21 July 2021 | Story Rulanzen Martin | Photo Charl Devenish
Even after her premiership, Helen Zille has remained a powerful force within the South African political landscape. Here she is pictured during a workshop hosted by the Department of Political Science and Governance in February 2020.

We have all heard or seen the expression #StayWoke. It is a term with its origins in the United States, implying an awareness of social issues such as racial injustice and other societal issues. It is often seen as a left-wing political movement – and now a new book, #StayWoke, Go Broke: Why South Africa won’t survive America’s culture wars (and what you can do about it), by Helen Zille, Chairperson of the DA Federal Council, aims to explore how wokeness can be bad for South Africa. 

Zille will be talking to Prof Hussein Solomon in the Department of Political Studies and Governance at the University of the Free State.   

You can join this interesting discussion on: 

Date: 29 July 2021

Time: 10:00-11:00


About the author:
Helen Zille is a South African journalist, activist, and politician who served as the national leader (2007-2015) of the Democratic Alliance (DA), the official opposition party in South Africa. She was also Premier of the Western Cape from 2009 until 2019. Zille’s autobiography, Not without a Fight, was published in 2016. 




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