Iconic figure honoured via commemorative lecture at UJ

Date: Sep 16, 2013 | News


​​​​​There are some people, who live in a dream world, and there are others who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. The late, Neville Edward Alexander, was one of those who turned his dream into reality. Alexander, who was a public intellectual, a prominent scholar, a revolutionary and political prisoner who spent ten years on Robben Island as a fellow-prisoner with Nelson Mandela.​

Honouring Alexander as an iconic figure who played a significant role in the struggle for freedom in South Africa, the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) will host its commemorative lecture in the Council Chambers, Madibeng Building, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus on Monday, 16 September 2013 at 18:00.
The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Crain Soudien, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Transformation and Social Responsiveness at the University of Cape Town. Prof Soudien’s lecture will sketch some of the paradoxes and puzzles surrounding issues such as language, culture, education and liberation.
A special issue of Education as Change on Neville Alexander will also be launched during this event.
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