San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In 2017 South Africa celebrates the centenary of the birth of O.R. Tambo, an anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary who served as President of the African National Congress from 1967 to 1991.
The South African High Commission and its partner, the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation, will celebrate the life of O.R. Tambo in a series of events taking place in 8 countries around the world. The events will explore In His Footsteps: Passion, Patriotism, Integrity, Humility.
Join us for the first event in the series, hosted by SOAS University of London, where speakers will remember O.R. Tambo. The theme of panel discussion will be: 'Retracing O.R. Tambo's path towards liberation and the dawn of democracy in South Africa'.
6pm Live mbira music
6.30pm Welcome and introduction
6.40pm Panel discussion: Retracing O.R. Tambo’s path towards liberation and the dawn of democracy in South Africa
Mr Richard Dowden, Director of the Royal African Society
Mr Archibald Sibeko, a former anti-apartheid activist who worked closely with O.R.Tambo
Mr Brian Filling, South Africa Honorary Consul in Scotland and former anti-apartheid activist
Mr Ken Keable, author of the book “London Recruits”
7.30pm Q&A with the audience
7.50pm Poetry reading by Leeto Thale