Nzimande to give insight into some current national issues
March 16, 2018
Durban, South Africa: Mzala Nxumalo Centre for the Study of South African Society will be hosting their annual public lecture on Saturday March 17, at 10am at the Howard College Theatre, with guest speaker, Minister of Transport and General Secretary of the SACP, Blade Nzimande.
Nzimande will give his personal insight into some current national issues.
Pietermaritzburg-based Mzala Nxumalo Centre for the Study of South African Society works to promote the legacy of social activist, thinker, orator and writer, the late Mzala Nxumalo by focussing their research on the national question: What does it mean to be a nation?
The Centre seeks to encourage debate about social, economic and political dimensions of South African society by those on the political Left.
The centre hosts myriad topical events with a strong community agenda – most recently celebrating Library Week in the context of creating awareness about the Centre’s comprehensive library.
There will also be a series of lectures on Social Memory: Politics, History, Archive that will be hosted. These lectures will be delivered by the visiting scholar Dr David Wallace, University of Michigan.
The centre’s annual lecture will be presented by Dr. Bonginkosi Emmanuel "Blade" Nzimande – current Minister of Transport.
He was the former Minister for Higher Education and Training. He has also been the General Secretary of the South African Communist Party since 1998. A former lecturer in Industrial Psychology at the UKZN, and at University of Zululand, he was also Director of the Education Policy Unit at UKZN. He studied at UKZN completing a masters’ degree in Industrial Psychology in 1981, and ultimately a Doctorate in Philosophy specialising in sociology.
Nzimande will be talking about the National Question in relation to the current political climate in the country.