Postponed - Race Week 2020

NWU Event

Event Title: 
Postponed - Race Week 2020
Date: 
Monday, 30 March 2020 to Friday, 3 April 2020
Venue: 
Mahikeng, Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark
Description: 

In South Africa, participation in the economy is linked inextricably to a purpose of University education: to meet needs in the market place, to create and fill employment, and to achieve through the massification of our higher education system, a more robust, sustainable and participatory economy characterised by better resource distribution patterns, participation patterns and equity (whether in terms of ownership, participation, representation). The capacity of both the formal and informal economy to grow is a priority for government and indeed an aspiration of South Africa as a democratic State. Yet patterns of race representation (and gender) participation demonstrate the longevity of racialized hierarchies of privilege in our country. The economy, and approaches as to how to regulate, stimulate and steer it, are critical matters to contemplate as University, part of community and part of the nation in terms of understanding the relationship between race and the economy. Facing Race Week 2020 aims to engage students and staff in these critical conversations.

The programme for Facing Race Week events at the NWU as listed below may be subject to change. 

All week

All three campuses

  • Walkthrough: infographics of data highlighting South Africa's racially segregated economy (Library foyers)

Monday, 30 March 2020

Mahikeng

  • 11:15-13:00 (Great Hall): Dr Musawenkosi Saurombe - How race intersects with the economy


Potchefstroom

  • 12:00-13:30 (Library lawns): Blah Blah Brothers Street Theatre performance 


Vanderbijlpark

  • 10:45-12:30 (Big Lapa): Ndumiso Hadebe - The journey of a young, black professional in the South African financial sector
  • 13:30-15:30 (Big Lapa): Spoken Word Poetry workshop with Puno Selesho
  • 09:00-15:00 (Student Centre): Signing of Health Sciences Facing Race pledge

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Mahikeng

  • 10:45-12:30 (Great Hall): Book Club - Black Tax; Burden or Ubuntu? edited by Niq Mhlongo (ask library staff to assist with the loaning of the book or email michelle.groenewald@nwu.ac.za to be given access to a chapter of the book).
  • 12:45-14:30 (Great Hall): Ilobolo Round Table discussion
  • 13:00-14:00 (outside the Library): Creating student manifestos with art supplies: How to make South Africa's economy more inclusive


Potchefstroom

  • 10:00-12:00 (Totius Hall): Spoken Word Poetry workshop with Puno Selesho
  • 12:45-14:45 (Totius Hall): Land reform discussion with Prof Elmien Du Plessis and Prof Wandile Sihlobo


Vanderbijlpark

  • 09:00-15:00 (Student Centre): Signing of Health Sciences Facing Race pledge
  • 09:45-11:30 (Big Lapa): Enterprising Women panel: Lessons from Fempreneurs
  • 12:00-13:30 (Library lawns): Blah Blah Brothers Street Theatre performance  
  • 13:00-14:00 (outside the Library): Creating student manifestos with art supplies: How to make South Africa's economy more inclusive

 

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Mahikeng

  • 10:45-12:30 (Great Hall): Book Club - What if there were no whites in South Africa? by Ferial Haffajee (ask library staff to assist with the loaning of the book or email michelle.groenewald@nwu.ac.za to be given access to a chapter of the book).
  • 12:45-15:00 (Great Hall): Spoken Word Poetry workshop with Puno Selesho


Potchefstroom

  • 09:00-15:00 (Lovers Lane): Signing of Health Sciences Facing Race pledge
  • 12:15-14:00 (Old Senate Hall): Queer(ing) precarity: bringing race, gender, and economics into dialogue with one another: Mr Lindokuhle Njozela, Prof Chantelle Gray van Heerden and Mr Wemar Strydom
  • 13:00-14:00 (Lovers Lane): Creating student manifestos with art supplies: How to make South Africa's economy more inclusive
  • 14:00-15:30 (Totius Hall): Ilobolo Round Table discussion


Vanderbijlpark

  • 11:15-13:00 (B24 - G67): Ilobolo Round Table discussion
  • 13:45-15:30 (B24 - G67): Book Club - Black Tax; Burden or Ubuntu? edited by Niq Mhlongo (ask library staff to assist with the loaning of the book or email michelle.groenewald@nwu.ac.za to be given access to a chapter of the book).

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Mahikeng

  • 09:00-15:00 (Student Centre): Signing of Health Sciences Facing Race pledge
  • 11:15-13:00 (Great Hall): Siya Biniza -Race and Economics: Talking About the White Elephant in the Room
  • 13:15-14:30 (Library lawns): Blah Blah Brothers Street Theatre performance  


Potchefstroom

  • 09:00-15:00 (Lovers Lane): Signing of Health Sciences Facing Race pledge
  • 10:00-11:30 (Totius Hall): Book Club - What if there were no whites in South Africa? by Ferial Haffajee (ask library staff to assist with the loaning of the book or email michelle.groenewald@nwu.ac.za to be given access to a chapter of the book).
  • 12:00-13:30 (Totius Hall): Book Club - Black Tax; Burden or Ubuntu? edited by Niq Mhlongo (ask library staff to assist with the loaning of the book or email michelle.groenewald@nwu.ac.za to be given access to a chapter of the book).


Vanderbijlpark

  • 09:30-11:15 (B24-G67): Book Club - What if there were no whites in South Africa? by Ferial Haffajee (ask library staff to assist with the loaning of the book or email michelle.groenewald@nwu.ac.za to be given access to a chapter of the book).
  • 11:45-13:30 (B31-G10): Prof Nomalanga Mkhize - South Africa's racially segregated economy: a historical reflection

Friday, 3 April 2020

Mahikeng

  • 09:00-15:00 (Student Centre): Signing of Health Sciences Facing Race pledge
  • 11:45-13:45 (Great Hall): Screening of Trevor Noah - That's Racist.
  • 11:45-13:00 (Potchefstroom Botanical Gardens): Reconciliation Forest Walk with Dr Carike Claassen (transport will be provided)


Potchefstroom

  • 11:45-13:45 (Totius Hall): Screening of Trevor Noah - That's Racist.
  • 13:30-14:45 (Potchefstroom Botanical Gardens): Reconciliation Forest Walk with Dr Carike Claassen 


Vanderbijlpark

  • 11:45-13:45 (B24-G67): Screening of Trevor Noah - That's Racist.
  • 10:00-11:15 (Potchefstroom Botanical Gardens): Reconciliation Forest Walk with Dr Carike Claassen (transport will be provided) 

Opening of a pop-up gallery exhibition

Mahikeng

Opening of a pop-up gallery exhibition  

  • 30 March - 30 April 2020
  • Venue: Mahikeng Campus Library foyer

 

 

Contact details: 

Michelle Groenewald (Vanderbijlpark)


Kebitsamang Sere (Mahikeng)


Roslyn Lodewyk (Potchefstroom)