Events


The German Factor (re. Conflict & Genocide in Rwanda) | 26 June

We invite you to an exploration of the complex relationship between Germany and Rwanda, where Rwanda became part of Germany's colonial empire and later developed a strong and sustained relationship in the context of the Cold War. The lecture by Jan Leidecker, Regional Director Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, will explore the impact of German foreign policy in the context of the development of the Rwandan crisis.   Wednesday 26 June 2019, 19h00 Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre 1 Duncombe Road, Forest Town Please RSVP dowi@jhbholocaust.co.za or 011 640 3100

Public History & Archiving Struggle from Below | 7 – 9 June

The History Workshop would like to invite you to participate in a three-day colloquium on ‘Public History and Archiving Struggle from Below’ from 7-9 June 2019.   The colloquium will reflect on the creation of archives about movements and communities involved in struggles of resistance, their relevance in terms of ongoing struggles, as well as ensuring that the participants in these struggles can record their own stories. Secondly, the colloquium seeks to understand the role of these archives in relation to public history practices.   Professor Richa Nagar, author of Playing with Fire: Feminist Thought and Activism Through Seven Lives in India and Muddying the Waters: Co-authoring Feminisms Across Scholarship and Activism, will deliver the keynote address on 7 June.   Other speakers include: Maria Celina Flores (Argentina); Sharif Abdel Kouddous (Egypt), Zephaniah Nkomo (Zimbabwe); Chiara Torcianti (Italy), Luli Callinicos, Andre Odendaal, Ali Khangela Hlongwane, Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu, Koni Benson, Luvuyo Dondolo, Salim Vally, Chrischene Julius and many more.   Space is limited so please RSVP to Antonette Gouws Antonette.Gouws@wits.ac.za by Monday 3 June. Date: 7 - 9 June 2019 Venue: Humanities Graduate Seminaar Room, South West Engineering Building, Wits University.   Programme commences at 9h30. Please click here to view the full programme.

Through the Lens of My Camera | 4 June

Through the Lens of My Camera: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors in Johannesburg. The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre in partnership with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung presents the opening of a powerful and poignant exhibition, featuring 29 portraits of Johannesburg-based Holocaust survivors. Join us for the official opening including remarks by the photographer, Julian Pokroy, as well as Holocaust survivor Veronica Phillips. Veronica was born in Budapest, Hungary, and survived the Holocaust in Ravensbrück, Pennig, and a death march before her liberation. 19h00, June 4 2019, at Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre 1 Duncombe Road, Forest Town. Kindly RSVP dowi@jhbholocaust.co.za or 011 640 3100 Exhibition runs from 3 June until 29 September 2019.

Gender Inequality in Trade Unions | 25 May

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung in partnership with NUMSA and SAFTU invite you to a workshop on Gender Inequality in Trade Unions. Programme: 25 May 2019 Part one: NUMSA workshop 09h00 - 12h00 Part two: Dialogue 13h00 - 16h00 Venue: Tshisimani - Centre for Activist Education 67-69 Main Road, Mowbray 7705, Cape Town

Race, Identity and Your Vote | 24 April

The Mail & Guardian, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, and the Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity invite you to a critical thinking forum on "Race, Identity and Your Vote". South Africa's politics have long been defined by issues of identity – especially race. Twenty-five years after the end of Apartheid, are these the main factors behind the decisions voters make at the polling station? 24 April 2019, 18h00 - 20h30 Hosted at The Nelson Mandela Foundation 107 Central Street,  Houghton, Johannesburg Speakers: Dikeledi Mokoena (Lecturer, Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute) Angelo Fick (Director of Research, Auwal Socio Economic Research Institute) Petronella Nqaba (Researcher, Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity) Moderator: Khadija Patel, Editor in Chief, Mail & Guardian Kindly RSVP to mahlodim@mg.co.za or 011 250 7399

Racism After Apartheid | 11 April

Theory seminar: 14h00 - 17h00 Speakers: Ran Greenstein, Peter Hudson, Vishwas Satgar. Venue: Robert Sobukwe Block 207, Wits Book launch: 17h30 - 19h00 Panel: khwezi Mabasa, Vishwas Satgar & Sharon Ekambaram Respondent: Shaan Bolton, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Venue: Southwest Engineering Graduate Seminar Room, Wits RSVP to janecherrytree@gmail.com by 5 April

100 Years of Rosa Luxemburg’s Marxism | 7 March

100 Years of Rosa Luxemburg's Marxism – Imperialism, Democracy, and Lessons for the South African Left. Panel discussants: Gunnet Kaaf and Patrick Bond Thursday, 7th March 2019 16.00 - 17-30 Southwest Engineering Graduate Seminar Room, Wits University. RSVP to janecherrytree@gmail.com by 5 March.

Critical Thinking Forum: State of the Nation Address | 8 Feb

The Mail & Guardian newspaper and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung invite you to attend a post-State of the Nation Address critical thinking forum. The Mail & Guardian's forum will debate the current state of the nation and government's plan to deal with the political and social challenges facing South Africa. 8 February 2019, 08:30 for 09:00am, until 10:30. Workshop 17, The Watershed, 17 Dock Road V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

Exhibition Opening: Letters of Stone | 21 Feb

Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, Thursday 21.02.2019, 19:00 1 Duncombe Road, Forest Town The exhibition reveals an everyday life fraught with fear, marginalization, and humiliation, though also marked by the hope of escape and a family's desire to lead a normal, everyday life.

Invitation for bids: Film production service provider agreement

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southern Africa Office invites bids to establish a service provider agreement for the production of short films which will serve a political education purpose. Please download the pdf attached in the below link for further information on the proposal and how to submit bids. Invitation for proposals - Film production service provider  

Agro-ecology for the 21st Century Conference | 28-30 Jan

"The Agroecology for the 21st Century Conference aims to create a space to interact with people, scholarship, practice and the arts towards building a socially just, environmentally sound, nutritious and healthy food system. The three-day conference will bring together a wide range of contributors across disciplines and sectors to discuss the present state and future possibilities of agroecology in South Africa and beyond. The focus is on South Africa and neighbouring countries in the region, but contributions are welcomed from other parts of Africa and across the globe." 28-30 January 2019, Cape Town. Please see the conference website for further information.

Office re-opens for 2019 | 9 Jan

Office closes for summer | 14 Dec

Day of Reconciliation (South Africa) | 16 Dec

Islanders / Ilhéus, Ilha de Moçambique launch | 31 Oct

Launch of Islanders / Ilhéus, a photographic book by Moira Forjaz

Islanders / Ilhéus, Maputo Launch | 28 Nov

Launch of Islanders/Ilhéus by Moira Forjaz in Maputo. All welcome. Fundação Fernando Leite Couto, Avenida Kim Il Sung 961, Maputo November 28th, 6pm.