Racism will be on the agenda as Stellenbosch University commemorates Human Rights Month.

 

One day before Human Rights Day, two of Stellenbosch University’s brightest legal minds will discuss the challenges in overcoming racism in the greater Stellenbosch community.

 

In a collaborative effort to advance transformation, Prof Thuli Madonsela and Mr Fanelesibonge Ndebele will discuss the hurdles to overcome in the fight against racism and inequality in Stellenbosch as well as South Africa. This will take place at 18:00 on Wednesday 20 March 2019 at Stellenbosch University Museum in Ryneveld Street.

 

The panel discussion will be hosted by Stellenbosch University Museum in collaboration with the Stellenbosch Against Racism Campaign, which was initiated by Cllr Franklin Adams.

 

The Intergenerational Conversation on Racism and Human Rights programme aims to create dialogue among various communities within Stellenbosch. It has a special interest in ensuring grassroots participation in these discussions.

 

Prof Thuli Madonsela is the incumbent of the Law Faculty Trust chair in social justice as well as law professor at Stellenbosch University. She conducts and coordinates social justice research, and teaches constitutional and administrative law. Prof Madonsela is also the founder of the Thuma Foundation, an independent democracy leadership and literacy social enterprise. An advocate of the High Court of South Africa, she has been a lifelong activist for social justice, constitutionalism, human rights, good governance and the rule of law. Named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2014 and Forbes Africa person of the year in 2016, she was one of the drafters of South Africa’s Constitution as well as a co-architect of several laws that have sought to anchor South Africa’s democracy.

 

Mr Fanelesibonge Ndebele served as vice-chair of the Juridical Society and a representative on the Law Faculty Board, Academic Affairs Council and Law Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee.

 

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