Invitation: 7th Robert Sobukwe Memorial Lecture

The CEO of the Steve Biko Foundation, Mr. Nkosinathi Biko, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Fort Hare, Dr. Mvuyo Tom and the CEO of the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Trust, Mr. Dini Sobukwe, cordially invite you to the 7th Robert Sobukwe Memorial Lecture to be delivered by Professor Shadrack Gutto.

Date: Thursday 23 May, 2013
Time: 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: The Auditorium at the Steve Biko Centre
One Zotshie Street
King William's Town

RSVP Details:
Due to limited space, seating will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Please reply by Monday, May 20, 2013 to Ms Dibuseng Kolisang;; or 011 403 0310.

Launched in 2003, The Robert Sobukwe Memorial lecture is an initiative of the Steve Biko Foundation, the University of Fort Hare and the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Trust. The lecture commemorates the legacy of the late Pan Africanist, who early on articulated the importance of African unity and the need for an African Renaissance. Accordingly, the gathering focuses on developments in Africa that have a bearing on the realization of Sobukwe’s vision.

This initiative has become a national ritual of collective remembrance. To date, the Robert Sobukwe Memorial Lecture has been delivered by such renowned speakers as:

 Professor Eskia Mphahlele;
 Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane;
 Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza;
 His Excellency Pierre Buyoya of Burundi;
 Minister Adama Samass├ękou of Mali;
 Professor Kwandiwe Kondlo.

May 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity, now the African Union, an organisation rooted in Pan Africanism. In celebration of this milestone the Steve Biko Foundation, the University of Fort Hare and the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Trust are privileged to host Professor Shadrack Gutto, Director of the Centre for African Renaissance Studies at the University of South Africa, as the guest speaker in a contemporary exploration of Pan Africanism.

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