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Racialised legacies, inheritances, continuities and change: What do young people say?

13 September 2013
13:00 - 15:00

The HSRC Seminar Series in collaboration with the Human and Social Development Seminar series

Date: 13 September 2013

Time: 13:00 – 15:00


Dharmaraja and Seedat Khan:
White Face Black Mask: Neo Colonialism and their Cultural Impacts- Behind the Curtain Truth

Amarone Nomdo:
The adaptation of white South Africans after the transition into democracy: A case study focusing on the diverse Kraaifontein-West region.

Hannah Botsis:
Actively constructing ignorance: an exploratory look at the relationship between whiteness and language at university

Paballo Chauke:
The question of who is a South African is for everyone to answer

This seminar will focus on a central question that frames the symposium is “What have we inherited from the past and what do we continue to reproduce?” Four young researchers’ from different parts of South Africa will talk about what we’ve inherited from South Africa’s colonial and apartheid past, and how these legacies and ‘inheritances’ work in the everyday. The seminar provides a space for these young researchers to engage us with their ideas about race and identity in the contemporary South African context.

Kindly RSVP by 10 September 2013

This seminar may be attended via video conference in Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal. Details as below.

Cape Town: HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Jean Witten, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or

Durban: First floor HSRC board room, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor, Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or

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