[DEBATE] : Reminder of CCS Wolpe Lecture by Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, tomorrow at 5:30
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Wed Sep 12 07:04:47 BST 2007
EVENT: Harold Wolpe Lecture, Thursday, September 13, 5:30-7pm
VENUE: TB Davis 6, UKZN Howard College Campus (NOTE VENUE SHIFT)
PRESENTER: Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge: "Traditions of Activism"
Hon. Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge served South Africa as Deputy Minister of Defence from 1999 to April 2004 and then as Deputy Minister of Health until August 2007, until relieved of her duties by President Mbeki. She remains an African National Congress Member of Parliament. A Quaker and former ANC and SA Communist Party underground operative in KwaZulu Natal, she was one of the four-strong SACP delegation to the Convention for a Democratic SA that negotiated the transition from apartheid. She also served with Cyril Ramaphosa on the working group that drew up the constitutional framework, and co-authored South Africa's report to the UN for the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. She studied at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Fort Hare University, and worked as a researcher at the UKZN School of Development Studies and Centre for Adult Education. She was raised in the Umzumbe area near Port Shepstone, attending school at Magog and Fairview Schools and Inanda Seminary, a girls' high school in Durban. She is married to Jeremy Routledge, currently on a peace-building mission with the Quakers in Palestine, and has two sons, Martin and Simon. She is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and was recently elected to the SACP Central Committee and Politburo.
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