17 Feb: Prof Angina Parekh (Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), University of Johannesburg). ‘Reflections on the Transformation/Decolonisation of the Academy Debate in South Africa’.
24 Feb: Prof Peter Alexander (Director, SARChi, Social Change), Prof Jane Duncan (Journalism, Film and Television, UJ) & Dr Sikhumbuzo Mngadi (English Department, UJ). ‘Colonisation, Protest and Present Debates’.
9 March: Prof Yunnis Ballim (Vice Chancellor, Sol Plaatjies University); Prof Mongane Wally Serote (Department of Philosophy, University of Joohannesburg); Prof Molebatsi Milton Nkoane (School of Education, University of Free State); Prof Omari Jackson, (Department of Social Sciences and Education, Colby-Sawyer, USA); Mr Malusi Mncube (UJ Student Representative); Ms Lerato Mabunda (UJ Student Representative).
16 March: Andile Mngxitama (Black First Land First (BLF)): Discussant: Tsepho Moloi (Student Leader, UJ)
23 March: Term-end screening. Prof Rob Pattman (Department of Sociology, Stellenbosch University) *Venue: Faculty of Humanities Common Room (C-Ring 3).
Second term 2016:
6 April: Dr Alex Beresford (School of Politics and Internationsl Studies, Leeds University). Book Launch: South Africa's Political Crisis: Unfinished Liberation and Fractured Class Struggles. Discussant: Prof. Susan Booysen (Wits School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand).
20 April: Dr Essop Pahad (Former Minister in the Presidency RSA). ‘The South African State in Transition’. Discussant: Prof Patrick Bond (School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand).
04 May: Mr Jonathan Timm, (Acting Head: Presidential Frontline Service Delivery Monitoring Director: Citizen-based Monitoring, Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation). 'Learning to listen: Institutionalizing citizen-based monitoring in South Africa'. Discussant: Dr Luke Sinwell (Senior Researcher: South African Research Chair in Social Change, University of Johannesburg). LEARNING TO LISTEN_UJ Paper.pdf
18 May: Dr Leo Zeilig, Mosa Phadi and EFF. Book launch: Frantz Fanon: The militant philosopher of third world revolution.
Term 3: Sport and transformation
10 August: Kiran Odhav (NWU, Sociology) ‘Hegemony in Sport: Cricket and Soccer in South Africa and India.’ Discussant: Claudia Martinez Mullen (Rhodes, Sociology)
Dr Marizanne Grundlingh (Varsity College, Cape Town) ‘Showcasing the Springboks: The Commercialisation of South African Rugby Heritage.’ Discussant: Charles Villet (Monash, South Africa, School of Social Science)Grundlingh paper.pdf
24 August: Prof Cora Burnett (UJ, Department of Sport and Movement Studies) ‘Issues and Controversies in sport: A role for 'critical' and 'public' sociology.’ Discussant: TBC
31 August: Dr Hikabwa D. Chipande (University of Zambia, Department of History) ‘Contesting Power in Football: The Social Meaning of the Game in Postcolonial Zambia 1964 – 1991.’ Discussant: Dr Tapiwa Chagonda (UJ, Sociology)
7 September14 September: Documentary term-end: Is professioanlism ending sport? Inside sport. BBC - Discussant: Mr. Muhammed Suleman (UJ Sociology) Venue: Faculty Humanities Common Room, C-Ring 3.
: Nadine Schlebusch (UJ, Sociology) ‘Women on a Roll: How Members of the C-Max Roller Derby League in Johannesburg, South Africa, Construct their Gender Identity.’ Discussant: Memory Mphaphuli (Ghent, Belgium)Nadine seminar paper_final.pdf
Fourth term: Labour, youth and society
5 October: Dr Mondli Hlatshwayo (UJ, CERT) 'Just Work? Migrant Workers, Capitalist Globalization and Resistance.' Discussant: Pragna Rugunanan
12 October: Dr Veerle Dieltiens (CEPD, Researcher) 'The formation of youth: Marching into a National Youth Service in South Africa' Discussant: Dr Siphelo Ngcwangu
19 October: Mr Gift Luxomo (CEPD, Researcher) 'Non-participation in education, training and employment: youth experiences.' Discussant: Siphelo Ngcwangu
26 October: Dr Rozena Maart (UKZN, CCRI) 'Critical Research on Race and Identity' Discussant: Khumisho Moguerane
2 November: Ms Vangile Bingma (University of Pretoria, Sociology) 'Co-constituting the process of schooling: A preliminary assessment of parental involvement at a secondary school in Mamelodi Township', Discussant: Siphelo Ngcwangu
9 November: Documentary Term-end: TBC, Discussant: TBC, Venue: Faculty of Humanities Common Room C Ring 3