Stellenbosch University and Mandela at 100

The late Nelson Mandela addressing a crowd of students.

Stellenbosch University Museum and Nelson Mandela Museum will host a colloquium in order to give academics, students, politicians and community an opportunity to reflect on the meanings of Stellenbosch University and Nelson Mandela.

The theme for this year’s seminar is “Stellenbosch University and Nelson Mandela at 100.”

The colloquium will take place tomorrow, Thursday April 12, at the Stellenbosch University Museum (Sasol Art Museum), 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch.

The colloquium will help advance South Africa’s democratic gains through dialogue on reflections of academic aspirations of the university, its memory and advancement of Nelson Mandela’s aspirations of a South Africa where people of all races live side by side.

The colloquium is a continuation
of an existing partnership between
Stellenbosch University Museum and Nelson Mandela Museum as part of encouraging debates on issues of human rights, democracy, education, freedom and justice which Nelson Mandela stood for.

The colloquium comes at a time when South Africa and the international community celebrate Nelson Mandela’s centenary which coincides with
Stellenbosch University’s 100 years of excellence in academic and social development.

The main speakers of the seminar are:

Professor Jonathan Jansen a distinguished professor of education at the University of Stellenbosch;

Malaika Wa Azania, born and raised in Soweto, a social justice activist, a columnist for South African and international media and a researcher in the Department of Science and Technology, she is also attached to Rhodes University;

Dr Wilhelm Verwoerd, a research fellow at the Beyers Naudé Centre for Public Theology and a former co-director of Beyond Walls Ltd, and;

Nwabisa Makunga, deputy editor of the Herald.

For more information, contact Ricky Brecht at 021 808 3660 or email