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CAPE TOWN Open dialogue events hosted by the Wolpe Trust national office

 

DURBAN Wolpe lecture series hosted by the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal

 

JOHANNESBURG Wolpe seminar series hosted hosted by The Department of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand

 

EASTERN CAPE Wolpe lecture series hosted by the Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council, Rhodes University, and the University of Fort Hare

  Cape Town open dialogue events

Vision for 2030: Capturing our Imagination
Vivienne Taylor, Member, National Planning Commission, Tasneem Essop, Member, National Planning Commission (Cape Town, April 2012)
Transcript
Is peace possible in the Middle East? A Palestinian and an Israeli share their thoughts on the situation between Israelis and Palestinians and prospects for peace.
Beinji Pongrud, Bassam Eid (Cape Town, March 2012)
Transcript
Traditional African Religions in South African Law
Prof Alan Rycroft, Prof Tom Bennett, Dr Sibusiso Masondo & Dr Nokuzola Madende (Cape Town, February 2012)
Transcript
Traditional Leadership in South Africa
Mr C Le Fleur, Mr M Jara, Mr A Odendaal (Cape Town, February 2012)
Transcript
COP17:Markets before Climate Justice
Mr Pablo Solon (Cape Town, November 2011)
Transcript
Paper
Israel/Palestine: Where are we headed post-Setember
Prof Jeff Halper (Cape Town, November 2011)
Paper
Transcript
Are nation states homicidal?Exploring resistance to effective multilateral response to climate change.
Richard Worthington and Maria Euginia Flores (Cape Town, September 2011)
Transcript
Presentation
Towards a more tolerant society: Can we overcome religious prejudice?
Dr Munter Fareed(Muslim) Dr Nomatshaka Taho(African Traditional Religion) Rev Peter Storey(Christian) Rabbi Greg Alexander ( Jewish) Chairperson Ms Glenda Wildschut (Cape Town, September 2011)
Transcript
Cape Town: A vision for the city
Mayor Patricia de Lille, Tony Ehrenreich (Cape Town, August 2011)
Transcript
Convesations on Masculinities, Gender-based Violence Prevention and Gender Equality in the Global South.
K Ratele, Gary Barker,Diane Cooper (Cape Town, August 2011)
Transcript
The Making of Non-Violent Men: Reflections from Work in Rio de Reflections from Work in Rio de Janeiro's Janeiro's Favelas
What are the social and emotional conditions underlying young black and coloured men's homicide vulnerability and risk, and wh
Women's Day, Aug 9th 2011: Where to?
School libraries:International Debate
Albert Boekhorst, James Henri, Luisa Marquardt,Lourense H Das, Sandy Zinn (Cape Town, June 2011)
Transcript
Towards a Rights - Based Human Migration Policy in South Africa
Prof. Lawrence Piper;Nkosikhulule Nyembezi;Elroy Paulus (Cape Town, June 2011)
Refer to Conferences
South Africa and India: Imperialism and /or Co-operation in the Indian Ocean arena?
Ari Sitas, Isabel Hofmeyr and Michelle Williams (Cape Town, June 2011)
Transcript
Paper
Revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East
Tariq Ali (Cape Town, April 2011)
Transcript
Who is a non-racial South African: Manyi, Manuel and the battle for the South African Dream....
Dr Vishwas Satgar (Cape Town, April 2011)
Transcript
Paper
The State of Local Government in South Africa
Elroy Paulus,Nkosikhulule Nyembezi,Dr. Dale T. McKinley;Mr. Derek Powell and Mr. Johann Mettler (Cape Town, March 2011)
Refer to Conferences
South Africa Pushed to the Limit
Prof Hein Marais, Mr Mazibuko Jara (Cape Town, March 2011)
Transcript
Paper
The Architecture of Erasure in Jerusalem
Prof Saree Makdisi (Cape Town, February 2011)
Transcript
Paper
Paper
Book Launch: The Mandela Decade: Culture and Society in Post Apartheid South Africa by Ari Sitas
Prof P. Ntuli, Ms B. Hogan (Cape Town, December 2010)
Transcript
Colloquium: Gender-based Violence
Kholeka Lubelwana, Prof K. Khanabiran, Yvette Abrahams and Ms S Waterhouse (Cape Town, November 2010)
Refer to Conferences
SA Today: From Freedom to transformation. Where do we stand?
Mr. Jay Naidoo (Cape Town, November 2010)
Transcript
Paper
Corruption In Our Society
Dr Iraj Abedian (Cape Town, September 2010)
transcript
Corruption in Society: Impact on South Africa's Developmental Path
In Service of Racial Dystopia: Anxiety and Fantasy in the Figure of "The Maid"
Dr. Shireen Ally (Cape Town, September 2010)
The Maid
"In Service of Racial Dystopia"
"The Maid"
Sex, sexuality, and male violence
Dr AnnMarie Wolpe (Cape Town, September 2010)
Article on Cape Times
Media Censorship
Prof.Pierre de Vos, Dr Laurie Nathan (Cape Town, August 2010)
Transcript
Media Censorship
Media Censorship
World Cup Legacy Revisited
Speaker: Professor Kamilla Swart, Head, Centre for Tourism Research in Africa, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Cape Town, July 2010)
The 2010 Legacy
Presentation
The 2010 Legacy-Exploring The Myths And Realities
Dr. Dale McKingley (Cape Town, June 2010)
South African Soccer
The 2010 Legacy
Current Realities in Zimbabwe
Panelists & Topics: Prof Ben Cousins & Mr Tendai Murisa - (Cape Town, May 2010)
Transcript
Land reform in Zimbabwe is not the disaster it is made out to be
What options for Zimbabwe?
Blood Diamonds and Zimbabwe's Fragile Political Transition
Universities in Crisis: The Challenge of Transformation
Prof Michael Burawoy (Cape Town, April 2010)
Universities in Crisis- The Challenges of Transformation
The destructive course of European Union-Africa Economic Partnership agreements and an alternative course towards Africa's Integration
Prof Yash Tandon (Cape Town, March 2010)
Transpdf
Yash Tandon, The EPA Negotiations with Europe: A Turning Point for Africa
The Politics of Gender and Social Movements around HIV/AIDS
Ida Susser, Ph.D (Cape Town, February 2010)
Paper
South Africa 2020: The Dinokeng Scenarios sketch 3 futures for South Africa
Hélène De Villiers (Cape Town, December 2009)
The Dinokeng Scenario
The Relationship between the International Criminal Court and Africa
Mr Thabo Thage and Dr Comfort Ero (Cape Town, November 2009)
Transcript - 17 Nov
Paper - 17 Nov
Crisis of the Capitalist System: Where do we go from Here?
Immanuel Wallerstein (Cape Town, November 2009)
Paper
Expectations of the Obama Administration’s Policy towards Africa
Dr Adekeye Adebajo and Dr Whitney W Schneidman (Cape Town, October 2009)
Transcript 2
The Cape Town City Region: Our Current Reality and a Vision of a Preferred Future
Guy Lundy and Edgar Pieterse (Cape Town, October 2009)
Transcript 1
National health Insurance: Can it solve South Africa’s Health Crisis?
David Sanders and Percy Moleke (Cape Town, September 2009)
Transcript - 2
Presentation
Paper
The global financial crisis: toxic assets and toxic ideologies
GABRIEL PALMA (Cape Town, September 2009)
Transcript - 1
Paper
The Intellectual Journey of Manuel Castells (in partnership with the University of the Western Cape)
Manuel Castells (Cape Town, August 2009)
No Paper available
The Democracy Gap: Why most African independence and liberation movements fail when in government and how South Africa can avoid the same mistakes.
William Gumede (Cape Town, July 2009)
Paper
What will it take to meet and implement the priorities of the Jacob Zuma-led government?
Adam Habib and Jeremy Cronin (Cape Town, May 2009)
Transcripts
The Global Economy: Crisis or opportunity for South Africa
Jeremy Wakeford and Andrew Nash (Cape Town, March 2009)
Transcripts
The South African Electoral System
Dr Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (Cape Town, February 2009)
Transcripts
Constitution and Covenant - 2008 Annual Wolpe Memorial Lecture
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba (Cape Town, November 2008)
Transcripts
The Energy Crisis: Reimaginining our Future (in partnership with Sustainable Energy Africa)
Peter Willis & Tasneem Essop (Cape Town, October 2008)
The energy crisis: Reimaginining our future
The Legacy of President Thabo Mbeki's Foreign Policy
Chris Landsberg and Robert Schrire (Cape Town, September 2008)
Transcripts
10 years of liberal democracy has entrenched poverty and elites - by accident of by design?
Tony Ehrenreich and Johan Fedderke (Cape Town, August 2008)
Transcript
Democracy and Peace Building: Rethinking the conventional wisdom
Howard Wolpe and Adekeye Adebajo (Cape Town, July 2008)
No Paper available
Xenophobia
Jacob van Garderen and Duncan Breen (Cape Town, June 2008)
Transcripts
The politics and economics of China's growing relationship with Africa
Martin Davies (Cape Town, May 2008)
No Paper available
Educating for life – Are our schools failing in educating young South Africans for democracy?
Cameron Dugmore, Jonathan Jansen, Gail Weldon (Cape Town, April 2008)
Transcripts
Discrimination by any other name?
Tseliso Thipanyane, Adam Haupt and Andile Mngxitama (Cape Town, March 2008)
Transcript
The Dream Deferred, Shattered or Redeemed?: Reflections on Thabo Mbeki post-Polokwane
Mark Gevisser, Adam Habib, Jeremy Cronin (Cape Town, February 2008)
Transcript
Paper
Crime and Criminals: Is locking them up the only solution?
Antony Altbeker and Jean Redpath (Cape Town, November 2007)
Notes
Transcript
Beyond The National Question: Towards The Social Question
Thandika Mkandawire (Cape Town, October 2007)
Paper
The "crisis" of capitalism and the challenge of building socialism in South Africa: The role and responsibility of a party of the working class in the NDR
Phillip Dexter (Cape Town, September 2007)
Paper
Transcript
The Media, Crime and Race
Ian Glenn (Professor of Media Studies & Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town) and Pippa Green (Journalist and former head of SABC radio news) (Cape Town, August 2007)
Transcript
Pippa Green - paper
Ian Glenn - paper
Race, class and Affirmative Action in South Africa AND Rethinking the ultimate goal of affirmative action – who and what is it for?
Prof Devan Pillay and Dr Kristina Bentley (Cape Town, July 2007)
transcript of questions and answers
Bentley paper
Pillay paper
Jacob Zuma and the New Politics of Grievance
Dr Xolela Mangcu (Cape Town, June 2007)
Mangcu Paper and Transcript
Prophets of Africa’s Renaissance? South Africa and Nigeria in Africa
Dr Adekeye Adebajo(Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town), Respondent: Prof Chris Landsberg (Centre for Policy Studies, Johannesburg) (Cape Town, May 2007)
Transcript
In search of South Africa’s second economy:
Dr Andries du Toit (Cape Town, April 2007)
Transcript
Cultural differences, race and belonging in the Western Cape
Kevin Chaplin (Managing Director: South African Ubuntu Foundation) & Ryland Fisher (Chair: Cape Town Festival) (Cape Town, March 2007)
Transcript
Cape Town’s political and democratic culture: Prospects for the future
Helen Zille, Tasneem Essop & Simon Grinrod (Cape Town, February 2007)
Transcript
The dirty work of democracy: Policing a country at war with itself
Antony Altbeker (Research Associate at the Institute for Security Studies and the Centre for the Study of Violence & Reconciliation) (Cape Town, November 2006)
Transcript
Has South Africa become a ‘juristocracy’? Or who runs the country?
Dennis Davis, Judge of the Cape High Court (Cape Town, October 2006)
Transcript
Paper
Newsroom culture and democracy: The dilemma of the new SABC
Anton Harber, Journalism & Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, and Aubrey Matshiqi, Centre for Policy Studies (Cape Town, August 2006)
Transcript
Planning for the future: The energy question
John Walmsley, Hon President of the Institution of Nuclear Engineers (South Africa Branch) and Mike Kantey, Environmental lobbyist and Convenor of the Koeberg Alert Alliance (Cape Town, May 2006)
Kantey Paper
Walmsley Paper
Ethics and the professions
Prof Solly Benatar, Dept of Medicine / Bioethics Centre, University of Cape Town (Cape Town, April 2006)
Article
Is there still a denialism about HIV/AIDS in South Africa?
Fatima Hassan, AIDS Law Project and Treatment Action Campaign (Cape Town, March 2006)
Article
Paper pdf
Paper
Youth unemployment and education in South Africa
Dr Haroon Bhorat, Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town; Joy Papier, FET Institute, University of the Western Cape; and, Salim Vally, Education Policy Unit, University of the Witwatersrand (Cape Town, February 2006)
Presentation
Paper
Discussion
Language, class and power in post-apartheid South Africa
Dr Neville Alexander, Project for the Study of Education in South Africa (Cape Town, October 2005)
Article
Paper
Transcript
Human rights, Muslims, and the war on terror
Prof Farid Esack, Xavier University, Cincinnati (Cape Town, August 2005)
Article
Paper
Transcript
Is globalisation good for Africa?
Kuseni Dlamini, AngloGold Ashanti, and Dot Keet, Alternative Information Development Centre (Cape Town, July 2005)
Article
Transcript
Technological choice in a developing country: A focus on nuclear power and genetically modified foods
Dr David Fig, independent policy analyst and Chairperson: Biowatch South Africa (Cape Town, May 2005)
Discussion
Does black economic empowerment advance socio-economic transformation in South Africa?
Zamikhaya Maseti, political economy analyst; Discussant: Prof Roger Southall, Distinguished Research Fellow: Democracy and Governance research programme, Human Sciences Research Council (Cape Town, April 2005)
Article
Transcript
Gender-based violence and sexuality in South Africa: Challenges for new direction
Dr Elaine Salo, African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town; Discussant: Zackie Achmat, Chairperson: Treatment Action Campaign (Cape Town, March 2005)
Transcript
Research funding and the consequences for university research
Dr David Woods, Vice-Chancellor, Rhodes University (Cape Town, February 2005)
Transcript
Witch hunts and war scares: Political repression in America - from the Puritans to the Patriot Act
Prof Ellen Schrecker, Yeshiva University, New York (Cape Town, January 2005)
Paper
The South African Bill of Rights and the African Renaissance: Incompatible values?
Dennis Davies, High Court Judge (Cape Town, September 2004)
Transcript
Who is an African?
Dr Wallace Mgoqi, City of Cape Town (Cape Town, June 2004)
Paper
Inequality in South Africa: Nature, causes and responses
Prof Stephen Gelb, The Edge Institute (Cape Town, May 2004)
Gelb Report
Presence of the past: The relevance to South Africa
Prof Andre du Toit, Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town (Cape Town, March 2004)
Article
Transcript
The Communal Land Rights Bill
Advocate P. Holomisa, Contralesa and ANC MP, and Ms Aninka Claassens, consultant on land issues (Cape Town, February 2004)
Article
Transcript
Transition to democracy in Zimbabwe: A civil society perspective Hosted in partnership with the Zimbabwe Advocacy Campaign.
Brian Raftopolous, Chair of the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, and Mike Auret, formerly Director of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe and ex MDC MP for Harare Central (Cape Town, December 2003)
Article
Transcript
Anti-Semitism or Anti-Zionism
Prof Milton Shain, Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department, University of Cape Town and Jonathan Shapiro, Editorial Cartoonist (Cape Town, November 2003)
Article
Transcript
The making of manhood in Xhosa society: Challenges for gender equality
Nomboniso Gasa (Cape Town, September 2003)
Article
Teacher education: The challenges of recruiting, training and retaining teachers
Panelists: Penny Vinjavold (Chief Director: Education Planning, Provincial Administration of the Western Cape), Prof Maureen Robinson (Dean: Faculty of Education, Cape Technikon), Allan Liebenberg (Principal: Crestway High School) (Cape Town, August 2003)
Transcript
What's happened to the workers? Implications of informalisation of 'work'
Prof Eddie Webster, Sociology of Work Unit, University of the Witwatersrand; Discussant: Prof Johan Maree (Cape Town, July 2003)
Transcript
Economic growth and poverty alleviation
Philip Dexter; Respondent: Prof Pieter le Roux (Cape Town, June 2003)
Transcript
An incomplete transformation: What is to be done?
Prof Sampie Terreblanche, Department of Economics, University of Stellenbosch (Cape Town, May 2003)
Transcript
Combating poverty: South Africa's BIG challenge
Neil Coleman, Cosatu and BIG Coalition; Discussant: Jeremy Seekings, Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town (Cape Town, April 2003)
Transcript
George Bush, the American State and the new far right
Prof Dan O'Meara; Discussant: Dr Pallo Jordan (Cape Town, March 2003)
Transcript
The changing nature of capital since 1994
Dr Neva Makgetla, COSATU (Cape Town, November 2002)
No Paper available
The threat of war with Iraq
Dr Pallo Jordan, Chair: Parliamentary Foreign Policy Group (Cape Town, October 2002)
Paper
The Nevirapine case
Geoff Budlender, Legal Resources Centre (Cape Town, October 2002)
Transcript
The Nevirapine case
Geoff Budlender, Legal Resources Centre (Cape Town, August 2002)
No Paper available
Sexual violence: The way forward
Panel: Advocate Bronwyn Pithey (Sexual Offences & Community Affairs Unit, Office of National Director of Public Prosecutions), Mr Cas Saloojee (MP), Nikki Schaay (School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape), Chief Patekile Holomisa (MP, President of Contralesa) (Cape Town, May 2002)
Transcript
Land and agrarian reform
Prof Ben Cousins and Mr Edward Lahiff, Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape (Cape Town, April 2002)
Transcript
The Zimbabwean election
Assoc Prof Patrick Bond, Graduate School of Public & Development Management, University of Witwatersrand (Cape Town, March 2002)
No Paper available
Parliamentary oversight and the arms deal
Mr Richard Calland, Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Cape Town, October 2001)
No Paper available
Emigration, immigration and the complexities of emigration
Prof Robin Cohen, Dean of Humanities, University of Cape Town (Cape Town, August 2001)
No Paper available
White guilt, reparation and transformation: Joint public meeting/panel discussion with Idasa and Mail & Guardian
Prof Wilmot James, Mr Langa Zita (MP), Ms Mary Burton (Black Sash), Mr Marthinus van Schalkwyk (National Party) (Cape Town, April 2001)
No Paper available
Co-operative government, power relations and decision-making
Dr Norman Levy, University of the Western Cape; Discussant: Christina Murray, University of Cape Town (Cape Town, March 2001)
Transcript
Declaration of commitment by white South Africans
Laurie Nathan, Centre for Conflict Resolution; Discussant: Mr Jeremy Cronin, MP (Cape Town, February 2001)
Transcript
Is an accord between the government, business, community and labour desirable and necessary for development in South Africa and what is the role for Nedlac in the structuring of such an accord?
Dr Phillip Dexter; Discussant: Dr Johan Maree, University of Cape Town (Cape Town, October 2000)
Transcript
Challenges facing historically black universities
Prof Peter Vale, Acting Vice Rector (Academic), University of the Western Cape; Discussant: Ian Bunting, University of Cape Town (Cape Town, August 2000)
Transcript
The impact of socio-economic restructuring on the working class and the challenges facing them
Ravi Naidoo, NALEDI (Cape Town, August 2000)
Transcript
Trade unions and changes in the labour process
Neil Coleman, COSATU; Discussant: Joel Netshitenze, Chief of the ANC Communications Unit (Cape Town, June 2000)
No Paper available
The ANC/SACP/Cosatu alliance
Jeremy Cronin, MP; Discussant: Sipho Maseko, MP (Cape Town, May 2000)
Transcript
The battles of Seattle: The politics of globalisation
Dr Rob Davies, MP; Discussant: Prof Nikki Nattrass, University of Cape Town (Cape Town, March 2000)
No Paper available
The State of higher education 1999: Are we on the road to the 21st century?
Dr Nico Cloete; Discussant: Prof Dan Nciyana, University of Cape Town (Cape Town, November 1999)
No Paper available
The State of higher education 1999: Are we on the road to the 21st century?
Dr Nico Cloete; Discussant: Prof Dan Nciyana, University of Cape Town (Cape Town, October 1999)
No Paper available
Understanding and accounting for the changes in employment patterns in South Africa
Dr Haroon Bhorat, Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town; Discussant: Mr Rob Davis, MP (Cape Town, September 1999)
No Paper available
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in perspective
Prof Colin Bundy; Discussant: Prof Mahmoud Mamdani (Cape Town, March 1999)
No Paper available
The Role of the State in transformation
Mr Phillip Dexter, MP (Cape Town, February 1999)
No Paper available
The relation between the South African Communist Party and the ANC
Mr Blade Nzimande, MP (Cape Town, October 1998)
No Paper available
Macro-economic management
Dr Iraj Abedian, University of Cape Town (Cape Town, June 1998)
No Paper available
Revisiting the national question
Prof Wilmot James (Cape Town, March 1998)
No Paper available
Globalisation, the state, the politics of identity, and the politics of reconciliation
Mr Rob Davis, MP (Cape Town, February 1998)
No Paper available