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Workers on the Wall - Photography Exhibition Invite

We are pleased to announce another photography exhibition on the work of William Matlala, a Society, Work and Politics Institute (SWOP) associate. The exhibition will be at the Bensusan Museum of Photography in Johannesburg and is curated by Dudu Madonsela. For more information, please see below an invite from the City of Johannesburg and the Bensusan Museum. WORKERS ON THE WALL: AN INDUSTRIAL PHOTO EXHIBITION Images of William Matlala Curated by Dudu Madonsela Exhibition opening on Sunday, 2nd June 2019 @ 15H00 Closing 7th July 2019. Museum Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 – 17:00 The photographs of this exhibition not only document the hardships faced by workers in their respective pl

New Seminar Series: Alternatives to Capitalism

The Society, Work and Politics Institute will be commencing a new seminar series on the 'Alternatives to Capitalism;. The first of the series will be a reflection on the recent South African elections, looking at the question of what the elections mean for South African society today. The seminar will commence at 13h00 Lunch will be served by Roving Bantu Kitchen. Please confirm your attendance to: Gugulethu.mabena1@wits.ac.za by 30 May 2019 for catering purposes.

Tribute to Rob Lambert

We received sad news last week on the passing of Rob Lambert. Rob was a long standing SWOP Associate and colleague, a sociologist and labour activist. Eddie Webster has written a fitting tribute to Rob that you can find below. A TRIBUTE TO ROBERT LAMBERT: AN EXEMPLARY SCHOLAR COMMITTED TO SOCIAL JUSTICE. 24:12;1945- 20:05;2019 Rob Lambert, my friend, colleague, and comrade, has died, a conversation has ended. Rob had a dream of a worker-friendly world order. Can that dream be recovered in today’s world of narrow nationalism, xenophobia and uncontrolled global capitalism? I first met Rob when he visited our home in Essex Grove in Durban in 1973. It was in the wake of the mass strikes of blac

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