Provisional Programme Sunday

Time 9H30 -10H30

Event Type Event & Participants Venue
Workshop Parent-Child Poetry Workshop (by Tales for Change) MA Arena
Workshop Silk-screening T. shirts with Colin Groenwald, JAG Workers Museum 2
Workshop Writing Short Stories with Jolyn Phillips MFS Exhibition Tent


Workshop Philosophy for Teens with Theresa Giorgza (Wits) Workers Museum 1
Workshop Creativity with Joan Rankin, (Award winning Children’s Illustrator) MA Boardroom
Workshop Poetry writing with Emil Boss and Jenny Wrangborg (Sweden) Workers Museum 3
Workshop 9.30 – 11.00 MFS Tent 1
Workshop 9.30 – 10.15 Neoliberalism, LRA amendments &worker responses: Lynford Dor, Zama Mtunzi. Moderator: Mondli Hlatswayo MFS Reception Tent
Workshop Worker Journalists: Writing about workers struggles – Magnus Gustafson (Sweden) MA Auditorium

Time 10H00 -10H50

Event Type Event  & Participants Venue
Book Launch & Conversation with worker authors Community Health Workers discuss their stories: Our Lives our Communities  (GCHWF) MFS Tent 1
Workshop/Film Farmworkers & the LRA Amendments tbc
Workshop Poetry for Workers with Ari Sitas MFS Tent 2
Workshop 10.30 – 11.20

Marx @ 200: Colour and class in South Africa Today with Adam Habib (Wits) and Oupa Lehulere (Khanya College)

MF.  Reception Tent

Time 11.00

Event Type Event  & Participants Venue
Workshop Poetry & Book Launch: Space Between Us(Kyle Allain Workers Museum 1
Workshop 11.00-1.00 For Activists: Understanding Apartheid Palestine – The Nakbah Workers Museum 1
Panel Discussion Worker Writers and workers’ struggle: Swedish poets (Athena Farrokhzad, Magnus Gustaffson) and Jolyn Phillips (SA) MFS Discussion 1
Roundtable Discussion


Roundtable 3: The Land Question – elite project or people’s demand?

Lindsey Collen (Lalit)

MF.  Reception Tent

Time 12H00

Event Type Event  & Participants Venue
Book Launch Waking up, cracking the Crisis Code, From Trauma to Triumph: by Dr. Du Toit Workers Museum: 1
Street Theatre Theatre on the Square: It’s Too Late by Gibson Kente MFS, opposite Food Court
Lunchtime Music  Various artists/groups Opposite Food Court, MFS Tent 2
Book Launch  Hidden Voices: Worker leaders and writers – Alfred Qabula & Jabu Ndlovu, P. Mashishi, SWOP & KC MFS  Discussion 1
Book Launch & Poetry Performance  12.30 – 1.30

Athena Farrokhzad (Sweden)

MF.  Reception Tent
Book Launch and Conversation Free yourself: Anne Mokolo with Bricks Mokolo MFS Exhibition Tent

Time 13H00

Event Type Event  & Participants Venue
Panel Discussion The Bible and working people & social change: Mokesh Morar (Christianity & Socialism Today), Sergio Lorenzi (Chile), Jehovah’s Witness MFS Discussion 2
Conversation with author Conversation with Lindsey Collen on Getting Rid of It MFS Discussion 1
Panel Discussion Concourt ruling: Labour brokers and the future of casual workers with Ighsaan Schroeder (CWAO) and NUMSA (tbc) MFS Reception Tent
Workshop music/hip hop/ Jazz etc with Fitzroy Ngcukana MFS Exhibition Tent

Time 14H00

Event Type Event  & Participants Venue
Workshop Tribute to Poet Laureate: #Pass on the Word Poetry from Below – Competition & Prizes include publishing your work MFS Discussion 2
Panel Discussion Fourth Industrial Revolution & Working People: John Appolis MFS Discussion 1
Panel Discussion On forthcoming book, Reversing Urban Inequality in Joburg – with Dr. Melissa Myambo, SA Cities Network MFS Reception Tent
Book Launch 200 Truths on Love, Hakeem Anderson-

Pelmo Books Book Launch

MFS  Reception Tent
Seminar Discusion Early Reading Cultures in South Africa, with Corinne Sandworth (Univ of Pretoria Workers Museum 1

Time 15H00-15H50

Event Type Event  & Participants Venue
Performances, poetry, tributes Pass on the Word: Tribute to our beloved patron & Poet Laureate, Keorapetse Kgositsile, with Nisa Malange, James Matthews, Ari Sitas, Lindsey Collen, Wally Serote, Ronnie Govender & others MFS Tent 2
Book Launch & Discussion As you like it, social justice, sexuality, writers from Africa (Jacana) MFS Tent 1
Panel Discussion Social Movements and trade unions: fractured relations, what hope for unity? Zwelinzima Vavi, Virginia Magwaza MFS Reception Tent

Time 4H15 -5H30

Event Type Event  & Participants Venue
Roundtable Roundtable 4: Workers Party, a political alternative in the 2019 elections? MFS.  Reception Tent
Book Launch & Poetry performances Home soil in my Blood by the late Patron and Poet Laureate, Keorapetse Kgositsile with Mandla Langa & Others MFS Discussion 2
Workshop 4.45 – 5.30 Jazz/Music Fitzroy Ngcukana MF Discussion 2
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