26 July 2010

Reminder! CU at UJ Bunting Road, 19 July, 17h00


26th July Commemoration

  • Date: 29 July 2010
  • Time: 17h00 – 18h30
  • Venue: B Red 6, University of Johannesburg, Bunting Road Campus


When Cuba lost its trade with the former Soviet Union and entered what it called the Special Period, it suffered, for the first time since the revolution of 1959, a huge increase in some of the major ills of capitalist countries, especially unemployment, and particularly youth unemployment.

What the Cubans did in response to this situation was to educate themselves more, and then to turn large numbers of young people, who were the “problem”, into the solution of the problem, by turning them into social workers.

For an account of this remarkable turn-around please read the main document linked below.

Clearly, what worked in Cuba might work in South Africa. This is what we are going to discuss.
"what began as an unattainable dream - to see a nation become a university - is today a reality"
Fidel Castro (2004)

The above will be the basis of our discussions on Thursday, when the Communist University, the Young Communist League of South Africa and the South African Communist Party will mark the 57th Anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks at the University of Johannesburg with a discussion on Cuban pedagogy (educational theory).

For an account of the significance of the 26 July 1953 Moncada attack, please read some of the documents below.


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