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Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy


Christi van der Westhuizen

Former ANC spokesperson Smuts Ngonyama declared memorably that he did not join the struggle against apartheid to be poor. This statement captures the global culture of consumption but, more importantly, also how the impoverishment of black people was intrinsic to apartheid and colonialism.

Christi van der Westhuizen

In-between the self-justifications and finger-pointing, Bathabile Dlamini is right about one thing in her recent letter of resignation as parliamentarian. Questions can indeed be asked about the status of women’s empowerment as a much-vaunted political objective of the ANC’s. But Dlamini’s actions, including this letter, also illustrate how nationalist women can be swept up in party political power play at the expense of women generally, and of the greater public interest.

The Herald/CANRAD Community Dialogue on 21 May 2019 featured a wide ranging postmortem analysis on the 2019 national and provincial elections, with about 80 people attending the dialogue at the South End Museum, Nelson Mandela Bay, while more than 2000 followed it via live-streaming on The Herald’s social media sites. 

The Herald and CANRAD invites you to a Community Dialogue: The elections results are out. Now what?

CANRAD and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology including History invite you to a seminar

CANRAD, the Palestinian Solidarity Committee and BDS-SA invite you to a LUNCHTIME DIALOGUE.

As part of the 15th International #IsraelApartheidWeek.

The Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD) actively opposes all forms of violence again women and gender-nonconforming persons.

Prof Christi van der Westhuizen (D. Phil.), author and public scholar, has joined the Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD). As Associate Professor and Senior Researcher, she is responsible for the research programme at CANRAD.