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

Dialogue events

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  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

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

Monkey Valley, Noordhoek, Western Cape, South Africa

22-23 September 2006


Intellectual engagement in post-apartheid South Africa

  • Graeme Bloch, Development Bank of Southern Africa
    “Where did the left go wrong?”

  • Carolyn Hamilton, University of the Witwatersrand
    “Complexity: Whose right, and whose responsibility”

  • Tshepo Madlingozi, University of Pretoria
    “Neo-liberalism, human rights discourse and ivory tower research in South Africa: Axis of evil?”

Class formation and capital accumulation

  • Patrick Bond & Hormon Chitonge, University of KwaZulu-Natal
    “Wolpe’s articulation of modes of production and contemporary primitive accumulation: A report-back on a UKZN CCS colloquium”

  • David Ruccio, Editor of the journal Rethinking Marxism, and University of Notre Dame
    “Reading Harold: Class analysis, capital accumulation, and the role of the intellectual”

  • Franco Barchiesi, Ohio State University
    “The debate on the Basic Income Grant in South Africa: Social citizenship, decommodification and the reconstruction of class politics”

Democracy and nation-building

  • Michael Neocosmos, University of Pretoria
    “Political economy and emancipatory politics: Revisiting a fraught theoretical relationship in the context of South Africa”

  • Mazibuko Jara, Ikhwezi Institute
    “The national question in the Western Cape”

  • Ivor Chipkin, Human Sciences Research Council
    “What is African nationalism?”

  • Jeremy Seekings, University of Cape Town
    “Inequality of class and the quality of democracy in post-apartheid South Africa”

State and society

  • Anke Schuster, University of Groningen
    “Theories of multiculturalism and the South African discourse”

  • Bill Freund, University of KwaZulu-Natal
    “State, capital and the emergence of a new power elite in South Africa: Black economic empowerment at national and local levels”

  • Helen Moffett, University of Cape Town
    “The political economy of sexual violence in the post-apartheid state”


4Colloquium information pack (pdf 82kb)
4Colloquium registration (pdf 67kb)


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