Sisonke Msimang

Thursday 22nd May 

Title: Don't touch me on my #swag: race, elections and (be)longing in South Africa

Summary: This presentation does a race, class and gender analysis of the 2014 election campaign, and looks at what this means for nation and democracy building in the coming five years.


Sisonke is a writer and an activist who spends a lot of time thinking about money, power and sex. She has worked on democracy and governance issues for the last two decades. Between 2008- 2012 she directed the Southern Africa work of the Open Society Foundation.  Prior to that she was employed by various United Nations agencies. Sisonke is currently an Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow. She is also a Yale World Fellow (class of 2012). 

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