Dean of Law to deliver lecture on decolonisation and the Constitution in Athlone

10 Feb 2017 - 16:00

As part of the University's Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series, Professor Penelope Andrews, Dean of Law at UCT, will deliver a talk on the topic: "Transformation and decolonisation at UCT: Capitulation to student protests or a constitutional imperative?"

This follows on from a talk that Professor Andrews delivered in late January this year, at the annual UCT Summer School alumni lecture (hosted by the UCT Legacy Society), where she also discussed decolonization and transformation - touching on definitions of those terms, discussing the significance of the timing of the movement to decolonize the University, and drawing parallels between the recent surge in student protest action in South Africa, and the civil rights movement in the USA.

In the upcoming presentation, she will discuss how the call for transformation and decolonization relates to our nation's Constitution. There will be an opportunity for dialogue with Professor Andrews following the talk, and all interested alumni are encouraged to attend.

Date: 1 March 2017
Time: 18h00 for 18h30
Venue: Ned Doman High School, St Athans Road, Athlone

Entrance is free. Limited seating. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to

The Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series is presented by the Development and Alumni Department in support of the Distinguishing UCT Campaign, with the goal of showcasing some of the multiple initiatives and individuals who are distinguishing UCT.