First SWOP Breakfast Seminar 2020 - Launch of 'Bonds of Justice' by Kally Forrest

We are pleased to announce the return of the SWOP Breakfast Seminar Series for 2020. The first breakfast will take the form of a launch and discussion on the book Bonds of Justice: The Struggle for Oukasie. The discussion will include author Kally Forrest as well as Tshidi Mangoathe, Jacob Moatshe & Gille de Vlieg.


Venue: Hofmeyr House, next to Jubilee Hall, East Campus, Braamfontein (parking available at venue)

Date: 21 February 2020

Time: 8:00-9:30 (Breakfast served from 7:30)

**For catering purposes, please RSVP to Gugulethu.mabena1@wits.ac.za by Tuesday, 18 February 2020.


Bonds of Justice: The Struggle for Oukasie tells the story of a group of young people who put accountable leadership at the centre of resistance to the removal of their community and later in developing their community. They placed organisation at the centre of their struggle working through the Young Christian Workers and the emerging trade union movement. The book engages with a political tradition which posed alternatives to organisations like the United Democratic Front and the South African Communist Party. It tells the story of these struggles in the1980s and 1990s, and continues to dissect problems faced by Oukasie when the ethics of accountability disappeared.


The SWOP Breakfast Seminar is a public platform for sharing new SWOP research with stakeholders inside and outside of the university. Hofmeyr House is a venue that facilitates networking and lively discussion amongst all participants over a full breakfast.


The upcoming seminars for the first semester will be advertised shortly.




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