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The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, cordially invites you to a webinar organised by the Democracy and Civic Engagement Unit on spatial (in)justice and the post-apartheid state.

This discussion will focus on the continuation of the legacy of apartheid, focusing on how the zoning laws of apartheid gave birth to the modern-day organisation of cities in post-apartheid South Africa. The conversation will focus on the effects of spatial injustice in South Africa, its linkages to apartheid, race, and class and how it has perpetuated cyclical poverty and limited access to service delivery for some communities in South Africa. With reference to young people, the conversation will also explore the effects of spatial injustice on the South African youth and how it has affected their access to opportunities and broader socio-economic rights. This discussion forms part of a series of discussions looking at youth participation in politics and elections, the factors that influence this participation and how youth representation and participation can be improved.

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Event details

Wednesday 8 September 2021
09:00 GMT / 10:00 WAT / 11:00 SAST / 12: 00 EAT
All participants are required to register on Zoom.
The event will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

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Speakers 

Opening remarks:

  • Ms Bonolo Makgale
    Programme Manager, Democracy and Civic Engagement Unit, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

Moderator:

  • Ms Tariro Sekeramayi
    Intern, Democracy and Civic Engagement Unit, Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

Panellists:

  • Dr Sanele Sibanda
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
  • Dr Isolde de Villiers
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Mercantile Law, Faculty of Law,University of the Free State
  • Mr Buhle Booi
    Head of Political Organising & Campaigns Ndifuna Ukwazi
  • Ms Ntando Mlambo
    Lecturer, Department of Historical and Constructive Theology, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of the Free State

Objectives

This webinar aims to understand the extent that spatial injustice has affected the youth in South Africa particularly relating to access to opportunities and broader socio-economic rights and other aspects of the lived experience of South African youth. The webinar also aims to facilitate a conversation that will shed light on how issues like spatial injustice affect the youth’s interaction with politics in South Africa and what impact it will have on their participation in the upcoming local government elections.

Specifically, the webinar discussion will attempt to answer these key questions:

  • How does spatial injustice entrench inequality in South Africa?
  • How has the youth as a demographic specifically been affected by spatial injustice?
  • To what extent does social injustice have an effect on access to socio-economic rights, particularly for the youth?
  • How does spatial injustice contribute to voter apathy among the youth?
  • What strategies can be adopted to mitigate the negative effects of spatial justice on South Africa’s youth?

For more information, please contact

Ms Tariro Sekeramayi
Intern, Democracy and Civic Engagement Unit,
Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
tariro.sekeramayi@up.ac.za
www.chr.up.ac.za