Alumni Impumelelo Edition 2


Nelson R. Mandela: Decolonial Ethics

of Liberation and Servant Leadership

2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. As a Library, we have had the unique opportunity to reflect on his life and times and to promote his legacy. On Thursday, 24 May, the Library in partnership with the Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Politics and International Relations created a very engaging platform around a book discussion with Busani Ngcaweni, editor of Nelson R. Mandela: Decolonial Ethics of Liberation and Servant Leadership. Busani Ngcaweni and Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni’s book, skilfully and empirically demonstrates how Mandela embodied a rare type of leadership that is currently missing in many parts of the world. Busani Ngcaweni is the Deputy Director-General in The Presidency and Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg and Sabelo J Ndlovu-Gatsheni is a Professor and Head of Archie Mafeje Research Institute for Applied Social Policy based at Unisa. We were very honoured to have had Prof Pitika Ntuli, Prof Tinyiko Maluleke, Lindsay Leslie and Prof Ylva Rodny-Gumede, who have all contributed chapters in the book to be part of the facilitated conversation. The book publisher Kassahun Checole (Africa World Press) gave his closing remarks.

From left: Deputy Ambassador to South Africa, Raul de Luzenberger; Leslie Lindsay; Prof Maria Frahm-Arp, Prof Pitika Ntuli; Busani Ngcaweni; Dr William Mpofu; Prof Saurabh Sinha; Prof Tinyiko Maluleke; Prof Ylva Rodny-Gumede.

The Land is Ours The Faculties of Law and Humanities, the Transformation Unit, and the Library together with Penguin Random House hosted a book discussion with Tembeka Ngcukaitobi

School of Economics and Political Science. He is a research associate at the University of Johannesburg and a research fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand. Tembeka was joined in conversation by Prof Alex Broadbent (Executive Dean: Faculty of Humanities), Dr Justin Wanki (SAIFAC’s post- doctoral research fellow) and Ms Kgomotso Mokoena (Lecturer Procedural Law, University of Johannesburg).

author of, The Land is Ours . Tembeka Ngcukaitobi is an advocate in Johannesburg specialising in Public Law. He

graduated in law at the Universities of Transkei, Rhodes and the London

From left: Prof Alex Broadbent, Kgomotso Mokoena,Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, Dr Justin Wanki, and Dr Mispa Roux



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