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HSRC SEMINAR ON THE BOOK: THE AFRICAN UNION TEN YEARS AFTER: SOLVING AFRICAN PROBLEMS with Pan-AFRICANISM and the AFRICAN RENNAISSANCE (ed. By Mammo Muchie, Phildile Lukkehele-Olorunju & Oghenerobor Akpor)
• The Significance of the OAU/AU@50 for Implementing African Solutions to African Problems. By Prof. Mammo Muchie, DST/NRF Research Chair, TUT, Pretoria, South Africa.
• Examining The Role of Women In Alleviating Poverty. By Prof. Phindile Lukhele-Olorunju, CEO, Pretoria, AISA, South Africa.
• Decolonial Epistemic Perspective and Pan-African Unity in the 21st Century. By Prof. Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Director, CEO AMRI, UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa.
• Financing the EU’s Economic Partnership Agreements in Africa. By Dr Martin Kaggwa, Department of Economics, TUT, Pretoria, South Africa.
Date: 6 November 2013
Time: 12:15 for 12:30 – 14:00
This OAU/AU@50 Jubilee provides an opportunity for Africans the world over to look back in order to look ahead in completing building a fully free, independent, self-reliant and integrated African people, society and economy to enable Africa to become its own leader in the 21st Century.
The African Union must be first and foremost the expression of African agency to end all varieties of coloniality for good. Africans must learn to compete without breaking their unity and running into conflict, and by promoting collaborative agency. Learning to collaborate with competition and learning to compete without breaking collaboration is the preferable African leadership approach if Africa is to be transformed both structurally and sustainably.
In 1829 African Americans declared the Ethiopia Manifesto long before Karl Marx declared the Communist Manifesto. In this Jubilee Year reviving the Ethiopianism philosophy that influenced the creation of Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance requires the creation of a new Manifesto. Thus this ‘OAU/AU@50 time’ creates the opportunity to spread vast education at all levels of African society by declaring the African Renaissance and Unity Manifesto to reach a billion Africans and friends of Africans without fail.
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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 JWitten@hsrc.ac.za
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 RKhan@hsrc.ac.za
Pretoria : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org