The University of Johannesburg (UJ) in partnership with the Konrad-
Adenauer-Stiftung invites you to a discussion with the author of the book:
WHITES AND DEMOCRACY IN
SOUTH AFRICA – Roger Southall

ABOUT THE BOOK  – What is the place and role of whites in South African political life today? Are
whites genuinely willing participants in a ‘non-racial democracy’, willing to forego the racial privileges
of the past or, despite legal equality, have they proved reluctant to relinquish power and continue,
as black activists assert, to dominate many aspects of South African society? Building upon the
burgeoning body of work on whiteness, this book focuses on how whites have adapted politically
to the arrival of democracy and sweeping political change in South Africa. Outlining a variety of
responses in how white South Africans have sought to grapple with apartheid’s brutal history, the
author shows how their memories of the past have shaped their reactions to political equality.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Roger Southall is Emeritus Professor in Sociology, University of the
Witwatersrand and Professorial Research Associate, Department of Politics and International
Studies, SOAS. His books include Liberation Movements in Power: Party and State in Southern Africa
(2013) and The New Black Middle Class in South Africa (2016).
FACILITATOR : Juliet Joseph – Senior PhD candidate, Department of Politics and International
Relations, Faculty of Humanities, UJ
DISCUSSANT : Prof Siphamandla Zondi
Director: – Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC)
Lecturer-  Department of Politics and International Relations, Faculty of Humanities, UJ
DATE : 5 May 2022
TIME : 15:00
ZOOM LINK ; Please use https://zoom.us/j/96961597850 to join.

 

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