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Research Chair: HIV & AIDS in Education

The HIV and AIDS Education Research chair is a new initiative of the Faculty of Education to promote research and engagement within educational settings in general and within poor communities in particular. The Chair promotes research in the field of HIV and AIDS by providing academic leadership, conducting research projects, publishing research, supervising postgraduate students, ensuring academic engagement and facilitating learning processes within the focus area.

A key approach of the research undertaken by the HIV and AIDS Education Research Chair draws on visual participatory methodologies, such as drawing, collage, photovoice, participatory video and digital archive, in an attempt to facilitate social change through research. This work builds on research initiated in 2004 in the Center for Visual Methodologies for Social Change (

Contact information
Prof Naydene de Lange
Tel: 27 41 504 4519