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The Bonfire of 1908: Passive Resistance Then and Now
A Colloquium: University of the Witwatersrand, Aug 18
Venue: Wits Club, East Campus


Preliminary Programme
9.00-9.30: - Presentation of Winning Essay in School Competition

9.30-10.30: - Keynote Address
Dr PK Datta (Delhi University)
Gandhi and Gandhigiri: The Popular After Life of Gandhian Movements in Contemporary India

10.30-11.00 - TEA

11.00-11.30 - Prof Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie (UWC)
Satyagraha: Principles and Practice

11.30-12.00 - Dr Robert Muponde (Wits)
Chenjerai Hove: Contemporary Avatars of Mugabe and Gandhi

12.00-12.30 - Prof Rehana Ebr-Vally (UP)
To be announced

12.30-13.00 - Prof Ari Sitas (UKZN)
The Ethic of Reconciliation - the Neo-Gandhians of the Now

13.00-13.30 - LUNCH

13.30-14.00 - Prof Crain Soudien (UCT)
Renaissances, African and Modern: Gandhi as a Resource

14.00-14.30 - Prof Goolam Vahed (UKZN)
Monty Naicker and the dilemma of Non-Violent Resistance

14.30-15.00 - Prof Raymond Suttner (UNISA)
Periodisation, Cultural Construction and Representation of African National Congress [ANC] Masculinities through Dress, Gesture and Indian Nationalist Influences

15.00-15.15 - Dr Kantilal Naik (Wits)
Poster Presentation: Gandhi’s Philosophy: Relevant for a New South Africa

15.15-15.45 - TEA

18h00 - Prof Kader Asmal
Public Lecture: Passive Resistance Then and Now
Venue: Constitutional Court

Please RSVP (for catering purposes) to Beatrice Abel (babel@the-edge.org.za), 011-339-1757. For further details contact Isabel Hofmeyr (Isabel.hofmeyr@wits.ac.za), 011-717-4140/2.