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Film screening and discussion – Miners Shot Down

GIPCA will host a screening of Rehad Desai’s much anticipated documentary film about the tragedy at Marikana, ‘Miners Shot Down’. This screening will be followed by a panel discussion. ‘Miners Shot Down’ weaves together the central point-of-view of three strike leaders, with compelling police footage, television archive archive and interviews with lawyers representing the miners in the ensuing commission of inquiry into the massacre. What emerges is a tragedy that arises out of the deep fault lines in South Africa’s nascent democracy, of enduring poverty and a twenty year old, unfulfilled promise of a better life for all. Read more

23 Apr ’14

Great Texts – Edgar Pieterse

Renowned urbanist and academic, Professor Edgar Pieterse, will discuss Africa’s urban revolution as part of GIPCA’s Great Texts/Big Questions public lecture series. Africa’s urban revolution is at the epicentre of the so-called ‘rise of the continent’. Yet, the prospect of a doubling of the urban population in just one generation, the explosion of a youthful demographic confronted with the absence of decent work and omnipresent consumer cultures, represent spectres beyond serious political or policy contemplation. Read more

30 Apr ’14

Great Texts – Nadia Davids

GIPCA’s 2014 Great Texts public lecture series launches with a lecture by UK-based scholar and artist, Nadia Davids. Titled, ‘Writing and Performing Cape Town’, Davids’ lecture will offer a series of reflections around writing and performing contemporary and historical Cape Town. It will draw on a range of texts, both literary and theatrical, to stage questions around place, belonging, memory, ownership, home and the politics of nostalgia. The lecture will also contain a reading of extracts of her debut novel, ‘An Imperfect Blessing’. Read more

16 Apr ’14

Infecting The City Public Arts Festival

GIPCA partners with the Africa Centre on a range of works that embrace interdisciplinarity and engage with public spaces in compelling ways at this year’s Infecting The City Public Arts Festival. Works include those by Nelisiwe Xaba and Mocke J van Veuren, UCT School of Architecture, Michaelis School of Fine Art, South African College of Music and Graeme Lees.Infecting The City is presented by the Africa Centre from 10-15 March 2014. Read more

10 Mar ’14