Event Date and time: Wednesday 26 April, 2017 | 18:00–20:30
Venue details: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG
Organisers: The Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation | The South African High Commission |The Royal African Society | The Centre of African Studies, University of London | SOAS
Event website: O.R. Tambo Centenary Public Lecture and Panel Discussion
Event cost: Free
In 2017 South Africa celebrates the centenary of the birth of O.R. Tambo, an anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary who served as President of the African National Congress from 1967 to 1991.
The South African High Commission and its partner, the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation, will celebrate the life of O.R. Tambo in a series of events taking place in 8 countries around the world. The events will explore In His Footsteps: Passion, Patriotism, Integrity, Humility.
This event is brought to you by the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation, the South African High Commission, the Royal African Society, the Centre of African Studies, University of London and SOAS. The theme of panel discussion will be: ‘Retracing O.R. Tambo’s path towards liberation and the dawn of democracy in South Africa‘.
6pm Live mbira music by Kudaushe Matimba
6.30pm Welcome and introduction
6.40pm Panel discussion
7.30pm Q&A with the audience
7.50pm Poetry reading by Leeto Thale
This event is free and open to all but spaces are limited. Please register on Eventbrite and consider making a donation to the event series.