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30 March 2021

Annual lecture launched in honour of Uyinene Mrwetyana


The inaugural Uyinene Mrwetyana Commemorative Lecture was held on Monday, 29 March, to celebrate the legacy of the University of Cape Town (UCT) student whose life was cut brutally short in 2019.

UCT alumnus and Human Sciences Research Council chief research specialist Dr Alude Mahali delivered the keynote address, joining the live broadcast virtually from Johannesburg. Dr Mahali obtained her PhD from UCT, co-authored Studying While Black: Race, education and emancipation in South African universities with UCT adjunct Associate Professor Sharlene Swartz and serves on the advisory board of the Uyinene Mrwetyana Foundation.

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