2011 Ruth First fellow, Eusebius McKaiser and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe's lectures are available here. A podcast of McKaiser's lecture is also available.
Making the Invisible Visible: a Story of Central Methodist Church
Every Friday night at 7pm at the Central Methodist Church, there is a refugee meeting. When I began my research in April this year, I planned to attend one of these meetings. My expectation was to meet in a conference room around a large table with about twenty people. I was so wrong.
I will always cherish this moment. It is such an honour to deliver the annual lecture in memory of Ruth First. The theme is “how policy is affecting the marginalised and its impact on poverty”.
Ruth First would be pleased by this evening’s focus on poverty and exclusion. The theme should help us to re-think the widespread notion that poverty and exclusion in South Africa can be overcome through individual effort.