Upcoming Events

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02 MARCH 2020

Public Seminar Co-hosted by ILRIG 

 

An alternative for a world in crisis: The Rojava Revolution, Kurdish Freedom Movement and prospects for South Africa's incomplete liberation.

Speakers: Dale McKinley (ILRIG), Rohash Shexo and Ercan Ayboga

 

TIME: 17h30 - 19h30

VENUE: Graduate Studies Seminar Room, South-West Engineering Building, Wits East Campus

Past Events

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21 FEBRUARY 2020

SWOP Breakfast Seminar Series - First Semester 2020 

 

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. 

 

21 FEBRUARY | 08h00 - 09h30:  Discussion and Launch of 'Bonds of Justice: The Struggle for Oukasie'

Speakers: Kally Forrest, Tshidi Mangoathe, Jacob Moatshe, Gille de Vlieg

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

2019

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20 FEBRUARY 2020

 

Documentary and Talk on the Brazilian Crisis: The Edge of Democracy.

 

Screening of selected parts of the documentary and a talk with Dr Francisco Macedo (Federal Institute, Brazil). The full documentary is available on Netflix

 

TIME: 17h30 

VENUE: Apollonia Theatre, 2nd Floor, Wits School of Arts Building, Braamfontien Campus. 

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31 OCTOBER 2019

 

Inside the Brazilian State: Activism Versus the Rising Right

with Prof Rebecca Abers

 

Join Jospeh Mujere as we launch his new book. A new history of the Basotho migrants in Zimbabwe, that illuminates identity politics, African agency and the complexities of social integration in the colonial period. 

 

TIME: 13h00

VENUE:

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

 

RSVP:

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

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09 OCTOBER 2019

 

Book Launch: Land, Migration & Belonging: A history of the Basotho in Southern Rhodesia c1890-1960s by Joseph Mujere

 

Join Jospeh Mujere as we launch his new book. A new history of the Basotho migrants in Zimbabwe, that illuminates identity politics, African agency and the complexities of social integration in the colonial period. 

 

TIME: 18h00 - 20h00

VENUE:

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

 

RSVP:

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

Second Semester 2019 

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27 AUGUST 2019

 

Book Launch: Retail Worker Politics, Race and Consumption in South Africa: Shelved in the Service Economy by Bridget Kenny

 

In conversation with author Bridget Kenny and Mbuso Nkosi (Editor: SA Labour Bulletin) as well as Gillian Hart (Professor UC-Berkeley and Wits University).

TIME: 18h00

VENUE:

Roving Bantu Kitchen

 

RSVP:

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

Second Semester 2019 

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31 JULY 2019

 

#NoMeCansare: Aesthetics and politics in Mexico 2012-2018. An exhibition by curator Dr Helena Chavez

 

Join #NoMeCansare [I will not get tired] an exhibition exploring art and social mobilizatioon that expresses and shapes preset-day demands in Mexico where violence overwhelms and surpasses the government, gives rise to a shapeless and hard-to-decipher machine of war.

 

TIME: 18h00

VENUE:

Wits Fine Art postgraduate project space, 7th floor, University Corner

 

RSVP:

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

Second Semester 2019 

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03 JUNE 2019

 

What do the recent elections mean for South African society today?

 

Join us for a discussion on the 2019 National General Elections as part of our Alternatives to Capitalism Seminar Series. 

 

TIME: 13h00

VENUE:

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

 

RSVP:

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

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13 FEBRUARY 2019

 

Decolonizing the University: Ideas from the Continent. With the Hoda Elsadda and Sabatho Nyamsenda. Chaired by Noor Nieftagodien and Karl von Holdt

 

In this seminar we hope to refresh the South African debates about decolonising the University with the thoughts, dilemmas and experiences of activists from countries that have been independent for far longer than we have, and which have a rich experience of anticolonial and decolonising strategies and histories. Thus we begin to build a Pan-African sense of decolonisation. Professor Hoda Elsadda is a co-founder and currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Women and Memory Forum. She is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cairo University, a feminist and an activist for women’s rights. Sabatho Nyamsenda is a lecturer at Dar es Salaam University, and a social activist in Jukwaa La Wajamaa – the Tanzanian Socialist Forum which links with community groups, trade unions and student movements. 

 

TIME: 13h00 - 14h30

VENUE:

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

 

RSVP:

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

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