Friday, 17 October 2014

NGOs and Social Justice Colloquium: Key Themes

Lungisile Ntsebeza and Mazibuko Jara 
The fourth annual Thinking Africa colloquium took place from 27-28 September 2014 at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. Thinking Africa colloquiums seek to encourage careful consideration of key issues related to the study of Africa and typically include active participation from postgraduate students with the aim of encouraging conversation and debate between current and future scholars.

Monday, 13 October 2014

NGOs and Social Justice Colloquium

Finally, the NGO and Social Justice Colloquium we've been planning all year has happened! Thanks to all those who participated. Here are a few pictures from the event. More on the event to come.

Firoze Manji asks a question.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

NGOs and Social Justice in Africa Colloquium Programme

Here is the programme for our upcoming NGOs and Social Justice in Africa Colloquium. The event will be held at the Environmental Learning Research Centre (ELRC) at Rhodes University. For more information, contact Sally Matthews at s.matthews@ru.ac.za. 

Monday, 18 August 2014

The Missionary Position: NGOs and development in Africa

Firoze Manji will be participating in the upcoming thinking africa colloquium.  Sally Matthews recently interviewed Manji about his work and the role of NGOs in bringing about social justice in Africa.

Firoze Manji has recently joined ThoughtWorks as the Director of the Pan-Africanism Institute. Before joining ThoughtWorks, he was the Head of Documentation, Information and Communications Centre, of the Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA ). He is also the founder and former editor-in-chief of the prize-winning pan African social justice newsletter and website Pambazuka News and Pambazuka Press/Fahamu Books, and founder and former executive director of Fahamu – Networks for Social Justice, a pan African organisation with bases in Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and the UK (www.fahamu.org). He has published widely on health, social policy, human rights and political sciences, and pan-Africanism and has authored and edited a wide range of books on social justice in Africa, including on women’s rights, trade justice, on China’s role in Africa and on the recent uprisings in Africa. 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Critics of NGOs: Do NGOs create dependency?

Injairu Kulundu will be participating in our upcoming Thinking Africa Colloquium. Sally Matthews recently interviewed Injairu about her work and the role of NGOs in bring about social justice in South Africa. This is part two of two parts of the interview, the first part can be found her Thinking Africa blog


Injairu Kulundu is a creative practitioner, a politics, drama and arts-based enquirer, a social learning researcher and a singer/songwriter. She has worked with the Tantyi Youth Empowerment Programme, Arkwork Collective and the Environmental Learning Research Centre at Rhodes University. More recently Injairu had extended her praxis as part of the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers team.

Friday, 1 August 2014

The key general challenges facing NGOs working in South Africa today

Injairu Kulundu will be participating in our upcoming Thinking Africa Colliquim. Sally Matthews recently interviewed Injairu about her work and the role of NGOs in bring about social justice in South Africa. This is part one of two parts of the interview.

Injairu Kulundu is a creative practitioner, a politics, drama and arts-based enquirer, a social learning researcher and a singer/songwriter. She has worked with the Tantyi Youth Empowerment Programme, Arkwork Collective and the Environmental Learning Research Centre at Rhodes University. More recently Injairu had extended her praxis as part of the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers team. 

Thursday, 24 July 2014

NGOs and Social Movements

Umama- Gladys Mpepho, ngusihlalo wombutho obizwa ngeUnemployed People’s Movement (UPM), enye yemibutho eqhanqalazo eRhini/Grahamstown, eMpuma Koloni. UThembani Onceya, kwintsuku ezidlulileyo ebebambe udliwano ndlebe noMaMpepho malunga nendima edlalwa yimibutho yokuhlala (NGOs) ekuziseni umthetho eMzantsi Afrika.


Ungatsalela iUPM yaseRhini/Grahamstown kwezinkcukacha 0466222318 okanye uthande icandelo labo ku- facebook.

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