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Find out about the latest topics in history, politics, philosophy, literature, economics, and conservation from the most respected international and local scholars, journalists, and commentators.
Festival of Knowledge
A festival of knowledge at Summer School 2022
A world of knowledge
Summer School 2022 will run from Monday 10 January to Saturday 29 January. This phygical event brings together over 90 courses in art, literature, film, politics, history, current affairs, travel, health, science, and conservation.
Science Medicine Philosophy History
Over 90 courses to choose from presented by our most seasoned presenters
Conservation Technology Arts Music Language Psychology
Courses on oceanography, pangolins, 4th Industrial Revolution, IT, glorious gardens, Afrikaaps, African Cinema


Sunday, 16 January 2022
We Can Fix Ourselves

In We Can Fix Ourselves Mosibudi Mangena points out the debilitating effects of a colonial mentality. He argues that Black Consciousness can provide the necessary antidote, so that we can be a more robust South African society. Scrutinising the spheres where we are failing, from healthcare, education and transport to crime, Mangena outlines practical possible solutions.

Publication Date:
Wed, 24 Nov 2021 - 13:45
Susan Booysen in Coversation with John Matisonn

Author and columnist John Matisonn will be conversation with Professor Susan Booysen, media commentator and analyst, about the third in her trilogy of books on the ANC, Precarious power: Compliance and discontent under Ramaphosa’s ANC (Wits University Press, 2021) .

Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Nov 2021 - 12:00
Living between science and belief

Contemporary existence is located at the interregnum between science and religion. This course introduces what is perhaps the last frontier between open-minded believers, atheists, agnostics empirical scientists, sceptics, and disillusioned denizens, concerning the beginning, the purpose, and the end of life. A big ask.  

Publication Date:
Sat, 06 Nov 2021 - 15:00
Murder in Paris comes to Summer School 2022

MURDER IN PARIS is a political crime thriller that traces the motives for the assassination of anti-Apartheid activist, Dulcie September. The story travels from the heart of Paris in March 1988 to the pursuit of justice in 2021.A misty spring morning in Paris, 29 March 1988. Dulcie had just visited the post office to collect mail for the ANC office in France, where she served as a Chief Representative of the African National Congress. She would have been completely unaware, as she pressed the lift button to the fourth floor, that an assassin was lurking in the shadows.“Dulcie September wasn't only murdered but there was an attempt to erase her existence. There was an attempt to remove her from the centre of a very powerful network of players that were supporting the Apartheid government. It was done in a manner that after 30 years we still don't know who killed Dulcie September”. - Hennie van Vuuren, author - Apartheid Guns and Money.

In a powerful documentary, Murder in Paris, director Enver Samuel attempts to expose layers of deceit, complicity, hidden agendas in the unsolved mystery of Dulcie September’s murder.

Publication Date:
Sat, 06 Nov 2021 - 11:15