ArtTalk 50/30 | Reparation. Redux at the National Arts Festival

The ArtTalk 50/30 series explores the deep existential questions humanity faces with key thinkers, artists and healers. This multi-disciplinary ritual seeks to cleanse and heal the land, and humans, by invoking the ancestors through story-telling, song, dance, film and indigenous ritual.


The lunch break marks a pause in the working day … a time for rest from production … for forms of exchange not, yet, for-profit…

Maternar. Perspectivas críticas desde el arte

SWOP co-hosted an online conference with the Institute for Research in Aesthetic Practices (IIE) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC) at the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The conference comes out of an exhibition entitled, ‘Mothering. Between Stockholm Syndrome and Acts of Production’.

Living with Uncertainty. Reflections from Mexico and South Africa

A conversation between Helena Chávez and Prishani Naidoo, moderated by Arturo Mendoza. Hosted by UNAM-Sudafrica, UNAM Internacional, The Society, Work and Politics Institute and the Wits School of Arts. Date: 10 June 2022 Time: 11h00 – 12h30 Venue: Seminar Room, Humanities Grad Centre, Ground Floor, South West Engineering Building, Wits University.

The Failed Promise of Tenure Security – Customary Land Rights and Dispossession Conference

Twenty-five years after the Constitution was adopted the 18 million South Africans living in the former homelands have limited recognition of their tenure security. Instead, their customary and informal land rights are directly and systematically under threat from government laws, policies and practices that abrogate these rights. This conference seeks to inform and enrich the public and academic discourse about land tenure rights, ongoing threats to these rights, and the urgent need for state intervention to protect and enhance land tenure security in line with the Constitution.