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Words matter! Understanding race and racism in South Africa

26 July 2012
12:00 - 13:30

Date : 26 July 2012

Time : 12:00 – 13:30

Presenters : Professor Crain Soudien

The presentation will focus on the meaning of race, how it works in modern society and the evolution of its discussion in the last fifty years in South Africa. How it has come to be confused with racism and come to do the work of concepts such as culture will also be looked at.

Presented by Professor Crain Soudien, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town

Chaired by Dr Carolyn McKinney, School of Education, University of Cape Town

This seminar may be attended via video conference in KwaZulu-Natal , Pretoria & Cape Town.

Kindly RSVP by 23 July 2012

Cape Town : HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Vuyokazi Ngxubaza, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or, Cell: 082 0508453

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: