Fostering critical dialogue and debate on socio-political and economic issues

Dialogue events

4Regular events

  4Memorial lectures
  4Television series
About the Trust

As of 2 October 2006 our contact details will be as follows

Contact us
The Green Building
9B Bell Crescent Closet
Cape Town, South Africa
Tracy Bailey, National Co-ordinator
Tel: 021 702 0289

Email: [email protected]

Heidi Michels, Administrative & Project Assistant
Tel: 021 702 0287
Email: [email protected]
Facsimile: 086 670 6772


Conferences and colloquia

The Harold Wolpe Memorial Trust is committed to promoting research and dialogue on issues of social structure, class and gender, of the state, of government and politics, of social justice, and of social stability and cohesion.

To this end, the Trust regularly organises, hosts and sponsors conferences and colloquia.

The Trust works with leading intellectuals to conceptualise the content and delineate the parameters of these events.

To date, two conferences have been held. Some proceedings of these events are available via the links below.

A colloquium is planned for September 2006 to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Harold Wolpe and the establishment of the Trust. The call for papers and registration details can be accessed below.

To receive notice of future conferences and colloquia, add your name to the mailing list.


Engaging silences and unresolved issues in the political economy of South Africa

Colloquium to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Harold Wolpe, and of the establishment of the Harold Wolpe Memorial Trust

September 2006, South Africa

4Colloquium web site


The land question in South Africa: The challenge of transformation and redistribution

Second conference of the Harold Wolpe Memorial Trust

25-27 March 2004, V&A Waterfront Hotel, Cape Town

4Conference presentations


The political economy of social change in South Africa

Inaugural conference of the Harold Wolpe Memorial Trust

1-2 April 1997, University of the Western Cape

4Conference programme and proceedings