THE 2009 JOHN DUBE LECTURE
The theme of this year’s John Dube Memorial Lecture, 'Pixley KaIsaka Seme and the Regeneration of Africa: A Challenge for Religious Communities,' explored the significant contribution made by Dr Seme and Dr Dube to the political emancipation of South Africa during the apartheid era.
Exploring this thought-provoking topic was Mr Ngila Michael Muendane, Executive Director of Soul Talk Consultancy and author of the book: I am an African: Embrace your identity, Escape victimization.
“Dr Seme is remembered for his pioneering work in the founding of the African National Congress in 1912 and also the award-winning speech he gave at Columbia University in 1906 on the Regeneration of Africa which is understood as the catalyst for the African Renaissance,” said Dr Simanga Raymond Kumalo, Director of the Religion and Governance Programme at UKZN.
The Memorial Lecture, the flagship lecture of the Religion and Governance Programme in the School of Religion and Theology, honours the legacy of South Africa’s great political and religious leaders and seeks to encourage synergies between religious thought and approaches to governance as well as to encourage religious leaders to engage with civic issues and democratic governance.