Event location: Missionvale Sports Centre

Event date and time: 19/07/2018 08:00:00

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”
The colloquium attempts to explore the various ways in which this statement can be analysed in order to deduce what Tata meant when he made this profound statement.

The purpose of this colloquium is to reposition our understanding of the “weapon” that Mandela was referring to in his 16 July 2013 statement.  This will include the exploration of the contextual relevance of Mandela’s statement in a bid to meet the 21st century realities of growing inequalities and hegemonies of knowledge within the quest for a decolonised education system.
This will require us to grapple with the context in which the “weapon” was used.  Is it a liberatory tool that would alleviate socio economic injustices? Is it a shield against educational practices that are not contextually relevant for the majority of the population? Or is it a “weapon” that seeks to fight for all the indigenous knowledge systems that exist but are not acknowledged?
With this, the colloquium will link this debate to the vision of the University, the Faculty of Education and the Centenary celebrations.

Contact information
Ms Zikhona Tube
Programme Administrator
Tel: 041 504 4021

Dr Bruce Damons
Director: Engagement Office
Tel: 0415043541