The event attracted and involved a huge number of civic activists and organisations. Speakers included Professor Nomalanga Mkhize, Justice Albie Sachs, Professor Ruth Hall, Prof Nomboniso Gasa, Prof Fred Hendricks and Adv Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.
Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza was born in Cala in the Eastern Cape. After overcoming political barriers – including imprisonment and banishment during apartheid – his life and work have come full circle as his research played a critical role in a landmark case fought by the Cala Reserve community, igniting a movement to restore democracy across the rural Eastern Cape.
You are invited to a public seminar with CAS Honorary Professor Allison Drew, discussing with Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza, Marxist theory in African settlers societies in Algeria and South Africa.
In addition to the historic appointment of Professor Mamdani as Honorary Professor in CAS, the centre has further made 2 strategic appointments in celebration of Africa Month. These are world renowned Professor Toyin Falola (University of Texas, Austin) and feminist scholar and activist Professor Gertrude Fester (formerly from Sol Plaatje University). These appointments align with the university's strategic plan to Africanise and decolonise the institution and to transform the curriculum and presents an exciting phase in its development trajectory to more relevant scholarship.