Earlier this year, Edward Webster and Karin Pampallis launched an edited book on why the goal of a united nation living prosperously under a constitutional democracy in South Africa remains elusive. In a presentation based on the main arguments of The Unresolved National Question in South Africa: Left Thought Under Apartheid, Webster will examine ways in which various strands of Left thought have in the past addressed the ‘national question’. He will also explore the various shifts in the debate from the 1960s onwards and talk about how Black Consciousness, feminism, workerism and constitutionalism influenced discussions on the ‘national question’.

Eddie Webster is Research Professor in the Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education,
69 Main Road/1 Batten Lane,
Mowbray, Cape Town
(close to Forest Hill and opposite the Viljoenhof CPUT residences)

Kindly RSVP to:
Wadi Dyani
021 685 3516/8

Eddie Webster, editor of the book "The Unresolved National Question in South Africa: Left Thought Under Apartheid", joins us in conversation with Aphelele Mtwecu on the themes and subjects covered by contributors to the book.