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2005


After the interregnum: International aid in the service of security
Prof Alan Fowler, Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban, December 2005)

Fowler Report

Language, class and power in post-apartheid South Africa
Dr Neville Alexander, Project for the Study of Education in South Africa (Cape Town, October 2005)

Article
Paper
Transcript

Labour market flexibility: Will a social pact help?
Prof Halton Cheadle, Dept of Law, University of Cape Town, and Gwede Mantashe, General Secretary: National Union of Mineworkers (Johannesburg, October 2005)

Mantashe
Cheadle

Regional labour solidarity and a new regional movement in post-apartheid Southern Africa: Retail workers in Mozambique and Zambia
Dr Darlene Miller and Greg Ruiters, Rhodes University (Durban, October 2005)

Paper

The struggle for Zimbabwe: Contesting the meaning of liberation
Wilfred Mhanda, Zimbabwean activist (Durban, September 2005)

Paper

Defining the public interest: The SABC as a public broadcaster
Dr Snuki Zikalala, Head of News: SABC, and Tawana Kupe, School of Language & Literature Studies, University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, September 2005)

Kupe
Zikalala

Human rights, Muslims, and the war on terror
Prof Farid Esack, Xavier University, Cincinnati (Cape Town, August 2005)

Article
Paper
Transcript

Slow delivery in South Africa's land reform programme: The property clause revisited
Prof Lungisile Ntsebeza, University of Cape Town (Durban, August 2005)

No Paper available

Unions and social movements in South Africa: Will the twain ever meet?
Dinga Sikwebu, ex-National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Durban, July 2005)

No Paper available

Is globalisation good for Africa?
Kuseni Dlamini, AngloGold Ashanti, and Dot Keet, Alternative Information Development Centre (Cape Town, July 2005)

Article
Transcript

Critical capacities: Facing the challenges of intellectual development in Africa
Prof Amina Mama, African Gender Institute (Durban, June 2005)

Paper

The rise of disaster capitalism
Naomi Klein, Independent writer (Durban, June 2005)

Paper

Good Muslim, bad Muslim: America, the Cold War and the origin of terror
Prof Mahmood Mamdani, Columbia University, New York (Durban, June 2005)

No Paper available

Black economic empowerment
Dali Mpofu, Group CEO of SABC, and Willy Madisha, Chairperson: Cosatu (Johannesburg, June 2005)

Madisha
Mpofu

Is there any future in the past? A critique of the Freedom Charter in the era of neoliberalism
Console Tleane, Freedom of Expression Institute (Durban, May 2005)

Paper

Social movements and the State
Mark Heywood, Treatment Action Campaign, and Trevor Ngwane, Anti-Privatisation Forum (Johannesburg, May 2005)

Ngwane
Heywood

Technological choice in a developing country: A focus on nuclear power and genetically modified foods
Dr David Fig, independent policy analyst and Chairperson: Biowatch South Africa (Cape Town, May 2005)

Discussion

Does black economic empowerment advance socio-economic transformation in South Africa?
Zamikhaya Maseti, political economy analyst; Discussant: Prof Roger Southall, Distinguished Research Fellow: Democracy and Governance research programme, Human Sciences Research Council (Cape Town, April 2005)

Article
Transcript

Democracy and the importance of criticism, dissent and public dialogue
William Mervin Gumede, School of Public & Development Management, Wits University (Durban, April 2005)

Paper

The Afrikaners: Who are they? What is their future?
Prof Jakes Gerwel, Mandela Rhodes Foundation, and Danie Goosen, Groep van 63 (Johannesburg, April 2005)

Goosen
Gerwel

Gender-based violence and sexuality in South Africa: Challenges for new direction
Dr Elaine Salo, African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town; Discussant: Zackie Achmat, Chairperson: Treatment Action Campaign (Cape Town, March 2005)

Transcript

Keeping it in their pants: Politicians, men and sexual assault in South Africa
Charlene Smith, journalist and author (Durban, March 2005)

Paper

South Africa in Africa: In whose interest?
Kuseni Dlamini, AngloGold Ashanti, and Trevor Ncube, CEO Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg, March 2005)

Ncube
Dlamini

The role of intellectuals in South Africa
Dr Blade Nzimande, General Secretary, South African Communist Party, and Dr Xolela Mangcu, Executive Director, Human Sciences Research Council (Johannesburg, February 2005)

Transcript

The global justice movement: Old and new socialisms
Greg Albo (Durban, February 2005)

No Paper available

Research funding and the consequences for university research
Dr David Woods, Vice-Chancellor, Rhodes University (Cape Town, February 2005)

Transcript

Witch hunts and war scares: Political repression in America - from the Puritans to the Patriot Act
Prof Ellen Schrecker, Yeshiva University, New York (Cape Town, January 2005)

Paper