Activities Today 18-07-2012
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WITS ARCHIVES HOST MANDELA DAY EXHIBITION
Did you know that the former President of South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is a Witsie? To know more about this, come to the exhibition that has been organised by the Wits Archives in collaboration with Wits Volunteer Programme and the SRC. The exhibition is in celebration of Mandela Day which is celebrated internationally on 18 July 2012. There will be a journal for people to write their comments/opinions about Mandela Day and what features or themes they would like to see in future exhibitions. Wits Archives encourages everyone to devote 67 minutes of their precious time to show some love and care to the less privileged in the community.
Date: 16-27 July 2012
Time: 08:00 - 16:00 (Mondays to Fridays)
Venue: Senate House Concourse, Senate House, East Campus
Enquiries: Kgomotso.Mothate@wits.ac.za or (011) 717-1251/3
EXHIBITION TO CELEBRATE LIFE AND WORK OF PROFESSOR PHILLIP TOBIAS
An exhibition to celebrate the life and work of Professor Phillip V. Tobias is currently held in the Adler Museum of Medicine in the Wits Medical School. Tobias was Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Human Biology at the Wits Medical School. He also held the positions of Honorary Professor of Palaeoantropology, Honorary Professorial Research Associate and was the former Director of the Sterkfontein Research Unit. The exhibition covers his life, from his troubled childhood in Durban and Bloemfontein, to his time at Wits, his growing involvement in the fight against apartheid for academic freedom, and the use of his extensive research to counter the arguments used by the apartheid regime to explain their racial policies. He is known for his dedication to the people of Africa, more especially to the San and the Tonga of Zambia, and his 25-year partnership with Louis and Mary Leakey of Kenya.
Date: Until 31 July 2012
Time: 09:00 - 16:00 (Mondays to Fridays)
Venue: Adler Museum of Medicine, Wits Medical School Campus
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