Somerset West Unitarian Fellowship

Sunday, 6 October, 10:30 am

β€œIs social cohesion still on the national agenda?” with Jonathan Jansen

South Africa is at a critical moment in its post-apartheid history. Things seem to be falling apart from the unrelenting violence against women to the xenophobic uprisings around the country. Student protests for justice also seem more and more intolerant of conciliatory endeavours; in fact, Mandela is regarded among some youth as a sell-out and Mugabe as a hero. What does all of this mean? Is there still hope for both ambitions---social justice and racial reconciliation? The talk will address these challenging questions through real-life examples of these dilemmas in South Africa. 

Jansen is currently Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Stellenbosch, president of the Academy of Science of South Africa, and President of the South African Institute of Race Relations.  He has earned degrees from UWC, Cornell University and a PhD from Stanford University. 

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