Speaker: Alude Mahali Discussant: Thabiso Radebe Facilitator: Ernest Khalema Date: Thursday 22 November 2018 Time: 12h30-14h00 Venue: CCS Seminar Room A726, Level 7, Shepstone, Howard College, UKZN
Topic: Come join us as we screen the student-centred documentary film, Ready or Not! Black Students’ Experiences of South African Universities. The film is the product of the key findings of a larger study titled Race, Education and Emancipation: a five-year longitudinal, qualitative study of agency and impasses to success amongst higher education students in eight South African universities – a collaboration between the HSRC, the CCRRI and UKZN that took place over 5 years between 2013 and 2017. Ready or Not! Black Students' Experiences of South African Universities is a short film offering a snapshot of students' structural and personal obstacles experienced in university. The stories told in the film provide a living, breathing understanding of what it means to go through the South African university system of accessing, starting, staying, passing, stopping, swapping, returning, finishing, graduating and working.
Speaker / Discussant / Facilitator Bios: Alude Mahali is a Senior Research Specialist in the Human and Social Development Programme at the Human Sciences Research Council. Before that, Dr Alude taught at the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica. Her most recent publications look at the domestic worker trope, black womanhood, social protest and youth activism in contemporary South Africa. Dr Alude is currently editor of the South African Theatre Journal and an honorary lecturer in the Department of Drama and Performance Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Thabiso Radebe is a law student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Ernest Khalema is the Dean and Head of School of Built Environment & Development Studies (SoBEDS). Before joining the University of KwaZulu-Natal, he was a Senior Research Specialist and then Chief Research Scientist at the Human Sciences Research Council. Professor Khalema’s academic career began in Canada where he was an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Calgary in Canada, a lecturer/senior lecturer in various Canadian universities and liberal arts colleges (i.e. Athabasca University, University of Alberta, MacEwan University, and Concordia University College). Professor Khalema also served as Adjunct Professor of Public Health at the University of Alberta’s Centre for Health Promotion Studies (Canada), specializing in African migrant epidemiology, health equity for vulnerable populations, and chronic disease prevention.