Free lunchtime talk: Class analysis in the 21st Century

You are invited to a free Lunchtime Soapbox talk entitled:

Class analysis in the 21st Century by Mandisi Majavu

Classes are social groups that ought to be viewed collectively. Social and economic theorists normally define class in terms of property ownership. Mandisi argues that it is not only property relations that separate us into classes, but also the distribution of economic responsibilities in the division of labour which creates social groups with their own shared consciousness and motives.

Mandisi Majavu is an activist, writer and a social scientist by training. He has written widely on topics relating to human rights, justice, gender, race and African politics.  His work has appeared in international publications such as Inter Press Services News Agency and Panos News Agency. Also, he has been published in the Mail & Guardian, the Cape Times and Chimurenga. Mandisi is a researcher at the Foundation for Contemporary Research. Some of his work has been published in anthologies. These include ‘Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century’ and ‘Beyond Borders: Thinking Critically About Global Issues.’

A delicious and affordable (from R35) brown bag lunch will be on sale at the venue.

Date: Thursday 18 November

Time: 12:45 for 13:00pm

Venue: Lobby Books, Cape Town Democracy Center, 6 Spin Street

Contact: Andreas Spath at or 021 467 7606

Parking options:
Street parking in the area is safe.
Parking garages open to the public in the area include:

  • Plein Park (Plein Street; to get to the entrance, turn off Plein Street into Barrack Street and then into Corporation Street).
  • Mandela Rhodes Place (entrance in Burg Street, off Wale Street).

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