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The following colloquia focused on developing the three areas of research that UHURU is concerned with - namely The Humanities and Political Agency in Africa; The Post-colonial State in the South; and Power and Resistance, Past and Present.

1. The Marikana Moment, 17 April 2014

"The Marikana Moment and the Post-apartheid state: Migrant-worker subjectivity and state violence". 17th April 2014. Presenters: Ms Sarah Bruchhausen (Rhodes); Dr Judith Hayem (Université de Lille1); Ms Camalita Naicker (Rhodes); Prof Michael Neocosmos (Rhodes); Prof Suren Pillay (UWC); Dr Paul Stewart (Wits). Additional info: The Marikana Moment ColloquiumPopular Struggles Then and Now

2. Popular Struggles: Then and Now, 27 March 2015

27 March 2015. First Panel - Popular Struggles Then (Click for YouTube link): Aubrey Mokoape (Former leader of the Pan-African Congress and the Black Consciousness Movement) - The Black Consciousness Movement & Community Struggles in the 1970s; Raymond Suttner (Former leader in the African National Congress, South African Communist Party and the United Democratic Front) - Evaluating Popular power in the 1980s and its potential significance today;T.J. Ngongoma (Abahlali baseMjondolo) - A Living Politics in the Struggle for Land & Dignity

Second Panel - Students discussing the Now (Click for YouTube link): Lihle Ngcobozi, Thembani Onceya & Vuyolwethu Toli (Black Student Movement) - Rhodes Must Fall. Additional info: Popular Struggles Then and Now

3. Understanding and overcoming Xenophobia, 28 May 2015

"A One Day Colloquium: Understanding and Overcoming Xenophobia", 28 May 2015. Presenters: Ms. Fezi Mthonti, Prof. Michael Neocosmos, Prof Ernest Wamba-dia-Wamba (Click for YouTube link), Dr. Sizwe Mabizela, Mr Thapelo Mohapi (Abahlali baseMjondolo) (Click for youtube link).

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