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Watercourse History Festival 2021 

Watercourse History Fest 2021
Start Date: 25 February, 2021
End Date: 26 February, 2021

The Second Watercourse History Festival in Plettenberg Bay will take place on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th February 2021.

Developed on the theme “War and Peace”, we have lined up a fine set of academics and popular historians, as well as experienced peace-workers, to share something of their insights in the field of human conflict in Southern Africa and elsewhere on the African Continent.

DATES: Thu 25th and Fri 26th Feb 2020
VENUES: Piesang Valley Community Hall & 1989 Restaurant
ENTRANCE: R150 per session
For details of each session, view the programme below

 

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THURSDAY 25TH FEBRUARY

Date: Thursday 25th February
Time: 09h00
Venue: Piesang Valley Community Hall
Entrance: R150

09h00: June Bam-Hutchinson of the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town will talk about early Khoikhoin resistance to colonisation by the Dutch East India Company.
10h00: TEA
10h30: Former editor of Getaway magazine, David Bristow, will talk about colonial wars in the Eastern Cape
11h30: TEA
12h00: David Hilton-Barber will talk about the 1820 Settlers and conflict in the Eastern Cape
13h00: LUNCH
14h00: Finding Each Other Again: a workshop hosted by the Institute for the Healing of Memories
15h30: TEA
16h00: Dr Anthony Turton will speak on the geopolitical background to the war in Angola, 1975-1989

 

THURSDAY EVENING 25TH FEBRUARY

Date: Thursday 25th February
Time: 18h30
Venue: 1989 Restaurant
Entrance: R150

Special Dinner: Father Michael Lapsley of the Institute for the Healing of Memories will speak on war and the prospect of reconciliation in the decades that follow.

 

FRIDAY 26TH FEBRUARY

Date: Friday 26th February
Time: 09h00
Venue: Piesang Valley Community Hall
Entrance: R150

09h00: Kevin Vos will speak of his experience as a paratrooper ion Angola
10h00: TEA
10h30: Knysna military historian and Councillor Ian Uys will talk about some citations and honours among SADF and SAAF combatants in Angola
11h30: TEA
12h00: Prominent scholar and environmental activist David Fig will talk about the history of the South African Nuclear Bomb Programme
13h00: LUNCH
14h00: TRC participants Piers Pigou and Zenzile Khoisan in dialogue
15h30: TEA
16h00: Well-known Anthropology Professor and author Mike de Jongh will discuss the Anglo-Boer War in the Karoo and reflect on the question as to what drives humans to war and how we might each other again in peacetime.

 

CONTACT

Contact Mike Kantey on 072 628 5131 or mike.kantey@gmail.com