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Pregs Govender

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5th Annual Julius Nyerere Lecture on Lifelong Learning

This Thursday, I’m honoured to be giving the 5th Annual Julius Nyerere Lecture on Lifelong Learning at the University of the Western Cape. My speech is called ‘Love and courage – inciting insubordination’. Here are the details – please come if you can:

UWC decided to name its Annual Lifelong Learning Lecture after Julius Kambarage Nyerere, recognising him as an influential and respected African political leader. He was acknowledged as a postcolonial thinker, a rare intellectual who was open to new ideas and criticism and displayed an independent mindedness that inspired so many. He saw education as a means of bringing about human liberation and equality in society. To him, education of individuals was seen mainly as a means of advancing the collective good of society.

The main purpose of adult education was seen by Nyerere as a means of inspiring a desire for change and an understanding that change is possible. His ideas on adult education and development have a universal appeal and have inspired many individuals and organisations both in the North and South. African youth are in need of African role models. We therefore seek through this process both to honour a great African leader and to inspire future generations as part of a contribution to NEPAD and the African Renaissance.

Guest Presenter: Pregs Govender

Topic: ‘Love and courage: inciting insubordination’

Venue: Library Auditorium, University of Western Cape

Date: 11 September 2008

Time: 12h00 to 14h30 – You are invited to come for lunch at 12h00

RSVP: Tania Oppel at 021-9593339 or

Ruby Sigila at 021-9592799 or


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