18th July 2018: “EQUALITY, COFFEE AND THE MINIMUM WAGE by EBRAHIM-KHALIL HASSEN”
31st of January 2017: “A DAY NOT SEIZED? : CITIZEN ACTIVISM AND THE NEW POLITICAL REALITY”
26th of October 2016: “AN ALTERNATIVE TO DEMOCRATIC EXCLUSION? THE CASE FOR PARTICIPATORY LOCAL BUDGETING IN SOUTH AFRICA”
20th of October 2016: “SOUTH AFRICA: PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN POLICY-MAKING – A PRACTICAL
28th of September 2016: “THE ‘STATE’ OF OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE TECHNOLOGY AGE AND
HOW THAT TRANSLATES INTO EMPLOYMENT”
17th of August 2016: “CREATE ENTREPENEURS INSTEAD OF TENDERPRENEURS”
20th of July 2016: “OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP
A CO-ORDINATED APPROACH CRITICAL TO PROMOTE YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP”
29th of June 2016: “THE FINANCIAL CRISIS AND ITS ENDURING LEGACY FOR YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT”
22nd of June 2016: “THE STATE OF YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA”
4th of May 2016: “THE ILLUSION OF EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA”
DR MOEKETSI LETSEKA
He holds a Doctor of Education in Philosophy of Education obtained from the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Dr Letseka was Senior Research Specialist in Higher Education at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) during 2002-2008 where he led multi-year; multi-institutional and external donor-funded research projects.
Among external donor funders that supported his research are the Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations. Dr Letseka serves on the Advisory/Editorial Boards of the scholarly journals; is Editor-in-Chief of Africa Education Review; Associate Editor of Mevlana International Journal of Education; Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Education; and Consultant Editor: South African Journal of Higher Education.
26th of April 2016: “PUTTING MATHS EDUCATION BACK ON TOP”
20th of April 2016: “ACCESS TO FEMININE HYGIENE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. WHY EDUCATION POLICY HAS FAILED OUR WOMEN AND GIRLS?”
13th of April 2016: “EXCLUSION AND ACCESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION POLICIES”
DR. KIRTI MENON
31st of March 2016: “Becoming a 21st Century Non-Racialist in South Africa”
23rd of March 2016: “Dr Abu Baker ‘Hurley’ Asvat”
12th of May 2016: “The Life of Steve Bantu Biko”
South African History Online
South African History online (SAHO) is a non-partisan people’s history institution. It was established in June 2000 as a non-profit Section 21 organisation, to address the biased way in which South Africa’s history and heritage, as well as the history and heritage of Africa is represented in educational and cultural institutions.
16th of March 2016: “The Thunder Before the Storm: Identity Constructions of Black South African Female Students”
Bonolo completed her internship at Wits’ Counselling and Careers Development Unit (CCDU) working with students and members of the public, offering counselling and career services (career counselling and career assessments), and facilitating workshops on a variety of issues. Bonolo went on to work in a high school, assisting adolescents through various challenges through individual therapy, conducting psycho-educational assessments as well as facilitating workshops. Bonolo then went on to provide psychotherapy and group and individual trauma debriefing through EAP services for corporates.
Bonolo currently works in private practice with individuals; children, adolescents and adults, to assist with various life challenges.
Professor Garth Stevens
The thrust of his research is however in critical and community psychology. His primary social research interests include foci on race, racism and related social asymmetries; racism and knowledge production; ideology, power and discourse; violence and its prevention; historical/collective trauma and memory; and masculinity, gender and violence.
9th of March 2016: “The Radical Refusal of the Colonial Gaze: A Reading of Post-Apartheid Social Reality Through the Recent Student Protests”
Safiyya is currently pursuing her doctorate in Sociology through University of Stellenbosch. She has participated in a range of research projects including: A policy framework for the Department of Basic Education on gender equity in the South African schooling system, Learner absenteeism in schools; Backlogs in municipal foster care grant systems; A Rhodes University critical study in Sexualities and Reproduction (CSSR) analyzing how high school students, teachers, and principals across the Eastern Cape deal with issues of gender violence, teenage pregnancy, sex, love and HIV/AIDS through the curriculum; a Department of Justice project looking at the impact of landmark Constitutional Court Judgments on socioeconomic rights in the twenty years since democracy; and an IDRC-funded Agricultural Research Council project exploring the ‘meanings and materiality’ of livestock keeping in rural smallholder communities and the tensions produced in their engagement by the state in its attempts to foster rural development. She is also currently involved in a project exploring the controversies around colonial and apartheid-era statues. Safiyya’s research interests are aimed at making sense of the post-apartheid condition.