ISER Events

The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) has hosted a number of events each year, including annual lectures, seminars and winter schools, and a range of seminars and colloquia. An Annual Dr AB Xuma Memorial Lecture series was established in honour of Dr AB Xuma, a pioneer of an inclusive tradition of social policy in South Africa that drew attention to the social effects of segregation and apartheid on the health and welfare of blacks. 

The following scholars have delivered Dr AB Xuma Memorial Lectures:

  • Dr Saleem Badat (Council on Higher Education of South Africa): Scholarship, Social Policy Research and Policy Making in Contemporary South Africa: Critical Issues and Challenges
  • Dr Gavin Williams (Oxford University): The ideas of social policy and development policy
  • Prof Vishnu Padayachee (Rhodes University): Contestations over economic policy making in the transition period from apartheid
  • Prof Di McIntyre (University of Cape Town): Universal Health Care in South Africa: Challenges and Prospects
  • Prof Leila Patel (University of Johannesburg): Developmental welfare reconsidered: the ideas, achievements, challenges and future prospects of  Social Welfare nineteen years into South Africa's democracy
  • Mr Andrew Mlangeni: From Robben Island to Freedom: The New Society We Fought For and What Must Still be Done to Achieve It 
  • Dr Aaron Motsoaledi (Minister of Health): The National Health Insurance (NHI) proposals and the new South African health care system


Last Modified: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:26:28 SAST