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Fraser G. McNeill

Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Pretoria

I have been conducting ethnographic research in the former homeland of Venda, Limpopo Province, for almost 20 years. I have written on HIV/AIDS education, ARV medication, magic, female initiation, witchcraft, performance, reggae music, traditional leadership, poisonings, the human economy of death and urban youth ethnicity. I have a PhD in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics, which was pubished as a monograph entitled "AIDS, Politics and Music in South Africa" by Cambridge University Press (Hardback in 2011, Paperback in 2014).

I am currently researching the history of reggae music in South Africa.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer of Anthropology , University of Pretoria


  • 2007 
    London School of Economics , PhD Social Anthropology
  • 2001 
    The University of Glasgow , MA Anthropology and Sociology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Senior Lecturer in Anthropology
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • Anthropology Southern Africa