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Madiba: A Life dedicated to the struggle for Social Justice

18 July 2019
09:30 - 10:15

Chair: Prof Leickness Simbayi DCEO Research HSRC
Presenters: Dr Greg Houston Chief Research Specialist, Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery research programme HSRC  and Professor Sandy Africa, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Humanities University of Pretoria

Date: 18 July 2019 Time: 09h30  – 10:15 Venues: Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town |Vidyo

In July, South Africa celebrates former President Nelson Mandela’s birthday. 18 July has been declared Nelson Mandela International Day.  With this in mind, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is embarking on a series of activities to celebrate the life of our national icon. One of the events the HSRC is arranging is a public seminar on Nelson Mandela’s role in the struggle for social justice and in promoting reconciliation. Above all else, Nelson Mandela is known for the significant contribution he has made to the liberation struggle, dedicating virtually his entire life to achieving the goal of social justice for all South Africans.   In addition to the sacrifices he made, he is also globally recognised for the spirit of reconciliation he fostered and nurtured during his period of presidency. Please join us at the seminar to discuss these two key contributions Nelson Mandela has made to our country.

Kindly RSVP by 17 July 2019

Pretoria: HSRC Video Conference Room, 1st  floor HSRC Library, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.
Contact Arlene Grossberg  | T: (012) 302 2811  | E:
Cape Town: HSRC Video Conference Room, Merchant House 116-118 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town.
Contact Shouneez Khan| T: (021) 466 7948 | E:
Durban: HSRC Video Conference Room, The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea, 4001.
Contact Ridhwaan Khan  | T: (031) 242 5400  | C: 083 788 2786  | E: 

The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of the DST

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