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13-16 July | Vuyisile Mini Winter School 2016

The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University, which includes the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU), will host its Vuyisile Mini Winter School 2016 in Grahamstown on 13-16 July 2015.

This winter school, which is named in honour of a hero of the South African labour movement and liberation struggle, will be aimed at trade union office bearers in the Eastern Cape. It will create a space in which all participants can engage critically with social democratic ideas, particularly as those pertain to the linking of social policy and labour market interventions.

Persons with disability in Africa, with a special focus on migrants

This workshop takes place in the context of National Disability Rights Awareness Month in South Africa, and following the adoption of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which seek to be more inclusive than the former Millennium Developkent Goals (MDGs), “leaving no one behind”.

The dialogue will explore the possible impact of the new SDGs on people with disabilities in Africa, especially migrants, with regards to advocating for greater access to health, education, and economic empowerment.

Access to Justice for LGBTI Migrants in Africa

Within the context of the new SDGs’ vision to ‘leave no one behind’, the dialogue will explore the myriad challenges facing LGBTI migrants who have left their home countries seeking asylum in Sout Africa. It will provide a space for dialogue between LGBTI migrants from across the continent, South African government representatives and members of civil society, within a rights framework.

Whites, Afrikaans, Afrikaners: Addressing Post-Apartheid Legacies, Privileges and Burdens

On the 5th November 2015 MISTRA will convene a roundtable discussion on whiteness titled Whites, Afrikaans, Afrikaners: Addressing Post-Apartheid Legacies, Privileges and Burdens.

This roundtable discussion continues MISTRA’s work on nation formation and social cohesion that culminated in a report released in August 2014 titled Nation Formation and Social Cohesion: An Enquiry into the Hopes and Aspirations of South Africans. The voice of whites was one of the gaps identified in that report, which will be used as a starting point for the roundtable discussion on whiteness.

Ban Ki-Moon Successor: A Democratic UN Starts With a Democratic Election of its Leader

The process to select the UN Secretary-General is outdated, non-transparent, and dominated by the Permanent Five Members of the Security Council (P5). They use their veto power in secret negotiations, until they can agree on a compromise candidate who is then recommended to the General Assembly for “rubber stamp” approval.

Feminist Table on Food Sovereignty and Renewable Energy

The aim of the Feminist Table workshops is to explore different aspects of the environmental crisis from a feminist perspective. It involves ‘dialogic learning’ in the sense of creating a shared and safe space in which women, from mainly grassroots organisations, can share their experiences, deepen their understanding and develop their collective strength.

Women in Marikana – ‘The Invisible Hands’

You are warmly invited to the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa breakfast seminar, featuring Presenter Asanda Benya (SWOP PhD Fellow) who will be delivering a presentation entitled “Women in Marikana: the invisible hands”.

Feminist Responses to the Food Crisis

On 4-5 July 2014, participants were invited , by a partnership with the University of Stellenbosch, the Society, Work & Development Institute (SWOP) of the University of Witwatersrand and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, to a two day workshop on, to a two day workshop on “WOMEN AND THE FOOD CRISIS” consisting of inputs, discussions, plenary engagement, film viewing and small groups .