- 3 keynote speakers (Mahmood Mamdani, William Gumede and Karin van Marle)
- 67 speakers
- based in 10 countries
- 19 sessions
- over 3.2 days
Conference themes include constitutionalism, nationalism and neoliberalism; democratic institutions, laws and accountability; party politics and political representation; the developmental state; decolonisation of democracy; indigeneity and traditionalism; African feminism; queer activism; land and rural struggles; Black identities; education and social justice.
The conference is co-hosted by the Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD), the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor: Engagement and Transformation, and the Faculty of Humanities, Nelson Mandela University.
Registration for the conference is free for both presenters and attendees, and all attendees are expected to be registered.
Academics, students and activists are welcome to attend.
Prof Christi van der Westhuizen
Conference coordinator, Nelson Mandela University
christivdw [at] mandela.ac.za