Multi-species ethnography of Dwesa Cwebe
Aphiwe’s masters’ dissertation focuses on what nature conservation guidelines should be used in the Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve to promote inclusivity and not negatively affect relationships between Dwesa Cwebe communities and existing multi-species. He also investigates the meanings local villagers attach to nature and interrogates community folklore and how it relates to nature and considers the implications for rethinking the practise of nature conservation. His additional research interests include the challenges facing Otata abaselula base Mfuleni.
Aphiwe holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Social Anthropology and Public Policy and Administration and an honours degree in Social Anthropology, both from UCT. He is currently a master’s candidate in the Environmental Humanities South programme.