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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


The Trust’s Durban partners, the Centre for Civil Society, have published a selection of papers delivered between 2002 and 2005 in their Wolpe lecture series. The book, entitled “Articulations: A Harold Wolpe Memorial Lecture collection”, was edited by Amanda Alexander.
Copies of the book are available from the Centre for Civil Society at a cost of R100. Contact Helen Poonen at Email: [email protected] or Tel: 031 260 3195.

The Harold Wolpe Memorial Trust is working in collaboration with others to publish three books (provisional titles):


The land question in South Africa, edited by Ruth Hall and Lungisile Ntsebeza

The idea for this publication emerged out of the land conference held in March 2004. With contributions from various participants at the conference, the publication aims to map out the debates surrounding land reform and redistribution in South Africa. The book, to be published by the HSRC press in 2006, will be targeted at the general public.


Volume of essays on the work of Harold Wolpe, edited by Henry Bernstein

A number of academics and intellectuals have been invited to contribute to a publication which addresses issues that were raised by Michael Burawoy in the 2004 memorial lecture. The publication, which is being edited by Professor Henry Bernstein and which will be published in 2006, will be targeted at academics in higher education institutions.


Social structure, state and national liberation: The intellectual legacy of Harold Wolpe, edited by Saleem Badat

This publication will reproduce a selection of Harold Wolpe's writings across a number of themes. The book will also include commentaries on these texts by key academics, with a specific focus on their contemporary significance. As a sociological text, this book will be targeted at academics in higher education institutions, and should be published by Unisa Press in 2006.