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Public Lecture with Achille Mbembe
Start: 16/11/2023, 16:00
End: 16/11/2023, 17:15
Contact:Ceasar - 0218084032
Location: SU Museum

Join us for an Enlightening Public Lecture with Achille Mbembe

Are you eager to delve into the complexities of post-apartheid South Africa, contemporary politics, and decolonization? If so, you're invited to an exclusive public lecture presented by AVReQ in collaboration with the NIHSS, The SU Museum, and the Division for Research Development. We are delighted to bring you the second event in our public lecture series, titled "Apartheid After South Africa," featuring the esteemed scholar, Achille Mbembe.


About Achille Mbembe

Achille Mbembe, a distinguished A1-rated scholar and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, serves as a professor at the Wits Institute for Economic Research. He is a leading figure in the new wave of French critical theory, celebrated for his extensive writings on contemporary politics, philosophy, and colonialism and its far-reaching consequences. Some of his most influential books include "On the Postcolony" (2001), "Critique of Black Reason" (2016), "Necropolitics" (2019), and "Out of the Dark Night: Essays on Decolonization" (2020). His intellectual contributions have earned him numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from the University of Paris VIII and Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. In 2015, he was honored with the Geswichter Scholl-Preis, and in 2018, he received the Gerda Henkel Award, one of Germany's most prestigious recognitions.

Event Details

  • Title: Apartheid After South Africa with Achille Mbembe
  • Date: Thursday, 16 November 2023
  • Time: 16:00 PM - 17:15 PM (SAST)
  • Location: Stellenbosch University Museum, 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch

This event will be an in-person gathering, providing a unique opportunity to engage with Achille Mbembe, a luminary in the fields of postcolonial studies and political philosophy.

Limited Seating Due to the limited seating capacity, registration is essential. To secure your spot for this enlightening public lecture, please click HERE. Be sure to register early to guarantee your place in the audience.

Additional Information If you're interested in the full colloquium series, we invite you to register stay informed about all the upcoming events and discussions on the colonial wound and the practice of repair.

We look forward to your participation in this thought-provoking event. Join us as we explore the important concepts of repair and healing in the context of colonial legacies. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the expertise of Prof. Pumla D. Gqola.

For any inquiries or additional information, please contact Ceasar (

We can't wait to see you at the Stellenbosch University Museum on the 14th of November for this inspiring public lecture. Let's engage in meaningful conversations and collectively work towards a better future.