Citizenship & Violence: Resilient Colonialism, Xenophobia & Femicide

The Acting Dean of Humanities and the Post-graduate Student Council invite you to attend a public seminar series entitled, "Citizenship and Violence:  Resilient Colonialism, Xenophobia and Femicide".  

This event takes the form of keynote addresses, panel discussions and workshops, from Tuesday 8th October to Friday 11th October 2019.

The events of the past few weeks in our campus at UCT and in the country have necessitated a deep and ongoing engagement with the question of citizenship, the politics of belonging and gendered violence. In public discourse, reactions and analysis often decouple the embodied forms of violence from practices and sentiments that undergird, precede and mediate them. In these series of dialogues and performances, we hope to situate and talk about variegated practices of violence that target different bodies across time and place.

Refreshments will be served.  All welcome!

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The programme is as follows:

Programme of Events


Citizenship and violence: Resilient colonialism, xenophobia, and femicide


Tuesday 8th October




Kramer LT Foyer

Opening & Performance

In the Midst of it All


Choreographer: Morapeleng Molekoa. Cast:  Morapoleng Molekoa, Freddy Nyezi


17h30 – 19h30

Kramer LT1

Keynote & discussion

Mobility, belonging, and the policing of citizenship

Prof Francis Nyamnjoh

Brian Kamanzi

Duduzile Ndlovu

Wednesday 9th October



13h00 – 15h00

Molly Blackburn


Personal stories of migration and mobility

Aika Swai

A/Prof Jane Bennett

Dr Polo Moji

A/Prof Ndangwa Noyoo

Dr Marlon Swai

17h30 – 20h30

Kramer LT3


Race and transformation in higher education

Dr Mandla Langa

A/Prof Suren Pillay

Thursday 10th October



13h00 – 15h00

CAS Gallery


Elusive citizenship, masculinities & xenophobia

Olivia Joanes

Refiloe Makama

Ivan Katsere

17h00 – 20h00

Leslie Social Science Foyer




Choreographer:  Sonwabile Qamoyi. Cast: Melisa Peter, Sonwabile Qamoyi


Leslie Social Science 2A


Citizenship, sexual violence, and femicide

Prof Floretta Boonzaier

Crystal Dicks

Dr Nyasha Karimakwenda

Friday 11th October



14h00 – 18h00

Hiddingh Hall


Workshop on migration

With Dr Faisal Garba


Hiddingh Hall


Black Tide

Choreographer: Miliswa Mbandazayo. Cast: Neo Mbabama, Zama Mkhize

19h15 – 20h00

Performing blackness and belonging in South Africa: Inspiration from Hip Hop

A/Professor Adam Haupt


Tue, 08 Oct 2019 - 17:00 to Fri, 11 Oct 2019 - 20:00

Kramer Foyer and LT1

Molly Blackburn Hall

CAS Gallery

Leslie Social Science 2A and Foyer

Hiddingh Hall

Contact Information: 

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