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01 AUG

Book Launch | Voices of Liberation: Samora Machel

Join the authors Colin Darch and Carmeliza Soares da Costa Rosário in discussion about Samora Machel, the leader and liberator, in Southern Africa.
The HSRC Press cordially invites you to the launch of Voices of Liberation: Samora Machel. Samora Machel was born in rural Mozambique in 1933 under Portuguese colonial rule. He trained as a nurse but abandoned this career to join the fledgling liberation movement Frelimo. He rose through the ranks…
31 JUL

Book launch: Gendered and Sexual Lives of African Youth

With Floretta Boonzaier and Simone Peters
Gendered and Sexual Lives of South African Youth: Young People’s Stories of Identity speaks to a gap in current work on South African youth – namely, the lack of a sustained gendered analysis of young people’s lives in the post-apartheid context. This lack has meant that opportunities to…
13 JUN

Book Launch: Transformative Leadership

Transformative leadership in African contexts: Strategies for change
Please join us for a hybrid event with an opening address by Prof Sharlene Swartz (Human Sciences Research Council, University of Cape Town), a panel discussion led by Dr Rekgotsofetse Chikane (University of Witwatersrand) and featuring a number of authors who have contributed to the book, including…
11 OCT

BRICS in  Africa  –  Promoting Development? BOOK LAUNCH

Date: 11 October 2023Time: 18:00 for 18:30 Exclusive Books Waterfront Discussants: Derek Davids, Jaya Josie and Kirsh Chetty RSVP: as soon as possible as space is limited Dr Yul Derek Davids is a Research Director in the HSRC’s Developmental, Capable & Ethical State…
05 AUG

Universities, Society and Development

Book launch
Sol Plaatje University Multi-Purpose Hall, 40 Reservoir Road, New Park, Kimberley, Northern Cape, SA Universities, Society and Development TO RSVP FOR THE EVENT PLEASE CONTACT: Ms Mahlatse Mpya ( or Ms Mmatselane Maja ( or register via Zoom