The final presentation in the first 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series takes place on April 25th with renowned psychologist and conflict mediator Nomfundo Walaza. Walaza’s lecture will look at the psychological impact of the TRC, as well as the psychological implications of the Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall Movements. In addition, Walaza probes what lessons are to be learnt from the TRC and, how these can influence university/national strategies so that discussions around reconciliation are cognisant of the fact that without redress, reconciliation is impossible. As UCT's IRTC unfolds, how do we deal with the material realities of tuition fees, economic inequalities etc?
As part of its 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, and its current focus on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the ICA proudly presents renowned journalist Pippa Green on April 19.
Green will present History for the Future: The Resonance of the TRC Today.
Multiple award winning director and playwright Monageng Motshabi presents a lecture titled When Victim Plays Victim and the Perpetrator Goes for the Kill. The lecture will draw on Motshabi’s emotive staging of The Story I Am About to Tell the iconic play about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In it he will explore how perpetrators and victims understand their roles in matters of reconciliation, and what forms their post-colonial identities take. He asks: what happens when actors still see themselves as victims are tasked with playing real-life victims of apartheid’s atrocities?