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    Whiteness, Afrikaans and Afrikaners: Addressing Post-Apartheid Legacies, Privileges and Burdens

    Venue: Nelson Mandela Foundation

     August 30 2018

    The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection(MISTRA) in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation are pleased to invite you to the launch of MISTRA's latest publication, Whiteness, Afrikaans and Afrikaners: Addressing Post-Apartheid Legacies, Privileges and Burdens.
    In November 2015, MISTRA, in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FESSouth Africa and the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) convened a roundtable on ‘whiteness’ titled Whites, Afrikaans, Afrikaners: Addressing Post-Apartheid Legacies, Privileges and Burdens at Constitution Hill.
    That roundtable was convened as a continuation of MISTRA’s work on nation formation and social cohesion, which had resulted in a report released in August 2014 titled Nation Formation and Social Cohesion: An Enquiry into the Hopes and Aspirations of South Africans. The voice of white South Africans was one of the gaps identified in that report.
    The November 2015 roundtable aimed to plug that gap. The papers presented there have now been compiled into a book, to be launched on 30 August 2018, which aims to;
    • interrogate Afrikaans as part of the discourse on whiteness;
    • explore the different identities associated with Afrikaans; 
    • explore current thinking on the construction of whiteness; and
    • highlight developments within the Afrikaans-speaking community.


    Date: 30 August 2018

    Time: 17h30 for 18h00

    Venue: Nelson Mandela Foundation,107 Central Street, Houghton

    Please contact Siphokazi Sigenu at or 011 518 0276 to RSVP and send your dietary requirements.


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