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Blade Nzimande honours Yusuf Dadoo
The Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Bonginkosi ‘Blade’ Nzimande, will honour the late Dr Yusuf Mohamed Dadoo as an iconic figure who played a significant role in the struggle for freedom and social justice in South Africa.
 

Hosted by the University’s Centre for Sociological Research, with SA History Online, Nzimande will deliver the opening address at the Yusuf Dadoo Centenary two-conference on 4 and 5 September 2009 at the Council Chambers, Kingsway Campus, Auckland Park, Johannesburg.

His address entitled Marxism, Non-Racialism and the Shaping of South Africa’s Liberation Struggle, will highlight the modern plagues of society hands-on and the role Dr Dadoo played in promoting a world-wide anti-apartheid movement.

“The conference has attracted a number of leading international scholars. The conference has come at the time when we are witnessing the nation building and non racial project being daily undermined by crude racial language used by leaders of the ANC opposed to the role of people from minorities in public life on the basis of their race,” says Prof Peter Alexander, Director of the Centre for Sociological Research at the UJ. “This conference also marks an important stage in critically engaging with the concept of non racialism and the legacy of Kotane, Dadoo, Slovo, Tambo, Mandela and the generation who shaped the ideology of the leading organisations of the liberation movement and the new Democracy. “

Furthermore a free public lecture entitled Yusuf Dadoo and Non-Racialism: 1940 to now, is scheduled for 18:00 on Thursday, 3 September 2009 at the FADA Auditorium, Bunting Road Campus, Auckland Park, Johannesburg.
  
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