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Labour Studies Seminar Series

The Labour Studies Seminar Series is a vibrant example of collegiality in action. The series is held on the Rhodes University campus, with some of the seminars repeated at the Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council (ECSECC) in East London and Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. Focused on labour studies broadly defined, the seminar series includes contributions from a range of theoretical, methodological and disciplinary perspectives, but with a general commitment to emancipatory politics and social justice. Organised jointly by NALSU and the Departments of Sociology, History, and Economics and Economic History, the labour studies seminar series runs according to an annual programme that is released at the start of each year.

The programme for 2020 Labour Studies Seminar Series can be downloaded below:

LSSS 2020 Programme

Brief reports on previous seminars held in previous years can be found here.

Other events

NALSU initially hosted Annual Neil Aggett Labour Studies Lectures on campus, but will, in future, host an annual community-based event in Neil Aggett’s name. Details will be forthcoming.

The following Annual Neil Aggett Labour Studies Lectures were held before that decision was taken:

  • 2 April 2014: Death of an Idealist: In Search of Neil Aggett by Dr Beverley Naidoo
  • 21 September 2015: The death of Neil Aggett: unions and politics, then and now by Prof Edward Webster, University of the Witwatersrand
  • 25 May 2017: Confronting South Africa's Inequality: Why and How? by Prof Murray Leibbrandt, University of Cape Town
  • 14 August 2018: Seeing Apartheid from the inside out: The life of Winnie Madikizela Mandela by Prof Shireen Hassim, University of Witwatersrand