24 May 2022

The Faculty of the Humanities will be hosting a round-table dialogue on ‘Humanistic Perspectives on Student Protests in South Africa’, an important discussion on a matter that is currently in the spotlight at the UFS and other institutions nationally. Both students and staff are invited to attend in-person or virtually.

The dialogue aims to discuss ‘humanistic perspectives’ on student protests and includes, among others, the following topics:

• Dynamics of student protests
• The relationship between politics and protests
• Why protests are a challenge for the higher education secto
• Possible responses to protests by universities.

Event details

In-person venue: Equitas Auditorium
Online platform: Microsoft Teams
Date: 30 May 2022
Time: 14:00-16:15

Dr Grey Magaiza
Prof Francis Petersen (Rector and Vice-Chancellor
Prof Sethulego Matebesi (Department of Sociology)
Prof Nyasha Mboti (Department of Communication Science)
Prof Joy Owen (Department of Anthropology)
Prof Colin Chasi (Unit for Institutional Change and Social Justice) 
Mr Motlogeloa Moema (Student Affairs)

Opening remarks: 
Prof Chitja Twala, Vice-Dean: Faculty of the Humanities 

Closing remarks:
Prof Heidi Hudson, Dean: Faculty of the Humanities 

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