About Us

CHART is a collaborative for research, reflection and engagement within the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics (SRPC) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) with the following eight aims:

  • To build collaboration in research around HIV and AIDS amongst staff within SRPC.
  • To understand religious obstacles to prevention and treatment and to communicate these in a language accessible to non-religious people.
  • To coordinate relationships and represent the work being done within SRPC with other appropriate groups within UKZN.
  • To provide a channel for collaboration with agencies outside of UKZN, including religious groupings, faith based organizations, other Universities, and funding agencies.
  • To develop and oversee post-graduate research and reflection focusing on HIV and AIDS, religion and theology, through formal teaching programmes at this level.
  • To create a cadre of CHART researchers through sponsorships of postgraduate students working in the field of HIV and AIDS, religion and theology.
  • To create a structured environment conducive to hosting post-doctoral fellows from UKZN and other international institutions.
  • To develop a resource centre that documents all research which directly links HIV and AIDS, Religion, and Theology.