Remember Marikana: Violence and Visual Activism in Post-apartheid South Africa

May 15, 2018
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Location:
    Sty-wet-tan Great Hall
    First Nations Longhouse
    Vancouver, BC

In 2012, thirty-four striking miners were killed by the South African police. The post-apartheid Marikana massacre evoked the massacres that took place at Sharpeville in 1960, in Soweto in 1976 and in Boipatong in 1992. How can this event be understood? Why is important to remember Marikana?

Speaker information: Kylie Thomas is an International Visiting Research Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, UBC. She is an Associate Researcher at the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State, South Africa and holds a 2017-2018 European Institutes for Advanced Study Research Fellowship at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, Austria. She is the author of Impossible Mourning: HIV/AIDS and Visuality after apartheid (Bucknell UP & Wits UP: 2014).