Insurgent Citizens: Reflections on protest in democratic South Africa (Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory)

The Nelson Mandela Foundation partnered with the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI) today in launching the exhibition Insurgent Citizens: Reflections on Protest in Democratic South Africa at the Foundation’s Centre of Memory.  Keynote speaker for the event was former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela.

The exhibition is designed to provoke discussion on South Africa’s constitutionally protected right to protest, the limits to that right, and appropriate ways of participating in protest, supporting it, and responding to it. “Protest is normal, even in well-functioning democracies,” said the Foundation’s Chief Executive Sello Hatang in his welcoming address. “And protest is widespread in democracies where the imperative to transform is strong.”

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