Term 2: Politics and Power
13 April Prof Joost Fontein (UJ) ‘Decolonising the dead or decolonizing death in Southern Africa? Some hesitation’.
4 May Dr Wangui Kimari (UCT) ‘Colour ni Green’:Ecological Future in Nairobi Outaw Style’.
11 May Prof Michael Degani (JHU) ‘Becoming Infrastructure: “Street Technicians” and Self-Making along Dar es Salaam’s Power Grid’.
18 May Dr Sylvia Croese (Wits) ‘Amor á Camisa: where party meets people’s power’.
25 May Dr Adam S. Harris (UJ) ‘Launch of Dr Adam Harris’s book- Everyday identity and Electoral Politics’. Discussant: Professor Kealaboga Maphunye (UNISA).
Term 1: Ecofeminism: Contesting heteropatriarchal, ecocidal racial capitalism
16 February Prof Patrick Bond (UJ) ‘Ambushing Godongwana’s budget speech’. Discussant: Mr Gumani Tshimomola (Wits)
23 February Ms Makoma Lekalaka (Earthlife Africa) ‘Struggles for gender, ecological and social justice’ Discussant: Dr Hibist Kassa (WoMin/UCT)
2 March Prof Jackie Cock (Wits) ‘An eco-feminist reading of a just transition from carbon capitalism’. Discussant: Ms Alice Mporo (CSRP-UJ)
9 March Prof Melanie Samson (UJ) ‘Recycling Colonialism and Reparation Ecology’. Discussant: Dr Suzall Timm (UJ)
16 March Prof Yvette Abrahams (Khoelife) ‘Why Not ecofeminism?’. Discussant: Dr Michelle Pressend
23 March Ms Mmatshilo Motsei (UP) ‘Indigenous birthing practices, land and nature’. Discussant: Prof Nthabiseng Motsemme
30 March Ms Samantha Hargreaves (WoMin) Topic to follow TBC