Southern Africa 1900-2020: From the Great Boer War to BRICS

Ref: C2420830

We will have lively in-depth discussion on South Africa, renown for it's gold and diamonds but also for Apartheid. We show the roots of racism are even earlier and explore that the country remains an unequal society, even after the advent of universal suffrage.

Course aim

The course aims to create understanding of changes in South Africa over a century and a half.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • better understand the perspective of the men and women in the liberation struggle.
  • express South Africa's key role in Africa and the world economy.
  • demonstrate greater knowledge of London’s ability to collude with oppression as well as London's ability to end oppression.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Southern Africa 1900-2020: From the Great Boer War to BRICS

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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