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CCS Special Seminar Series – Race and Identity Facilitated by Mvuselelo Ngcoya

Following the end of apartheid’s legal racial classifications, what do we make of the enduring legacy of our racialised identities? This seminar series interrogates the enduring and complex racialised identities of present day South Africa. Each session will examine one of the four dominant identities - Black, Coloured, Indian and White. We will visit thorny intellectual, political, cultural and emotional thickets: When and how did we become racialised? By who? Do we choose our racial identities? Is white consciousness a counterpoint to Black Consciousness? Are Coloureds a racial or a cultural group, or both? Does it matter? When are Indians Black, when are they not? Who is a black African?
Seminar One
Coloured, So Called Coloured, Khoi San

This seminar features a debate between two schools of thought on the use of the racial term ‘Coloured’. One argues that ‘Coloured’ should be replaced with Khoi San while the other posits that there is a meaningful ‘Coloured’ identity linked to the term which should be preserved.
Speakers: Philisiwe Mazibuko, Andre de Bruin and Patricia Ipileng Agnes Dove
Date: Tuesday 30 July 2019
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room A726, Level 7, Shepstone, Howard College, UKZN
Speaker Bios:
Philisiwe Mazibuko is a human rights activist and aspiring socialist, having worked in the environmental struggle and access to information community based and organizational struggles. She works closely with Durban community based formations in advancing community participation and strengthening tools for mobilisation and advocacy. Her work can be seen through organizations such as the Right2Know Campaign, the Africa Solidarity Network, the Democracy Development Programme, the South Durban Community Environment Alliance and the Durban South Community Peace Builders. Philisiwe is a Community Scholar at the Centre for Civil Society University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Andre de Bruin ( Paramount Chief in the Kei Korana Kingdom Natal House ) I have been a activist for over 40 years I am the voice for the voiceless I am also a Ward Committee Member in Ward 68 that's Wentworth I am also the Chairman of Assegai Primary School SGB
Ms. Patricia Ipileng Agnes Dove is a human rights and women's rights advocate activist. Is the founder of Wentworth Organisation of Women and has been running it for 25 years. She is also a community leader in Wentworth

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