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Reflections

CONSTITUTING THE NATION, BEYOND THE CONSTITUTION
17 April 2017

I dedicate this inaugural Jabavu Lecture to four men and their families. Here is who they are: Mr. Bhekindlela Mwelase, Mr….

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Ahmed Kathrada Memorial Tribute
2 April 2017

AHMED KATHRADA MEMORIAL TRIBUTE In a country with a history like ours, of drama after drama, one should always think twice…

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They Are Burning Memory
17 September 2016

THEY ARE BURNING MEMORY 10th Annual Helen Joseph Lecture Njabulo S. Ndebele “They are burning memory!” This is what I said…

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A constitutional issue
2 February 2016

It seems as if the the precious jewel that is the constitutional state of South Africa, lacks the constitutional capacity to…

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Zuma can’t do as he pleases
17 January 2016

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene out; David van Rooyen in; Finance Minister Van Rooyen out; Pravin Gordhan in. The turbulence began on…

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Love and Politics: Sister Quinlan and the Future We Have Desired
13 December 2012

I am most honoured among citizens of this country, to have been invited to speak on an occasion of such historic…

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Mind, Spirit, and Imagination: Inaugural Address as Chancellor Of the University of Johannesburg
13 December 2012

I have written many speeches in my life. But an unexpected hitch occurred as I began to write this one. What…

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