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Mpho Ndaba

History, memory and the intergenerational transfer of trauma: The police dog as a site of living memory.

Mpho A. Ndaba looks at notions of intergenerational transfer of trauma and Black experiences of the “police dog” in the age of the Anthropocene: how apartheid police violence, understood through the dog, unearths new layers of relationalities between Black South Africans and dogs as non-human species of animals.

Ndaba is an Activist scholar, Writer and Digital Content Producer. He is of the generation of activists who came out of the Fees Must Fall Movement. He holds a BA degree in International Relations (IR) & Media Studies, from the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), as well as an Honours degree in Development Studies from the University of Cape Town (UCT).  In 2018 Ndaba was listed in the Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans, in the Environment Category. In 2016, Ndaba was the founding chairperson of 350Wits, a chapter of the global organization, He produces and Hosts Free Media, Free Minds, for Cape Town TV. And chairs Changing the Lense SA (CTLSA), a multidisciplinary and collaborative platform producing Social Justice, Growth and Development focused content. He serves as a board member and chairs the Campaigns Subcommittee, at SOS Coalition. Other academic interests include Africa’s International Relations, Media and Development Policy.