News Updates


14 February 2019       
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela delivers a public lecture at the University of Melbourne, Australia, titled The Light and Shadow of Historical Trauma: The Arts as Visual Conscience of Society.
https://events.unimelb.edu.au/presenters/7006-professor-pumla-gobodo-madikizela And here

21 February, 2019      
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela delivers a public lecture at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, titled Forgiveness is the Wrong Word:

5 March 2019             
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela delivers the Suna Venter Memorial Lecture at the Woordfees, Stellenbosch University titled First Comes Love, then Bravery Follows

21 March 2019
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is part of a panel at a Human Rights Day Discussion at the Aparthedi Museum, Johannesburg.

24 April 2019
Emery Kalema delivers a lecture titled, Death, Torture and Suffering: The Mulele ‘Rebellion’ in Postcolonial Congo as part of lecture series on “New Histories of Central Africa” at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

30 April 2019
Wilhelm Verwoerd delivers a response titled How can I stop running away from the kindom of heaven? to John De Gruchy’s 8th Steve De Gruchy Memorial Lecture titled Is it possible for a white South African male to enter the kingdom of heaven?

May 2019  
Emery Kalema has been selected as the winner of the competition for the inaugural CSAAD Research Fellowship at New York University. He will join NYU in the fall of 2019 to continue his research concerning the interaction of state power, violence, suffering and memory in postcolonial Congo.

May 2019          
Publication of book by Wilhelm Verwoerd titled Verwoerd: My Journey through Family Betrayals, Cape Town: Tafelberg.

27-31 May 2019    
Emery Kalema attends a workshop on “Coming out of Crisis” at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER) as part of the Summer Program in Social Science.

31 May 2019 
Wilhelm Verwoerd delivers a paper titled Facilitating truth and reconciliation? at a colloquium on the legacy of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in South Africa, organised by the Department of Religion and Theology, the Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice at UWC in conjunction with VID Specialized University Oslo.

4-5 June 2019 
Melike Fourie attends a United Nations University workshop on Managing Exits from Armed Conflict at the Greentree Estate, Manhasset, NY.

5-7 June 2019     
Emery Kalema attends a workshop hosted at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva on “Researching Conflict: Doing Fieldwork in Divisive and Violent Contexts”.

8-14 June 2019   
Melike Fourie receives a scholarship to attend the Mind and Life Summer Research institute in Garrison, New York on “Exploring Mental Habits: Contemplative Practices and Interventions for Individual and Social Flourishing”.

9 June 2019     
Langa launch of, These are the things that sit with us, edited by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Friederike Bubenzer, and Marietjie Oelofsen.

5 July 2019     
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela delivers the Annual Sir John Graham Lecture in Auckland, New Zealand, Across Our Fault Lines: Repairing the Brokenness of the Past.