University of Zululand in partnership with Higher Education South Africa (HESA) will host a series of activities to mark and commemorate of 20 years of freedom and democracy in South Africa in 2014. This historic and significant occasion presents an opportunity for South Africans to reflect on the progress made in the past 20 years.
Milestone activities include a seminar on 20 Years of democracy which will be held on 14 July at Richards Bay Campus. The guest speaker will be Ms Sibongile Mkhabela of the Mandela Children’s Fund.
A dialogue on 20 years of democracy in the form of Mandela and Luthuli Colloquia Series celebrating Mandela’s humanity will be held on 15 July at King Bhekuzulu Hall on KwaDlangezwa Campus. This is an annual academic and intellectual event jointly organised with iKwezi Institute in which key thinkers will be invited to reflect and deliberate in discourse on Mandela’s contribution to South Africa’s democracy and freedom.
An exhibition entitled: “A look back to South Africa’s journey from Apartheid to a Free Democratic State” is being planned on 16 July. This exhibition is expected to focus on the development of South Africa from 1994 to 2014. Images depicting the country’s past and current state of affairs will be on display.
A round table academic discussion deliberating on South Africa’s journey from apartheid to a free democratic state will be held. Esteemed senior academics, student leader, editor and a public official will take part in this discussion.
The series of milestone activities will conclude with a 67-minute contribution to local community organisations on 18 July.