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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Africa on the Move: African Migration and Urbanisation debate

If your in Johannesburg around the 29th of November, get yourself to the Old Fort Braamfontein for a good old debate.

The debate focuses on the hot-off-the-press Wits University Press publication, of Africa on the Move: African Migration and Urbanisation in Comparative Perspective, edited by M Tienda, S Findley, S Tollman and E Preston-Whyte.

The panel, to be moderated by Denis Beckett, includes the Wits-based editor Stephen Tollman, human rights lawyer Jacob van Garderen, and Directorate Population and Development Research manager Niel Roux.

According to the marketing blurb: "Africa on the Move pushes the frontiers of ongoing African migration and urbanisation research, challenging certain traditional notions about migration, revisiting concepts of the urban and rural and exploring how communication technology influences movement. It explores how people are moving, staying (put), and passing through in Africa in a context of rapid social, economic and political change. "

Do go, the who's who of the South African inteligencia will be there. Including some really sexy and interesting ones. And drinks on the house. Lets face it, clever people that pepper their sentences with words like "notion" and "imperative" makes our hearts race. And Jacob van Garderen, one of the speakers is a veritable mine of incredible information and a good friend of mine.

Date: 18h00, 29 November 2006

Venue: Women’s Jail Lekgotla Space, Women’s Jail, Constitution Hill, Kotze Street, Braamfontein. (There is secure parking in Kotze St.)

Time: 18h00 for 18h30 for refreshments, with the debate commencing at 18h30 promptly.

RSVP: to Nadia Pisanti on tel 011 484 5906/7

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