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

Dialogue events

4Regular events

  4Memorial lectures
  4Television series
About the Trust
Contact us
The Green Building
9B Bell Crescent Close
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


Annual memorial lectures

In co-operation with its partners, the Harold Wolpe Memorial Trust hosts annual memorial lectures in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban. The primary purpose of the memorial lectures is to celebrate and advance Harold Wolpe's intellectual and political legacy.

Memorial lectures have been held in 2002, 2004 and 2005.

The memorial lectures are publicised via email databases and web sites maintained in each centre, as well as through networks, and through radio and the press. To receive notice of future memorial lectures in your region, add your name to the mailing list.

Full text copies of the memorial lectures are available below.

Harold Wolpe Memorial Lecture

presented by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, August 2006

4Paper (pdf 74kb)

Talking to the ancestors: National heritage, the Freedom Charter, and nation-building in 2005

presented by Raymond Suttner, November 2005

4Paper (pdf 201kb)

Between liberation and reconstruction: Theory and practice in the life of Harold Wolpe

presented by Prof Michael Burawoy, July 2004

4Paper (pdf 191kb)

Inaugural memorial lecture held in 2002

presented by Prof Jakes Gerwel

4Paper (pdf 40kb)