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A township movement prepares to 'Occupy'



Umlazi’s unrest won’t be solved by intimidation

China Ngubane 2 July 2012

It is a time when local police brutality is a national scandal, with more than 50 extra-judicial executions (including many innocent bystanders) traced to a hit squad operating from the Cato Manor station. It is also a time when service delivery protests forced South African President Jacob Zuma to proclaim the need for ‘radical’ changes at last week’s African National Congress policy conference so as to redress blatant economic injustice – though this appears to be merely career-lengthening rhetoric.

So it is time for a South Durban community in the huge Umlazi township to stand up bravely in spite of extreme intimidation by the cops and ruling party.

Facing down police harassment and threats from people they claim are ruling-party political thugs, residents of Umlazi’s Ward 88 continue to demand that the eThekwini Municipal leadership dismiss Councillor Nomzamo Mkhize. She has long failed to respond to constituent demands, including that she hold a public meeting to discuss community problems.

Located in the vicinity of the Mangosuthu University of Technology, Ward 88 is like hundreds of other township settlements where poor people suffer. Members of the local Crisis Committee claim Mkhize works selectively with her friends, causing division and failing to deliver basic services. She ignores popular calls for return of land to the people, including the old airport nearby which is slated for development as a new shipping port at an exorbitant cost of more than R100 billion.

The Ward 88 community further demands respect for women’s rights in a township notorious for patriarchy and rape, and an end to discrimination, xenophobia, tribalism, racism, internecine political warfare and economic injustice.

When asking nicely doesn’t work, the activists hit the streets. For almost two weeks, they have periodically occupied the Mangosuthu Highway, occasionally burning tires, that symbol of resistance that dates back decades. Last week, in response to a sit-in occupation at Mkhize’s office across the highway from the municipal court and police station, the cops evicted Ward 88 activists and arrested 18.

The police initially used tear gas against 3000 protesters, but later, at midnight, people believed to be the ruling party’s thugs went searching for leaders with guns and live ammunition. Two people, Mkanyi Simelani and Noxolo Mkwayi, were shot and hospitalised.

I have spent many hours in Umlazi investigating these problems, and it is hard to dispute community arguments that violence by the police and politicians is a crude attempt to intimidate people from further non-violent protest.

The arrests were meant to lock up leaders and foil the community’s plans to occupy Mkhize’s office tomorrow. According to the Crisis Committee, “Ward 88 community activists have been threatened by a group known to be the Councillor’s hit squad. But we have had enough of the struggle of the poor being politicized. It is high time we unite for justice.”

The group statement continues, “We have lived years in poverty, silenced by law; we will use our power outside court for our voices to be heard. It’s time the government takes the people seriously.”

Just as Zuma finally comprehended popular anger and called for a ‘second transition’ to deliver economic freedom, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial ruling-party leadership belatedly noticed Umlazi’s anger, agreeing to have a meeting in Ward 88 last Saturday. But Zakhele residents arrived to find only the ANC Branch Executive Committee, not even the Mayor and other officials who have received memoranda at various protests.

Because of Umlazi’s notorious housing corruption, residents demand that lead municipal housing manager Nigel Gumede explain the housing situation. Willies Mchunu was requested to come, to discuss violence by the police and the local political mafia. This meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

If they still cannot get inside, make their voices heard and achieve a dramatic change in their circumstances, the Ward 88 community has another strategy. They have been preparing ground near the Councillor’s office for the kind of Occupation we have seen spring up in cities across the world.

In downtown New York last September, the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ idea sparked a movement of idealistic youth fed up with corrupt politicians, banks and corporations. In January, an ‘Occupy Nigeria’ movement linking poor, working and middle-class people succeeded in reversing a petrol price hike that the International Monetary Fund and its local allies had imposed.

The same rising fury and creative protest capacity appear to make Zakheleni residents and their allies like the Abahlali baseMjondolo shackdwellers movement and the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance fearless against even Durban’s fascistic cops and a ruling party that in Umlazi believes it must act like some kind of paramilitary.

But after last week’s attacks, a peaceful ‘Occupy Umlazi’ is an event many hope can return power to the people.

China Ngubane is a Dennis Brutus Community Scholar at the UKZN Centre for Civil Society and is active in the Democratic Left Front and Right2Know.



UPDATE
China Ngubane 5 July 2012

The July 4 meeting intended for Umlazi Community and government officials was not a success. Ward 88 Community Crisis Committee with AbM alliance were welcomed by ANC Regional, Zonal and Branch Executive Committee representatives at Nkonkoni Primary School.

Government officials - including the Mayor and Ward 88 Councillor - did not pitch up, so the Community Crisis Committee therefore requested the meeting to be called off and to be reconvened once government officials dare to attend and listen to people. Despite efforts by party members to ‘middle men’ the issues, Community representatives did not shift from their position, they clearly restated their demands and concerns: Nomzamo must go, police brutality, violence by ANC supporters, poor service delivery and housing issues. This meeting did not end with a goodbye, it was more of a war room, community members felt threatened and unsafe and they left.

Ward 88 members acknowledged their endless efforts to meet Government officials in vein. The community will continue to occupy uMlazi. Members of the community will meet today at Zakheleni Crech from 11am. A film screening on Occupy Wall Street, and of Dear Mandela will be followed by a strategic discussion, press conference and the community will proceed to occupy the Councillor’s office.

A tent has been secured, however there is still a huge call for solidarity and support, i.e. mobile toilets, food...as people will spend much time praying for a better society.

Noxolo Mkanyi, shot on both legs, is battling with pains at eMshiyeni Hospital; reports say she is not receiving adequate treatment, adding that doctors simply come and go without attending to her. Her legs are swelling and painful, community members are pleading for immediate medical support. For assistance please call Thembeka at 0721943055.



UPDATE 3 JULY

Dear Comrades,
I trust this this email finds you well,
I have been tasked by the Umlazi comrades to kindly ask for your hand. On Wednesday they will be meeting with the ANC Region, All oficials who have been recieving memorandums, Chairperson of housing potfolio and infrustructure commintiie Nigel Gumede, Safety and communtiy Liason office Willies Mchunu in Umlazi as a meeting to find solutions towards the struggle of Umlazi and aslo seeking for the unanswered questions of servic delivery which have been what the comrades from Umlazi have been occupying for this past weeks.

As part of the community struggle and strategies to stregnthen their power to be heard by all parts of the world and also sending a mesage of unhappiness, the community have deiced that if the meeting of Wednesday is not fruitful and does not have any answers to what the community seeks for, they'll go back into strike and occupation.

From Saturday they have been cleaninghte place when the occupation will be taking place which is located right next to the councilors office, however they need your assistance in tent and mobile toilets.

So on behalf of umlazi community we hereby wish to reuqest your hand in assisting us with a tent and mobile toilet as we will be occupying Wednesday night if meetings does not have tangable solutions.

Many Thanks,
Ms. Bandile Mdlalose
Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement S.A(Secretary General)
Office : 031 304 6420
Fax : 031 304 6436
Mobile: 071 424 2815
Website: www.abahlali.org

Regards
China










Huge Police Raid on Bheki Buthelezi's Shack
Update on Repression & Resistance in the Zakheleni Shack Settlement, Ward 88, Umlazi, Durban 30 July 2012

At around 4:00 a.m. this morning a group of around 50 heavily armed police officers arrived at Bheki Buthelezi's shack in the Zakheleni shack settlement in Umlazi and demanded to search it. When confronted with the fact that they did not have a warrant they retired and then returned at around 4:50 with a document stating that they had a warrant to search the entire settlement. But they only searched Bheki's shack. They found nothing. During the search a helicopter with a search light hovered over the settlement. Ten activists, all of whom have become leaders in the rebellion in Ward 88, and all of whom have been warned that the police and local party leaders after after them, slipped away during the police raid and are now in hiding.

A plain clothes officer with the fifty or so uniformed officers quietly advised a group of young men to flee the settlement and return to their rural homes as things were going to get dangerous for the residents. As they left the settlement the police said that they would be back to continue their search. After the police had left shots were fired in the settlement. It is not clear who fired the shots and with what purpose but it would not be unreasonable to suspect that the shots were fired by the same armed men that supported the police attack on Tuesday.

This morning two meetings were held. The first meeting was supposed to be between community representatives and the regional ANC structure. However in the end the ANC actually sent the local BEC. The BEC tried to sweet talk the Zakheleni representatives into stopping the protests but the Zakheleni representatives insisted on their right to protest and on the significance and legitimacy of the issues that lead to the protests in the first place – water, electricity, housing and the authoritarianism of the ward councillor and local ANC structure.

The Zakheleni representatives demanded a meeting with the Mayor, all the officials that have received memoranda at various protests but have never responded as well as Nigel Gumede (to discuss the housing situation in the settlement) and Willies Mchunu (to discuss the violence from the police and local ANC supporters). This meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
The second meeting held today was a mass meeting in the Zakheleni settlement. This meeting discussed the repression and strategies to keep the pressure up.

For more information please contact:

Bheki Buthelezi, Unemployed People's Movement: 072 639 8993
Bandile Mdlalose, Abahlali baseMjondolo: 071 424 2815
China Ngubane, Right to Know Campaign: 072 651 9790
abahlali.org



Umlazi uprising faces bullets, arrests
Mail & Guardian 29 July 2012

Tension is mounting southwest of Durban in Umlazi's ward 88, where activists say the police are randomly arresting people and firing live ammunition.

Community activist Bheki Buthelezi says the residents are concerned about poor service delivery, not politics. (Rogan Ward)

Their right to protest has been violated, they say.

“We are not free in Umlazi. The police are arresting and shooting people with real bullets.

People are in hospital as we speak,” a 34-year-old woman, who belongs to the ward 88 crisis committee, told the Mail & Guardian.

The woman said she did not want to be named because she feared for her life. “The police here are working with the councillors,” she said.

“We are protesting because we wanted the councillor to step down because she doesn’t deliver. She doesn’t respect us. Even if we call her, she doesn’t come to meet us.”

Bheki Buthelezi of the Unemployed People’s Movement, who is also a member of the ward 88 crisis committee, was one of 19 people arrested last weekend on charges of intimidation or public violence.

“We were going to meet on Saturday afternoon to formalise a programme to occupy the councillor’s office. But on Saturday morning the police arrested me without having a case against me,” he said.

Struck off the roll
“I was later released on R500 bail and told to appear in the magistrate’s court, but there was no magistrate there. I was told my case had been struck off the roll because there was no evidence against me and that the bail would be refunded.”

Buthelezi said service delivery protests in the area dated back to August last year.

“On June 8 we marched, demanding that the councillor, Nomzamo Mkhize, step down because she works with only certain people belonging to her camp. We handed a memorandum over to the manager of the office of the speaker in the eThekwini municipality and we gave it seven days to respond.”

He said that when they did not receive a response, community members gathered again and decided to occupy the councillor’s office.

“There were youth who were pushing to burn tyres on the street, but we said this was not the answer; we needed to find an alternative by formulating our own programme to see our ward being developed.”

Resolution
Buthelezi said the police were called in when the protesters arrived at Mkhize’s office on Wednesday afternoon.

“We then moved back to the ground where we usually meet. We heard that some people wanted to burn her office, but we took a resolution not to do so.

“About 3500 of us gathered to go to protect the office. On our way there we encountered the police, who began to shoot at people randomly. One person was shot in the leg and taken to hospital. Others were shot in their homes.

“We submitted our demands directly to the people who are supposed to respond to us, but they did not do so. They used the police to shoot people and arrest them.”

Buthelezi, who is a member of the Black Consciousness Party (BCP), insisted that the protests were not politically motivated.

“We are doing this as residents, not political parties. There are four political parties in the ward — the ANC, BCP, National Freedom Party and Inkatha Freedom Party — and we have all come together to raise issues of unemployment, housing, the landless and informal settlements.”

Issues of tenders
However, Mkhize disagreed with Buthelezi’s comments.

“I talk to every person in my ward. Some of these protesters are interested in issues of tenders, others are politically motivated,” the councillor said.

“There is service delivery in this area, but there are nominees who did not become councillors, so this is politically motivated.”

She said that she had been forced to ask the police to intervene. “What can I say when they march at night, coming towards my home? I had no choice.”

Mkhize said she would meet the protesters soon. “We will talk to the very same people who are toyi-toying and ask them what the problem is.

“When they marched, they gave their memorandum to the office of the speaker, which, to date, has not passed it on to me, so I don’t know what’s in it.”
mg.co.za



UMLAZI CRISIS UPDATE
DLF 27 June 2012

On Tuesday at 10am this week Ward 88 Community gathered to occupy the Municipal Offices where members designed a program and commissioned committees as police were observing. “Police were present; police understood that we were not fighting and that we were not to destroy but to seek response from our Ward Councillor in a peaceful way”.

Eight committee members were called aside by the Senior Police Officer and were told that the gathering was unlawful, they were given ten minutes to vacate and that there was no formal appointment made with Councillor.

Members of the community did not take time to leave. People then went for a meeting at Emhlabeni grounds. In the way to the meeting there were circulating threats about intensions to burn the office of the Councillor and dearth to ward 88 protesters. This was believed to be a third force, linked to some Police investing and monitoring members of the community.

The meeting noted the risk of not protecting the Councillor’s Offices and decided to avoid unintended circumstances by occupying the office for the whole night. The community took its way back to the Offices of the Councillor. As they drew closer police opened live bullets to the mob of over 3 000 people. Three were short on the sport; Mkanyi Simelani and Noxolo Mkanyi were rushed to hospital and one disappeared; whereabouts not known till now, police did not even use teargas bus only live bullets. It became a cat and mouse game, several people including women were bruised, injured and some lost their cell phones, it was sad that about twenty single side shoes were left on the sin as people were running for their lives.

Police went further to arrest four people; Ngqondo Vezi, Bonginkosi Mnchunu, Khumbulani Nzimande and Themba Mdama. The four appeared in court today and were released on R100 bail each for public violence, their case will continue on the 17th of July 2012, 08h30 at UMlazi Magistrate Court.

At twelve midnight a group of people (3rd force) were moving around threatening people and imposing curfew. According to community members the 3rd force warned that there is a list of people that they are hunting for including Bongani Zungu a former Ward 88 aspiring Councillor candidate. They found only Mr Zungu’s wife and a six month old baby; they fired live shorts at the door (pics attached). They then proceeded next door where they banged the door, took a cell phone lying on the bed where a 19 year Nosihle Mhlongo and a six year old boy, Nkule were sleeping, they went further to shoot Simelani Mkanyi (see pics) who was sleeping on the next bed. Simelani had two live shorts on one leg and one short on the other leg. It is fortunate that the suspects are known and also the remains of live shorts were discovered.

The community in response to Lt-Col Vincent Mdunge denying shooting unarmed protesters was frustrating. This was however expected as some police are known to be working with the 3rd force and the call was for media to come on the ground to avoid misinformation.

Cdes lets stand together and fight together!
The enermy is one and we are 99




Noxolo Mkwayi was shot in her bed


Bheki Buthelezi with Noxolo Mkwayi's traumatized child - he is 6 years old


A bullet hole in Mr Zungu's house


Casing from a live round found inside a shack


Simelani Mkanyi in hospital on 29 June 2012





Bullet and casing


Injury caused by rubber bullet


More Pictures




UPDATE
The Democratic Left Front (DLF) 27 June 2012

The Democratic Left Front (DLF) joins the Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM) and Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) in condemning the South African Police Services for their callous act of shooting unarmed community activists in Umlazi earlier this evening. This shooting was not even triggered by any provocation of the police or any public violence whatsoever. The police shot three comrades of the UPM with live rounds as the community were dispersing from a mass community meeting. Even more worrying is that two of the injured comrades are missing. This raises serious concern about their security and well-being. The UPM has admirably sought emergency medical treatment for the one injured comrade who could be located.

An estimated 2,000 people had gathered at the local hall to discuss an intended peaceful occupation of the local ANC councillor’s office as part of the ongoing community struggles and demands for service delivery, jobs and access to land. Clearly, this is a case of sustained state repression against community protests and is a violation of basic rights to freedoms of assembly, speech and association.

In consultation with the community, the UPM and AbM, the DLF will seek legal advice and consider appropriate legal action as part of defensive measures whilst. The DLF calls on the Umlazi Ward 88 community, the UPM and AbM to remain united in their struggles for a decent life, and not to be intimated by police repression. Such sustained disciplined mass struggles are the ultimate key to win community demands as well as expose and defeat police repression.

FOR COMMENTS, CONTACT:

Bheki Buthelezi (UPM & DLF) – 072 639 9893
Mazibuko K. Jara (DLF) – 083 651 0271
Athish Kirun (DLF) – 078 257 3764
Ayanda Kota (UPM & DLF) - 078 625 6462
Mnikelo Ndabankulu (AbM) - 081 309 5485
China Ngubane (DLF & Right to Know Campaign) – 072 651 9790



DLF CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF BHEKI BUTHELEZI
China Ngubane 25 June 2012

It is clear that the arrest of the 18 was politically engineered; the arrestees clearly stated that they don’t know the reason why they were arrested. As the magistrate asked them why they were arrested they said they had no idea and that they were having drinks with friends where police simply came and arrest them. The 18 were released on free bail with the understanding that the accused were innocent, not involved in any violence, poor and unemployed.

However surprisingly today there were only fourteen of the 18 left in custody and the four were presumably freed through the back door which remains a big question and suspicion of political fabrication against the innocent.

Ward 88 community is under threat for fighting for their rights and speaking the truth, Nomzasmos puppets intimidated the community in front of the police. This raises a question of why they were not arrested because Bheki was arrested for intimidation with no evidence and no witness. Police did not take action, instead they just observed as Ward 88 members were being threatened. The Ward 88 community also fears to go back to enter their homes as they were told that they be killed, and this was all in front of police.

Supporter of the court case were provoked saying they were bussed from Uganda and Emhlabeni areas. There were also racist utterances against supporting organisations and even photographers.

The Ward 88 community however believes that these are few ANC people trying to create division in the community.

The matter of the 18 was adjourned to the 16thof July at 8:30 in R court.

We call for solidarity to all human right organization to support the community of ward 88 to fight for their rights and also justice to take place.

Ward 88 members said they have had enough of the struggle of the poor being politicized into ANC games, it is high time we unit for justice and peace. We have lived years in poverty, silenced by law; we will use our power outside court for our voices to be heard. It’s time the government takes the people serious.

Finally Bheki has approached the state prosecutor and they have returned his docket back to the police station. The prosecutor was not satisfied and struck his case of the role. However if the police find more information they will submit his docket back to court and issue a summons for his arrest. The prosecutor has ordered Bheki for his bail slip to refund him. This process was an attempt to lock Bheki, silence the community and sabotage the plans to occupy the Municipal Offices.



BHEKI BUTHELEZI APPEARS IN COURT TODAY & 18 OTHER UPM ACTIVISTS ARRESTED FOR PUBLIC VIOLENCE
DLF PRESS STATEMENT 25 June 2012

The Democratic Left Front (DLF) calls for solidarity with Bheki Buthelezi and 18 others, some of whom are members of the Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM), when they appear at 09h00 at the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court. Buthelezi will face charges of intimidation. The others were arrested around 11pm on Saturday evening ostensibly on charges of public violence. Some of the 18 have been involved in community protests over service delivery while others have not. Buthelezi was released from police custody on Saturday evening after sustained community occupation and pressure on the Umlazi Police Station Commander. Abahlali BaseMijondolo, the South Durban Community Environment Alliance, the KZN Right To Know Campaign, the Clairwood Community Forum, the Durban Social Forum and the DLF will all join the 19 comrades and the local community at the court this morning.

All these charges relate to sustained mass action by the community of Section S in Umlazi (Ward 88, eThekwini Municipality). This community has suffered for more than 6 years at the hands of unaccountable ANC councilors and a local municipality that has failed to deliver services and provide employment through local economic development. On more than three occasions, the community has demanded that the municipality must recall councillor Nomzamo Mkhize as she has not fulfilled her duties including a failure to call a single ward meeting to discuss community issues. Instead, she has worked on a factional basis selecting who to meet with in the community and she has ignored several community calls and requests for meetings. The municipality has failed to provide electricity, water, sanitation, housing and paving. The community has also demanded that the municipality must call a ward general meeting where it must be transparent about, and allow for bottom-up community participation in the municipal budget and development plans. The community has also demanded that the old Airport space be allocated for food sovereignty and housing. The community has done everything to ensure that these demands are heard. But at every instance the local municipality has equivocated and responded with increasing repression. It was at this point that the community decided on the peaceful occupation of local municipal offices that the police were activated to arrest Buthelezi first and then the other 18 activists. What more must the community do to live decently as promised by the South African Constitution?

The DLF reiterates its call for the dropping of the charges against Buthelezi and the 18. The police have no evidence against any of them. In fact, the charges are instigated by repressive intentions given the sustained mass struggles in the community. The DLF calls on the South African Human Rights Commission to investigate the police violations of the rights to protest by using the arrest of community activists.

FOR COMMENTS, CONTACT:
Bheki Buthelezi (UPM & DLF) – 072 639 9893
Mazibuko K. Jara (DLF) – 083 651 0271
Athish Kirun (DLF) – 078 257 3764
Ayanda Kota (UPM & DLF) - 078 625 6462
Mnikelo Ndabankulu (AbM) - 081 309 5485
China Ngubane (DLF & Right to Know Campaign) – 072 651 9790












Umlazi struggle up date
China Ngubane 23 June

Cde Bheki was released yesterday after being detained for about 12 hours on bail. This great success was because of unity solidarity and your support.

It is sad that Police came and arrested afresh 18 Ward 88 members yesterday night. They have been in the cells the whole night, the whole day today and they are still there.

Cde Bheki will be tried tomorrow at Umlazi Megerstrate Court and peharps with the other 18.

There is a huge call for your continuous support, legal assitance and solidarity as the accused are the marginalised, the unemployed, deprived of their basic rights.
Aluta










DEMOCRATIC LEFT FRONT 23 June 2012

The Democratic Left Front (DLF) calls on the South African Police Services to release Bheki Buthelezi with immediate effect. Buthelezi, a leader and activist of the Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM) and the DLF, was arrested earlier this morning at his Umlazi home in Durban. The SAPS falsely accused him of intimidating the local ANC councilor. This follows Buthelezi’s role as a key leader and organiser of sustained struggles for service delivery and housing by the residents of Ward 88 in Umlazi. These struggles culminated in a community march held on 08 June 2012. In addition, the community had recently put forward demands for access to land for food gardens and other community development initiatives. During his arrest, the SAPS expressly told Buthelezi to withdraw from his activism against the ANC-led municipality. They also instructed him to block a mass meeting which was scheduled for this morning by Abahlali baseMijondolo (AbM). As a matter of principle, Buthelezi correctly refused to do so. He pointed out to the SAPS that the only way for the struggles and meetings to stop is through government meeting the needs and demands of the community.

The DLF expresses its full solidarity with the people of Ward 88 in Umlazi, the UPM and AbM as they now plan to visit the Umlazi Police Station and meet the Station Commander. The UPM and AbM are also organising legal representation for Buthelezi. The DLF calls on all progressive organisations and activists to condemn Buthelezi’s arrest and call for his release. Letters of protest may be sent to the Umlazi Police Station to the Station Commander: Brigadier M.E. Zondi at fax number: 031 918 8185, and via sms on 082 331 9650.

Buthelezi’s arrest is part of the state’s increasing use of repression and excessive force against social dissent and community protests. This is increasingly so as the neoliberal ANC state continues to fail to transform South Africa. It was the same repression that led the Durban ANC to collaborate with the SAPS to hound the AbM out of Kennedy Road. It was the same ANCYL members attacked DL and UPM activists at the international day of climate action during the COP17 conference in December 2011. This had been done earlier in August 2011 when the Operation Khanyisa Movement’s sole councilor in the City of Joburg and DLF activist, Simphiwe Zwane, was arrested for leading community struggles against poor service delivery in Thembelihle. At its most tragic, this sustained repression led to the killing of Andries Tatane by the SAPS during a protest in Meqheleng in April last year. All this reminiscent of the old apartheid police style tactics to suppress dissent and maintain social control. Taken as a whole, it is clear that there has been widespread intimidation of people wishing to take up their constitutional right to protest, and that this threatens our hard-won democracy. The DLF is extremely concerned about the sustained actions of Jacob Zuma’s ruling elite to enhance the coercive capacities of the state.
www.democraticleft.za.net

FOR COMMENTS, CONTACT:
Mazibuko K. Jara (DLF) – 083 651 0271
Athish Kirun (DLF) – 078 257 3764
Ayanda Kota (UPM & DLF) - 078 625 6462
Mnikelo Ndabankulu (AbM) - 081 309 5485


www.democraticleft.za.net

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 Paul Routledge CCS/Development Studies seminar on politics of climate change, 31 March 
 Zackie Achmat and Ndifuma Ukwazi offer activist Autumn School, 31 March - 2 April 
 Patrick Bond seminar on a Redistributive Eco-Debt Payment system, University of Lund, 28 March 
 Prince Mashele CCS Seminar: The fall of the ANC, 28 March 
 Waldemar Diener CCS Seminar: Identity formation amongst immigrant traditional healers, 27 March  
 Charles Mangongera & Toendepi Shonhe CCS Seminar: Who rules Zimbabwe - and what should civil society do now? , 25 March 
 Patrick Bond and Xolani Dube debate 20 years of liberation (plus booklaunch), Time of the Writer festival, 20 March 
 Lukhona Mnguni, Molaudi Sekake & Lesiba Seshoka (invited)CCS Seminar: UKZN student woes and freedom of expression, 20 March  
 Patrick Bond responds to Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim foreign policy presentation, 19 March 
 Vanessa Burger and Faith kaManzi support Durban harbour mobilisation, Dalton Hostel, 16 March 
 Israeli Apartheid Week talk by Miko Peled, CCS co-sponsorship with Palestine Solidarity movement, 14 March 
 Peter McKenzie CCS Seminar: Cato Manor Between hope and Possibility, 13 March 
 Patrick Bond testimony on water politics at SA Human Rights Commission, 11 March 
 Patrick Bond lecture at Rosa Luxemburg centenary of Accumulation of Capital, Berlin, 9 March 
 Patrick Bond seminar on SA's Resource Curse, Harare, 28 February 
 Sreeram Chaulia CCS Seminar on Brazil-Russia-India-China-SA, 25 February 
 Patrick Bond seminar on 'tokenistic' social policy at UKZN Development Studies, 19 February 
 China Ngubane addresses conference on Community Serving Humanity, UKZN, 12 February 
 Patrick Bond addresses PanAfrican Climate Justice Alliance challenges, Dakar, 10 February 
 Vishwas Satgar runs workshop on the United Front approach, 30 January 
 Patrick Bond addresses Numsa shopstewards on economic crises, Johannesburg, 25 January 
 Patrick Bond testifies to Parliament against mega-projects, 16 January 
 Shauna Mottiar Protest and participation in Cato Manor, Merebank and Wentworth, 15 January  
 Patrick Bond lecture on development and political economy and method, Birzeit University, Ramallah, Palestine, 6 January 
 Events Index 2013 
 China Ngubane and Patrick Bond speak at the People's Dialogue BRICS strategy session, Johannesburg, 10-12 December 
 Thando Manzi and Patrick Bond discuss Durban slum research at the Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, 10 December 
 Patrick Bond, Farai Maguwu and Khadija Sharife testify to African Union commission against corruption, Arusha, 7 December 
 Mithika Mwenda CCS Seminar: Report-back from Warsaw climate summit, 6 December 
 Patrick Bond debates natural capital and GDP at Wits University, Johannesburg, 5 December 
 CCS hosts Democracy from Below citizenship movement 30 November - 1 December 
 Giuliano Martinello CCS Seminar: Dispossession and resistance to SA agribusiness in the new scramble for Southern and Eastern African land, 28 November  
 Patrick Bond at South Durban BRICS-from-below campaign against port-petrochemical expansion, Wentworth, 27 November 
 Film Screenings: Non-Violence as a Strategy for Social Change: CCS Seminar room, 19 September, 17 October, 21 November 
 Patrick Bond debates climate and capitalism at COP19 in Warsaw, 17 November 
 CCS participates in South Durban People's Climate Camp, 14-17 November 
 Patrick Bond lectures on global finance in Brussels, 13-15 November 
 Patrick Bond presents on Commoning, Rights and Praxis at Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin, 8 November 
 Patrick Bond public lecture on the New Africa Scramble in Berlin, 7 November 
 Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: Financial crises and social resistance, from household to global scales, 6 November 
 Gcina Makoba & Muna Lakhani CCS Seminar: Mapping Waste From Cradle to Grave: the Inkanyezi Community Recyclers and Global Zero-Waste Movement, 31 October 
 CCS founder Adam Habib launches South Africa's Suspended Revolution, Ike's Books, 29 October 
 Brutus Memorial Debate: "From democracy to kleptocracy", 26 October 
 Faith Manzi CCS Seminar: The Anatomy of a Cato Manor 'Popcorn Protest', 24 October 
 Patrick Bond critiques financial markets at Unemployment Insurance Fund board meeting, 15 October 
 Waldemar Diener CCS Seminar: Cartooning race and class after Marikana, 10 October 
 Molaudi Sekake, Christelle Terreblanche & China Ngubane CCS Seminar: Commoning as an antidote to uneven development in Southern Africa, 9 October 
 CCS PhD student Vuyiseka Dubula leads AIDS research workshop, Johannesburg, 4 October 
 CCS co-organises workshop on 'Beyond Uneven Development' in Maputo, 1-3 October 
 Patrick Bond on Durban's urban neoliberalism, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, NYC, 29 September 
 Margherita di Paola Film Screening - On the Art of War, 20 September 
 Patrick Bond speaks on the World Economic Crisis and BRICS, at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 13 September 
 Patrick Bond speaks at 'Rising Powers' workshop, Fudan University, Shanghai, 12 September 
 Patrick Bond at Shanghai Academy of Social Science, 11 September  
 Patrick Bond lecture on geopolitics at Institute for International Relations, Prague, 9 September 
 Patrick Bond at G20 Post-Globalisation Initiative G20 counter-summit, St Petersburg/Moscow, 2-6 September 
 Geoff Harris & Sylvia Kaye CCS Seminar: Nonviolence in social-change strategy and tactics, 30 August 
 Patrick Bond on BRICS and 'natural capital' at Centre for Natural Resource Governance, Harare, 29 August 
 Khadija Sharife at 'No REDD in Africa Network,' Maputo, 27-29 August 
 China Ngubane helps launch Diakonia's KZN School of Activism, Albert Falls, 27 August 
 Patrick Bond at Durban Flatdwellers conference, 24 August 
 China Ngubane, Joy Mabenge & Tafadzwa Maguchu Regional and Zimbabwean civil society challenged, 22 August 
 Ed Harriman, Khadija Sharife & Sarah Bracking CCS Workshop: Corruption, corporate bribery, arms deals and social critique, 21 August 
 Simphiwe Nojiyeza & Richard Kamidza CCS Seminar: Neoliberal water, neoliberal trade, 19 August 
 Simphiwe Magwaza, Simangele Manzi, Thando Manzi, Niki Moore, Knut Nustad, Jabulile Wanda & Philani Zulu CCS seminar on Cato Manor politics, Thursday, 15 August 
 Patrick Bond debates BRICS, UKZN Student Union, 14 August 
 Patrick Bond discusses SA's economic crisis at National Union of Metalworkers, Johannesburg, 8 August 
 Christine Jeske CCS Seminar: Social conceptualizations of work, unemployment, and blame in KwaZulu-Natal, 6 August 
 Larry Swatuk CCS Seminar on water resource conflicts, 1 August 
 Lorenzo Fioramonti Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Gross Domestic Problem, 18 July 2013 
 CCS hosts Open Society's Sustainable Development course for Southern Africa, 15-27 July 
 Faith ka-Manzi, Anne-Marie Debbané & Patrick Bond CCS Seminar on Durban hotspots (Cato Manor service delivery and South Durban privatised wastewater and port/petrochem expansion), 10 July 
 Thamsanqa Mthembu & Hylton Alcock Video Screening: Participatory video as a tool for social transformation, 4 July 
 Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja CCS Seminar: Southern Africa and the Challenge of the Congo, 27 June 
 Patrick Bond debates Blade Nzimande on 21st Century Socialism, Chris Hani Institute, Johannesburg, 25 June 
 Khadija Sharife and Shauna Mottiar Analysis of illicit flight presented at the UN Economic Commission on Africa conference on illicit capital flight, Lusaka, 18 June  
 China Ngubane & Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: The state of eco-social justice campaigning in East Asia and the Americas, 18 June 
 Patrick Bond at Ecuador conference on eco/economic crises, Quito, 12 June 
 Patrick Bond at Left Forum,New York City, 7-9 June 
 Patrick Bond lecture on Enviro Impact Assessments at Savannah School of Law in Georgia, 6 June 
 Amanda Huron, Amanda Thomas & Victoria Habermehl CCS Seminar: Geographies of Justice: experiences from three continents, 3 June 
 China Ngubane speaks at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development counter-summit, 1 June 
 Nik Theodore & China Ngubane CCS Seminar: Migration and the Struggle for Urban Space, from Chicago to Durban, 28 May 
 CCS hosts Antipode Institute for the Geographies of Justice, 27 May to 1 June 
 Abby Neely CCS Seminar: Local Biologies, and ART Protocols: A Political Ecology of Tuberculosis and the Body, 24 May 
 Silke Trommer CCS Seminar: Transformations in Trade Politics - Participatory Trade Politics in West Africa, 23 May 
 Patrick Bond at AIDC National Development Plan seminar, Cape Town 22 May 
 Thuli Hlela CCS Seminar: Mapping Water/Sanitation Services in KwaNyuswa, Valley of 1000 Hills, 21 May 
 China Ngubane participates in the Gumede Lecture Series 17 May 
 Maia Green CCS Seminar: Youth empowerment on South Africa's Wild Coast, 14 May 
 Patrick Bond talk on African poli-econ at OilWatch-Africa conference, Johannesburg, 13 May 
 China Ngubane, Joy Mabenge & Tafadzwa Maguchu CCS Seminar: Zimbabwe's Election Preparations and Civil Society Politics, 10 May 
 Blessing Karumbidza CCS Seminar: Government Clumsiness in Rural Entrepreneurial and Coop Support, 30 April 
 Khadija Sharife and Patrick Bond presentation on climate finance at SADC Basic Income Group strategic workshop, 25 April, Johannesburg 
 Sarah Bracking & Patrick Bond at SDCEA workshop, Clairwood, 20 April 
 Patrick Bond, Des D'Sa, Megan Lewis, China Ngubane and Bobby Peek CCS Seminar: Assessing BRICS, Friday 19 April  
 Patrick Bond paper on geopolitics at Univ of California-Riverside, 13 April 
 Patrick Bond presents on South Durban to Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, 10 April 
 Patrick Bond on territorial alliances at International Studies Association, 6 April 
 Faith ka-Manzi CCS Seminar: UMkhumbane (Cato Manor) ilokishi elithuthuka ngamandla kodwa elibhekene nezingqinamba ezahlukahlukene, 5 April 
 Patrick Bond on 'Making of Global Capitalism', International Studies Association, 4 April 
 Patrick Bond presentation on BRICS at International Studies Association, San Francisco, 3 April 
 Patrick Bond lectures on BRICS and the Dennis Brutus legacy, University of Pittsburgh, 2 April 
 Patrick Bond on skype to World Social Forum, 28 March 
 Ondøej Horký-Hlucháò CCS Seminar: The depoliticisation of civil society in post-communism, 28 March 
 BRICS EVENTS 22 -27 MARCH 
 Ashwin Desai & Kagiso Molope seminar on SA oppressions, 22 March 
 Susan Abul Hawa workshop on Palestine liberation today, 20 March 
 Patrick Bond at Ejolt workshop in Abuja, Nigeria, 20-21 March 
 Patrick Bond lectures on climate justice, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 15 March 
 Candido Grzybowski BRICS seen from Rio, 13 March 2013 
 Patrick Bond at community BRICS briefing, Wentworth, 11 March 
 Choice Mahridzo, China Ngubane & Toendepi Shone CCS Seminar: Zimbabwe's future, from inside and out, Thursday 7 March 
 Patrick Bond gives UKZN Development Studies seminar on BRICS, 6 March 
 Patrick Bond debates Ebrahim Ebrahim on BRICS, ActionAid in Joburg, 28 February 
 Patrick Bond panel sessions on climate and BRICS at the Global Studies Conference, Univ of California-Santa Barbara, 23 February 
 Gcina Makoba & Thuli Hlela CCS Seminar: Mapping Inanda rubbish and Valley of 1000 Hills sanitation, 21 February 
 Patrick Bond talks about climate justice at Institute for Policy Studies in Washington on 19 February 
 Thandokuhle Manzi & China Ngubane CCS Seminar: Mapping Cato Manor sewage, animals and protest; and an Umlazi update, 13 February 
 Faith ka-Manzi CCS Seminar: Mapping AIDS, from body to city, 11 February 
 Delwyn Pillay CCS Seminar: A recent spatial history of Durban student unrest, 7 February 
 Patrick Bond briefing on BRICS at AIDC, Cape Town, 1 February 
 Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: BRICS as Pretoria's next site to 'talk left, walk right' 31 January 
 Patrick Bond at crisis & inequality seminar at Focus on the Global South, Bangkok, 28-29 January 
 China Ngubane, Patrick Bond & the Brutus Community Scholars CCS Seminar on social conflict mapping in Durban, 22 January 
 Bill Carroll CCS Seminar: Global corporate power and a new transnational capitalist class? 17 January 
 Patrick Bond testimony to NERSA against Eskom price hikes, Durban, 17 January 
 Don Chen CCS Seminar: Smart growth, urban equality and environmental justice, 16 January 
 Bill Carroll CCS Seminar: Research institutes dedicated to social justice - a global survey, 15 January 
 Mfundo Mtshwelo CCS Seminar: New critiques of South Africa's ruling party post-Mangaung, 11 January (Cancelled) 
 Events Index 2012 
 Phillip Lühl & Guillermo Delgado CCS Seminar: Unitary urbanism, towards maximal difference, 8 January  
 Khadija Sharife, Min-Jung Kim, Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: Doha's COP18 crash and climate justice (skypecast), 20 December 
 Patrick Bond lecture on BRICS in Moscow, 15 December 
 Patrick Bond lecture on Marikana and SA Resource Curse, Institute for African Studies, Moscow, 13 December 
 Patrick Bond lecture on environmental commodification, Manchester, 11 December 
 Khadija Sharife presentation on land-grabbed Africa at South South Forum 2, Chongqing China, 8 December 
 Patrick Bond lecture to African economic journalists on global economic governance, 6 December 
 Patrick Bond at IG Metall conference on inequality, 6 December 
 Patrick Bond on debt at Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin, 30 November 
 Faith ka-Manzi delivers UKZN World AIDS Day Lecture, 29 November 
 Khadija Sharife Illicit flight and mining presentation at Economic Justice Network regional tax conference 27-29 November  
 Patrick Bond keynote address on Climate Justice to Norwegian Development Association, Oslo, 27 November 
 Pamela Ngwenya CCS Course: An introduction to video production 26-30 November 
 Patrick Bond on water rights and climate at Norwegian Development Studies panel, Oslo, 26 November 
 Primrose Sonti, Mbuso Ngubane, Mametlwe Sebei and Rudolph Dubula at Brutus Memorial Debate on Marikana, 22 November 
 Patrick Bond on SA's Resource Course at Amandla! colloquium, Gauteng. 16 November 
 Pamela Ngwenya & Ben Richardson CCS Seminar - Aid for trade and Southern African agriculture: the bittersweet case of Swazi sugar, 15 November 
 Patrick Bond on BRICS/G20 at SA Forum for International Solidarity, Johannesburg, 14 November 
 Ruth Castel-Branco CCS Seminar - Why unions still matter: the case of domestic worker organizing in Maputo, 8 November 
 CCS cohosts State of Zimbabwe Transition, Diakonia, 2 November 
 Liane Greeff CCS Seminar: ‘You can’t have your gas and drink your water!’ - the incompatibility of fracking to water rights, 29 October 
 Patrick Bond with Helmi Shawary at the Jozi Book Fair on Fanon in contemporary Africa, 28 October 
 Patrick Bond on South Africa resource cursed, at Manchester University Development Studies, 26 October 
 Thami Mbatha, Faith ka-Manzi, China Ngubane & Percy Ngonyama Ukucwaswa kwabokufika (CCS seminar on xenophobia, in isiZulu) 26 October 
 Patrick Bond on Marikana narratives, at Leeds University School of Politics and African Studies, 26 October 
 Patrick Bond skype lecture to ClimateMediaFactory, Berlin, 25 October 
 Patrick Bond on the Politics of HIV/AIDS in South Africa, at Limerick University, 24 October 
 Ewok's 'Letters to Dennis' at Poetry Africa, 19 October 
 Allan Kolski Horwitz Kebbleism, politics and art, 19 October 
 Philo Ikonya Centre for Civil Society and Centre for Creative Arts Seminar: Are there limits to the freedom of expression? 16 October 
 Patrick Bond debates Brazilians on the World Cup and human rights, Sao Paolo, 15 October 
 Maia Green CCS Seminar: Love and Power on the Wild Coast, 15 October 
 David van Wyk & Chris Molebatsi CCS Seminar: Marikana: Why? What next? 9 October 
 Peace Workshop, 4 October  
 Muhammed Desai seminar on Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions against Israel, 2 October 
 Patrick Bond plenary address to Muslim Youth Movement 40th conference, 30 September 
 Patrick Bond on MDGs, Redi Tlabi Radio 702 show, 25 September 
 Patrick Bond debates KZN provincial planner, 25 September 
 GreenSquad Alliance sponsors Nonviolence training, 21 September 
  Patrick Bond speaks on Resource-Cursed Southern Africa in Harare, 18 September 
 CCS film screening about 'post'-shopping, 18 September 
 Milford Bateman CCS Seminar: Civil society's microfinance mistakes, 13 September 
 Patrick Bond on detoxing South Durban at Umbilo community meeting, 12 September 
 Patrick Bond briefs OECD-Watch on Marikana and the SA Resource Curse, 11 September, Johannesburg 
 Melanie Müller CCS Seminar: What did COP17 do to SA environmentalism? 7 September 
 Patrick Bond at the Lost in Transformation book launch seminar, 6 September 
 Muhammed Shabat & Asad Asad CCS Seminar: Israeli apartheid's challenge for academics in Gaza, 6 September 
 Patrick Bond at Cosatu/AIDC seminar on employment, Port Elizabeth, 6 September 
 Adrian Nel CCS Seminar: Ugandan carbon forestry, community resistance and environmental management, 4 September 
 Jonathan Nkala CCS anti-xenophobia drama: The Crossing, 1 September 
 Patrick Bond debates Pravin Gordhan on South Durban's port expansion, Clairwood, 1 September 
 Youngsu Kim Trade union politics in South Africa and South Korea, 31 August 
 Patrick Bond on SA transition at Arab Spring conference, Pretoria, 30 August 
 Patrick Bond paper on environmental and social rights at Christian Michelsen Institute workshop, Norway, 27 August 
 Molefi Ndlovu on Qwasha! Durban street narratives about COP17, Christian Michelsen Institute, Norway, 26 August  
 Environmental Teach-In, 25 August  
 Delwyn Pillay, Dimple Deonath & Vanessa Black South Durban civil society confronts Back of Port planning, 23 August 
 Sarah Bracking CCS Seminar: Contesting the frontiers of value in society, nature and capitalism, RESCHEDULED FOR EARLY SEPTEMBER FROM 22 August 
 Nonhle Mbuthuma, John Clarke & Luc Hoebeke CCS Seminar: Avatar on the Wild Coast - lessons from Xolobeni against national and global commodification, 21 August 
 Patrick Bond lecture on White Elephants to S.Durban Community Environmental Alliance at Austerville Community Centre, 21 August 
 CCS brainstorm on Marikana Massacre, 21 August 
 Michael Dorsey CCS Seminar: Can the Green Climate Fund provide appropriate finance to Africa? 20 August 
 Percy Nhau CCS Seminar: Implications of the Secrecy Bill for Academic Research, 16 August 2012 
 Farai Maguwu & Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: Democratic Transitions from Top Down and Bottom Up: Prospects in Zimbabwe, 15 August 
 Faith ka-Manzi CCS Seminar: Izingqinamba ngezemvelo zaseThekwini, 8 August 
 Neima Adamo, Sergio Brito, Ester Uamba, Patrick Bond & Dimple Deonath CCS Seminar: Climate, water and destructive development from Maputo to South Durban, 3 August 
 CCS celebrates Brutus legacy at From Roots to Fruits non-violence conference, Durban Univ of Technology, 1 August 
 Matt Meyer & Elavie Ndura CCS Seminar: Nonviolent pedagogies of Africa's oppressed, from South Africa to the Great Lakes, 31 July 2012  
 Ravindra Kumar CCS Seminar: Gandhi, Democracy and Fundamental Rights, 30 July  
 Patrick Bond lecture on African political economy to Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, Johannesburg, 26 July 
 Ewok does Durban (with a French connection) UKZN Jazz Centre, 6pm, 25 July 
 Peter Muzambwe & Dean Chahim CCS Seminar: Solidarities of international urban residents and 'development' students, 25 July 2012 
 Terri Barnes CCS Seminar: Gender, autobiography and social justice, 24 July 
 Jim Kilgore CCS Seminar: Freedom never rests, when it comes to water commodification and service delivery protests, 23 July 
 Jim Kilgore meets Zimbabweans in central Durban, 23 July 
 Shalini Sharma CCS Seminar: Bhopal's catastrophe and representations of social mobilisation, 20 July 
 Jane Duncan CCS Seminar: Voice, political mobilisation and repression under Jacob Zuma, 19 July 
 Patrick Bond at Rio+20 reportback, 17 July, Diakonia Centre 
 Khadija Sharife & Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: The Decommissioning of Durban's Emissions Trade Pilot, 11 July 
 Bheki Buthelezi & China Ngubane CCS Seminar: Interpreting Umlazi's Unrest, Repression and Occupy Resistance, 9 July 
 Farai Maguwu CCS Seminar - Resource-cursed Zimbabwe's Marange blood diamonds, 6 July 
 Patrick Bond on climate justice at Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, Goethe Institute, Johannesburg, 5 July 
 Eric Baldwin CCS Seminar: Housing Policy and Liberal Philosophy in Post-Apartheid South Africa, 5 July 
 Khadija Sharife & Patrick Bond CCS Seminar - Rio+20 report-back, 2 July  
 Patrick Bond course lectures on political economy, ecology and social policy, 2-13 July 
 Monica Fagioli CCS Seminar - State-building in practice: the Somali diaspora and processes of reconstruction in Somaliland, 28 June  
 Fidelis Allen at African politics conference, Dakar, 26 - 28 June 
 Patrick Bond on SA subimperialism and resistance, Rio+20 Intercoll.net seminar, 21 June 
 Molefi Mafereka Ndlovu, Niall McNulty & Lwazi Gwijane CCS Seminar: QWASHA! An online archive of community digital content, 21 June 2012 
 Patrick Bond on social and environmental justice strategies, Rio+20 Cupula dos Povos plenary, 18 June 
 Patrick Bond, Khadija Sharife & Baruti Amisi on African CDMs at the International Society for Ecological Economics, Rio de Janeiro, 17 June 
 Kim Min-Jung speaks on climate activism and the COP17 at Gyeongsang Univ Institute of Social Studies, Korea, 15 June 
 Patrick Bond and Eddie Cottle discuss SA World Cup lessons for Brazil, 13 June, Rio 
 Patrick Bond at the Building and Wood Workers International debate on Green Economy and Sustainable Development, 11 June, Rio de Janeiro 
 Fidelis Allen & Khadija Sharife CCS Seminar: CDM cannot deliver: Lessons from Nigeria, 11 June 
 Michela Gallo CCS Seminar: Zimbabwean civil society in South Africa, 7 June  
 Patrick Bond speaks at faculty strike support committee, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 6 June 
 Patrick Bond lecture on carbon trading at the Brazilian Society of Political Economy, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, 5 June 
 Patrick Bond on debt crises at Queens University, Canada, 30 May 
 Dennis Brutus Memorial Debate: Durban's Corruptions & Disruptions, 24 May 
 Maria Schuld CCS Seminar: Small wars ‑ A micro‑level analysis of violence in KwaZulu‑Natal, 17 May 
 Iain Ewok Robinson MCs the Brutus Sessions, 16 May 
 Patrick Bond on 'Imperial and subimperial interests in neoliberalised nature', keynote address at Sussex Univ SouthGovNet conference, Brighton, 16-17 May 
 Patrick Bond booklaunch on climate justice at Bookmarks, London, 14 May 
 Film & discussion on Genetic Engineering hosted by Green Squad Alliance, 11 May  
 Sasha Kramer & Anthony Kilbride CCS Seminar: Improving access to sanitation on a global scale, 10 May 
 Khadija Sharife talks on Tax Justice to the Economic Justice Network, Cape Town, 9 May 
 Patrick Bond skype lecture on media and climate policy, Bergen, Norway, 7 May 
 China Ngubane & Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: The Africa People's Charter, Zimbabwe People's Convention Charter and South African Reconstruction and Development Programme, 7 May  
 Patrick Bond unpacks eco-imperialism at People's Dialogue 'Green Economy' seminar, Johannesburg, 5 May 
 Durban can 'connect‑the‑dots' to climate change with 350.org, 5 May 
 Patrick Bond at Comrade Babble play on Kebbleism, Johannesburg, 5 May 
 Nosipho Mngoma, Percy Nhau and Murray Hunter CCS seminar on Right2Know for researchers and journalists, 4 May 
 Patrick Bond skype lecture on Green Capitalism to Rhodes Univ, 3 May 
 Ransom Lekunze CCS Seminar: Implications of global economic crisis for Africa, 25 April 
 Patrick Bond talks to Hospice AGM on 'From Caring about Stuff to Caring about Caring' , 25 April  
 CCS participates in the Global Teach - In 25 April 
 Michele Maynard CCS Seminar: African climate change and carbon trading politics, 23 April  
 Fidelis Allen at the Social Theory Forum at Univ.Massachusetts/Boston, 19 April 
 Baruti Amisi CCS Seminar: Will the Inga Hydropower Project meet Africa’s electricity needs?, 20 April  
 Trevor Ngwane CCS Seminar: Ideology, agency and protest politics, 18 April 
 Fidelis Allen & Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: The World Bank presidential race - African interests and personality profiles, 11 April 
 CCS Seminar: Dennis Brutus' life and times - film documentaries and discussion, 10 April 
 Molefi Ndlovu at Young Adult Review workshop of COP 17, South Durban Community and Environmental Alliance, 4 April 
 CCS Seminar: 'Occupy': what kind of social movement is it?, 3 April 
 Jens Andvig, Tiberius Barasa, Stein Sundstøl Eriksen, Sanjay Kumar, Faith Manzi & Knut Nustad CCS Seminar: Slums, states and citizens in Durban, Nairobi Delhi, 29 March 
 Henrik Ernstson CCS/DevStudies seminar on urban ecology, 28 March 
 Ronnie Kasrils CCS Seminar: Corruption, authoritarianism and the challenge for civil society, 23 March 
 Bahaa Taher CCS Seminar: Post-Arab Spring: Literary freedom of expression in Egypt, 22 March  
 Felix Platz CCS Seminar: Climate Change narratives – experiences from the COP 17, 20 March 
 Zero Fossil Fuels meeting, 20 March 
 Molefi Ndlovu presents at the Foundation for Human Rights event on 19 March 
 Patrick Bond reviews RDP for Zim opposition leaders, Nyanga, 16 March 2012 
 Trevor Ngwane at Rosa Luxemburg anti-xenophobia panel, Johannesburg, 16 March 
 David Hallowes and Tristen Taylor CCS Seminar: A hostile climate - civil society impact on the COP17, 15 March 
 Leigh Collingwood CCS Seminar: Presentation of book: “Deforestation: Why YOU need to stop it NOW”, 13 March  
 Lubna Nadvi & Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: Why boycotting Israeli apartheid follows South Africa’s liberation strategy, 6 March  
 Simphiwe Nojiyeza CCS Seminar: Durban’s state-sponsored climate change chaos, 1 March 
 Comrade Fatso CCS Seminar: Zim spoken-word liberation struggles, 29 February  
 Patrick Bond on service delivery protests, Nadel AGM, Mthatha, 25 February 
 Patrick Bond on climate justice at Santa Barbara Global Studies Conference, 25 February 
 Lushendrie Naidu CCS Seminar: The state of South Durban's industrial basin, 23 February  
 Alex Comninos CCS Seminar: Twitter revolutions and cyber-crackdowns, 22 February 
 Patrick Bond debates WWF's Saliem Fakier at AIDC, Cape Town, 17 February 
 Fumhiko Saito CCS Seminar: Shifting to local governance?, 16 February 
 Patrick Bond delivers New Zimbabwe Lecture, Harare, 15 February 
 Patrick Bond banned from delivering New Zimbabwe Lecture, Harare, 8 February 
 Said Ferjani CCS Seminar: The Tunisian democratic revolution, Islam and the left, 1 February 
 Tom Heinemann, Patrick Bond & Khadija Sharife CCS Seminar/film: Politics of microfinance, 25 January  
 Patrick Bond booksigning climate justice titles at Sandton Square Exclusives Books, Johannesburg, 24 January  
 Bobby Peek CCS Seminar: What went right and what went wrong at the COP17?, 19 January 
 Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: What’s going on in China? Boom, bust and battles from below, 10 January  
 Keyvan Kashkooli CCS Seminar: Governing markets from below? From e-commerce to emissions trading, 6 January 
 Events Index 2011 
 Faith Manzi & Oliver Meth CCS Seminar: AIDS, rape and climate, 13 December 
 Patrick Bond lecture on world financial crisis at Lingnan Univ, Hong Kong, 12 December 
 Patrick Bond on CJ at TransNational Institute meeting, 10 December 
 Patrick Bond & Baruti Amisi on climate induced migration at People's Assembly, 7 December  
 Patrick Bond on ecological debt, World Council of Churches, 6 December 
 Patrick Bond & Nnimmo Bassey Book Launch, Ike's Books, Durban: 6 December 
 Patrick Bond on culture and climate at Durban City Hall, 5 December 
 Pablo Solón Wolpe lecture: “Rights of Nature and Climate Politics”, 2 December 
 Patrick Bond on puppet statehood and climate, Unctad conference (via video), Geneva, 1 December 
 Patrick Bond presentation on labour-community-eco solidarity at International Transport Federation, People's Space, 1 December* 
 CCS Teach‑In on Climate Justice, evenings from 29 Nov‑8 Dec 
 Patrick Bond, Lars Gausdal, Molefi Ndlovu & Khadija Sharife on climate politics and narratives, South Durban, November 25-26 
 Everyone's Downstream 25-26 November 
 Molefi Ndlovu & Michael Dorsey lead youth/climate workshop, 21 November  
 Patrick Bond at Rosa Luxemburg Political Cafe on climate/energy, Johannesburg, 21 November 
 Janis Rosheuvel CCS Seminar: U.S. 'Migrant Management' & Grassroots Resistance to Criminalization of Immigrant Life, 18 November 
 Patrick Bond skype lecture on climate politics to Lahore Cafe Bol series, Pakistan, 16 November 
 Patrick Bond keynote speech to Cornell Univ development conference, 12 November 
 Michele Maynard CCS Seminar: The African Peoples Petition: What Durban COP17 must deliver!, 11 November 
 Emanuele Leonardi CCS seminar: The Environmental Side of the Current Economic Crisis: Toward an Ecological Critique of Neoliberalism, 10 November 2011 
 Patrick Bond at City Univ of NY on climate justice strategy, 9 November 
 Patrick Bond on COP17 politics at Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, 8 November 
 Rehana Dada CCS Seminar: The One Million Climate Jobs Campaign, 4 November 
 Lars Gausdal CCS Seminar: Bolivia at the Crossroads, 3 November 2011  
 Patrick Bond talk on population and climate, Pretoria, 1 November 
 Patrick Bond, Dudu Khumalo, Orlean Naidoo, Thando Manzi, Molefi Ndlovu & Noah Zimba Wolpe Lecture: Community Climate Summit, 28 October  
 Patrick Bond on water politics, the IMF and climate in Dublin, 25‑26 October 
 Patrick Bond on energy as a public good in Rome, 24 October 
 Patrick Bond talks on climate justice in Stockholm, 22 October 
 Patrick Bond on climate, land and Africa's exploitation, at Uppsala University, Sweden, 20-21 October 
 Shailja Patel CCS Seminar: Seen And Unseen: Windows On The ICC-Kenya Trials, 18 October 
 Patrick Bond on COP17 mobilisations at PanAfrican Climate Justice conference in Addis Ababa, 15‑16 October 
 Fidelis Allen CCS Seminar: Climate Change, Poverty and Public Policy in Nigeria's Niger Delta, 11 October 2011  
 Patrick Bond on electricity and climate crises, Newlands and Meerbank, 10-11 October 
 Marie Kennedy & Chris TillyCCS Seminar: Latin America’s third left: Autonomy and participation in the new political landscape, 6 October  
 Peter Waterman Emancipatory Global Labour Studies and Social Movements, 5 October  
 Patrick Bond on climate and capitalism at the International Labour Rights Information Group Globalization School, Cape Town, 3 October 
 Trevor Ngwane CCS seminar on protest ideology, 30 September 
 John Saul & Trevor Ngwane Wolpe lecture on South Africa's transition, 29 September 
 CCS hosts Democratic Left Front climate conference, 23-25 September 
 Climate Justice Now! South Africa meets at CCS, 22-23 September 
 Patrick Bond on Electricity Prices and Climate Crisis at SDCEA, 21 September 
 Patrick Bond at People's Dialogue on climate politics, 21 September 
 Solani Ngobeni CCS Seminar: Challenges facing scholarly publishers in South Africa: Towards a turnaround strategy or tilting at windmills, cancelled 
 Anton Harber & Ruth Teer-Tomaselli Amnesty International seminar on the Secrecy Bill, 15 September 
 Sarah Bracking CCS Seminar: How do investors value the environment? Why a pile of stones is not a house, 13 September 
 Climate Justice Protest US, Consulate, 9 September 
 Ashwin Desai & Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: The World Conference Against Racism and 9/11 ten years after, 8 September 
 Patrick Bond on climate injustice and the World Bank, London, 5 September 
 Tehmina Brohi CCS Seminar: Contention in response to neoliberal policies in post-apartheid South Africa: The case of basic services delivery in Durban, 1 September 
 Climate Justice Protest at the US Consulate, 31 August 
 Otieno, Wamuchiru, Todd, Lorimer CCS Seminar: In Hot Water ‑ Climate change and water adaptation in Nairobi and Durban, 26 August 
 Wolpe lecture by Mustafa Barghouti on how to free Palestine, 25 August 
 Patrick Bond on climate finance to SADC parliamentarians, Johannesburg, 25 August 
 Shauna Mottiar at the ISTR African Civil Society Research Network conference, 24 August  
 Kate Skinner seminar on media democracy, 22 August 
 Patrick Bond addresses metalworker shopstewards, Durban, 22 August 
 Patrick Bond on climate at the Johannesburg Book Fair, 8 August 
 Paul Routledge CCS Seminar: Translocal Climate Justice Solidarities, 5 August  
 Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: Lessons for Durban from Ecuador's 'leave the oil in the soil' eco/indigenous movement, 2 August  
 Patrick Bond on the 'green economy' at New Global Hegemonies conference, Quito, 21‑22 July 
 Franco Barchiesi CCS Seminar: Labour and Precarious Liberation, 20 July 
 Patrick Bond on climate and Just Transition at National Union of Metalworkers of SA in Johannesburg, 18 July 
 Sarah Ives CCS Seminar: “Rooibos land is high sentiment, low potential: Preliminary Reflections on a Year in Rooibos Country, 18 July 
 Danny Schechter CCS Seminar: Citizen Media Advocacy, 15 July  
 Chene Redwood CCS Seminar: Voices of the Subaltern: Music within community struggles against environmental degradation in South Durban, 14 July 2011 
 Patrick Bond on SA political economy at Renmin Univ (China) conference via skype, 11 July 
 Patrick Bond on climate and justice at UKZN Peace Studies conference, 9 July 
 Philip Rizk CCS Seminar: Critiquing the Nation State: The Gaza Strip, 8 July  
 Philip Rizk CCS Seminar: Multi-media presentation: “The hard hit is still to come”- An Intifada Imaginary, 7 July 2011  
 Ida Susser CCS Seminar: Organic intellectuals and AIDS social movements: jumping scales, postponed 
 Patrick Bond on neoliberal climate policy at Nature, Inc conference (via skype), The Hague, 30 June 
 Patrick Bond input on African economies to International Labour Organisation industrial relations conference at UCT Business School (via skype), 28 June 
 Peter McKenzie & Doung Jahangeer CCS Seminar: People in Spaces Make Places, 28 June 2011 
 Immanuel Wallerstein Wolpe Lecture on the Arab revolt, the US and Africa, 23 June 
 Patrick Bond on SA climate policy at UKZN Business School, 23 June 
 Patrick Bond CCS Seminar on the global climate justice movement, 21 June 
 Simphiwe Nojiyeza & Mary Galvin on sanitation politics, 20 June 
 Simphiwe Nojiyeza and Geasphere debate water and climate at Alliance Francaise, 9 June 
 Mvuselelo Ngcoya & Shauna Mottiar Seminar: Understanding horizontal philanthropy in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2 June 
 Patrick Bond at Univ of Georgia Antipode Institute for Geographies of Justice, Athens, 30‑31 May 
 Orlean Naidoo, Ma Dudu Khumalo, Thandiwe Zondi, Sam Moodley, Mrs Perumal, Lubna Nadvi, Shauna Mottiar Discussion: Women in Social Movements and Community Organizing 30 May  
 Patrick Bond on climate politics at Korean conference, Jinju, 27 May 
 Florian Kunert, Phillip Hol & Justin Davy Wolpe Lecture: Shack Theatre, 26 May  
 CCS and Zimbabweans celebrate Africa Day, 25 May 
 Patrick Bond on dangers of a neoliberal Palestine, at TIDA-Gaza, Gaza City, 19 May 
 Chris Morris CCS Seminar: Notes on Pharmaceutical Patent Lawfare: The Umckaloabo Case, 19 May 2011  
 Durban Community Video Collective workshop, 14 May 
 Patrick Bond at City Univ of NY conference on precarious labour and socialism, 13 May 
 Patrick Bond on environmental justice at Autonomous University of Barcelona, 28 April 
 Mazibuko Jara, Alan Murphy & Orlean Naidoo Wolpe Lecture Panel on the Local Government Elections, 21 April 2011 
 Patrick Bond at Univ of San Francisco sustainability symposium, 19 April 
 Patrick Bond in Montreal for Cochabamba+1 climate justice conference, 15‑17 April 
 Ron Carver Reflections on organising US labour and community campaigns, 13 April 
 Patrick Bond on Palestine & Durban at American Association of Geographers conference, Seattle, 12‑14 April 
 Shauna Mottiar at the International Research Society for Public Management Conference, Dublin, 11- 13 April 
 Wiebe Nauta CCS Seminar: Civic Engagement and Democratic Consolidation in South Korea ‑ Lessons for South Africa, 5 April 
 Patrick Bond on climate politics with Polaris Institute/Ontario Public Interest Research Group at Univ of Toronto, 31 March 
 Patrick Bond climate lecture at Carleton Univ, Ottawa, 29 March 
 Adekeye Adebajo CCS/SDS Seminar: The Curse of Berlin: Africa after the Cold War, 23 March 
 Molefi Mafereka Ndlovu at Keleketla Library Johannesburg, 21-31 March 2011  
 John Devenish Seminar CCS research on protests in South Africa 2009 - 2011, 17 March 
 Nancy Lindisfarne & Jonathan Neale Seminar: Climate Justice, Global Alliance-Building and Climate Jobs, 22 March 
 Patrick Bond seminar on Palestine, water and the University of Johannesburg, 16 March 
 Seminar: Documentary Screening of 'Zimbabwe's Blood Diamonds, 10 March 
 Patrick Bond gives lectures in Michigan and California, 8-14 March 
 Patrick Bond on climate justice, Northern overconsumption & African resistance at '6 Billion Ways' conference in London, 5 March 
 Wolpe Lecture by Hein Marais: Song & Dance: Power, Consent and the ANC, 3 March  
 China Ngubane hosts Zimbabwe monitoring discussion, 1 March 
 Patrick Bond, Rehana Dada, Blessing Karumbidza & Molefi Ndlovu Seminar on the 2011 World Social Forum, 25 February 
 Patrick Bond delivers Brutus Memorial Lecture, Nelson Mandela Metro Univ, 23 February 
 Danielle Carter CCS Seminar on Sources of State Legitimacy in Contemporary SA, 22 February 
 Blessing Karumbidza, Siziwe Khanyile, Bongani Mthembu, Bobby Peek in Wolpe Lecture 'Climate Teach-In', 19 February 
 Niall Bond Seminar: The history of 'civil society', 14 February 
 Molefi Ndlovu, Rehana Dada & Patrick Bond CCS seminars at the WSF, Dakar, 6-11 February 
 Teppo Eskelinen Seminar: Global justice - some emerging topics and responses 25 January 2011 
 Patrick Bond at Zuma's Own Goal booklaunch, Bluestockings, NYC, 24 January 
 Patrick Bond on climate justice in Sacramento, CA, 20 January 
 Patrick Bond at Resource Rights conference and Eskom protest, Washington, 13-14 January 
 Events Index 2010 
 Patrick Bond radio debate on climate justice politics, 22 December 
 Film screening: The Uprising of Hangberg, 14 December  
 Patrick Bond at global climate summit, 6‑11 December, Cancun 
 Pumla Gqola, Andile Mngxitama, Baruti Amisi & others Seminar on Xenophobia and Racism in SA, 10 December 
 Patrick Bond lecture on uneven development, migration and xenophobia to Univ.Delhi conference, 25 November 
 Patrick Bond, Horace Campbell, Patricia Daley and Eunice Sahle panel at African Studies Association, SF, 21 November 
 CCS Wolpe film screenings with Pamela Ngwenya and community videomakers 20 November 
 Cesia Kearns Seminar: Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign: Transforming the US Electric Sector, 19 November 2010 
 Patrick Bond on oil and financial crises with Attac-Norway in Oslo, 18-19 November 
 Baruti Amisi skype seminar on xenophobia to Roskilde University, 17 November 
 Patrick Bond at Race, Class & Developmental State conference in PE, via Skype, 16 November 
 Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed Wolpe Lecture in Honour of Fatima Meer, 16  
 Patrick Bond seminar on ecosocialism at Inst of Social Studies, The Hague, 16 November 
  Patrick Bond at Historical Materialism conference, London, 12-14 November 
 John Harvey Seminar: US Philanthropy and the Global South: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges, 8 November 
 Patrick Bond at The ‘Progress’ in Zimbabwe Conference, 4-6 November 
 Nicholas Smith Seminar: Lynch Violence and the Governance of Evil, 26 October 
 Ela Gandhi & Dilip Menon Wolpe Lecture: Indians in South Africa: 150 Years, 21 October 2010 
 Patrick Bond seminar on climate justice at Univ of California-Davis, 18 October 
 Mariem el Bourhimi and Peter McKenzie Seminar: Saharawi liberation struggle status, 15 October 
 Rolf Schwermer CCS Seminar: pro-poor technology, 14 October 
 Patrick Bond seminar on climate politics at Trinity College Dublin, 1 October 
 Baruti Amisi lecture on xenophobia for National Association of Democratic Lawyers, KwaZulu‑Natal Law Society, Pietermaritzburg, 30 September 
  Patrick Bond on transition-neoliberalism at Birzeit Univ conference, Palestine, 28 September 
 Patrick Bond in Ramallah on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, 26 September 
 Patrick Bond and Lungisile Ntsebeza launch Zuma's Own Goal at African Studies Association-UK conference, Oxford University, 19 September 
  Hayley Leck Seminar: Rising to the Adaptation Challenge? Responding to Global Environmental Change in the Durban metropolitan and Ugu district regions, South Africa, 17 September 
  Dudu Khumalo, Baruti Amisi, Molefi Ndlovu, Daniel Ribeiro, Terri Hathaway, Lori Pottinger Seminar: Civil society v Southern African dams, 10 September 
 Patrick Bond and Rick Rowden on the IMF and public health, San Francicso, 7 & 14 September 
 Brij Maharaj, Ashwin Desai, Patrick Bond launch new book Zuma's Own Goal, Elangeni Hotel, Durban, 5pm on 3 September 
 Patrick Bond speaks on rights/commons debate at the International Commission of Jurists Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Camp, 31 August, Johannesburg 
 Margaret Gärding Donor power in the international aid industry, 27 August  
 Makhosi Khoza, Fikile Moya, Patrick Mkhize, Tony Carnie, Pritz Dullay and Brij Maharaj on the Wolpe Lecture Panel: Media Information & Freedom, 26 August 2010 
 Ralph Borland Seminar: Radical Plumbers and PlayPumps - Objects in development, 25 August  
 Patrick Bond speaks at Jubilee South Africa conference on ecological debt, 21 August, Johannesburg 
 Dudu Khumalo and Simphiwe Nojiyeza presentation on sanitation at Umphilo waManzi seminar, 13 August, Durban 
 Patrick Bond at South Africa‑Norway climate research seminar, Christian Michelsen Institute, Bergen, 12 August 2010 
 Patrick Bond at Southeast Asia climate justice seminar, Focus on the Global South, Chulalungkorn University, Bangkok, 10 August 
 Trevor Ngwane at Solidarity Peace Trust report on Zimbabwe, 30 July, Johannesburg 
 Wolpe Lecture: Social justice ideas in Civil society politics, global & local: A Colloquium of scholar activists, 29 July 
 Press Conference on Xenophobia, 28 July  
 Padraig Carmody Seminar: Chinese Geogovernance in Africa: Evidence from Zambia, 20 July  
 CCS and Gyeongsang University Institute for Social Science (Korea) joint seminar on political economy of social movements, 14 July 
 Giuliano MartinielloCCS Seminar on Inanda's socio-spatial change, 9 July 
 Pamela Ngwenya Seminar on Video as a tool for outreach, communication, advocacy and community expression, 8 July 
 Anti Xenophobia Rally City Hall 3 July 
 Renee Horne CCS Seminar on Black Economic Empowerment, 2 July 
 Roithmayr, Adonis, Galvin, Bond, Khumalo CCS Colloquium on Water, Rights, Prices, 28 June (skypecast)  
 Blessing Karumbidza CCS Seminar on climate change and carbon trading controversies in Tanzania, 24 June 
 Trevor Ngwane and Rehana Dada at workshop on climate advocacy at the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, 22 June 
 Wolpe Lecture: Durban Social Forum members, 'World Cup for All!', Durban City Hall, 16 June 
 David J. RobertsCCS Seminar: Re-branding Durban through the 2010 World Cup, 14 June 
 Patrick Bond (with Briggs Bomba and Dave Zirin) on the World Cup, Washington, 9 June 
 Patrick Bond on global justice movements, at Grantmakers without Borders conference, SF, 8 June 
 Patrick Bond presents on climate justice at conference, Alter-globalization movements and the alternative ideas of Korea, Seoul, 28 May 
 Patrick Bond lecture on National Health Insurance with Oxfam, 26 May 
 Patrick Bond on 'Poli Econ of the World Cup' in Seoul, 27 May 
 Jessie Lazar KnottCCS Seminar: Identity/Spatial Relations: scholar‑activism in the greater Kei region of the Eastern Cape, 25 May 
 Patrick Bond at Osisa conference on climate and development in Africa, Pretoria, 21 May 
 Patrick Bond on energy policy and the World Bank, at Democracy and Development Programme, Durban, 20 May 
 Eunice N. Sahle Wolpe Lecture: World orders, Ike's Books, 5pm, 20 May 
  Barak Hoffman & Orlean Naidoo Seminar: Chatsworth politics and municipal advocacy, 17 May 
 Patrick Bond on SA climate policy on TEDxUKZN, 14 May 
 Khadija Sharife & Eunice SahleCCS Seminar: Oil, minerals and maldevelopment in Africa, 13 May 
 Patrick Bond speaks on climate debt to the Economic Justice Network, Johannesburg, 5 May 
 Erin McCandless & Shepherd Zvavanhu CCS Seminar on Zimbabwe Civil Society, 3 May  
  Patrick Bond and Khadija Sharife address African tax authorities, 29 April 2010 
 Nathan Geffen (with Faith ka Manzi) CCS Seminar: Debunking Delusions: The inside Story of The Treatment Action Campaign, 29 April  
 Alan Freeman & Radhika Desai CCS Seminar on The world capitalist crisis, 23 April  
 Memorial Tribute to Professor Fatima Meer, 23 April 
 Molefi Mafereka Ndlovu facilitates Krogerup College and Durban Sings, 18‑20 April 
 Patrick Bond on carbon trading at Manchester conference on environment and finance, 15‑16 April 
 Patrick Bond in Boston v WB-Eskom loan, 9 April 
 Patrick Bond at Clark University, 8 April 
 World Bank protest, 7 April, Washington 
 Patrick Bond seminar on climate politics, City Univ of NY, 6 April 
 Patrick Bond at NYU on South African political economy, 5 April 
 Trevor Ngwane at Marxism 2010 conference, Melbourne, 1-4 April 
 Patrick Bond in SF Bay Area on World Bank loan to Eskom, 4 April 
 Patrick Bond on water commons, Syracuse University, 29-30 March 
 Trevor Ngwane seminar on activism and global campaigns, Univ of Helsinki, 26 March 
 CCS/VANSA KZN Panel discussion: 'What is Art and what is not?', March 25 
 Patrick Bond on 'Organising for Climate Justice', Left Forum, NYC, 21 March  
 Workers, Zama Hlatshwayo, Trevor Ngwane CCS Seminar on UKZN labour outsourcing crisis 19 March 
 Carol ThompsonCCS Seminar on resisting agro‑industry, 18 March 
 David Zirin Seminar on Fifa's Looting of SA, 13 March  
 Trevor Ngwane CCS Seminar on SA's social protest wave, 9 March 
 Dennis Brutus memorial, 11 March 
 Patrick Bond testifies to parliament on economic policy, 2 March 
 Molefi Ndlovu and Claudia Wegener seminar at the Centre for Critical Research on Race and Identity, 2 March 
 CCS anti‑xenophobia research workshop, 27 February 
 Patrick Bond speaks on The ebb and flow of water rights, Univ of Cape Town Department of Public Law, 25 February 
 Press Conference: Keep our South African Coal in the Hole! 22 February 2010 
  Patrick Bond at Power Indaba privatisation conference, 22 February 
 CCS Economic Justice course, with Trevor Ngwane, Samson Zondi and Patrick Bond, from 20 Feb‑29 May 
 Climate Justice Now! SA‑KZN chapter hosted at CCS, 13 February 
 Hallowes, D'Sa, Ngwane, Bond , Dada: Seminar on proposed World Bank coal loan to Eskom, Friday, 12 February* 
 Durban renewable energy site visits by Minnesh Bipath, SA National Energy Research Institute with Muna Lakhani and Patrick Bond 10 February 2010 
 Susan Galleymore CCS Seminar: A Dearth of Imagination Leads to Wasting Perfectly Good Waste, 5 February 
 Patrick Bond paper for Socialist Register workshop, 6 February 
 Durban Sings Follow-up and planning session with 8 Editorial Collectives, 4 February  
 Patrick Bond on climate change & Dennis Brutus Memorial at World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, 28 January 
 Rehana Dada & Patrick Bond Seminar: Copenhagen Climate and Eskom Energy Conflicts, 26 January 
 Dennis Brutus tribute, with Social Movements Indaba and Durban community groups, 23 January 
  Peter McKenzie & Doung Jahangeer Seminar: The Saharawi,Warwick Junction and Footsak Politics, 20 January 
 Patrick Bond debates NHI at Idasa, CT, 19 January 
 CCS cohosts Climate Justice Now! on electricity hearings strategy, 15 January 
 Events Index 2009 
 Patrick Bond at SF protest against Danish repression of civil society and Copenhagen climate 'deal', and radio interview, 18 December 
 Patrick Bond addresses climate seminar at Univ of Lund Business School, 15 December 
 Kristine Wasrud Participation and Influence in Water Policy in Durban, South Africa, 11 December  
 Climate Justice Film Festival, 10 December  
 Umesh de Silva Seminar: Traditional farming in Umzinyathi, 9 December 
 Oliver Meth at the CCS Workshop on women & child abuse Cato Crest Library, 8 December  
 Patrick Bond at Roskilde Univ Civil Society Centre, 7 December 
 Patrick Bond keynotes Leeds 'Democratisation in Africa' conference, 4 December 
 Sinegugu Zukulu & John Clarke CCS Seminar: Resilience, Resolarisation and Relocalisation, 30 November  
 Patrick Bond speaks at Mandela Foundation about SA economic disasters, 26 November 
 Nick Smith CCS Seminar Politics of protection/crime/policing, 26 November 
 Seminar on outsourced and contract workers at UKZN, 24 November 
 3rd Climate Justice Now! KZN meeting, 20 November 
 CCS and Durban Sings! at the Global Crisis and Africa: Struggles for Alternatives hosted by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation; Randburg, Johannesburg 19-21 November 
 MAKE SOME NOISE! Concert 6 November  
 Immanuel Wallerstein Wolpe Lecture: Crisis of the Capitalist System Where to from Here?, 5 November 
 The Crises and the Commons: Durban debates on politics, economics and environment 4-7 November  
 Solidarity with Durban's oppressed: Bottom-up resistance strategies of shackdwellers, pollution victims and labour-brokered workers, 4 November 
 Seminar on Problems faced by UKZN workers, Westville campus, 28 October 
 Faith Manzi & Oliver Meth at the Gender Based Violence Workshop, Durban 27 & 28 October 
 Bengt Brülde & Stellan Vinthagenand Seminar: Ethics, Resistance and Global Justice, 26 October  
 Baruti Amisi, Trevor Ngwane & Patrick Bond Anti-Xenophobia research project with Strategy&Tactics 19- 20 October 
 Durban Sings (Molefi Ndlovu & Claudia Wegener) at National Oral History Conference, 13-16 October 
 Tri-Continental Film Festival Durban community screenings – (hosted by Oliver Meth) at Inanda, Chatsworth, Wentworth, CBD, & Folweni, 1-12 October 
 Patrick Bond lectures at Suffolk Univ, Boston, 29 Sept-2 Oct 
 Dennis Brutus honored by War Resisters League, 18 September 
 Patrick Bond Booklaunch: Climate Change, Carbon Trading & Civil Society, 18 September 
 Helen McCueCCS Seminar: Grassroots Mobilising within Refugee Communities: Perspectives on Palestine and Australia, 18 September 
 Patrick Bond skypecast on climate and ecological debt to Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, Copenhagen, 16 September 
 Oliver Meth People to People International Documentary Conference, 10-12 September  
 Dick Forslund & Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: South Africa's capitalist crisis and civil society, 7 September 
 Dudu Khumalo on the Durban public transport crisis, 1 September  
 Patrick Bond CCS Seminar: National Health Insurance: Can SA afford it?, 24 August  
 John Berg CCS Seminar: Barack Obama's presidency and civil society reactions, 24 August  
 Norman Finkelstein Wolpe Lecture: Resolving the Israel-Palestine Conflict: What we can learn from Gandhi, 20 August  
 CCS Seminar with outsourced workers at UKZN, 12 August  
 Patrick Bond debates Sampie Terreblanche (Stellenbosch), 6 August, UCT 
 Patrick Bond addresses Ecuador eco-finance conference (videolink), 4 August 
 Dr Essop Pahad CCS Seminar: Thinking about the Legacy of Mbeki's Politics, 4 August 
 Patrick Bond at the South African Civil Society Energy Caucus Meeting, 29-30 July  
 Barak Hoffman CCS Seminar: Democracy and Civil Society Research in Ghana and SA, 27 July 
 CCS hosts free screenings of Durban International Film Festival, 25 July - 1 August  
 Sean Flynn & Maj Fiil CCS Seminar on water rights, ( SKYPECAST ) 24 July 
 Patrick Bond lecture at carbon trading conference, Johannesburg, 22 July 
 Sein Win Seminar by Burmese prime minister (exiled) on solidarity (SKYPECAST), 21 July 
 Tunde Adegbola A Pan-African Harold Wolpe Lecture & cultural events, 16 July 
 Patrick Bond lecture on SA Political Economy, San Francisco socialist conference, 4 July  
 Orlean Naidoo on participation at DDP seminar, 30 June 
 Patrick Bond speaks on 'World Slump: Financial Crisis and Emerging Class Struggles in the Global South', 28 June, Toronto 
 Patrick Bond on African social resistance to economic crisis, 26 June, Moscow 
 Oliver Meth and Orlean Naidoo facilitate Diakonia Council of Churches Democracy Course, 24 -26 June 
 Alex Callinicos Wolpe Lecture: Economic crisis and prospects for social revolution, 18 June*  
 Blair Rutherford CCS Seminar: Zimbabwe farm labour, social justice and citizenship, 17 June 
 Trevor Ngwane CCS Seminar: Community resistance to energy privatisation and ecological degradation, 11 June 
 Gaby Bikombo, Judy Mulqueeny, Harry Ramlal, Caroline Skinner CCS Seminar: War of Warwick Junction, 9 June 
 DURBAN SINGS central editorial workshops, 8 & 22 June 
 Patrick Bond, Abedian, Dumisa, Maharaj et al on 'Zumanomics', UKZN Biz School, 3 June 
 Rehana Dada keynote address to Southern African Faith Communities' Environment Institute AGM, 2 June 
 Patrick Bond on African underdevelopment at Sussex IDS conference (via skypecast), 1 June 
 Trevor Ngwane presents at the International Conference on Ideas and Strategies in the Alterglobalisation Movement, Seoul, 29 May 
 Peter McKenzie cultural seminar on 'Footsak: On the Ball for 2010', 28 May 
 Björn SurborgCCS Seminar: Contesting Johannesburg's extractive industries, 25 May  
 Paul Verryn, Methodist Bishop of Johannesburg: Wolpe Lecture: Poverty and xenophobia, 21 May 
 Robert Jensen, Univ of Texas: CCS Seminar: Whiteness and social change in the US, 21 May 
 Tony Clarke, Polaris Institute: CCS Seminar: The state of the world water wars, 15 May 
 Patrick Bond debates 'The G20 Global Deal' at Wits/Osisa, Johannesburg, 12 May 
 Molefi Ndlovu CCS Seminar: Azania Rising: The demise of the 1652 class project, 13 May 
 Rehana Dada,CCS Seminar: Climate mitigation case studies, 11 May 
 CCS/DYFS - Anti-xenophobia film screening facilitators workshop, 9 May 
 Orlean Naidoo CCS Seminar: Chatsworth upgrading struggles and victories, 8 May 
 Patrick Bond, Joburg Wolpe Lecture at Wits Univ, 7 May 
 Patrick Bond at Cosatu electricity workshop, Joburg, 6 May 
 Joan Canela and Helena OlcinaCCS Seminar: Social movements in Bolivia and Catalan, 5 May 
 William Gumede Wolpe Lecture: SA’s “Democracy Gap”, 30 April  
 Three representatives of the Tamil liberation movement youthCCS Seminar: The Tamil people under seige, 21 April  
 Leading eco-social spokespersons from political parties and civil society Seminar: Environmental confrontations - Political parties meet civil society, POSTPONED 
 Rehana Dada at York Univ climate ecojustice conference, Toronto, 16-17 April 
 John Minto CCS Seminar: The Legacy of Anti-apartheid Sports Boycotts, 16 April 
 Dennis Brutus celebrations, honorary doctorates conferred at both Rhodes Univ and Mandela Univ, 16-17 April 
 Nelson Muhirwa & Jean Chrisostome Kanamugire CCS Seminar: The Rwandan Genocide 15 Years On, 8 April 
 Oliver Meth Seminar: Wentworth Crime, Gangs and Civil Society, 7 April  
 Ida Susser booklaunch, 'AIDS, Sex and Culture', with Quarraisha Abdool Karim, at Ike's Books, 2 April 
 Dennis Brutus on Reconciliation and Memory in Post-Apartheid SA, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Johannesburg, 2-3 April 
 Sofie Hellberg CCS Seminar: Governing lives through hydropolitics in eThekwini , 1 April 2009 
 Claudia Wegener & Molefi Mafereka Ndlovu Digital Soiree Durban Sings Internet Radio project, 24 March  
 Simone Claar Seminar: Post-Apartheid Political Economy and State Policy, 19 March 
 Oliver Meth presents at the HSRC Violent Crime and Democratization in the Global South Conference, 18-20 March 
 Simphiwe Nojiyeza CCS Seminar: African Development Bank water projects, 12 March 
 Deniz Kellecioglu CCS Seminar: Zimbabwe Civil Society confronts Mugabe's Economy, 11 March 
  Patrick Bond debates ANC economic policy, 9 March, Durban 
 Kalinca Copello Seminar: ICTs and social movements: From Chiapas to Brazil to South Africa, 6 March 
 Lisa Ramsay & Schwarzanne Leafe Seminar & Film: Climate Change and Eco-Social Resistance in South Durban, 27 February 
 Patrick Bond presents to ActionAid/Nepad conference on global financial crisis, 24 February, Midrand 
 Molefi Ndlovu Johannesburg: Market Photo Workshop, 22-28 February  
 Orlean Naidoo & Patrick Bond seminar on Free Basic Water, and screening of Flow, 18 February 
 Ida Susser Seminar: AIDS, Sex, Culture and Civil Society, 11 February 
 Dennis Brutus and Moya Atkinson film/seminar on US anti-war movement, 9 February 
 Patrick Bond seminar on the ongoing global financial crisis, University of Johannesburg, 6 February 
 Durban Sings internet audio and community radio with Molefi Ndlovu and Claudia Wegener, 2-6 February 
 Patrick Bond in dialogue with Jeremy Cronin on financial crisis, Johannesburg, 28 January 
 Dennis Brutus, Lubna Nadvi, Monica Rorvik and Salim Vally Seminar: Should Israel be boycotted? If so, how?, 27 January 
 Giyani Dube, Lubna Nadvi, Kate Griffiths and Timothy Rukombo Wolpe Lecture: Civil Society Internationalism - from Lindela to Gaza to Washington, 22 January 
 Pamela Ngwenya, Molefi Ndlovu, Claudia Wegener Seminar: Participatory community audio/video as a tool for social research, 21 January  
 Dale McKinley, Orlean Naidoo, Dudu Khumalo, Bryan Ashe Seminar on the World Water Forum, 19 January 
 Mavuso Dingani film/seminar on the Zimbabwean exile in Durban, 6 January 



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