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Friday 22 March: University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard College)
  • 12:30-2pm CCS Seminar on SA Oppressions and Resistances featuring Ashwin Desai and Kagiso Molope

  • 8-10pm UKZN Time of the Writer festival panel (Sneddon Theatre at Howard College Campus), with a focus on critiques
    of SA political economy and of our stunted transition, including Sampie Terreblanche and Andile Mngxitama

  • Saturday 23 March: Settlers Primary School, Merebank, South Durban
  • Brics-from-below free morning, with space for meetings; reality walking tour of hated Engen oil refinery at 11am

  • 1-6pm: Teach-Out, Teach-In in South Durban at Merebank’s Settlers Primary, aiming to educate brics-from-below

  • Visitors about maldevelopment injustices in SA communities, and for visitors to educate SA about their struggles

  • 6-10pm: dinner to nourish brics-from-below and link our counter-hegemonic culture to brics popular traditions

  • Sunday 24 March: Durban ‘Reality Tours’ and meeting spaces available
  • Brics-from-below Reality Tours (various sites with inexpensive transport) and meeting sites – see fliers, Diakonia 10am

  • Monday 25 March: Diakonia church centre, central Durban (9am-late)
  • Diakonia as venue for brics-from-below summit, Day 1 - specific eco-social-labour struggles within BRICS

  • People’s Dialogue panel sessions and other meetings

  • Tuesday 26 March: Diakonia church centre (9am-late)
  • Diakonia as venue for brics-from-below Summit, Day 2 – the role of BRICS in Africa and at global scale

  • A special series of talks will occur on the BRICS Development Bank arranged by Mais Democracia (Brazilian NGO)

  • Flights from Durban to the World Social Forum in Tunisia leave as late as 7pm, arriving in Tunis at 1pm

  • Evening event (including WSF video link) with public debate between brics-from-below and BRICS leaders

  • Wednesday 27 March: from Diakonia to Durban City Hall to the ICC
  • Diakonia as main morning site for brics-from-below meetings of visiting groups

  • Brics-from-below to visit International Convention Centre around lunchtime, convene at City Hall at noon



    Institute of Globalisation Studies

    Friends of the Earth

    Dialogo los Pueblos

    South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA)

    China Labour Net

    Alternative Information and Development Centre

    Rural Womens Assembly

    Focus on the Global South

    Trust for Community Outreach and Education

    Instituto Mais Democracia

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