You are invited to attend a panel discussion on the right to water on 22 March 2019 at the Drostdy Lawns at 12:00. The panel will consist of Mzukisi Mpahlwa, the Grahamstown Mayor, Portia Makhanya the Provincial Head of the Water and Sanitation Department, Dr Nosi Ngqwala Rhodes University lecturer at the Pharmacy Department and David Gwapedza (PhD, Hydrology), at the Institute for Water Research. “The human right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity. It is a prerequisite for the realization of other human rights (United Nations,November 2002). What is the responsibility of citizens in the pursuit of the realization of the right to clean water?



Human rights are rights that everyone must enjoy, by the mere fact that they are human. These rights are absolute and cannot be taken away. Given that human rights are not equally and equitably accessible to all members of South Africa society, are they at all a meaningful premise on which to build a nation. Join us for a panel discussion to consider human rights and what they mean to South African citizens. The Panel discussion will include Seth Mazibuko, the Chancelor of the June 16 Youth Development Foundation and prominent leader in the June 16 1976 uprising, Londiwe Mntambo, MA candidate at the Politics and International Studies at Rhodes University and Nkosinathi Mzolo, Law lecturer at Rhodes University with MA (Law) from UKZN.



The Equity and Institutional Culture office will be hosting Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi as he gives a talk on ‘The Land Issue and the Birth of Constitutionalism’ on 12 April 2018 at the Eden Grove Blue venue ,Rhodes University at 18:30pm.



Envisioning and Institution Transformed



The Westernized university is now a global phenomenon and its main driving forces are, more than ever, university capitalism and university colonialism. They produce as much homogenization as segmentation and differentiation between countries and inside each country. Decolonizing the university is therefore a very complex process. Guided by the epistemologies of the south, it will proceed by combining different processes and strategies in the global north and in the global south