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 SocietyThe 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

8pm Reception

9pm Close

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.

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