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19 September 2017
12:00 - 14:00

Date: 19 September 2017          

Time:  12h00 – 14h00

Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town 

South Africa’s liberation struggle was driven by heroes and heroines whose contributions have not been fully recognized. In recent weeks and months, the ANC’s leadership of the country has been strongly criticised for failing to emulate the example set by struggle icons such as OR Tambo. Although OR Tambo has been remembered and commemorated through memorials and the naming of institutions in his honour, many South Africans, especially the younger generation are not very familiar with his contributions to the struggle and/or his exemplary life and leadership style. In this year of OR Tambo, the National Heritage Council will examine his struggle journey and the impact on South Africa’s freedom and on the present generation.

Kindly RSVP by 18 September 2017

Speaker: Mr Siseko Ntshanga, Heritage Manager, National Heritage Council
Chair: Dr Mathias Fubah Alubafi, Senior Research Specialist, HSD, Human Sciences Research Council

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 DST.

Pretoria : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail:

Cape Town : HSRC, Merchant House 116-118 Buitengracht Street Cape Town, Cape Town. Contact: Jean Witten, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or

Durban :  The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea, 4001 , Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or , or Hlengiwe Zulu at e-mail