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Challenges of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants in South Africa
Date: Friday 26 August 2016
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Speakers: Itai Kagwere, Daniel Byamungu Dunia and Gabriel Hertis
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Challenging Secrecy and Surveillance: Building Anti-Surveillance Activism
Date: Friday 19 August 2016
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Speaker: Alex Hotz
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Sight on the target: Tackling destructive fishing
Date: Friday 12 August 2016
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Speaker: Delwyn Pillay, volunteer activist for Greenpeace Africa, and member of Citizen of the World
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Strategic narratives of infrastructural development: is BRICS modernizing the tale?, 26 July
Date: Tuesday 26 July
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room – 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
Speaker: PhD Candidate Carolijn van Noort, Politics Department & Media, Film and Communications Department, University of Otago, New Zealand
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The Political Consequences of Mobilizations against Resource Extraction, 12 July
Date: Tuesday 12 July 2016
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
Speaker: Moises Arce
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Durban workshop to remember Sam Moyo, 13-14 June
Zimbabwe’s Despondent Political Economy a Durban workshop to remember Sam Moyo, 13-14 June

Venue: Centre for Civil Society Boardroom, 6th Floor, UKZN Memorial Tower Building
Date: 13 June, 9am-5pm – Sam Moyo dedication, with panels on environment, land and poverty
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Assassination in Xolobeni: Film screening and memorial meeting, April 6
Durban salutes Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe

Featuring the Amadiba Crisis Committee and the award-winning film The Shore Break
Date: Wednesday April 6,
Time: 12:30-3:30pm
Venue: UKZN Howard College, Centre for Civil Society Room 602, Memorial Tower Building
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KZN's Internally Displaced People, 31 March
Speaker: Akin Akikboye
Date: Thursday 31 March 2016
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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India in Turmoil, 23 March
Speaker: Hafsa Kanjwal
Date: Wednesday 23 March 2016
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Strength of nonviolent action, 22 March
Speaker: Dieter Lünse
Date: Tuesday 22 March 2016
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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The role of Black women in liberation 10 March
Speaker: Yaa Ashantewaa K. Archer-Ngidi
Date: Thursday 10 March 2016
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Dams, displacement, and the delusion of development, 4 March
Speakers: Allen and Barbara Isaacman
Date: Friday 4 March 2016
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Why Nuclear energy is bad for South Africa, 29 February
Why nuclear energy is bad for South Africa, bad for the world—and how it can be opposed
Speaker: Andrew Lawrence
Date: Monday 29 February 2016
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Citizen Oversight of Policing in Khayelitsha, 26 February

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Can the SA budget afford #FeesMustFall demands and other social spending? 23 February
Speaker: Patrick Bond
Date: Tuesday 23 February 2016
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Dockers Workers & Social Movements, 17 February
A History of Dockers, Social Movements and Transnational Solidarity in Durban and San Francisco
Speaker: Peter Cole
Date: Wednesday 17 February 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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A return to MUTOKO, Zimbabwe, 10 February
Speakers: Delwyn Pillay, Jorim Gerrad, Madaline George and Nozipho Mkhabela
Date: Wednesday 10 February 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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AFRICOM’s New Math and “Scarier” Times Ahead in Africa, 5 February
Speaker: Nick Turse
Date: Friday 5 February 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Black Consciousness, Fees Must Fall and Lessons from the Life of Ongkopotse Tiro, 1 February
Speakers: Menzi Maseko and Mandla Mbuyisa
Date: Monday 1 February 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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African geopolitics and their implications for Durban civil society II, 27 January
Date: Wednesday 27 January 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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African geopolitics and their implications for Durban civil society I, 11 January
Speakers: Gabriel Hertis, China Ngubane, Daniel Dunia and Patrick Bond
Date: Monday 11 January 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Influencing society's views of refugees, 9 December
Speakers: Jorim Gerrard and Paul Steffen
Date: Wednesday 9 December 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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The Gandhi debate, 27 November
Speakers: Ashwin Desai, Betty Govinden, Crispin Hemson and Andile Mngxitama
Date: Friday 27 November 2015
Time: 17:30-20:00
Venue: Ike's Books, 48a Florida Road, Morningside, Durban
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Alternative development or alternative to development? 27 November
Speakers: Stefano Battain and Daniela Biocca
Date: Friday 27 November 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Remembering Sam Moyo, 25 November
Date: Wednesday 25 November 2015
Time: 12:30-2:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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BRICS crumble, commodities crash and Africa's climate changes, 20 November
Speakers: Patrick Bond and Toendepi Shonhe
Date: Friday 20 November 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Seminar on Climate Change, 9 November
KZN civil society responses to the Paris Climate Change Conference
Speaker: Delwyn Pillay
Date: Monday 9 November 2015
Time: 3-5pm (note new time)
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Black First! but what is Black? 4 November
Speaker: Andile Mngxitama
Date: Wednesday 4 November 2015
Time: 12:30-15:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Numsa, technological change and politics at ArcelorMittal's Vanderbijlpark plant, 22 October
Speaker: Mondli Hlatshwayo
Date: Thursday 22 October 2015
Time: 12:30-15:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Creative challenges to xenophobia, 15 October
Speakers: Brian Minga Anza, Mwamba Kalombo Thithi and Sinqobangaye Magestic Pro Sibisi
Date: Thursday 15 October 2015
Time: 12:30-15:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Inequality, the criminalisation of protest and internecine social conflict, 9 October
Speakers: Patrick Bond, Bandile Mdlalose and China Ngubane
Date: Friday 9 October 2015
Time: 12:30-15:00 (note extended time)
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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What's wrong with Russia's nuclear energy deal-making? 4 September 2015
Speaker: Vladimir Slivyak
Date: Friday 4 September 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Mapping social unrest in South Africa, 1 September
Speaker: John Devenish
Date: Tuesday 1 September 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Xenophobia as symptom, 20 August
Speaker: China Ngubane
Date: Thursday 20 August 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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The Social Inclusion/Exclusion of Intersex South Africans, 12 August
Speaker: Justine van Rooyen
Date: Wednesday 12 August 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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The state of the Pan Africanist movement, 30 July
Speaker: Yaa Ashantewaa Ngidi
Date: Thursday, 30 July 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Belonging, inclusion and South African civil society in the campaigns against AIDS and xenophobia, 29 July
Speaker: Ryan Solomon
Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Social research and civil society in Zimbabwe, 28 July
Speaker: Lloyd Sachikonye
Date: Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Mining, xenophobia and human rights 3 July
The state of social activism against xenophobia, human rights violations and mining exploitation -three case sites
Speakers: China Ngubane, Bandile Mdlalose and Nonhle Mbuthuma
Date: Friday, 3 July 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Persistent Durban xenophobia and Operation Fiela, 20 May
Speakers: China Ngubane, Gabriel Hertis, Patrick Bond
Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Xolobeni mining update with Nonhle Mbuthuma, 14 May
Speakers: Nonhle Mbuthuma
Date: Thursday, 14 2015
Time: 16:00-17:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Rhodes' walls must fall! 30 April
Speakers: Gcina Makoba, Bandile Mdlalose and China Ngubane
Date: Thursday, 30 April 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Xenophobia in Durban, 14 April
Speakers: Paul Kariuki, Bandile Mdlalose, China Ngubane
Date: Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Xenophobia in Isipingo, 7 April
Speakers: China Ngubane and Jean-Pierre Lukamba
Date: 7 April 2015
Time:12h30-14h00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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Approaches to Environmental Justice campaigning, 1 April
Speakers: Alice Thomson, Desmond D’Sa and Patrick Bond
With film-excerpt screenings including This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
Date: Wednesday 1 April,
Time: 12h30-14h00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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Xenophobia and displacement, 17 March
Speakers: Jorim Gerrard and Akin Akiboye
Date: Tuesday 17 March 2015
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Water, life and politics in Durban, 10 March
Speaker: Sofie Hellberg
Date: Tuesday 10 March 2015
Time: 9-11am NOTE NEW TIME
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Resistance to Resource Cursing, 9 March
International Women’s Day at the UKZN Centre for Civil Society: Resistance to Resource Cursing in KZN, the Eastern Cape and the DRC

Date: Monday 9th March 2015
Time: 10:30am – 4pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Knowledge production and intellectual formation in Africa from Codesria's perspective, 20 February 2015
Speaker: Carlos Cardoso
Date: Friday 20 February 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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The campaign to free West Papua, 19 February
Speaker: Benny Wenda
Date: Thursday 19 February 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Campaigning against coal in KZN, 18 February
Speakers:Gcina Makoba and Faith ka-Manzi
Date: Wednesday 18 February 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Climate justice and solidarity from Lima to Paris, 13 February
Speaker: Angus Joseph
Date: Friday, 13 February 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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Zimbabwe's new conjuncture and SA's new xenophobia, 6 February
Speakers: Nhamo Chikowore and China Ngubane
Date: Friday, 6 February 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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DRC uprising, repression and solidarity, 5 February
Speakers: Baruti Amisi, Brain Amza and Jacky Kabidu
Date: Thursday, 5 February 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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New spaces of social activism, 28 January
Speaker: Chris Coward
Date: Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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Lessons from the labour movements of China and India, 27 January
Speaker: Immanuel Ness
Date: Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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Electricity crisis scenarios, 20 January
Electricity crisis scenarios - a muddle, a meltdown or a miracle?
Speaker: Patrick Bond
Date: Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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Oil spills, coal digs, resource cursing and resistance, 12 January
Speaker: Patrick Bond
Date: Monday, 12 January 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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United Front Preparatory Assembly assessment, 22 December
Speakers: Gcina Makoba and Patrick Bond
Date: Monday, 22 December 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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BRICS-from-below struggles for justice, 19 December
Speakers: Thando Manzi, Au Loong Yu and John Devenish
Date: Friday, 19 December 2014
Time: 12:00-14:00 (NEW TIME)
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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Durban politics stressed to break-point, 5 December
PRESS CONFERENCE, 12PM
At 12 noon (sharp), a press conference will be held at CCS offices on the 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, in which media are invited to view the trashing of Patrick Bond's office. The incident was covered in the Mail & Guardian and EyeWitness News, but announcements will be made on aspects of the investigation not yet publicly revealed. (A press conference at Numsa head office in Johannesburg regarding the 'NumsaExposed' conspiracy document will occur at 10am on Wednesday - contact: Castro Ngobese CastroN@numsa.org.za )

WORKSHOP: DURBAN POLITICS STRESSED TO BREAK-POINT
Speakers: Patrick Bond, Bandile Mdlalose, Shauna Mottiar, Themba Mchunu and China Ngubane
Date: Friday, 5 December 2014
Time: 12:30-16:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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Organised labour's losses since 1994, worker-community relations after 2014, 28 November
Speaker: Mondli Hlatshwayo
Date: Friday, 28 November, 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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Struggles over conservation space in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park 24 November
Speaker: Melissa Hansen
Date: Monday 24 November, 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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Treatment Action Campaign reaches the knife-edge, 18 November
Speakers: Vuyiseka Dubula, Faith ka-Manzi and Mzamo Zondi
Date: Tuesday 18 November, 2014
Time: 12:30-15:00 (note new end time)
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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Learning and research in social movements, 14 November
Speaker: Aziz Choudry
Date: Friday 14 November, 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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NGOization, 'civil society' and social change, 13 November
Title: NGOization, 'civil society' and social change: Complicity, contradictions and prospects
Speaker: Aziz Choudry
Date: Thursday 13 November, 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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Sport for Development in South Africa, 11 November
Speaker: Creesen Naicker
Date: Tuesday 11 November, 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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The situation in Palestine, 8 October
PRESENTER: Diana Buttu
DATE: Wednesday, 8 October
TIME: 12:30-2pm
VENUE: L2, 2nd floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College Campus (note new venue)
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Stefan Cramer CCS Seminar on Karoo fracking, 7 October
Title:Six Reasons Why the Karoo Will Not Be Fracked ... if reasons prevails
Date: Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Time: 12:00-1pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenter: Dr. Stefan Cramer
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Thinking through ISIS, with Omar Shaukat, 1 October
Presenter: Omar Shaukat Wednesday
Date: 1 October, 2-3:30pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Seminar on student protests at UKZN 5 September
Date: Friday, 5 September 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th floor, Memorial Tower Building, Howard College
Presenters: Mnikeni Phakathi & Asha Moodley
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Durban water and sanitation policies, projects and politics, 1 September
Date: Monday, 1 September 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenters: Gcina Makoba and Patrick Bond
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Southern African people's solidarity dynamics, 28 August
Date: Thursday, 28 August 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenters: China Ngubane and Sizwe Shiba
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Climate change and global policy battles, 15 August
Date: Friday, 15 August 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenter: Mithika Mwenda
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BRICS after Fortaleza 14 August
Date: Thursday, 14 August 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenters: Niall Reddy
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Climate, oil and activism in South Africa, 31 July
Date: Thursday, 31 July 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenters: Loraine Dongo and Patrick Bond
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Contesting Water Privatisation through an Efficiency Narrative, 23 July
Date: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenter: Susan Spronk
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The State of the Art in Non-violent Civil Disobedience, 22 July
Date: Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: Room 300 in Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College (NEW VENUE)
Presenter: Matt Meyer
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Southern African civil society, 7 July
Date: Monday, 7 July 2014
Time: 2-3:30pm (NOTE NEW TIME)
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenter: Bhekinkosi Moyo
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The economic consequences of Durban's port expansion, 20 June 2014
Date: Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Time: 12:30-2:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College
Presenter: Jack Dyer
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Protests in India, South Africa & Brazil, 17 June
Protests in India, South Africa & Brazil. The issues participants & tactics
Date: Tuesday 17 June 2014
Time: 12:30-2:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room
Presenter: John Devenish
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BRICS from above, the middle and below, 16 May
Speakers: China Ngubane and Patrick Bond
Date: Friday, 16 May 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Food Sovereignty Discourses, Land and Labour in Southern Africa, 30 April
Speaker: Admos Chimhowu
Date: Wednesday 30th April 2014
Time: 14:00-16:30pm (NOTE NEW TIME)
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Social Media and the Political Economy of Conservation, 25 April
‘I Nature’: Web 2.0, Social Media and the Political Economy of Conservation
PRESENTER: Bram Buscher
DATE: Friday, 25 April
TIME: 12:30-2pm
VENUE:CCS Seminar Room 6th floor MTB, UKZN Howard College Campus
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Remembering and Disremembering Africa, 16 April
Speaker: Ken Walibora Waliaula
Date: Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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An insider account of the ANC in power, 15 April
Speaker: Ben Turok
Date: Tuesday 15 April 2014
Time: 13:00-14:30
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, UKZN
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Brazil, the World Cup and BRICS, 10 April
TOPIC: Brazilian civil society contests the World Cup, economic injustice and BRICS
PRESENTER: Thando Manzi
DATE: Thursday, 10 April
TIME: 12:30-2pm
VENUE: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College Campus
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The fall of the ANC, 28 March
PRESENTER: Prince Mashele
DATE: Friday, 28 March
TIME: 12:30-2pm,
VENUE: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College Campus
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Identity formation amongst immigrant traditional healers, 27 March
PRESENTER: Waldemar Diener
DATE: Thursday, 27 March
TIME: 12:30-2pm
VENUE: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College Campus
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Who rules Zimbabwe - and what should civil society do now? 25 March
PRESENTER: Charles Mangongera & Toendepi Shonhe
DATE: Tuesday, 25 March
TIME: 12:30-2pm,
VENUE: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College Campus
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UKZN student woes and freedom of expression, 20 March
PRESENTERS: Lukhona Mnguni and Molaudi Sekake
DATE: Thursday, 20 March
TIME: 12:30-2pm
VENUE: CCS Seminar Room, 6th floor of Memorial Tower Building, UKZN Howard College Campus
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Cato Manor Between hope and Possibility, 13 March
Presenter: Peter McKenzie
Date: Thursday , 13 March , 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00 Venue: CCS Venue:Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Seminar on Brazil-Russia-India-China-SA, 25 February
BRICS down, but not out
Presenter: Sreeram Chaulia
Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Protest and participation in Cato Manor, Merebank and Wentworth, 15 January
Paper: Protest and participation in Durban: A focus on Cato Manor, Merebank and Wentworth
Speaker: Shauna Mottiar
Date:15 January 2014
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room
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Report-back from Warsaw climate summit, 6 December
Topic: PanAfrican Climate Justice strategies after Warsaw's walk-out
Speaker: Mithika Mwenda
Date: Friday 6 December 2013
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Seminar on land grabs by SA agribusiness, 28 November
CCS Seminar: Dispossession and resistance to SA agribusiness in the new scramble for Southern and Eastern African land
Speaker: Giuliano Martinello
Date: Thursday 28 November
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Seminar on the Financial crises, 6 November
Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Financial crises and social resistance, from household to global scales

Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Seminar on recycling, 31 October 2013
Mapping Waste From Cradle to Grave: the Inkanyezi Community Recyclers and Global Zero-Waste Movement

Speakers: Gcina Makoba and Muna Lakhani
Date: Thursday 31 October, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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The Anatomy of a Cato Manor 'Popcorn Protest', 24 October
Speaker: Faith Manzi
Date: Thursday 24 October, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Cartooning race and class after Marikana, 10 October
More Than A Joke: Race and Class Inequalities in South African Political Cartoons after the Marikana Massacre

Speaker: Waldemar Diener
Date: Thursday, 10 October 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Commoning as an antidote to uneven development in Southern Africa, , 9 October
(a report-back on a Maputo workshop)
Speakers: Molaudi Sekake, Christelle Terreblanche and China Ngubane
Date: Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Film Screening - On the Art of War, 20 September
Producer: Margherita di Paola
Date: Friday, 20 September, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Nonviolence in social-change strategy and tactics, 30 August
Speakers: Geoff Harris and Sylvia Kaye
Date: Friday, 30 August, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Regional and Zimbabwean civil society challenged, 22 August
Speakers: China Ngubane, Joy Mabenge and Tafadzwa Maguchu
Date: Thursday, 22 August, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Neoliberal water, neoliberal trade, 19 August
Speakers: Simphiwe Nojiyeza and Richard Kamidza
Date: Monday, 19 August, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Seminar on Cato Manor politics, 15 August
Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Cato Manor's ongoing socio-economic conflict

Speakers: Simphiwe Magwaza, Simangele Manzi, Thando Manzi, Niki Moore, Knut Nustad, Jabulile Wanda and Philani Zulu
Date: Thursday, 15 August, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Work, unemployment and blame, 6 August
Social conceptualizations of work, unemployment, and blame in KwaZulu-Natal

Speaker: Christine Jeske
Date: Tuesday 6 August, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Seminar on water resource conflicts, 1 August
Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Managing resource conflicts through people, policies and institutions

Speaker: Larry Swatuk
Date: Thursday 1 August, 2013
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
Time: 12:30-14:00
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Gross Domestic Problem, 18 July
Speaker: Lorenzo Fioramonti
Date: Thursday, 18 July, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Seminar on Durban protest hotspots, 10 July
Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Durban hotspots - Cato Manor service nondelivery, and South Durban privatised wastewater and port/petrochem expansion
Speakers: Faith ka-Manzi, Anne-Marie Debbané and Patrick Bond
Date: Wednesday 10 July, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Participatory video as a tool for social transformation, 4 July, 2013
Video Makers: Thamsanqa Mthembu and Hylton Alcock
Date: Thursday 4 July, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Southern Africa and the Challenge of the Congo, 27 June
Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Southern Africa and the Challenge of the Congo
Speaker: Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Date: Thursday 27 June, 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Seminar on eco-social justice campaigning, 18 June 2013
The state of eco-social justice campaigning in East Asia and the Americas

Speakers: China Ngubane and Patrick Bond
Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Geographies of Justice: experiences from three continents, 3 June
Speakers: Amanda Huron, Amanda Thomas and Victoria Habermehl
Date: Monday, 3 June 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Migration and the Struggle for Urban Space, 28 May 2013
Speakers: Nik Theodore and China Ngubane
Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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A Political Ecology of TB and the Body, 24 May
Topic: Local Biologies, and ART Protocols: A Political Ecology of Tuberculosis and the Body
Speaker: Abby Neely
Date: Friday 24 May 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Transformations in Trade Politics - Participatory Trade Politics in West Africa, 23 May
Speaker: Silke Trommer
Date: Thursday 23 May 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Mapping Water/Sanitation Services in KwaNyuswa, Valley of 1000 Hills, 21 May
Speaker: Thuli Hlela
Date: Tuesday 21 May 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Youth empowerment on South Africa's Wild Coast, 14 May
Speaker: Maia Green
Date: Tuesday 14 May 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room, 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Zimbabwe's Election Preparations and Civil Society Politics, 10 May
Speaker: China Ngubane, Joy Mabenge and Tafadzwa Maguchu
Date: Friday, 10 May 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Government Clumsiness in Rural Entrepreneurial and Coop Support, 30 April
Speaker: Blessing Karumbidza
Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Assessing BRICS-from-above and brics-from-below, 19 April
Speakers: Patrick Bond, Des D'Sa, Megan Lewis, China Ngubane and Bobby Peek
Date: Friday, 19 April 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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UMkhumbane (Cato Manor) ilokishi elithuthuka ngamandla kodwa elibhekene nezingqinamba ezahlukahlukene

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The depoliticisation of civil society in post-communism, 28 March
Speaker: Ondøej Horký-Hlucháò
Date: Thursday, 28 March 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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BRICS seen from Rio, 13 March 2013
Speaker: Candido Grzybowski
Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Time: 14:00-16:00 (NOTE NEW TIME)
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Zimbabwe's future, from inside and out, 7 March
Speakers: Choice Mharidzo, China Ngubane and Toendepi Shone
Date: Thursday, 7 March 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Mapping Inanda rubbish and Valley of 1000 Hills sanitation,21 February
Speakers: Gcina Makoba and Thuli Hlela
Date: Thursday, 21 February 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Mapping Cato Manor and an Umlazi update, 13 February
Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Mapping Cato Manor sewage, animals and protest; and an Umlazi update
Speakers: Thandokuhle Manzi and China Ngubane
Date: Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Mapping AIDS, from body to city, 11 February
Seminar: Mapping AIDS, from body to city
Speaker: Faith ka-Manzi
Date: Monday, 11 February 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
Skypecast option: please email pbond@mail.ngo.za to join
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A recent spatial history of Durban student unrest, 7 February
Speaker: Delwyn Pillay
Date: Thursday 7 February 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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BRICS as Pretoria's next site to 'talk left, walk right', 31 January
Speaker: Patrick Bond
Date: Thursday 31 January 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 601, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Social conflict mapping in Durban, 22 January
Speakers: China Ngubane, Patrick Bond and the Brutus Community Scholars
Date: Tuesday 22 January 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Global corporate power and a new transnational capitalist class? 17 January
Topic: Global corporate power and a new transnational capitalist class?
Speaker: Bill Carroll
Date: Thursday 17 January 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Smart growth, urban equality and environmental justice, 16 January
Speaker: Don Chen
Topic:Smart growth, urban equality and environmental justice
Date: Wednesday 16 January 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Research institutes dedicated to social justice - a global survey, 15 January
Topic: Research institutes dedicated to social justice - a global survey
Speaker: Bill Carroll
Date: Tuesday 15 January 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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Unitary urbanism, towards maximal difference, 8 January
Centre for Civil Society Seminar - all welcome!
Topic: Unitary urbanism, towards maximal difference
Speakers: Guillermo Delgado and Phillip Lühl
Date: Tuesday 8 January 2013
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College
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