Mr Evan Cupido
An alumnus of Stellenbosch University, Evan spiecialises in Political Science and Philosophy. He joined St Augustine team as an Associate Lecturer in January 2016.
Born in the Western Cape, Evan completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Stellenbosch majoring in Political Science. His Master’s thesis focused on the implementation of transformation policies in South African rugby, with specific focus on rugby played in the Western Cape. His thesis aimed to unpack how transformation policies have been implemented both on and off the field of play with the aim of achieving equity and access to the sport particularly in historically disadvantaged communities.
Upon completion of his studies Evan worked for a non-governmental organization called The Centre for Rural Legal Studies. His role within the organization came to include: promoting sustainable livelihoods of rural and farm worker communities, assisting in training and research and improving labour rights within the work place.
Evan’s academic areas of interest include transformative justice issues particularly within the South African context, social theory and domestic and international labour trends.
- 2015. “Transforming rugby should start at grass-roots level”. Cape Argus, 19 August. Available at: http://www.iol.co.za/sport/transform-rugby-at-grassroots-level-1.1902642#.VfFB5MtUDIU
Paper’s presented at Seminars and Workshops
- “Models for organizing vulnerable workers”. Annual General Meeting, Central Karoo Farm Workers Association (Oasis Hotel, Beaufort West: July 2015).
- “Models for organizing vulnerable workers”. Shop Steward Training. Workers World Media Production (Labour Community Advice, Media and Education Centre, Khayelitsha: August 2015).
Seminars and Workshops attended
- “Water and Sanitation Services Delivery in the Context of Rapid Urbanization in South Africa”. Seminar presented by the Water and Research Commission and PLAAS. (Cape Town Lodge, Cape Town: 30 July 2015).
- “Media and Communications training workshop”. Presented by frayintermedia. (Stellenbosch: 4 November 2015).
- 2015. Guest on Afternoon Drive 567 CapeTalk Radio with John Maytham. Topic: “Transformation in rugby”, 19 August 2015.