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CCS welcomes Codesria and WSSF to Ike's Books, 12 September

Transformative Durban social science and social action: An open house

Date:Saturday 12 September, 1:30-5pm
Venue:Ike’s Books, 48a Florida Road (about 5 min drive from the ICC and beachfront)

The World Social Science Forum - critical of hide-bound disciplines and open to global-local transformation - comes to Durban, 13-16 September. Several of the city’s critical thinkers/activists are introducing local controversies to visiting allies, so join us at Ike’s for free thinking, radical analysis and vigorous Durban debating (refreshments available).

Ashwin Desai holds forth from 1:30-2:15pm
• The African Nkandla Congress shrugs off Zuma’s rural palace scandal
• Mahatma Gandhi as racist stretcher-bearer of British Empire
• Dangers of Durban aspiring to be Africa’s sports tourism mecca

Bandile Mdlalose, Des D'Sa and China Ngubane, 2:30-3:15
• From popcorn protest to Occupy ideology
• Durban’s xenophobic episode of 2015
• South Durban's struggle to survive
• The uses and abuses of scholar activism

Patrick Bond and Boaventura Monjane, 3:30-4:15
• South Africa’s capitalist crisis
• Climate change versus Durban’s shipping and petrochemical fantasies
• BRICS seen from sub-imperialist South Africa and peripheral Mozambique
Ike’s Books and Collectables has won the best Independent Bookshop award for 2015. This award is not only in recognition for the historical role that Ike’s has played in providing a space for discussion and affordable books but for its contemporary role in hosting book launches, critical discussions and an impressive and growing array of books that range from political economy to gardening and fiction.


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