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Philosophical Histories of Land and Law in South Africa

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Philosophical Histories of Land and Law in South Africa

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A evening lecture with Sabelo Mcinziba discussing the inherent problematic of a seemingly progressive constitution's inability to resolve South Africa's most central issue: land.

The evening lecture will address the inherent problematic of a seemingly progressive constitution's inability to resolve the most central issue in South Africa: land. Mapping and tracing conflicting legal traditions in jurisprudential thought is fundamental to understanding the limitations of South Africa and other liberal democracies. A case is made for legal pluralism to address the dehumanizing historical accumulation of wealth that perpetuates gross inequalities. The historic mission is to achieve redistributive democracy in economic and socio-political relations for equitable access to the commons and general improvement in the quality of life.

SPEAKER

Sabelo Mcinziba is a researcher concerned with the question of the human in world history. His intellectual work is transdisciplinary with a particular focus on land as the basis for humanization, dehumanization and the potential for rehumanization. Sabelo addresses land politics in South Africa with the historical uses and abuses of the law with a call for the abolition of private property as a colonial legacy. His intellectual activism takes him to social justice initiatives around the world where people are finding local ways to rehumanize themselves in the face of structural and normalized dehumanization.

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This is a closed event. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Katja Schubel. Press inquiries can be made here.

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