Interview series conducted for 1976/360 exhibition at the Centre for African Studies (CAS) Gallery which launched on 15 June 2016. The exhibition commemorates the 1976 student uprisings through both iconic and rarely-seen photographs, as well as reflections by those who remember the student struggles in South Africa. This particular series shares reflections by people connected with the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Participants: Peter Buckton Manuel Fagan Elelwani Ramugondo Crain Soudien Laurine Platzky Nkululeko Mabandla Josette Cole Xolela Mangcu
Film & editing: Alex Gwaze, Interview & research: Terry-Jo Thorne Curator & supervisor: Paul Weinberg
The exhibition and conference comprises a range of artworks in different media, as well as photographs and interactive audiovisual material. The conference seeks to explore the struggle against oppression and dispossession, and particularly against the Natives Land Act of 1913, as a reason why these men left their homes in rural South Africa to contribute to the war effort. It also aims to examine the roles played by black intellectuals during and after the tragedy. It pened at 2pm on Sunday 26th February 2017 - 30th of March , 2017 at the Gallery of the Centre for African Studies.
This exhibition searches for connections and synergies between Africa and Asia as part of a major research project between scholars across these two continents called "Recentering AfroAsia" funded by the A.W.Mellon Foundation. Part of the exhibition is from the Kirby Collection of Musical instruments at the South African College of Music, UCT. This selection of performances focuses on contemporary interpretations of Asian and African music and instruments.
To mark the forty year anniversary of June 16 student uprisings, Centre for African Studies (CAS) Gallery at UCT hosted an exhibition called 1976/360 from June 15th to August 18th 2016. The 1976 moment is deeply etched in most South African minds. It is a moment when Soweto students resisted not only Afrikaans being taught as a form of tuition, but more importantly courageously defied ‘Bantu Education’ and the Apartheid system itself. June 16 1976 sparked protests and uprisings throughout the country for the next few months. Official statistics suggest that 595 people died during the uprisings.
African Studies at UCT is an interdisciplinary teaching and research cluster located in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics. It consist of two sections, the Centre for African Studies and the African Studies Unit. Between them they carry out and support a large number of projects, programmes, lectures, meetings, seminars and discussions.