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Education for Democracy: A Dialogue


15 — 15 September 2023, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm | Cape Town

South Africa

Webinar Conference

Event by: Public Education Education Office of Parliament of South Africa, Cannon Collins Trust, Adult Learning Forum

The Education for Democracy Dialogue, is part of commemorating International Literacy Day, 9th September and International Day of Democracy, 15 September. This is a unique opportunity for scholars in the field of Education, to present their research and recommendations and allow time for brief discussion.

You are invited to join us in person, to participate in the dialogue. If you can’t be there, join us on online.

When 10am-12:30pm, 15 September

Where National Parliament of RSA, 120 Plein Street, Cape Town

Contact person | 072 767 1115


Opening and Welcome - Ms Ressida Begg, Division Manager: Core Business Support Division, Parliament of RSA

Dialogues Facilitated by Catherine Sofianos, the Canon Collins Trust

Ashley Visagie - “School Resource Officers take a militarised approach to school discipline and stigmatise poor young people and young people of colour.”

Qamani Njara - “Two recommenda(ons to help solve the literacy and arithme(c crisis in South African primary schools.”

Helga Jansen - “Alignment of South African’s local strategic development plans with TVET college offerings: An argument for policy coherence between the economy and technical and vocational training.”

Ivor Baatjes - “Centering Non-Formal Educa(on in Adult and Community Education and Community College.”

Closing by Farrell Hunter

Join us in person RSVP for the in-person event | Join us Online Register for online access to the event



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