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Harold Wolpe Memorial Trust
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Tel: +27 21 674 0361
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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.

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.

20 years into Democracy, 50 years after Rivonia: What was it all for?

presented by Advocate Dumisa Buhle Ntsebeza SC (Cape Town, 9 October 2013)

Paper (pdf 266kb)

Advocate Dumisa Buhle Ntsebeza SC

10th Harold Wolpe Memorial Lecture: The state of the South African State

presented by Joel Netshitenzhe (Cape Town, 7 November 2012)

Paper (pdf 359kb)

Joel Netshitenzhe

COP17: Markets before Climate Justice

presented by Mr Pablo Solon (Cape Town, November 2011)

Transcript (pdf 81kb)
Paper (pdf 67kb)

Pablo Solon

SA Today: From Freedom to Transformation. Where do we stand?

presented by Jay Naidoo (Cape Town, November 2010)

Paper (pdf 188kb)

Jay Naidoo

Crisis of the Capitalist System: Where do we go from Here?

presented by Immanuel Wallerstein (Cape Town, November 2009)

Transcript (pdf 86kb)

Immanuel Wallerstein

Constitution and Covenant

presented by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

Transcript (pdf 81kb)

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba.

Beyond The National Question: Towards The Social Question

presented by Thandika Mkandawire (Cape Town, October 2007)

Paper (pdf 74kb)

Harold Wolpe Memorial Lecture

presented by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, August 2006

Paper (pdf 74kb)

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

presented by Raymond Suttner, November 2005

Paper (pdf 201kb)

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

presented by Prof Michael Burawoy, July 2004

Paper (pdf 191kb)

Inaugural memorial lecture held in 2002

presented by Prof Jakes Gerwel

Paper (pdf 40kb)