Uprising in South Africa (Part 1)

Welcome to Season 4 of The WISER podcast. We begin this season with a number of event podcasts, capturing key debates happening at WISER on matters of urgent national importance.

Today we release a two-part series, Uprising in South Africa, in which commentators reflect on the crises in KZN province which manifested so powerfully in the events of a few weeks ago, variously referred to as insurrection, food riots and looting sprees.

The podcast is an edited version of an event hosted by WISER, The Forge and the C150 Chair in Gender and African Politics and convened by Shireen Hassim who holds that Chair. While the intensity of the events that erupted in those weeks has receded, the participants in the discussions we listen to today remind us that the causes are systemic and ongoing and we would do well to keep them at the forefront of our analyses going forward. Speakers in Part 1 are Itumeleng Mahabane, Glen Robbins, Thina Nzo, and Ryan Brunette

For Ryan Brunett’s short video, which many of the speakers refer to, see here.

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