The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Seth Paul Manaka Festschrift: A Visionary South African Librarian

Published by the National Library of South Africa and to be launched on Saturday, 15 August 2015, at the National Library of South Africa, Centre for the Book (62 Victoria Street, Cape Town).

The doors of information must be open to all. This constitutional principle, interrogated and re-inflected by the various authors in the Festschrift, provides the focus and keynote of each of the essays in this long-awaited book.

The political thrust the authors note in Manaka’s work as a librarian is continued here in an earnest exploration of an aspect of the history of human rights in South Africa, of the challenges and possibilities of freedom and justice as they are conceived by one of South Africa’s extraordinary and visionary librarians.

Throughout the Festschrift, the authors recall and restage the difficulties and the prospects in the struggle for the right of access to information as a human right in defence of which Seth Manaka remains resolute. At issue is the power derived from information and knowledge as a force for sovereignty, and the centrality of information and knowledge as instruments for fundamental change in power relations in South Africa and around the world.

This remarkable book, the first festschrift for a librarian in South Africa, offers a challenging and inspiring vision of that change which Seth Manaka claimed all his life, a vision not yet present in South Africa but whose public value is acknowledged and felt in various social movements.

The programme will feature Hon. Nathi Mthethwa, Minister of the Department of Arts and Culture, Deputy Minister of the Department of Arts and Culture, Hon. Rejoice Mabudafhasi amongst others.

For more information and RSVP please contact:
Muponisi Nkuna
Cell: +27 (0)83 471 0061
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

July 2017 Edition

 
 
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

29th Summit of the African Union Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 04 July 2017 The 29th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union has come to close after 9 days, during which various statutory... <|> Ukraine Constitution Day 2017 The Constitution Day of Ukraine was celebrated at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of South Africa on 27 June 2017. Photo: Pictured at the reception are Mr.... <|> The 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland On July 1st, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the meeting celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the... <|> South Africa signs Tripartite Free Trade Area agreement 7 July 2017 South Africa has become the 19th country to sign an agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA). Signed on... <|> The Fourth Industrial Revolution as a Disruptor and Opportunity 12 July 2017 South Africa must build its skills base in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry if it is to cement... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> Kazakhstan as it evolves 14 July 2017 Kazakhstan has entered a new historical period. This is according to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev's article ‘The Course towards Future:... <|> Youth winners to represent South Africa in Stockholm 12 July 2017 Three learners from Limpopo, who won the South African Youth Water Prize (SAYWP) competition, will this weekend jet off to... <|> Global Tea Party for 150th year of Ceylon Tea 15 July 2017 The global tea party to mark the 150th year of Ceylon Tea was held on 6th July 2017 at the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry in... <|> Seminar - The Art of Collaboration If you would like to be part of this initiative either as a partner or sponsor, please contact Sello Motsei @ 082 663 5389 or send an email to... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.