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Browse open dialogue events around the country by year by clicking on the links below. Full-text versions (html or pdf) of papers, transcripts and articles of interest are available.


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SA Today: From Freedom to transformation. Where do we stand?
Mr. Jay Naidoo (Cape Town, November 2010)


Corruption In Our Society
Dr Iraj Abedian (Cape Town, September 2010)

Corruption in Society: Impact on South Africa's Developmental Path

In Service of Racial Dystopia: Anxiety and Fantasy in the Figure of "The Maid"
Dr. Shireen Ally (Cape Town, September 2010)

The Maid
"In Service of Racial Dystopia"
"The Maid"

Media, Information and Freedom?
Brij Maharaj, Priths Dullay, Patrick Mkhize, Angela Quintal (Durban, August 2010)

No Paper available

The Politics and Economics of Food
Prof. J. Cock and Dr. S. Roberts (Johannesburg, August 2010)

No Paper available

Media Censorship
Prof.Pierre de Vos, Dr Laurie Nathan (Cape Town, August 2010)

Media Censorship
Media Censorship
Media Censorship

The Green Economy:New Global Fad?Greenwashing? Or Agenda?
Prof. Mark Swilling (East London, July 2010)

The Green economy

Social Movement and Community Strategy
Collin Barker, Ashwin Desai, Seongjin Jeong,Trevor Ngwane and Pamela Ngwenya (Durban, July 2010)

No Paper available

World Cup Legacy Revisited
Speaker: Professor Kamilla Swart, Head, Centre for Tourism Research in Africa, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Cape Town, July 2010)

The 2010 Legacy

Never Again Xenophobia!Solidarity!
A group of community project activists (Durban, July 2010)

Report on the Rally- KZN

Debates in and about global justice movements a decade on
Patrick Bond (Durban, July 2010)

Debates in and about global justice movements a decade on

Who scores in 2010?
Community Speakers (Durban, June 2010)

No Paper available

Politics Of Youth and Youth Politics
Mbulelo Mandlana, President of SASCO and Bongani Xeswi, Youth Social Movement Activist (Alice, June 2010)

No Paper available

The 2010 Legacy-Exploring The Myths And Realities
Dr. Dale McKingley (Cape Town, June 2010)

South African Soccer
The 2010 Legacy

Football's Tsars: Politics and Capital in the 2010 FIFA World Cup
Prof. S. Corenelissen, Dr. D. McKinley (Johannesburg, June 2010)

No Paper available

Is Social Conservatism on the Rise in South Africa
Dr Dale McKinley (East London, May 2010)

The Changing Political Face of The God Squad

World Orders
Prof. E.N. Sahle (Durban, May 2010)

No Paper available

African Soccerscapes
Peter Alegi (Grahamstown, May 2010)

No Paper available

World Economic Crisis:Implications for South Africa
Patrick Bond (Johannesburg, May 2010)

No Paper available

Current Realities in Zimbabwe
Panelists & Topics: Prof Ben Cousins & Mr Tendai Murisa - (Cape Town, May 2010)

What options for Zimbabwe?
Blood Diamonds and Zimbabwe's Fragile Political Transition

Are We Getting The Housing We Deserve?
Prof Leslie Bank (East London, April 2010)

No Paper available

The Stadia and the Socio-economic and Political Impact of the 2010 World Cup
Prof Ashwin Desai , Prof Brij Maharaj Christopher McMichael (PhD candidate) (Grahamstown, April 2010)

Appearance and Reality

Universities in Crisis: The Challenge of Transformation
Prof Michael Burawoy (Cape Town, April 2010)

Universities in Crisis- The Challenges of Transformation

The Itinary of Social Democracy
Prof Donald Sassoon, Mr. Firoz Cachalia, chair, (Johannesburg, April 2010)

No Paper available

National Health Insurance? Or National Health System
Prof Di McIntyre Dr Karl von Holdt (Johannesburg, April 2010)

National Health Insurance or National Health System

Is a National Health Insurance Scheme a Solution to The Healthcare Crisis
Prof. Sanders & Dr Siva Pillay (East London, April 2010)

No Paper available

Unirvesities in Crisis:Transformation in Higher Education
Prof.Saleem Badat (Johannesburg, March 2010)

Universities in Crisis-Transformation in Higher Education

2010 kicked off in March with a day of activities paying tribute to Dennis Brutus. It ended with Professor Yash Tandon delivering the Wolpe Lecture dedicated Dennis Brutus
Yash Tandon (Durban, March 2010)

What is global apartheid, and why do we fight it?

The destructive course of European Union-Africa Economic Partnership agreements and an alternative course towards Africa's Integration
Prof Yash Tandon (Cape Town, March 2010)

Yash Tandon, The EPA Negotiations with Europe: A Turning Point for Africa

Paying tribute to Dennis Brutus
Yash Tandon (Alice, March 2010)

No Paper available

The Politics of Gender and Social Movements around HIV/AIDS
Ida Susser, Ph.D (Cape Town, February 2010)