The Centre for Liberation Studies is a transdisciplinary research centre focused on identifying interventions which support the development of critical populations. Parents of young children, adolescents and university students are all critical to the long-term development of South Africa, but their lives are often constrained by oppressive systems, limiting the extent to which they and those who rely on them can reach their potential. To support these populations to weaken these constraints requires a holistic approach, recognising that to support a person, it helps to see the whole person.
The Centre for Liberation Studies provides an institutional framework to facilitate the design and testing of interventions. The focus is on interventions intended to support members of population groups who are critical to the long-term development of the country to mitigate the negative consequences of the oppressive environments in which they live.