Mr. Tshepo Madlingozi at the Muwatin Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at Birzeit University
As part of the Global Campus of Human Rights activities involving exchange between regional programmes that are part of the GC, Mr. Tshepo Madlingozi from the Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (Hrda) visited the Muwatin Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at Birzeit University, Palestine from 20 to 30 June 2018.
On the first days of his visit on 21 and 22 June 2018, Mr. Madlingozi participated in a two-day seminar on the conceptualisation and measurement of political corruption jointly organized by Muwatin Institute for Democracy and Human Rights and AMAN (Transparency Palestine). He presented a paper entitled “Insights from Africa and the South African Experience on Political Corruption”.
Later on 23 June 2018, he embarked on co-teaching with Professor Rana Barakat a course entitled “Colonisation and Apartheid: South Africa and Palestine.” The course is offered by the MA Programme in Democracy and Human Rights (one of the partners in the Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights). Mr. Madlingozi will present three lectures during the course focusing on the colonisation and apartheid in South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: liberalisation or colonisation by choice? and, the constitutionality of new racial discrimination.
In addition, Mr. Madlingozi participated in a roundtable discussion on body politics, organised by The Windsor-Birzeit Dignity Initiative on 25 June 2018. Where two interventions were presented, one entitled The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability by Professor Jasbir K. Puar, and the second entitled Corporeal Experiences: Living as Colonised by Dr. Rami Salameh. The discussion delved beyond the duality, and raised a complex approach to the question of bodies in general and Palestinian bodies in particular as colonised bodies.