SADOCC


Forum Südliches Afrika


Einmal im Monat ist Forum Südliches Afrika: Ein Treffpunkt für alle Interessierten am Südlichen Afrika. Fragen der aktuellen Politik werden dabei ebenso behandelt wie entwicklungspolitische, soziale, kulturelle, historische oder touristische Aspekte.



Nächste Termine:


Donnerstag, 26. April 2018, 19 Uhr

SADOCC-Bibliothek, 1040 Wien, Favoritenstraße 38/18/1
(U1 Taubstummengasse, 13A Belvederegasse)


Struggles against Exploitation
Churches and Unions in Apartheid- and Postapartheid South Africa


Bischof Jo Seoka (Pretoria)

The talk will trace the role of the union's formation to protect the welfare of the workers and the church's involvement in supporting their struggle against exploitation and to promote the rights of workers. Reference will be made to how Apartheid regime sought to undermine black workers through migratory labour system which separated men from their families who went to work in the mines and factories of Johannesburg, Gauteng (the place of gold). The role of the church in support of human dignity and rights of workers will be central in the discourse.
The second part will focus on the churches' role in the new dispensation and how the new government took advantage of the BEE program at the expense of the workers and worked towards self-enrichment. I will also talk about the role of the church leaders in advancing the struggle for the living wage, protection of the environment and improved healthy living conditions, with reference to Marikana.

Jo Seoka was the first black bishop in the capital of Postapartheid South Africa. He is the former Anglican Bishop of Pretoria and a political and social justice activist. His major ministry has been to the workers since his student days. He was the first church leader to visit the striking miners of Lonmin and has supported the Marikana strikers since the day of the massacre. It is said that he was the last person to speak with Mambushi Noki, „the man in the green blanket“, who asked, „Bishop where are you? They are shooting us!“ – before he was shot dead along with 33 other striking miners on 16 August 2012.


Ich möchte laufend per Email zum Forum Südliches Afrika eingeladen werden.
Meine Emailadresse:


Bisherige Veranstaltungen im Rahmen des FORUM SÜDLICHES AFRIKA


Weitere Veranstaltungen / Projekte:

Kuito - Leben nach dem Krieg in Angola
Eine Informations- und Wanderausstellung (Verleih)

Frauen in Namibia
Fotoausstellung der Österreichischen Namibia-Gesellschaft (Verleih)

Nelson Mandela und sein Südafrika.
Zur Erinnerung an die ersten freien Wahlen Südafrikas im April 1994

Fotoimpressionen aus dem Bestand des Dokumentations- und Kooperationszentrums Südliches Afrika (Verleih)


Afrikanisches Wien: Alternative Stadtspaziergänge zu dieser oft verdrängten Thematik




The Vienna Conference: European - Southern African Cooperation in a Globalising World. The Contribution of Parliamentarians and Non-Governmental Organisations. Vienna, 12-14 October, 1998

Seitenanfang

URL: http://www.sadocc.at/sadocc.at/termine.shtml
Copyright © 2019 SADOCC - Southern Africa Documentation and Cooperation Centre.
Rechtliche Hinweise / Legal notice