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The Hon. Minister Lindiwe Zulu will be the keynote speaker.

The Department of Social Work in the Faculty of the Humanities at the University of the Free State, together with the Zola Skweyiya African Social Policy Innovation (ZSASPI) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), will bring together experts for a virtual colloquium on the role of social science in South Africa’s protest culture. The keynote speaker is the Honourable Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Social Development

Various social science academics and experts from the UFS, University of Cape Town, the University of Venda (Univen), the University of South Africa (Unisa), and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) will present on various related themes. 

The speakers will look to find social sciences-driven solutions on active citizenry (incorporating communities and harnessing their energies towards the national development agenda), the establishment of a nexus between rights and responsibilities (dealing with problems in the absence of violence), the acculturation of younger generations into the values of nation building and economic inclusion. 

In addition to Minister Zulu, other speakers include Dr Ncube, Prof Chitja Twala (Vice-Dean, Faculty of the Humanities, UFS), Prof Noyoo, Dr Motlalepula Nathane-Taulela (University of the Witwatersrand – WITS), Dr Grey Magaiza (UFS), and Dr Thabisa Matsea (University of Venda – UNIVEN). They will give presentations on the notion of rights with responsibilities, active citizenry, political intolerance and inequality, unemployment and poverty.

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Details of colloquium:
Theme: South Africa’s protest culture and wanton violence: Any role for social sciences?
Date: 18 August
Time: 09:30-15:00
Platform: Zoom

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