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Located in the Ginsberg Township of King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape, the Centre focuses on translating global

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02 April, 2017 

FRANKTALK

‘The Implications of Voicing An Opinion’


In post 1994 South Africa, everyone has a constitutional right to freedom of expression. With that freedom however, comes an equal responsibility. In both social and professional worlds, expressing an opinion can sometimes be risky.

 

Subsequent to proliferation of social media, it has become extraordinarily easy to widely broadcast and spread personal opinions and statements. Making ill-considered controversial statements can however damage reputations or brands and leave both the author and associated institutions vulnerable to critique.

 

Holding your opinions back might however be more damaging than expressing them. Opinions are what fuel momentum and dialogue – all ideas, plans and decisions begin with opinions, and if people consistently refrain from voicing these, the effect will be silence and self-censorship.

 

Join us in studio for this edition of FrankTalk as we interrogate the implications of both voicing your opinions and leaving them unspoken.

 

DATE: Tuesday, 02 April 2017

VENUE: YFM studio, 4 Albury Road, Dunkeld Crescent, Sandton

TIME: 18:00 for 18:30

RSVP: rsvp@sbf.org.za

 

PLEASE JOIN US AS PART OF THE LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE.

 

Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to Thando Sipuye via email: rsvp@sbf.org.za or call on 011 403 0310 to indicate your attendance.

12 April, 2017 

BOOK LAUNCH

‘DANCING THE DEATH DRILL

BY FRED KHUMALO


 

 

The Steve Biko Foundation invites you to the book launch of Dancing the Death Drill by Fred Khumalo.

 

The novel recounts the final, doomed voyage of the SS Mendi, a steamship carrying over 800 men from the South African Native Labour Corps to serve in World War I. The ship sank off the Isle of Wight in February 1917 and the novel’s publication marks the centenary of the tragedy.

 

DATE: Wednesday, 12 April 2017

VENUE:  The Steve Biko Centre, One Zotshie Street, Ginsberg

TIME: 18:00 for 18:30

RSVP: rsvp@sbf.org.za

 

For more information please contact Mwelela Cele on 043 605 6700 or via email: mwelela@sbf.org.za

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13 April, 2017 

READING & DIALOGUE

‘POEMS ON THE SINKING OF THE MENDI’


The Steve Biko Foundation invites you to a dialogue and reading of Poems On The Sinking Of The Mendi by Brian Walter, Cathal Lagan and Basil Somhlahlo.

 

Originally published in 1994, Mendi is an anthology of poems which unpacks the disaster of 1917. Each poet deals with aspects of the doomed voyage through creative engagement. The collection is an imaginative meditation on the history of the SS Mendi.

 

The readers will be Brian Walter and Nkululeko Somhlahlo.
DATE: Thursday, 13 April 2017

VENUE: The Steve Biko Centre, One Zotshie Street, Ginsberg

TIME: 18:00 for 18:30

RSVP: rsvp@sbf.org.za

 

For more information please contact Mwelela Cele on 043 605 6700 or via email: mwelela@sbf.org.za

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24 March, 2017 

ART EXHIBITION

‘100 YEARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE

PRINT EXCHANGE’


You are invited to the opening of a significant art exhibition:  ‘100 YEARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE PRINT EXCHANGE’.

 

The exhibition is convened and curated by Thando Mama in partnership with the Steve Biko Foundation, the Fine Arts Departments of the University Fort Hare and Walter Sisulu University.

 

This exhibition is supported by the National Arts Council.

DATE:

Tuesday, 24 March 2017

VENUE:

The Steve Biko Centre

OneZotshie Street, Ginsberg

King William’s Town

TIME:

18:00 for 18:30

RSVP:

rsvp@sbf.org.za or call 043 605 6700

 

For more information please contact Mwelela Cele via email: mwelela@sbf.org.za or call on 043 605 6700.

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