Breakfast Seminars | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

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2013

2012

24 FEB

TITLE: Given the massive levels of violence in South Africa between 1987 and 1996, why was there so little of it on the mines?

PRESENTER:

Prof Dunbar Moodie (Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva)

30 MAR

TITLE: Fracking South Africa: ‘The Deficit in Democracy Policy-Making’

PRESENTER:

Dr David Fig (Honorary Research Associate)

20 APR

TITLE: Hunting Myths, Finding Theories: Folk and Lay Understandings of AIDS in South African Townships

PRESENTER:

Prof David Dickinson (Staff Associate)

2014

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29 JULY 2016

Dilemmas of distribution

23 SEPTEMBER 2016

Dealing with the tribe

21 OCTOBER 2016

Mining, land and livelihoods

29 JULY | 23 SEPT | 21 OCT | 2016

 

Platinum: crises of capital and community

 

Launching the three working papers from SWOP's Mining and Rural Transformation Project. 

Once the rising star of the post-apartheid mining sector, platinum is now mired in crisis. At one end of the industry, corporate profitability has plummted as the demands of international investors arise. At the other, rural communities bearing the brunt of mine expansion have exploded in anger at the dispossession of their land and unaccountable deals of their chiefs.

 

29 JULY | 08h00 - 09h30Dilemmas of distribution: financialisation and inequality in the platinum industry

Speaker: Andrew Bowman (University of Edinburgh)

Graduate Seminar Room, South West Engineering Building, East Campus, Braamfontein

23 SEPT | 08h00 - 10h00Dealing with the tribe: the politics of the Bapo/Lonmin royalty-to-equity conversion

Speakers: Stanley Malindi & Gavin Capps (SWOP)

Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Senate House, East Campus, Braamfontein

21 OCT | 08h00 - 09h30Mining, land and livelihoods in Mokopane: A comparative study

Speakers: Sonwabile Mnwana, Farai Mtero & Michelle Hay (SWOP & Wits History)

Graduate Seminar Room, South West Engineering Building, East Campus, Braamfontein

 

RSVP:

email: info.swop@wits.ac.za | call: 011 717 4460

03 MAR | 24 MAR | 21 APR | 26 MAY | 2017

 

Work, water, community and livelihood in peril

 

Presenting new research by SWOP. 

These papers document the destruction of work, water, community and livelihoods by the current wave of intensified marketisation, posing the question of alternatives to social crisis.

 

03 MAR | 08h00 - 09h30Money for Nothing, Work for Love: Radical Imaginaries of the Future of Labour and Distribution

Speaker: Liz Fouksman (SWOP)

24 MAR | 08h00 - 10h00Coal, water and mining: flowing badly

Speakers: Kally Forrest & Lesego Loate (SWOP)

21 APRIL | 08h00 - 09h30Dispossessing the Dispossessed? Mining and Rural Struggles in Mokopane, Limpopo

Speakers: Sonwabile Mnwana, Farai Mtero & Michelle Hay (SWOP)

26 MAY | 08h00 - 09h30Dealing with the tribe: the politics of the Bapo/Lonmin royalty-to-equity conversion

Speakers: Stanley Malindi & Gavin Capps (SWOP)

VENUE:
Graduate Seminar Room, South West Engineering Building,
East Campus, Braamfontein

RSVP:

email: info.swop@wits.ac.za | call: 011 717 4460

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18 MAR | 15 APR | 20 MAY | 2016

 

Decolonisation and the new student movement

 

A new wave of student protests has gripped South African universities since October 2015. The movement has shaken universities and government, and triggered an alliance between students and outsourced workers. Critical issues raised by this movement include decolonisation, free education, labour outsourcing and the general character of the post-apartheid social order. The first semester SWOP Breakfast Series will interrogate these issues.

18 MAR | 08h00 - 09h30Student movements, old and new

Speakers: Ntokozo Moloi (#FeesMustFall) and Nompendulo Mkhatshwa (SRC President)

15 APR | 08h00 - 09h30Students and workers - forging a few alliance

Speakers: Deliwe Mzobe (Workers committee representative) and Naadir Munshi (Wits Workers Solidarity Committee)

20 MAY | 08h00 - 11h30Student movements and politics on the continent

Speakers: Paul Chimhosva (University of Zimbabwe, SRC President 1991-1992), Munyaradzi Gwisai (General Secretary University of Zimbabwe SRC, 1988-1989) and a Student Leader Activist from Egypt.

 

VENUE:

Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Senate House
East Campus, Braamfontein, Wits

 

RSVP:

email: makane.phiri@wits.ac.za | call: 011 717 4460

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18 MARCH 2016

Student Movements

15 APRIL 2016

Students and Workers

20 MAY 2016

Student movement & politics

 

2015

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27 FEB | 13 MAR | 24 APR | 2015

 

Resistance!
Launching three new Working Papers

 

New forms of resistance are emerging among previously unorganised sectors of South African society – casual workers, rural villagers, farmworkers. Repertoires include novel forms of organisation and disruption, violence and the contestation of customary law. SWOP is launching there new Working Papers on these topics in the first semester of 2015.

27 FEB | 08h00 - 09h30Fighting their Own Battles: The Mabarete and the End of Labour Broking in the South African Post Office

Speaker: David Dickinson (Sociology, Wits)

13 MAR | 08h00 - 10h00: ‘No Chief ever bought a piece of land!’ Struggles over property, community and mining in the Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela Traditional Authority Area, North West Province

Speaker: Sonwabile Mnwana (SWOP)

24 APR | 08h00 - 09h30Farmworkers rising in the Western Cape: organisation and action

Speakers: Jesse Wilderman (Global Labour University, Wits).

 

VENUE:

Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Senate House
East Campus, Braamfontein, Wits

 

RSVP:

email: abnavien.king@wits.ac.za | call: 011 717 4460

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04 SEP | 18 SEP | 16 OCT | 2015

 

Mining, metal & society

 

Mining and mineral benefication are held up as the path to economic development for South Africa. Yet these processes are often brutally disruptive for environments and communities. This semester we explore some of their devastating consequences for workers, communities and the nature that we all depend on for life itself.

04 SEP | 08h00 - 09h30The Marikana Commission: unearthing the truth, or burying it?

Speaker: Kally Forrest (SWOP)

18 SEP | 08h00 - 09h30: ‘The MPRDA: developmental or destructive?

Speakers: May Hermanus, Ingrid Watson and Joshua Walker

16 OCT | 08h00 - 09h30The Arcelor Mittal Case: the power to pollute and the politics of knowledge

Speaker: Victor Munnik

 

VENUE:

Graduate Seminar Room, South West Engineering Building,
East Campus, Braamfontein, Wits

 

RSVP:

email: makane.phiri@wits.ac.za | call: 011 717 4460

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04 SEPTEMBER 2016

Marikana Commission

18 SEPTEMBER 2016

THE MPRDA

16 OCTOBER 2016

The Arcelor Mittal Case

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