ANGELO FICK

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

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Angelo Fick is the Director of Research at ASRI. Before joining ASRI, he spent nearly half a decade as a resident current affairs and news analyst in the broadcast sector in South Africa.

For two decades he taught across a variety of disciplines in the Humanities and Applied Sciences in universities in South Africa and Europe. His research is informed by critical & race theory, feminism, colonial discourse theory, and post-structuralism.

He has written widely on post-millennial post-apartheid South Africa’s political economy, and remains interested in broader issues of justice, freedom, and equality. Most recently he taught courses on colonial discourse theory and postcolonial culture in the Department of Visual Culture at the University of Pretoria.

He has supervised graduate work on the representation of women politicians in South African media, the figuration of subjectivity in contemporary critical theory, and most recently, an analysis of the relationship between national sovereignty and supra-national organisations in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Recently his work has appeared in the Mail & Guardian, the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, and English in Africa.

  1. ‘Land, ownership, and belonging: facing the future together in South Africa’, short paper submitted for ASRI website, 25 August 2018
  2. ‘Critical literacy, citizenship, and the value of education in contemporary South Africa’, short paper submitted for ASRI website, 4 September 2018
  3. Interview in Journal of Commonwealth Literature on reading Olive Schreiner’s From Man to Man (1926) in post-millennial post-apartheid South Africa.
  4. Book review of UCT Press Dorothy Driver edition of Oliver Schreiner’s From Man to Man, in English in Africa, April
    2019.
  1. Ethnic boxes perpetuate colonialism’, Mail and Guardian, 13 July 2018
  2. Obama on Mandela in Soweto’, eNCA.com, 18 July 2018
  3. Allegory #1001: Another House of Hunger’, eNCA.com, 26 June 2018
  4. South Africa, corruption, and accountability: 12 years later’, eNCA.com Analysis, 23 October 2018
  5. Quotation, prophecy, and the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement – Angelo’, eNCA.com Analysis, 26 October 2018
  6. The shame of Room 80: we must act’, M&G Online, 11 February 2019
  1. ASRI seminar on ‘race’ and racism in contemporary South Africa with a focus on voters, political parties and elections, with Steven Friedman, Pumla Gqola, Rustum Kozain, and Sithmebile Mbete, 30 January 2019
  2. Keynote address on critical literacy and citizenship to the ZENEX Foundation meeting, Durban, 24 August 2018
  3. AgriEC Keynote Address at their annual congress, on land reform process and rebuilding community in farming polities in the wake of President Ramaphosa’s announcement, Jeffrey’s Bay, 6 August 2018
  4. ‘Race’ and racism in post-millennial post-apartheid South Africa: unmaking the past, making the future. Panel
    discussion at District Six Museum Homecoming Centre co-hosted with Dullah Omar Institute and District Six
    Museum, 26 September 2018
  5. M&G Critical Thinking Seminar on Budget 2019, Workshop 14, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8 February 2019
  6. ‘Approaching food, politics, and representation: a philological perspective’ presented at Mellon Foundation Food Politics Inception Workshop, University of Pretoria, 8-9 February 2019
  7. Radio Islam International Elections Workshop, 19 February 2019
  1. Appearance on ‘The Full View’ on SABC News, 30 minutes of discussion, 17 July 2018
  2.  Special guest on Iman Rappetti’s Thought Council, Power FM, 20 July 2018
  3. Interview on Voice of the Cape on Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture, 18 July 2018
  4. BBC World ‘Focus on Africa’ television interview, 23 August 2018 on South Africa’s land expropriation process in the wake of Donald Trump’s tweet
  5. BBC Radio interview with Audrey Brown, 23 August 2018 on South Africa’s land expropriation process in the wake of Donald Trump’s tweet
  6. CGTN interview, 23 August 2018 on land expropriation process in South Africa in the wake of Donald Trump’s tweet
  7. TVC Nigeria television interview, 22 August 2018, on the State Capture Inquiry and its implications for South Africa and for Jacob Zuma personally
  8. Khaya FM interview, 20 August 2018, with Kgomotso Matsunyane and Ndumiso Ngcobo on ‘Uncaptured’, on the State Capture inquiry led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
  9. Radio 786 interview on official opposition politics and the internal dynamics of the Democratic Alliance, 15 August 2018
  10. SABC 24 hours news channel television interview, on ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of the governing party’s commitment to Constitutional reform to allow land expropriation without compensation, and to initiate an economic stimulus package, 31 July 2018
  11. TVC Nigeria television interview on Jacob Zuma’s court appearance on corruption charges, 28 July 2018
  12. teleSUR Venezuela television interview on the BRICS Heads of State Summit in South Africa, and its implications locally and abroad, 25 July 2018
  13. Interview with Radio 786 on Mmusi Maimane and the premiership candidate of the Western Cape, 17 September 2018, 7h10am
  14. Islam Television interview on the ‘Ml. Sulaimaan Ravat Show’, 14 September 2018.
  15. ‘Daily Download’ interview with Radio 786 on Chief Whip and DA councilors resigning from City of Cape Town municipal chamber, 25 October 2018, 17h13.
  16. CGTN interview on comparing the Ethiopian cabinet with the South African cabinet, DStv409, 17 October 2018.
  17. Thought Council with Iman Rapetti, 10h00-11h00 at PowerFM, 26 October 2018
  18. Panel discussion on Tito Mboweni’s MTBPS 2018, 20h30-21h30, ITV, Analysis of the MTBPS with John Perlman on KhayaFM, 18h20-19h00, 24 October 2018-10-25
  19. On Eusebius McKaiser’s show discussing political ethics after Nhlanhla Nene’s resignation, 9 October 2018, 10h00-11h00, 26 October 2018
  20. ‘Violence in South Africa: from the classroom to Parliament’, eNCA.com Analysis, 7 November 2018
  21. SABC ‘The Full View’ interview on new cabinet appointments by Cyril Ramaphosa, DStv408, 22 November 2018.
  22. Radio 786 interview on cabinet appointments by Cyril Ramaphosa, 22 October 2018
  23. Voice of the Cape radio interview on new Cape Town Mayoral Committee appointed, 13 November 2018
  24. KhayaFM interview with John Perlman on ethics and politics, 31 October 2018
  25. OSISA/OSF Africa Region Meeting address on South African political landscape in regional and global context, 2 November 2018
  26. CGTN interview on violence in South Africa’s parliament, DStv409, 8 November 2018
  27. Voice of the Cape interview on Cape Town Mayor Plato’s proposal to expand his mayco, 13 December 2018
  28. KhayaFM Interview with John Perlman on the Global Citizen event and philanthrocapitalism, 3 December 2018
  29. SABC interview on THE FULL VIEW, on South African elections in the wake of the last IEC voter registration drive ahead of the 2019 general elections, 27 January 2019, 18h00-19h00
  30. Interview on the Sulaiman Ravaat Show on ITV, looking ahead at South Africa’s political economy and its challenges in 2019, 20h30-21h30
  31. Interview on KhayaFM with Khaya Sithole on electioneering ethics in the wake of the controversy over the Democratic Alliance’s poster, 17 January 2019, 18h00-19h00
  32. Interview with teleSUR Venezuela on voter behaviour and social change agitation in South Africa, 16 January 2019
  33. Interview on Voice of the Cape on the consequences of youth unemployment for the South African political economy in 2019, 19h40-20h00
  34. Interview on Radio 786 Prime Talk on the political economy of South Africa ahead of the 2019 general elections, 8 January 2019, 21h30-22h00
  35. Interview on eNCA Now on the importance of teaching critical thinking in schools in the wake of the release of the matric results, 8 January 2019, 10h15-10h30
  36. Interview on SABC THE FULL VIEW on the history of the ANC in its 107 th year, 8 January 2019, 19h00-20h00
  37. SABC interview on ‘race’ and racism done live for broadcast on 30 January 2019 from the Market Theatre Foundation
  38. Interview on the Sulaiman Ravaat Show on ITV, looking ahead at Budget 2019 South Africa’s political economy and its challenges in 2019, 22 February 2019, 21h00-21h30
  39. Interview on KhayaFM with John Perlman on Budget 2019 on 7 February 2019, 18h30-19h00.
  40. Interview on Voice of the Cape on the consequences of youth unemployment for the South African political economy in 2019, 19h40-20h00
  41. Interview on Radio 786 on Dan Plato’s remarks on budget allocations and spending on non-citizens in Cape Town, 18 February 2019, 17h10.