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Women’s Day Seminar

02 September 2015
11:00 - 13:00

“Past and Current Meanings of South African Women’s Day”

Date:  Wednesday, 2 September

Time: 11:00  – 13:00

    VCRs, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban



SRC, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University want to take this opportunity to commemorate and celebrate National Woman’s Day through this Woman’s Day Seminar. We want to take this opportunity to ensure that we remember the role South African women play in the political history and landscape, nationally and internationally, and remember those who organised and participated in critical campaigns which demonstrated the power of women.


Prof. Cheryl Potgieter DVC College of Humanities, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and;
Ms Bridgette Prince, Director: Business Development and International Liaison, Human Sciences Research Council


Prof. Desiree Lewis , Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of the Western Cape;
Prof. Sarah Bracking , SARCHi Chair in Applied Poverty Reduction Assessment, University of Kwa-Zulu     Natal – “The political economy of women’s poverty in a minerals based economy – (and what to do about     it)”and;
Ms Chrissie Struckmann, Political Science Department, Stellenbosch University – “A postcolonial feminist     critique of the post-2015 development agenda. A South African application”


Dr Benita Moolman , Human and Social Development (HSD)Human Sciences Research Council

The seminar may be attended in Pretoria, Cape Town or Durban

Kindly RSVP by 1 September 2015

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: , or  Happy Solomon,, Tel: 012 302 2811