WEB-SEMINAR-Protests 2021: What is this?

Since the arrest of Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa (on July 9, 2021), parts of the country have been engulfed in a series of destructive protests – mainly looting of businesses and shopping malls.

The University of Fort Hare (Department of Sociology and Anthropology), in partnership with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa (FES-SA) warmly invites you to a web-seminar under the title 'Protests 2021: What is this?'  

Since the arrest of Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa (on July 9, 2021), parts of the country have been engulfed in a series of destructive protests – mainly looting of businesses and shopping malls. The scale of destruction to property and goods is unprecedented, since the dawn of democracy. The socio-economic impacts will be devastating. Are these, in fact, protests by the loyal supporters of the embattled former president who are agitating for his release, or are we 
witnessing a coincidental historical moment of food uprisings by the poor in the middle of a global pandemic? What is this? This is a critical moment to reflect. 

This event is part of the popular Fort Hare Friday Seminar Series.

Date: Friday 23, July 2021
Time: 12:h00 – 14:h00
Click here to RSVP

Speakers: 

Dr Sithembile Mbete
University of Pretoria 

Prof Mcebisi Ndletyana
University of Johannesburg

Dr Ayesha Omar
University of the Witwatersrand

Dr Trevor Ngwane
University of Johannesburg

Moderator 
Sithandiwe Yeni 
University of the Western Cape

 

 

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 
South Africa Office

34 Bompas Road
Dunkeld West
Johannesburg

+27 11 341 0270
+27 11 341 0271

info(at)fes-southafrica.org
 

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