Mahmood Mamdani (Universities of Columbia/Makerere)

Tuesday 7 September 2021 at 17:30

‘Neither Settler nor Native - The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities’

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William Gumede (University of the Witwatersrand)

Wednesday 8 September 2021 at 17:00

‘Mandela, Mbeki and Zuma: Contrasting Approaches to Nation-Building’

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Karin van Marle (University of the Free State)

Thursday 9 September 2021 at 17:00

‘Democracy and the City’

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Wednesday 8 September 15:00 ‘Queering democracy: LGBT struggles in Africa’

Peace Kiguwa (University of the Witwatersrand) - Liberty Matthyse (GenderDynamix) - Monica Tabengwa (United Nations Development Programme)

Moderator: Melanie Judge (University of Cape Town)


Friday 10 September 13:00 ‘Who gets to publish? Academic publishing, decolonisation and recolonisation’

Enver Motala (Nelson Mandela University) – Suren Moodliar (Socialism and Democracy Editor) - Kholeka Mabeta (Lukhanyo Publishers) – Nirode Bramdaw (SUNMedia) – Olutobi Akingbade (CANRAD) - Marc Röntsch (CANRAD)

Moderator: Allan Zinn (CANRAD)



Wednesday 8 September 13:00 Centre for Women and Gender Studies, Nelson Mandela University: ‘African feminism in the Postcolony’

When Amalungelo Are Not Enough: An Auto-Ethnographic Search for African Feminist Idiom in the Postcolony

Nomalanga Mkhize (Nelson Mandela University) and Mathe Ntšekhe (National University of Lesotho) 

Brenda Fassie And Busiswa Gqulu: A Relationship of Feminist Expression, Aesthetics and Memory

Siphokazi Tau (Nelson Mandela University)

Moderator: Babalwa Magoqwana (Nelson Mandela University)


Thursday 9 September 11:00 Department of History and Political Studies, Nelson Mandela University: ‘Policies and Party Politics in South Africa, Ethiopia and Uganda’

The Nexus between Conflict Management and Coalition Politics in Three Selected Metropolitan Municipalities in South Africa

Ntsikelelo Benjamin Breakfast (Nelson Mandela University)

Party politics in Ethiopia: Coalition and Fragmentation in Opposition Parties since 2005

Solomon Tefera (Ambo University, Ethiopia) 

Citizenship/Mwananchism from Below: Constructing Citizenship in Uganda

Ivan Mugulusi (St Louis University, USA)

Social Security Provision for Lone Mothers in South Africa: Independence, Dependency and Dignity

Phakama Ntshongwana (Nelson Mandela University)

Moderator: Ongama Mtimka (Nelson Mandela University)