]

33.  ‘South African Muslims’ Venture into Cyberspace: A Virtual Jihad?’ Association for the Study of Religion in Southern Africa University of Botswana 28-29 August 2003 [a version appeared in ARISA 2003]

34.  Globalization and Localization of Religion. The Local Face of Global Phenomenon: The Rise & Fall of Pagad in South Africa. The European Association for the Study of Religion. University of Bergen 8-10 May 2003.

 35.  ‘Religion, Culture & Identity in a New Democratic South Africa.’ An Expression of an Islamic Identity in the Eastern Cape: The Case of the Majlis. CCI- University of Cape Town & ISIM – University of Nijmegen 4-7 April 2003. [A version appeared in ARISA 2003].

36.  The Dawah Movements and the Sufi Tariqah: Competing for spiritual spaces in contemporary Southern Africa. International Seminar on Dawah Movements and Sufi Tariqah. Jabatan Muft Negri Sembilan & Fakulti Islam: UKM August 2002. [Paper appears on Islam site http://www.arches.uga.edu/~godlas/ revised version in Journal of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs 2005]

37.  .Tan Sri Ismail Hussein’s connections with South Africa’s Cape Malays: An Exercise in International Relations by non-state actors. International Conference on the Thoughts of Tan Sri Ismail Hussein. GAPENA October 2002 [Under revision for book chapter].

38.   ‘Truth and Truth-Telling Through Thick and Thin: South Africa’s TRC in the Process of Reconciliation.’ International Conference on Reconciliation. Henry Martin Institute of Interfaith Dialogue and Reconciliation, Hyderabad (India). 6-8 November 2001 [revised versions in Henry Martin Journal 2002]

39.  Malay World Conference – Gapena & Ministry of Art & Culture. ‘The Crises of Identity: The Case of South Africa’s Cape Malays.’ Pan Pacific Hotel: Kuala Lumpur. 12-14 October 2001 [published in online journal 2002 & appears on  SA History Online].

40.  Religion and Social Transformation Conference. ‘Muslims Making (Air)waves: A Study of the Muslim Radio Stations in South Africa.’ University of Hamburg & University of Cape Town: UCT. 18-20 September 2001 [revised version in Journal for the Study of Religion 2002]

41.  ‘The Pagad Phenomenon: South Africa’s civil society at work.’ SOAS: University of London Seminar Paper 26 April 2001.

42.  Islam and Africa Conference.  ‘The Role of the South(ern) African Muslim Media in civil society.’ IGCS, State University of New York, Binghamton – USA.19-22 April 2001 [published in AJISS 2001].

43.  Parliament of World Religions – Cape Technikon: Second International Conference. ‘The South African Muslim Community and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.’ 01-08 December 1999.

44.  Center for Advanced Studies of African Societies – Cape Town: International Seminar: Social, Cultural & Economic Cooperation amongst Afro-Arabs. ‘The Preservation & Study of South African Ajami mss & texts: A basis for cooperation between African & Arab scholars.’ 22-24 March 1999 [revised & published in SAAJ 2001/2].

45.   Moslem Intellectual Society of Indonesia (ICMI – Jakarta): International Islamic Forum for Science, Technology and Human Resource Development. ‘The South African Muslim Human Resource Development program.’ December 1996.

46.   Leiden University: First International Conference on Islam and 21st century. ‘Reshaping old Identities and Adopting new ones in a new South Africa: The Case of South African Muslims’ June 1996.

47.   University of London: Teaching & Translating Arabic: Issues & Prospects Conference: A ‘Mathematical Approach to the Teaching of Arabic.’  December 1991.

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