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2019

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23 AUG | 20 SEP | 04 OCT | 18 OCT | 2019 

Second Semester 2019 

 

Presenting new research by SWOP

Please note that breakfast will be served from 7h30, the presentations will begin at 8h00 for 20 - 25 minutes, followed by a discussion. 

 

23 AUGUST | 08h00 - 09h30:  Marikana and its aftermath 

Presenter: Naadia Munshi

20 SEPTEMBER | 08h00 - 09h30:  Traditional authorities and the politics of labour recruitment in Zimbabwe's platinum mining industry

Presenter: Joseph Mujere

04 OCTOBER | 08h00 - 09h30:  A Just Transition from Coal: Implications for coal workers and coal affected communities 

Presenters: Jacklyn Cock, Dineo Skosana and Victor Munnik

18 OCTOBER | 08h00 - 09h30:  What right to food? The absence of food justice in Johannesburg 

Presenter: Brittany Kesselman

VENUE:
Hoymeyr House, between Jubilee Hall & International House, Wits University
East Campus, Braamfontein (Parking available)

RSVP:

email: gugulethu.mabena1@wits.ac.za | call: 011 717 4460

Breakfast Seminar Presentations are hosted on our youtube channel, click the icon to view (will be updated when recordings are available). 

 
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 15 FEB | 15 MAR | 03 MAY | 2019

 

Presenting new research by SWOP

Please note that breakfast will be served from 7h30, the presentations will begin at 8h00 for 20 - 25 minutes, followed by a discussion. 

 

15 FEBRUARY | 08h00 - 09h30:  The politics of corruption: From Zuma to Ramaphosa...and after?   

Presenter: Karl von Holdt

15 MARCH | 08h00 - 09h30:  Easy to replace? Decent work deficits and organising experiences of petrol attendants in Tshwane 

Presenter: Carmen Ludwig

03 MAY | 08h00 - 09h30:  Grave matters: Dispossession and the desecration of ancestral graves by mining corporations   

Presenter: Dineo Skosana

VENUE:
Hoymeyr House, between Jubilee Hall & International House, Wits University
East Campus, Braamfontein (Parking available)

RSVP:

email: gugulethu.mabena1@wits.ac.za | call: 011 717 4460

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

Breakfast Seminar Presentations are hosted on our youtube channel, click the icon to view (will be updated when recordings are available). 

2018

 
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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

24 AUG | 28 SEP | 12 OCT | 2018

 

Second Semester 2018 

 

Presenting new research by SWOP

Please note that breakfast will be served from 7h30, the presentations will begin at 8h00 for 20 - 25 minutes, followed by a discussion. 

 

24 AUGUST | 08h00 - 09h30: From protest to politics and back: 10 years of mobilisation in Piet Retief  

Presenters: Karl von Holdt and Tasneem Essop 

28 SEPTEMBER | 08h00 - 10h00: Economic and social upgrading in the global production networks: The components sector in Gauteng

Presenter: Alex Mashilo 

12 OCTOBER | 08h00 - 09h30: Markets on the margins: Lessons for development strategy - from enterprise development to job guarantees 

Presenter: Kate Phillip 

VENUE:
Hoymeyr House, between Jubilee Hall & International House, Wits University
East Campus, Braamfontein (Parking available)

RSVP:

email: gugulethu.mabena1@wits.ac.za | call: 011 717 4460

Breakfast Seminar Presentations are hosted on our youtube channel, click the icon to view (will be updated when recordings are available). 

24 AUGUST

From protest to politics

28 SEPTEMBER

Economic and Social Upgrading

12 OCTOBER

Markets on the margins

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06 APR | 20 APR | 11 MAY | 2018

 

First Semester 2018 

 

Presenting new research by SWOP

Please note that breakfast will be served from 7h30, the presentations will begin at 8h00 for 20 - 25 minutes, followed by a discussion. 

 

06 APRIL | 08h00 - 09h30: Life without work: experiences of unemployment in in the dying gold fields of the Free State.

Presenter: Thabang Sefalafala 

20 APRIL | 08h00 - 10h00: Whose frontier is it anyway? Reclaimer 'integration' and the battle over Johannesburg's 'waste-based commodity frontier'

Presenter: Melanie Samson

11 MAY | 08h00 - 09h30: The Organisation Workshop (OW): a catalyst for autonomous development from below? The CWP in Munsieville and Bekkersdal

Presenter: Themba Masondo

VENUE:
Hoymeyr House, between Jubilee Hall & International House, Wits University
East Campus, Braamfontein (Parking available)

RSVP:

email: gugulethu.mabena1@wits.ac.za | call: 011 717 4460

Breakfast Seminar Presentations are hosted on our youtube channel, click the icon to view (will be updated when recordings are available). 

6 APRIL 2018

Life without wage work

20 APRIL 2018

Whose frontier is it anyway?

11 MAY 2018

The Organisation Workshop (OW)

2017

 

25 AUG | 22 SEPT | 2017

 

Movements. Whiteness. A Fresh Look.

 

Presenting new research by SWOP

This semester SWOP returns to old themes with fresh eyes. Is there something new emerging in the field of movements and popular politics, or are we repeating old patterns? Whiteness is associated with domination - so what does it meant when poor whites struggle for survival in a black shack settlement.

 

25 AUG | 08h00 - 09h30A new movement landscape in South Africa? Repetition and innovation

Speakers: Karl von Holdt & Prishani Naidoo (SWOP)

22 SEP | 08h00 - 09h30Whiteness re-aligned: the narratives of ‘poor whites’ from Munsiville

Speaker: Nonkululeko Mabaso (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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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

Breakfast Seminar Presentations are hosted on our youtube channel, click the icon to view.

25 AUGUST 2017

A new movement
landscape in South Africa?

22 SEPTEMBER 2018

Whiteness re-aligned

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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

Breakfast Seminar Presentations are hosted on our youtube channel, click the icon to view.

03 MARCH 2017

Money for nothing

24 MARCH 2017

Coal, water & mining

21 APRIL 2017

Dispossessing the
dispossessed

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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

2016

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

Breakfast Seminar Presentations are hosted on our youtube channel, click the icon to view.

29 JULY 2016

Dilemmas of distribution

23 SEPTEMBER 2016

Dealing with the tribe

21 OCTOBER 2016

Mining, land and livelihoods

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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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Breakfast Seminar Presentations are hosted on our youtube channel, click the icon to view.

18 MARCH 2016

Student Movements

15 APRIL 2016

Students and Workers

20 MAY 2016

Student movement & politics

2015

 

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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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

Breakfast Seminar Presentations are hosted on our youtube channel, click the icon to view.

27 FEBRUARY 2016

Fighting their own battles

13 MARCH 2016

Struggles over poverty

24 APRIL 2016

Farmworkers rising

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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

Breakfast Seminar Presentations are hosted on our youtube channel, click the icon to view.

04 SEPTEMBER 2016

Marikana Commission

18 SEPTEMBER 2016

THE MPRDA

16 OCTOBER 2016

The Arcelor Mittal Case

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