Africa is a Country & Jacobin
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 2: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
"The future for politics in South Africa" explores what comes after the national liberation struggle, the political settlement of the early 1990s and the crisis of liberal democracy. Speakers will discuss and debate the crises in the ruling ANC, the rise of movements like the Economic Freedom Fighters, "decolonization" on South African campuses (via the ongoing #FeesMustFall and #RhodesMustFall movements) as well as more grassroots based movements like Reclaim the City and Equal Education
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Africa is a Country/New School
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Sean Jacobs is the founder and editor of Africa is a Country. He is on the International Affairs faculty of the New School in New York.
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Dan Magaziner is on the editorial board of Africa is a Country and an Associate Professor at Yale University, specializing in 20th century South Africa.
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Thuto Thipe is a doctoral student of 19th and 20th century African history.
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Equal Education Law Centre
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Dmitri Holtzman is Executive Director of the Equal Education Law Centre and is originally from Cape Town, South Africa
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Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia Law School
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A. Kayum Ahmed is a Doctoral Fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University, and an Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia Law School.
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