Colonial Traces – Time, Space, Place & The University

n the aftermath of the fanfare of the Wits centenary celebrations, SWOP is continuing to reflect on the moments of challenge, contestation and contradiction that have shaped the university over time. The ‘100 Years of the Colonial University in Africa’ programme aims to cultivate a space for critical reflections on the different ways in which the university has functioned, been experienced, and been responded to in a changing society.

Whites and Democracy in South Africa

SWOP and the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand invite you to the launch of a new book by Roger Southall, Whites and Democracy in South Africa.

100 Years of the Colonial University in Africa? Reflections on #Oct6

As we celebrate Wits in its centenary year, it is also important to reflect on the moments of challenge, contestation, and contradiction that have shaped it over time. SWOP has, therefore, come together with others to cultivate a space for critical reflections on the different ways in which the university has functioned, been experienced, and been responded to in a changing society.

Rojava Revolution Youth Tour

A public forum with a youth delegation from Rojava who will be sharing their experiences of the revolution, democratic confederalism, building a communal economy, and the youth movement.

Articulation, Racial Capitalism and The Common

You are invited to join a two-day workshop co-hosted by SWOP and the Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE) on Articulation, Racial Capitalism and The Common.

Date: 17 – 18 September 2022, 10am – 6.30pm