"Where are the damn poets when we need them?"

Professor Ashwin Desai was invited by the NMMU, the Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD) and the South End Museum to be the key-note address at the 2012 Annual Dennis Brutus Memorial Lecture on 13 March 2012.

The annual lecture honours and celebrates the personality and work of Dennis Brutus. A theme and speaker is decided upon each year by a committee who consider among other things:

  • key thoughts and messages of Brutus that would be relevant for the public;
  • connect these thoughts and messages to what is happening in the community; and
  • choose a speaker who would best enunciate these thoughts and messages.

Dr Ashwin Desais lecture: “South Africa: The Second Transition?”