The AC Jordan Chair in the field of African Studies was established at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 1993 and is named after Archibald Campbell Mzolisa Jordan who was a pioneer in the field of African Studies under Apartheid.

The AC Jordan Chair champions the integration of African Studies into teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate level within the various Faculties at UCT.

The current holder of the AC Jordan Chair is  Prof. Suren Pillay

Previous holders of the A C Jordan Chair

Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza (2012-2022)

Professor Mahmood Mamdani (1996-1999)