Nelson Mandela Museum Seminar

10 October 2019

Ongama Mtimka

The recent fights between South African Nationals and Foreigners have impelled Nelson Mandela Museum to host a seminar to stimulate debate. The seminar is scheduled to take place on the 23rd of October 2019 at 16h00 at the Nelson Mandela Museum Bhunga Building.

The theme for the seminar is, “Xenophobia or Criminality: What Future Does It Hold for South Africa?” The chosen theme befits a statement made by Nelson Mandela where he once said, “We were expected to destroy one another and ourselves collectively in the worst racial conflagration. Instead, we as a people chose the path of negotiation, compromise and peaceful settlement. Instead of hatred and revenge we chose reconciliation and nation-building.”

The museum views the recent spate of violence that engulfed South Africa as an insult to the constitution of the Republic of South Africa and the sacrifices made by Oliver Reginald Tambo, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, Steve Biko, Nelson Mandela and many others who paved a way to freedom that we enjoy today.

The seminar will help advance peace, prosperity, unity and reconciliation for the betterment of South Africa and Africa.

The main speakers of the seminar will be Mr Ongama Mtimka a Researcher, Lecturer and a Political Analyst at the Nelson Mandela University. He holds a BA from Rhodes University and MPhil from Nelson Mandela University and is currently busy with his doctoral studies; and Professor Enongene Mirabeau Sone a Senior Lecturer of English and African Literary Studies at Walter Sisulu University. He holds BA, MA, MPhil and PhD. He is a C rated scholar and researcher by the National Research Foundation (NRF).

For a live stream of the seminar. Click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3vYOmlTa1E

For interviews call Nelson Mandela Museum Senior Manager Public Engagement and Marketing Ms Nontlahla Tandwa @ 047-501 9500/072 791 3493 email nontlahla@nelsonmandelamuseum.org.za