Invite - Seminar by Mazibuko Jara on“Law and Society: Property and Rights in Land in South Africa”- 27 Sept - 1pm

Friday, 1 September, 2017 - 13:00

The Student Programme in Law & Society is delighted to welcome on campus its first speaker in a undergraduate seminar series designed to explore interdisciplinary topics in law, culture, society, and justice. 

 

Mazibuko Jara

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“Law and Society:  Property and Rights in Land in South Africa”

  

In addition to being Chairperson of Oxfam South Africa Board, Mazibuko is the Executive Director of Ntinga Ntaba kaNdoda, a community-owned rural development initiative in the Eastern Cape Province. Mazibuko has occupied various senior political roles, including Spokesperson and Chief Strategist of the South African Communist Party until his departure in 2010. An activist for social justice and democracy in South Africa, Mazibuko is a Research Associate at the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Law and Society. He serves as a board member of the Alternative Information and Development Centre. He is the founding chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign, an organisation that lobbied for a more responsible approach by political leaders to the challenge presented by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. He has worked as the National Director of the then National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality which secured sexual orientation as a ground for non-discrimination in the Constitution of South Africa. Mazibuko is a key and influential commentator and analyst on issues such as the state of democracy and rural transformation in South Africa and edits several thought-leadership magazines, such as Amandla Magazine.

 

With the generous support of the Deans of the Faculties of Humanities and Commerce, Law, & Management, this Student Programme in Law & Society introduces undergraduate students (especially those majoring in legal studies) to a variety of speakers and interdisciplinary topics in law, culture, society, and justice.

  

Wednesday, 27th September 2017

1pm to 2pm

 

WiSER Seminar room,

6th Floor, Richard Ward Building,

East Campus, Wits University

 

A light lunch will be served



For more info contact Mekonnen Ayano mayano@sjd.law.harvard.edu