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UFC TO HOST RENOWNED AUTHOR AT DUT

UFC TO HOST RENOWNED AUTHOR AT DUT

Film producer, journalist and author, Julie Frederikse, will present her talk on Non-racialism in South African history: in words and pictures, at the Steve Biko Campus, Urban Futures Centre Common Room, on Wednesday (19 October 2016).

Hosted by the Urban Futures Centre (UFC) at DUT, Frederikse will discuss the approach that gave rise to her book on non-racialism and her previous works, which emerged from her work as a journalist.

She will also speak about her oral history work. The more than 100 interviews she conducted with South African political activists and her collection of photos, newspaper cuttings, advertisements, flyers and posters, to name but a few, which formed the original core of the South African History Archive at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. She will discuss ways that ordinary people can contribute to archiving South Africa’s history, as well as her work across different forms of media, including radio, print and film. 

Julie Frederikse is the author of The Unbreakable Thread: Non-racialism in South Africa, newly reprinted in a commemorative 25th anniversary edition by the South African History Archive. She worked as a journalist, covering the anti-apartheid struggle, in the 1980s. She is now a film producer and scriptwriter, and co-founder of Durban’s Vuleka Productions. She co-produced and co-wrote the award-winning feature film, Izulu Lami, directed by Madoda Ncayiyana.

Pictured: Film producer, journalist and author, Julie Frederikse.

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