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CCS Seminar: Activist Co-Optation: Tasting State Power

Speaker: Mzamo Zondi
Date: Wednesday 31 July 2019
Time: 13:00-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room A726, Level 7, Shepstone, Howard College, UKZN

A key concern for social movements and activists is the risk of co-optation or being ‘captured’ by powerful elites including the state. The co-optation of movement activists and leaders often serves to undermine movements impacting their ability to effect social change. This seminar is a focus on co-opted activists questioning how their new positioning transforms their notions of social change and considering their altered relationships with the movement and movement activists.

Speaker Bio:
Mzamo Zondi is a former Community Relations, Communications and Mobilisation team leader at the Human Sciences Research Council. He currently serves as provincial manager for the Treatment Action Campaign KwaZulu-Natal and has years of experience mobilizing communities, leading civil society campaigns and engaging with various levels of the state. Mzamo is a Community Scholar at the Centre for Civil Society University of KwaZulu-Natal

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