Ageing and Generational Dynamics

This sub-programme aims to explore ageing across the life-course as well as the relationships between and within generations on both the familial and societal levels. Contextualised within the diverse realities of Africa, researchers focus amongst others on discourses and realities of ageing and family /intergenerational relationships; the contemporary culture of social and health care at the nexus of informal and formal care systems; and trends in inclusion/exclusion of generations in relation to each other and the impact of these trends on their survival and citizenship.


Recent publications


Young female adults’ experiences of their relationships with older people: The Mmogo-method®

Roos, V., van Biljon, L., & Carstens, U.

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
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Prof. J. (Jaco) Hoffman

Sub-programme Leader

Prof. V. (Vera) Roos


Prof. I. (Isabella) Aboderin

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. A. (Andries) Baart

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. N. (Norah) Keating

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. J. (Johan) Strijdom

Extraordinary Professor

Dr E. (Emily) Freeman

Extraordinary Researcher

B. (Bongiwe) Pakkies

PhD Student

S. (Sandra) Steyn

PhD Student

Dr J. (Johan) Steytler